Man-Of-God Impregnates Friendâ€™s WifeAfter He Suffered A Stroke
65-year-old Mutare man is accusing his Muslim
clergy (Sheikh) of being responsible for his
second wifeâ€™s pregnancy after a long illicit affair
between the two.
Cabo Juma, a Muslim devotee of Mozambican
origin who suffered a stroke in 2006, bitterly
complained that the sheikh, Nordine Banda of the
churchâ€™s Dangamvura parish in Mutare has been
in love with his wife, Jessica Chiweshe, for a long
time and his efforts to seek redress within the
church yielded nothing.
Juma said the affair led to the irreparable damage
to his matrimonial relationship.
two (Sheikh Banda and Juma) were very close
friends at one time.
When contacted for comment, both his wife and
Sheikh Banda dismissed the allegations.
â€œI really do not want to comment much on the
issue and I think the chairman of the church is
the one who can give you a comprehensive
comment. I will not say much about the
prevailing situation because I know the truth will
soon be out. They are saying I impregnated her,
but I know I am innocent. His aim is to have me
removed from this place or else get me fired
from the church, but all along I thought it will
not get this far,â€ said Sheikh Banda.
In a separate interview, the woman in the centre
of the storm, Jessica Chiweshe, doubted her
husbandâ€™s mental stability.
â€œThese allegations are a mere smokescreen
meant to conceal the real issue at play. It has all
to do with the politics in the church whereby at
one point some people did not want the pastor
while others stood by him. I happened to belong
to the faction that supported the pastor. This is
where it all started and later, my husband
became so abusive to the extent that I sought
refuge at the pastorâ€™s place and that fuelled
suspicion that I was going out with the pastor,
but that was not true. In any case, if you
managed to talk to Cabo Juma, do you think he
is mentally stable? Since he suffered a stroke in
2006 he has not been the normal man I knew all
along. I think the only thing that I have to do is
to go to court and get a peace order against this
man,â€ said Jessica before she declined to answer
When the Dangamvura Islamic Society
chairman, Juma Yard, was reached for
comment, he said:
â€œI am the chairman and have the powers to fire
the pastor if he is wrong. If he is guilty of
sleeping with anyoneâ€™s wife then he should be
fired, but the problem is that we do not have
any evidence to support the allegations.
According to the Islamic law (the Shariah law),
there is supposed to be convincing evidence for
action to be taken against the perpetrator, but in
this case there is no evidence,â€ he said.
However, in wide ranging interview last week,
Juma, who is hardly fluent in Shona, maintained
that the pastor and his wife were in love.
â€œI am deeply hurt that my sheikh, who also
happened to be my friend at one point, could do
this to me. It all started as rumours way back
and I did not want to believe it. I started hearing
about it when I was in hospital after I suffered a
stroke. At times I would hear that the pastor
visited my place without my knowledge and it
appears he would take advantage of his
knowledge on my whereabouts. He would invite
my wife every Saturday to do the cooking at
church unlike other women who were NOT
â€œFor example, on 27 March this year, when this
issue became known, I lied to him that I was
leaving for Sakubva, Devonshire where my first
wife stays. He came to my second wifeâ€™s place,
right at our bedroom window around 10.30pm
and called my wife while disguising his voice. I
pretended as if I was asleep and my wife
(Jessica) abruptly woke up, almost NAKED and
went straight to open the door for him. She
must have given signs that I was around, but I
was already angry about the whole thing and I
told them right away that I didnâ€™t want to see the
pastor again at my place.
â€œI also immediately banned my wife from going
to Mozambique and Harare for business trips
because that is where they would occasionally
accompany each other. I know the pastor could
be one responsible for Jessicaâ€™s current
pregnancy since I am not the one. Iâ€™m no longer
interested in her,â€ he said.
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