A cheating married man met his untimely and ignominious end after he died at his small house’s home in a heated row over who should spend the night with her. The incident happened in Harare’s Stoneridge Park surbub on Saturday.
Academia has learned from local tabloid H-Metro, that the deceased man has been identified as 37-year-old Bernard Chiwanza.
Chiwanza paid a surprise visit to his small house, Petronella Makuvatsine, 30, on Saturday only to be told to go away because his lover was entertaining someone else.
This did not go down well with Chiwanza, who then tried to force the door open. Petronella’s co-tenant Maxwell Tapera tried to reason with Chiwanza advising him to leave.
However, Chiwanza was adamant. While trying to force his way through, he pushed the door and it hit Tapera who furiously lashed out. Tapera grabbed an iron bar and hit Chiwanza on the head. Unfortunately, Chiwanza died on the spot after the blow to the head.
Tapera has since been arrested and is currently detained at Mbare Police Station.
When reached for comment, Petronella unashamedly said that she had moved on with another married man, after Chiwanza treated her badly and failed to provide for her.
“I have been seeing Chiwanza for the past four years that at one time I eloped to his family house after falling pregnant.
“I spent a week sleeping outside his family house’s yard and I want to believe that it affected the baby and upon giving birth the baby later passed on.”
She said that she later returned to her own home after Chiwanza abandoned her and went to stay in the rural areas until he heard that she had left. Petronella said that after he stopped taking care of her needs, she accepted another lover, who is also married.
“He lost affection for me and stopped paying my rentals leading me to accept love to a new married lover who is now looking after me.”
Regarding Chiwanza’s death, Petronella said that her former lover only came to her house because he had learned that someone else was now in her life.
“Chiwanza came to my house without notice after he heard that someone was paying for my rentals that is why I refused to open the door for him leading to this mishap.
“Tapera akuvharirwa achisiya mukadzi nemwana mucheche iyewo Chiwanza asiya mhuri yake nekuda kwekuramba kurambwa.”
Chiwanza’s family said they were shocked to learn that he had died at his small house’s home because they thought the two had ended the affair.
“We were aware of the lover because his wife once clashed with her but we were not aware that he was still in touch and this has affected the family.
Chiwanza will be buried in Mutoko if all goes as planned.