Suicide case spills into court

Court Reporter
The Harare man whose wife recently jumped from council-owned Trafalgar Court following an altercation has taken his in-laws to court accusing them of demanding US$10 000 as a condition to remove the wife’s clothes from his flat. Dyvon Takawira Masona filed an application at Harare Civil Court applying for a court order compelling his late wife Brenda Chinguwo’s aunt Spiwe and sister Grace Pfute to collect her clothes.

In his founding affidavit, Mr Masona of 1301 Trafalgar Court, said Grace and Spiwe of 28 Canaan Chipunza Street in Mbare were demanding US$10 000 for them to take away the late Ms Chinguwo’s belongings.

“Sometime in 2010 while staying in South Africa, I had a love relationship with Brenda Chinguwo before she migrated back to Zimbabwe,” he said.
“Without consent, the two brought clothes and blankets to my residence and refused to take them away while demanding US$10 000 for them to remove the clothes.”
Masona argued that he was not married to Ms Chinguwo, saying the presence of her clothes in his flat was disturbing his new marriage.

In her response, Grace argued that Ms Chinguwo and Masona had a relationship which spanned from 2006 until this year.
“It ended with the applicant holding the deceased by the wrist as she hung over the balcony,” she said. Harare magistrate Mr Tafadzwa Muvhami postponed the matter to August 8 to enable Mr Masona to file his response..

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