Masvingo: A Reformed Church in Zimbabwe (RCZ) pastor, Reverend Menard Zvenyika, has been slapped with a $10 000 lawsuit by a congregant who accuses him of bedding and impregnating his wife. Chezhira Mukobvu dragged the clergyman to Masvingo Civil Court last week to answer charges that he had an adulterous relationship with his wife, Rosemary Nyamukachi (35).
The affair is said to have taken place while Nyamakachi was in the pastora��s employ as a maid. The reverend, however, denies the allegations. But in papers before the court, Mukobvu said he has been married to Rosemary for 17 years adding she worked as a maid at Rev Zvaranyikaa��s residence for five years. Appearing before magistrate Sibonginkosi Mkandla, Mukobvu claimed the two lovers would engage in sex romps in the reverenda��s bedroom, as well as at his office and lodges in the city. He told the court that his wife admitted having an affair with the pastor which started in 2008 when she was given a job as a maid.
Mukobvu said after his wife confessed last year, she deserted their matrimonial home and relocated to Harare where she is raising a son born from the affair. He also told the court she was ready to testify in court. Mukobvu said the pastor should compensate him for the loss of his marriage and pain suffered after he was refused sex over the years his wife worked for the pastor. Reverend denies the charges and is being represented by Rodrick Makause of Saratoga Makause law chambers. a�� New Zimbabwe.com