Brita files restraining order against ex-hubby

HARARE - Mining consultant Tarirai Mnangagwa has been accused of assaulting his wife ex-Miss Malaika Brita Masalethulini.

The former Miss Zimbabwe has filed a temporary protective order against her ex-husband after he allegedly hit her during several recent arguments.

Court documents showed that a row erupted between them over the upkeep of their child.

The details of the argument that led to the alleged assault were detailed in the Harare Civil Court in which Masalethulini is seeking a protective order.

Masalethulini said Mnangagwa was threatening to shoot her over “petty” issues.

Mnangagwa is a mining consultant at Alex Gold Mining Consultancy in Kwekwe.

Masalethulini, through her lawyer Pardon Nhokwara, told magistrate Barbra Masinire that Mnangagwa boasts that nothing will befall him as he is politically-connected.

She said Mnangagwa forces himself on her and verbally abuses her through text messages.

“I had a sexual relationship with the respondent which was blessed with one minor child,” Masalethulini said.

“Respondent physically assaulted me on several occasions and has even threatened to shoot me over ‘petty’ issues. He boasts that nothing will happen to him as he is politically well connected.

“He also threatened to forcefully take my child from me and has promised to hurt my relatives. Since the respondent has assaulted me in the past, I am now living in fear of my life.”

Mnangagwa strenuously denied the allegations. He told the court that he had never abused Masalethulini. He said she was failing to take good care of their daughter.

“It is true that I was in a sexual relationship with the applicant but I have never forced myself on her,” argued Mnangagwa.

“I have never abused her in any way and in fact I am the one who gives her money for photo shoots with Edgars. We only have verbal arguments on how she is raising our child.

“We have no social life together and I only go to her house to see my child, in agreement with her.

“She is a mother of three children who I am looking after. There is no abuse at all.”

Magistrate Masinire ordered Mnangagwa not to abuse Masalethulini in any way and urged the two to communicate properly for the sake of their child.

Comments (19)

Kwadzinorowha matumbu ndo kwadzinomhanyira

Rodger - 29 July 2014

vana three with different men. Igarinya

peter mayor - 29 July 2014

"Three kids three different fathers" asi Munhu anogona kumecha HEMBE. Dziri kushota papi.

Mdara - 29 July 2014

Pakakanzi mother of three. handioni pakati 3 different fathers unless uri kungohumanawo hako. Mabhinya ekwaMunangagwa tagara tinomaziva. The take bride in hurting other pple. Chimwe chacho chiminister chiya ndicho chaironga mashort sleeve nanaChiwenga! nxa! mhondi dzavanhu!

pongo - 29 July 2014

Iwe Pongo you are being unfair in your analysis? Why abuse Minister ED (Ngwena) over something that is done by an independent adult, in this case sekuru Tari? ED cannot even hurt a fly & all the undue critisism of him is done through ignorance coz he is one of the true architects of the armed struggle who cannot be compared with the mafikazolos. Tari & Britta should resolve their differences amicably for the sake of their child. The Headline is also grossly misleading in that an average reader would assume Minister ED is the culprit in this case. What kind of journalism is this?

Chief Charumbira - 29 July 2014

this is not news worthy ,, you are such a lazy journalist !!!!!

mashaya - 29 July 2014

Chemahara mushana, arara neZANU arara nerufu. Akamhanya naVaGono, akamhanya nevaKasukuwere ikozvino avekwa VaMunangangwa. Uchaitiswa vana ne ZANU PF politburo yese nenyaya yekuda zvinhu.

taps - 30 July 2014

Nhai iwe taps,kana akaitisiwa vana nepolitburo yese saka vana vacho vanonzi ndevaani?

aaaaaah - 30 July 2014

Iwe aaaaaah imwe party ine politburo muno ndeyipi yaunoziva iwe?

Mukanya - 31 July 2014

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