A 41-year-old man got a terrible shock when he discovered that he was not the biological father of all the kids his wife gave birth to in their marriage. Even worse, the wife was unrepentant about the deception which lasted for 11 years. The couple has two children.
The paternity fraud was revealed by radio and television personality Tilder Moyo-Karizamimba during one of her shows. The man, whose identity will not be disclosed, initiated the paternity test.
He approached Tilder Moyo to have the DNA tests carried out by Expedite DNA Zimbabwe.
The distraught man said that after he married his wife, the two went for some years without conceiving. His wife later gave birth to two children. The oldest is 11-years-old. The younger one is only 3-years-old.
According to the man, the issue started when the children fell ill to some mystery illness. The couple consulted medical professionals but the situation did not improve. After extensive medical consultations, one doctor is reported to have told the man to try faith healing instead.
When the man and his wife consulted prophets from the apostolic sects, some of them told him that the children were not his. They advised him that the maladies affecting his children were being caused by spiritual issues.
According to some of the prophets, the fact that the children were staying in the wrong lineage, was the cause of their illness.
However, other prophets claimed that the children belonged to the man in question. After getting conflicting reports from the prophets, the husband decided not to pursue the matter further. He felt that the prophets would destroy his marriage and his family.
Some days after putting the matter to rest, the man discovered some messages on his wife’s phone. The messages allegedly came from her lover, who was inquiring about the welfare of the children. In the messages, the alleged lover acknowledged the kids as his.
At this point, the man took the children for DNA testing. After he went for DNA testing, his wife took the kids and went to her mother’s place.
The couple received the DNA results during Tilder Moyo’s show. The wife did not seem surprised by the DNA results.
Shockingly, the wife was unrepentant and seemed unconcerned with the results. Instead, she blamed the husband for conducting the paternity tests. When she was quizzed on whether she had any remorse she muttered a half-hearted apology.
She also seemed to take issue with Tilder for intruding in her private affairs. When asked about the birth certificates for the kids, she responded,
“Ma birth anogona kungo bvarurwa, ibepa… Saka muri kuda kuti ndimuiteseyi horaiti? Murikuda kuti ndimuripe here or what? Mabirth anogona kungo cancel-wa, or vana vanogara vainawo mabirth. Haana kana nebasa ma birth.
“Zvekurwadziwa kwake kana kusarwadziwa kwake handineyi nazvo… As long as vana vangu vari vapenyu vachichengetwa. Zvimwe zvese zvekurwadziwa kwake, I dont care and I dont mind. Handineyi nazvo.”
When asked about what he had to say to his wife’s utterances, the man said that he hoped that God would bless her.
In a follow-up interview, it was established that the fraudster woman is in fact 39-years-old. In the first interview, she claimed that she was only 25-years-old. □