Sharon Macheso wedding ignited fights with hubby

HARARE - Sharon Macheso and her estranged husband Kudakwashe Munetsi had been experiencing marital problems since their August wedding, a close relative to the bride revealed yesterday.

Sharon’s aunt Rosemary Mutore, 55, was giving her witness account in Munetsi’s domestic violence trial.

Munetsi is being charged with assaulting his wife after his bride’s dad reportedly failed to buy him a posh car.

“Since marriage, they have been having disputes. Three days after their wedding, they were already fighting,” Mutore told the court.

She also revealed during cross examination that by October 12 when the alleged violence occurred, the two-month-old marriage had been marred by disharmony, suspicion, hatred and distrust.

Mutore narrated how she found Sharon bundled up in the passage after she had been allegedly assaulted by Munetsi, who was in the bathroom.

She said when she took Sharon from their house to the police, she wanted to have her attended to by a doctor while seeking help for Munetsi, who had threatened to commit suicide.

“As I started packing Sharon’s property into my car, I saw Munetsi holding an electric cable threatening to commit suicide because he claimed that his life had no direction,” Mutore said.

“As I headed out, I asked one of the drivers to keep an eye on Munetsi while I left with Sharon.”

Munetsi’s defence counsel Charles Chikore claimed Mutore was lying in order to protect her relative.

Chikore said Mutore’s witness statement in court was inconsistent with what was recorded by the police.

He claimed Mutore had connived with Macheso in order to portray Munetsi as a savage.

“You and Sharon have departed from your police statements so that you can bring up issues that are not in the police statement particularly the car issue,” Chikore said.

“You are exaggerating facts to suit your niece’s statement. It was Sharon who was the monster who wanted to kill Munetsi with the hoe handle.”

After the close of the State case, Chikore gave notice of his intention to apply for discharge on October 29, with the State scheduled to respond on October 30.

Regional magistrate Tavonga Mtetwa deferred the matter to November 3 for ruling on the application.

Allegations against Munetsi are that on October 12, the couple was involved in a domestic altercation after Munetsi inquired as to where the wedding gifts were.

Prosecutor Gayton Vhiriri alleges that Munetsi demanded a car from Sharon’s father Alick, before threatening to drag the Macheso name in the mud by exposing their family secrets in the media.

The two allegedly became violent towards each other, until Munetsi threatened to kill himself, prompting Sharon to call her aunt to intervene.

Comments (7)

Zvakawanda zvinoitika mumba maVaMacheso. No wonder kwakazoimbwa kunzi "Tafadzwa nyarara". Ndofunga akaonawo zvakawanda sa Munetsi.

Shu-Shine - 28 October 2014

Kudakwashe Munetsi urirombe. Unoda kuvemurume webonde nokudhakwa chete uchichengetwa naatezvara vausingaremekedzi?Wairoora munhu akakupa chirwere achiri musikana nokushayei?Apa akadzoka kuvaberiki vake iwe uchimuchemera zvekare saka benzi ndiani?Rega Sharon afare nevanomuda kwete zvako zvemhete munhu wemurume. Unotadza nokuremekedza vanhu vakatsigira muchato wako!Chiona imba yaparara noupenzi hwako. Watinyadzisa!!!!

kugarikakuchapera - 28 October 2014

Dai vakazvisiya zvichizvisungirira kaida sympathy kuti kasasungiswa aka.

maita - 28 October 2014

So as long the lawyer gets paid he will insult your wife even in front of the judge? What then you want to reconcile, how do you handle choice of words by the lawyers. Shame on this profession its gone to the dogs. Im reminded of the movie 'murder of the crows' we better off without these money hungry lunatics pretending to be lawyers. nxxxaaaaa!

UNCLE REAL - 28 October 2014

iwe kuda wairora mahure kuti wengewashaya mabebs bho here. waitoziva kuti akambokwirwa nana franko iwe wotora

mambanje - 29 October 2014

ZVICHAPERA ITS A PHASE

NYAGATO E T - 6 November 2014

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