IN a shocking case of suspected adultery, a pastor with a Pentecostal church in Bulawayo claims that he discovered his wife’s cheating antics after he received a revelation from God that she was cheating on him with a workmate.
Henry Mwadira (47), a pastor with Amazing Grace Ministries shared his heart-rending and spiritual experience at the Bulawayo Civil Court where his wife Netsai Venna Mwadira (48) had dragged him.
Netsai, a lecturer at Bulawayo Polytechnic was seeking a restraining order against him.
She claimed that her husband who is also employed by National Railways of Zimbabwe as a signal man was physically, verbally and emotionally abusing her while accusing her of being promiscuous.
She said Henry was constantly harassing her and he confisticated her cellphone claiming he had received abundant confirmation from God through a dream that she was allegedly cheating on him with a workmate only identified as Bhebhe.
“I am a female adult aged 48 and employed by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education as a lecturer at Bulawayo Polytechnic. I know the respondent Henry Mwadira not only in connection with this case, but we have been legally married for the past 25 years.
“I am however, seeking a protection order against him as he is always verbally, physically and emotionally abusing me while levelling allegations of promiscuity against me.
“I deserted our matrimonial home on 31 December 2015 after he threatened me with death and had to seek refuge at my parents’ place. I wish the court should protect me against my abusive husband as I am now living in fear,” she said.
When the presiding magistrate Sheunesu Matova asked the cause of the abuse, Netsai said:
“At first the respondent told me that he had a dream where he saw me having a relationship with a workmate. The respondent took my cellphone and came across some chats and up to now he is still in possession of my cellphone. A family meeting was held to resolve our differences and during that meeting I apologised but the respondent is still angry with me.
“So I am basically asking for the court’s intervention since our misunderstandings are taking long to be resolved.”
In response, Henry said as a pastor he was embarrassed that his wife had dragged him to court over abuse allegations.
“I am a pastor together with my wife at Amazing Grace Ministries and I am embarrassed to be in court. It is not true that I am physically abusing her. The last time I beat her was 10 years ago. On the allegation of insult, yes I did it out of anger. I swear to God that it was after I found some chats with her boyfriend Bhebhe who is also a lecturer at Bulawayo Polytechnic.
“I have some proof to that. They were exchanging love messages, talking about p***s and other intimate things.
Prior to that God had shown me that she was in a relationship with a workmate. The problem I had with my wife is promiscuity and the reason I took her phone is that I had been waiting for a moment like this so that I can justify my actions,” he said. The magistrate however, referred the two parties for counselling.