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MaPecca’s wife sparks family feud

By Whinsley Masara

The wife of slain former member of Siyaya Arts Group, Tawanda “MaPecca” Moyo — Jacqueline — has made sensational claims that the two had divorced when the artist was shot dead by his wife’s alleged lover, Mr Oricious “Oros” Moyo.

The late Tawanda Moyo's wife, Jacqueline Chesigelenaso
The late Tawanda Moyo’s wife, Jacqueline Chesigelenaso

Jacqueline also allegedly told her husband’s family that MaPecca was a layabout jobless man who would wake up and rush to “Masowe” church shrines everyday and his family should be grateful for the good work she did by looking after him instead of vilifying her.

Stunned family members said Jacqueline accused MaPecca’s family of being ungrateful, through social media.

“She said we should be grateful for the good things she had done for MaPecca, saying he was jobless and would wake up to rush to ‘Masowe’ church shrines every day. She said we should thank her because she would pack lunch for him to to eat while at the shrine.”

A family member, Mrs Usabia Chingonzo, said Jacqueline, who is in South Africa, had contacted them offering assistance towards the burial of MaPecca, whom she referred to as her ex-husband.

“Mrs Moyo, after the shooting incident, dropped a bombshell on our family. She said she and MaPecca were done, claiming that they had divorced. She hasn’t stated when that happened but no one in our family or MaPecca’s friends knew about it,” she said.

“As far as we are concerned, the two lived under the same roof in their matrimonial home as husband and wife. We hope that court documents will reveal to us when the two got divorced,” she said.

Presently, said Mrs Chingonzo, MaPecca’s wife is communicating with her husband’s family through social media platforms, claiming she is in South Africa.

“She said she had a funeral policy which she was offering if we needed assistance towards the burial. We however, turned her offer down.

“We don’t need her assistance, especially as it is being offered on social media platforms. If she cared, she would be here with us not communicating through Whatsapp or whatsoever,” said Mrs Chingonzo.

She said her family would feel respected if Jacqueline stopped saying all those things on social media and told them face to face, adding that there was no grain of truth in the allegations.

On the other hand, she said, Oricious, through his lawyer, Mr Zibusiso Ncube of Ncube and Partners, had also communicated offering money to assist during the burial.

“We have also turned down the offer because we feel he has no remorse at all. Since this man shot my brother, he has not approached us on the matter, no sorry, no nothing. If he can’t bring himself to us to at least tell us what happened on July 25, why then should he be worried about how our brother will be buried. We do not need his money but his explanation on what transpired,” said Mrs Chingonzo.

Oricious shot Moyo when he allegedly confronted him while he was “relaxing” with his wife, Jacqueline, in a car.

Oricious, who is also Jacqueline’s employer, alleges that he shot MaPecca after he had tried to rob him.

Oricious appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Mr Tinashe Tashaya on August 11 facing an attempted murder charge.

Stewart Nyathi (28) of Njube and Leeroy Malunga (27) of Iminyela, who were also jointly charged with MaPecca, appeared before Mr Tashaya facing attempted robbery charges for the same incident.

Oricious is counter-accusing Nyathi, Malunga and MaPecca of attempting to rob him, resulting in the shooting incident.

Meanwhile, post mortem results seen by The Chronicle reveal that MaPecca suffered penetrated chest trauma, decompresive laminectomy during the removal of foreign body, severe sepsis: status epilepticus, septic shock, septic lacerated spinal cord caused by gunshot wound.” The Chronicle