By Sandra Birungi
A man shocked villagers when he married another woman just a week after burying his wife.
The man from Bulawayo, Nkulumane 5 Nigh-density suburb had an affair with the woman whom he has gotten married to. It is believed that his wife died from high blood pressure after finding out about the said affair.
30-year-old Tendai Shoko had an office romance with 26-year-old Princess Ncube and the affair is said to have been so intense that it was difficult for them to hide it from other workers. According to sources, the affair was a secret for six months and well hidden from Shoko’s wife, Edith Shoko. However, their secret was spilled when Mrs Shoko discovered a thread of love messages on her husband’s Whatsapp Messenger.
Neighbors say after she found out, Edith had an argument that turned violent and they had to intervene to stop the fighting couple as they exchanged insults and blows. Edith’s blood pressure increased for some time which later turned into a headache and nose-bleeding. Feeling dizzy, she collapsed and her two children who were home at the time called for help.
She died on the way as neighbors rushed her to hospital. Sources said Mr. Shoko left his children with his in-laws and promised to provide maintenance for the children.
“What they are doing is so disgraceful. They are the ones who caused Mrs Shoko’s death and now they are living together within days after burying her. I think that’s what they wanted. The woman is not even ashamed, what kind of a woman takes someone’s husband, causes her death and proceed to live in her house and sleep in her bed? This is witchcraft,” said a neighbor.
Shoko denied the affair. “I have known Princess for a long time and I was and I am not having an affair with her. I cannot tell you the problems I was having with my wife because that is personal and it does not concern you. I loved my wife and her death is great loss to me and my children. Princess is not cohabiting with me, but she is RENTING A ROOM in my house. It is just a coincidence that she moved in one week after my wife’s burial. Princess is my tenant and my friend too. She has never been to my bedroom and I have never entered her room,” he claimed.
“If people think my relationship with Tendai is improper and gossip about it they why don’t they come to me for the truth? I am here, did I hide from you? If I am having an affair with him then please prove it. I know Tendai from work and we are now close friends but he is not my lover,” she claimed too.