A police officer stationed at Mwenezi police station has been sued for sending nude pics to his married lover. Thomas Mudekunye was slapped with a US$30 000 lawsuit for dating and sending his nude pictures to a local businessman’s wife.
This comes after an aggrieved Zivengwa Marichini filed the lawsuit against Mudekunye at Chivi Civil court.In his founding affidavit, Marichini said in March this year he discovered his wife Fiona Mukachana’s infidelity after coming across love text messages and nude pictures which the love birds were exchanging via WhatsApp, New Zimbabwe reports.
Upon questioning, his wife admitted to having an illicit relationship with Mudekunye.
Marichini said he was lawfully married to Mukachana under customary law and the couple is blessed with two children.
“The defendant’s actions are very bad and he did this with full knowledge that my wife and I are married since we were staying within the same community.
“Defendant caused a lot of problems to my marriage due to his sexual relationship with my wife,” Marichini told the court.
Marichini further told the court that he was living in harmony with his wife up to the day he discovered her extramarital affair, a situation that stressed him to the point of wanting to kill his wife and later commit suicide.
He told the court that as a result of the adulterous affair, he has lost all love and comfort from his wife and their marriage is on the brink of collapse.
Marichini is now demanding damages on the pain inflicted on him to the tune of US$15 000 while another US$15 000 is for “loss of consortium”.Magistrate Rutendo Jakati adjourned the matter to 23 June, the date she is expected to hand down her ruling.
Sending Pornographic material is considered a criminal offense in Zimbabwe. Recently, a 23-year-old Bulawayo woman was arrested for allegedly sending Pornographic material to a WhatsApp group.
Meanwhile, in an almost similar development, iHarare reported that a male school teacher was fined $15 000 for repeatedly sending his married lady boss sexually explicit text messages despite several warnings to stop.
Wilson Ganda, a teacher at Chiroti Secondary School in Hurungwe, pleaded guilty when he appeared before Chinhoyi magistrate Tapiwa Banda for violating Section 88 of the Posts and Telecommunications Act (Chapter 12:05) which pertains to “use of abusive language”.
The unmarried teacher was fined $15 000 to be paid by month-end, failure of which he would spend 45 days in prison