ZIMBABWE Warriors star Shingi Kawondera has opened up on the collapse of his marriage to current Second Lady Mary Mubaiwa Chiwenga. Kawondera narrated how Mary had duped him of the business he had heavily invested in. iHarare can confirm that Kaondera also revealed how Mary ‘abducted’ the couple’s only child while he was away plying his trade in Cyprus.
In a heartrending interview, Kawondera revealed that he was Mary’s second husband. Her first marriage to businessman Terry Mandizha collapsed after the couple were blessed with a baby girl.
According to Shingi, when he met Marry it was love at first sight and he assumed they would live happily ever after like Romeo and Juliet or Solo na Mutsai, if we bring it closer to home.
Alas, such was not the case, he got a rude awakening and lost the marriage and fruits of his loins- a 10-year-old daughter Destiny.
“Wangu, when I met her (Marry) she was a struggling model.
“Of course she came from a well up family but I was on fire, ndaipisa wangu and I invested in business that I thought were ours.
“I poured in money for her to start a business, we had a vision of Lachelle Company where we wanted to do boutiques and travel services and she took over because I was in Cyprus,’ relived Kawondera.
“She is a good woman but her rich background pushes her to maintain the status and she can do anything,’’ he added.
In the heart-rending interview on Friday, Kawondera revealed that his daughter Destiny that he sired with Marry was ‘abducted’ when he was in Cyprus and he last saw her when she was two years old.
Marry went on to falsify the daughter’s identity by changing the surname on the birth certificate to Mubaiwa after conniving with officials at the Registra General’s office.
“Wangu (my brother), my daughter I last saw him her when she was two years old and Marry went on to amend my daughter’s birth certificate, she liaised with Registrar General Office and my daughter ’s last name was changed from Kawondera to Mubaiwa , her maiden surname and that is not fair, but well Mwari ndewemuhu wese haamwire kuDreams, I wish her well though,’ said Kawondera.
Kawondera claims that he pumped in US$80 000 to jump start Marry’s business, but throughout the interview, he absolved VP Chiwenga , adding that the VP ‘s hands are clean.