When 32-year-old Masiye Moyo died on May 19, he left behind a house, a widow, four children, and a secret male lover. Now, the BF and wife are in a heated court battle over who gets the house.
Moyo was a former captain at the United Touring Company in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. He and his wife Christina Sibanda had four kids together, ages 5 through 14 years. Mayo also owned a small house out in the suburbs. That’s where he allegedly kept 30-year-old Bruce Kazembe.
According to Kazembe, he and Mayo had been companions since adolescence, and Mayo had promised him the house after his death. But Mayo’s widow begs to differ. She’s now trying to evict Kazembe.
“My late husband assumed ownership of that house from his employers in 2012 and Bruce should prove to us who authorized him to stay in it,” Sibanda said. “We’ve the keys and we don’t know how he got in which on its own is a crime.”
She continued: “He’s not even talking to us and each time we go to the house we don’t find him. Some property is missing already and he has also rented out some of the rooms.”
Mayo’s younger brother, Matthew, has also joined the legal battle.
“What pains us the most is that Bruce has been living in that house illegally,” he said. “We’ve served him with papers but he has refused to vacate the house. He claims Moyo sodomized him and promised him the house. We want him out so that the widow can use it to raise the children.”
But Kazembe says he’s not budging, saying his dead boyfriend “offered me the house to conceal this wickedness.” (The wickedness being the fact that he was carrying on an extramarital affair with another man–Kazembe himself apparently.)
“I’ve been disowned by my parents and the court should consider my status,” he said. “I can’t fend for myself and I can’t marry anymore.”
Before his death, Moyo granted power of attorney to his wife, which allows her to oversee his assets, including the house.
h/t: Nehanda Radio