There was drama at the Livingstone Truck-Inn, Zambia, when a manageress at a leading supermarket in Victoria Falls was allegedly caught red handed by her husband, a businessman, having a nice time with her lover in a haulage truck.
The man, Mr Pilate Ndlovu (39) of Chinotimba Township and proprietor of Delapy Investments, confirmed that he caught his wife of 15 years, Ms Debora Mutare (36) with her lover in a truck in Livingstone.
Mr Ndlovu said he got a tip-off from one of his wife’s workmates at the supermarket that she was having an affair with a haulage truck driver.
“On Monday 15 October at around 9am, I received a phone call from someone telling me that my wife was going to Livingstone in Zambia to meet her boyfriend. So I quickly went to town and stood close to the supermarket waiting to see if she was going to go out before her shift ended,” he said.
Mr Ndlovu said at about 11am, his wife left the supermarket with a female colleague.
“I followed them from a distance and I saw them getting into one of the shops in town. I called her on her cellphone and she told me that she was seeing her brother. I then waited outside that shop until they came out and unknown to them I was right behind,” he said.
Mr Ndlovu said from the shop, his wife and her colleague walked towards the banks where they separated as her colleague entered one of the banks while his wife walked towards the border post.
“I then remembered that I did not have my passport and I hired a taxi to take me to my shop. I then proceeded to the Victoria Falls border where I found my wife in the process of clearing with the customs and excise officers.
“I waited in the taxi until she passed through the exit gate,” he said.
Mr Ndlovu said he then went through the customs formalities.
“I then hired a taxi from the Victoria Falls border to the Livingstone border and waited for my wife. Once she was through with the customs and excise formalities at the Zambian border, she went into a commuter omnibus. I then hired a taxi with tinted windows and followed her commuter omnibus. Some five kilometres from Livingstone town, the omnibus stopped and I saw her getting out and boarding a taxi. All this was happening under my nose. We then followed the taxi until it reached the Livingstone Truck-Inn,” he said.
At the Truck-Inn, Mr Ndlovu said he saw his wife getting out of the taxi and getting her phone from her handbag.
“She called someone and in a short space of time, a guy came to where she was standing and they embraced each other before they went to one of the haulage trucks, which was parked nearby. I then decided to wait for some minutes and then I went to the passenger side and opened the door and found them in a compromising position,” he said.
Mr Ndlovu said he dragged his wife from the truck and started beating her while some drivers whistled with others trying to restrain him.
“My wife’s boyfriend came to me and begged me to stop beating her. He said that my wife had told him that she was not married. My wife then stood up and got back into the truck as her boyfriend was distracting me. The next thing he was driving off with her,” he said.
Mr Ndlovu said his wife only returned to Victoria Falls three days later adding that she was staying at her brother’s house in the same township.
Contacted for comment, Ms Mutare could neither confirm nor deny the incident.
“Handina nyaya mukwasha, iyeka ndiye ane nyaya, ngaakuudzei. Akuudzai rini? (I don’t have any story son-in-law, my husband is the one with the story, he is the one who told you so let him tell you. When did he tell you?)” she said.
However, some of her workmates confirmed that she was absent from work between 15 and 17 October under unclear circumstances. The Chronicle
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