A MUTARE man is living in constant fear after his wife of six-years vanished with his undergarments and eloped to her newly found lover.
Louis Chawarika, who works at the Chiadzwa diamonds fields in Marange, is not worried about the $700 his wife also stole from him, but shudders to think what will become of his two undergarments.
In an unsolicited interview with The Weekender, the depressed Chawarika who stays in Sakubva high-density suburb, said his wife, Tracey Gonora, vanished with the money and the undergarments while he was at work on August 6, 2012.
"I left on August 6, 2012 going to work at Chiadzwa where I work as a security officer and when I came back two weeks ago, I found my neighbour in charge of my house. She told me that my wife had left and was now staying with another man. I alerted my in-laws in Maonde section," he said.
Chawarika said after investigating, he discovered that his wife had eloped to another man — Tody Chakanya — who stays in Murambi.
He took stock of his belongings and found out that his wife took two of his undergarments plus $700.
When contacted for comment, Gonora threatened to 'harm' Chawarika if he failed to stop the publication of the story.
She denied ever being married to Chawarika
"Ukabika mapoto nemunhu kwetwo years avamurume wako here (If you cohabit with a person for two years, does it mean that you are married to him? As for the money he is talking about, have you asked him the type of job he does; if so where do you think he will get $700?
"I will fix him if he continues coming to The Manica Post," she said.
However, Chawarika said he got married to Tracey in 2006 and he paid lobola.
They have two children.
"I am living in fear because I don't know what will become of me if she says she will fix me. Why is she keeping my pants? I don't care about the money, I only want my undergarments back. Ngaandipe zvinhu zvangu mari ngaatore zvake," he said.
Chawarika said he suspected a long time ago that his wife was cheating on him, but he was 'foolish' not to act.
"The man who is now staying with my wife used to call her frequently and I thought they were just friends. Look what has happened now, he has snatched my wife," he said.
Chawarika said he would not surrender without a fight and vowed that he should be compensated.
He claims that when he met his wife she was a sick person with continuous menstrual bleeding.
"When I first met her, no man wanted her because she was suffering from non-stop menstrual periods and I spent the little money that I had to have her treated.
“Now that she is in good health, she elopes to another man. It is unfair. The man who is now staying with my wife must pay $5 000 seduction damages. I will not stop until justice is done," he fumed.
Efforts to get a comment from Chikanya were fruitless at the time of going to Press.