A librarian at Great Zimbabwe University, Mashava Campus, has been ordered to pay $6 000 in compensation and damages after he lured a married woman into an affair in exchange for free WiFi access.
Shepherd Chinofunga of Mashava was taken to court by Tirimukai Madhuku after he caught him having sex with his wife, Muchaneta Muchemwa, whom he offered free use of WiFi when she was supposed to pay since she was not a student.
Madhuku, who was represented by Mr Hebert Tafa of Tafa and Associates Legal Practitioners, was demanding $7 000 from Chinofunga, but Masvingo magistrate Bishard Chineka reduced the amount to $6 000.
It is understood that during the period extending from January to May last year, Chinofunga proposed love to Muchemwa fully aware that she was married to Madhuku and offered her free WiFi access at the university in exchange for sex.
The two started dating and Muchemwa would leave the house at around 8pm going to the institution’s library where Chinofunga would then take her to a secluded place and have sex.
The matter came to light in May last year when Madhuku realised that his wife, who was semi literate, had become techno-savvy and became suspicious.
He followed his wife from a distance one night to the institution and saw her with Chinofunga.
The two went to an abandoned building close to the university campus where they started making love and they were caught in the act.
He then took them to his house where Chinofunga agreed to pay an undisclosed amount in damages to Madhuku and was freed. Chinofunga did not honour his commitment, prompting Madhuku to institute court proceedings demanding damages.