Tawanda Frank Buyanga (40) last Friday took his ex-girlfriend to court for refusing to comply with a court order which compelled her to give him their child’s passport.
Chantelle Tatenda Muteswa (31) was facing contempt of court charges when she appeared before Harare magistrate Mrs Barbra Mateko.
She was remanded on free bail.
It is alleged that on January 11, the magistrates’ court-ordered Muteswa to release the child’s passport to Buyanga whenever he had access to the child.
The court heard that on April 19, Muteswa sent the child to Buyanga’s house in the company of her maid, but did not release the passport as ordered by the court.
It is alleged that Frank Buyanga was informed by his gardener that the child was now home, but without the passport, which prompted him to call Muteswa asking her about the passport, but she switched off her phone.
It is the State’s case that Frank Buyanga reported the matter at Borrowdale Police Station.
In a separate matter involving a land wrangle, a Harare man appeared in court for allegedly teaming up with his seven accomplices clad in Zanu-PF T-shirts to chase and invade the premises of an Indian businesswoman, identified only as Rashan, in Belvedere, before uprooting her fencing poles, claiming the land belonged to him.
Richard Samunda (41) was facing charges of malicious damage to property when he appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Edwin Marecha.
It is alleged that the woman applied for land at the Harare City Council on open space and was given stand number 40720 in Belvedere. The court heard that Rashan went on to erect poles around the place intending to fence it.
It is alleged that Samunda, in the company of seven accomplices who were dressed in Zanu-PF regalia, uprooted the fence poles.
Prosecutor Mr Tapiwanashe Zvidzai told the court that Samunda was seen by one man identified as Mpofu whom he told that the land belonged to him.
The court heard that after the incident, Rashan cross-checked with Harare City Council and was told that Samunda was not known to them and that he was not the rightful owner of the stand. The Herald
Khanyi Mbau, Kudzai Mushonga are back together again
There are indications that the on-and-off romantic relationship between Khanyi Mbau and Kudzai Mushonga has heated up once more. The couple recently shared pictures of themselves getting cosy on their Instagram pages. One of the photos shows them snuggled up in each other’s arms on a yacht in Dubai, where Mushonga resides. In the caption, they wrote, “We might bend, but won’t break.”
Although Mbau has been in South Africa for work, she is a resident of Dubai and shares a home with Kudzai Mushonga, a Zimbabwean businessman. In another post, the couple is seen toasting with red roses in hand. Mushonga wrote, “Forever us my baby @mbaureloaded. I love you.”
In May, the couple’s relationship status was the subject of speculation after they deleted all posts of each other from their social media accounts. This came after Kudzai Mushonga was rumoured to be romantically involved with Vanja Vicentijevic.
The couple has been in the news before when Mushonga publicly expressed concern about Mbau’s whereabouts after she went missing in Dubai. It was later discovered that Mbau had returned to South Africa without informing Mushonga.
Olinda Chapel Ends Relationship with Husband Tytan But Surprises Everyone with Cryptic Change of Heart
Olinda Chapel, a renowned UK-based socialite and businesswoman, took to Facebook to publicly announce the end of her marriage to musician Tytan Nkomo on Sunday. However, she later appeared to send mixed signals with a cryptic update.
In her Facebook post, Olinda Chapel expressed the heaviness and brokenness of her heart as she shared the news of her decision to walk away from her marriage. She acknowledged the depth of her love and forgiveness, even for actions considered unforgivable. While she refrained from divulging specific details that led to her choice, Olinda emphasised the difficulty of her decision, stating that it involved parting ways with both her husband and her best friend.
Olinda Chapel then touched upon the importance of fighting for a marriage, rather than fighting against the person you desire to remain married to, especially when you are the one at fault. However, she concluded her post by expressing her inability to continue in the marriage, leaving many questions unanswered.
Hours later, Olinda Chapel seemingly made a U-turn by posting a cryptic message: “Izvozvo zvivaroyi zvangazvafara 😂😂😂. Zivai zvekuturika ma curtain, kwete marriage dzevanhu. With Love Mrs Nkomo.” (Translation: “Those are just stories, and they can be entertaining 😂😂😂. Know the real truth, not rumours about people’s marriages. With Love, Mrs Nkomo.”)
Prior to this post, she had also written, “If you are dating my husband, please keep him.”
The conflicting messages sparked a variety of reactions among Zimbabweans. Some accused Olinda Chapel of seeking attention, while others speculated that her relationship with Tytan was going through turbulent times. The situation left many individuals puzzled and curious about the true nature of their marital struggles.
Chiwenga wins children’s custody
The Supreme Court of Zimbabwe has set aside a recent High Court judgment and granted Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga custody of his three minor children following protracted legal battles with estranged wife, Mary Mubaiwa.
Before yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling, High Court judge Justice Christopher Dube-Banda had granted Mubaiwa sole custody of the couple’s three children.
The Vice-President’s messy divorce with the ex-model started last year when the former army general was bed-ridden, taking several twists and turns, and in the process inadvertently exposing their health statuses, wealth and belief in rituals.
Through his lawyer Lewis Uriri, Chiwenga told the Supreme Court that Mubaiwa could not be given custody of their three minor children since she had admitted in a medical affidavit filed in court that she was mentally ill and in need of urgent psychiatric treatment.My Lords and lady, the applicant (Chiwenga) is worried that respondent (Mubaiwa) wants to have the children but she personally submitted a medical affidavit that stated that she was mentally unfit and needed to visit the doctor frequently which may not be prudent under the circumstances,” Uriri said.
“The doctor concluded that Marry Mubaiwa should be under the care of a physician, a surgeon and a psychiatrist.”
The matter was heard before a Supreme Court bench led by Deputy Chief Justice Elizabeth Gwaunza assisted by Justices Paddington Garwe and Chinembiri Bhunu, who ruled in favour of the former military commander.NewsDay