A man from Zaka in Masvingo stunned villagers when he allegedly dumped his wife of two years claiming she was “too slim” for his desire.
Kennedy Matarirano from Chinjeke Village under Chief Ndanga “red-carded” his wife Margret Muchada because she was no longer sexually attractive. Instead he had found a fuller figure woman as her replacement.
He further claimed that because of his wife’s slender figure he was not enjoying the normal physical pleasures of married life.
Details of the surreal account were set before Chief Ndanga’s traditional court where Muchada dragged Matarirano demanding two beasts as compensation for the failed marriage.
Muchada reportedly vowed that she was not going back to her parents’ home until Matarirano “appeases” them with two head of cattle.
According to a source, Muchada approached Chief Ndanga’s traditional court claiming that her husband was constantly abusing her.
She said he was always ridiculing her saying he was no longer sexually attracted to her slim body and needed someone with a voluptuous behind.
“Matarirano was always physically abusing his wife saying he was no longer interested in her because he had found another beautiful and big woman in Chiredzi where he is working.
“He is always boasting of his fuller figure lover to his wife saying her slim body is no longer physically and sexually attracting him.
“The constant abuse and ridiculing led Muchada to approach Chief Ndanga’s court requesting that Matarirano should take her back to her parents and give them two beasts as compensation for the failed marriage.
“The matter is yet to be presided by Chief Ndanga,” said the source who requested anonymity for fear of victimisation.
Chief Ndanga, however, confirmed the matter.
“A matter of that nature is before my court and we are yet to come up with a date where all the parties involved will be summoned since one of them is said to be in Chiredzi where he is working,” he said.