A man has reportedly canceled his wedding plans after he learned that his wife-to-be has had sexual intercourse with her priest.
Sharing his plight with The Chronicle, the pained lover, McDonald Maijaya, stated that he got to know about his fiancee’s romantic relationship with the priest after he went through her WhatsApp chats with him.
He explained that the priest, Father Itai Mangenda, and Rutendo Mudzingwa, his lover, had been seeing each other since February 2018.
While giving the account of how he found out, the 32-year-old man said, “I discovered that the two were in a relationship since last year and we have been having misunderstandings with my girlfriend over the issue. This is unacceptable, how can a priest who vowed not to marry interfere with my relationship?
“I don’t know what to do because right now, I’m really hurt. This is disturbing especially considering that l was putting my all into the relationship and was thinking of paying something (bride price) in April.”
McDonald further mentioned that the priest’s brother reached out to him to not expose the matter to the public and made attempts to bribe him.
He stated, “His brother first offered me US$300 and l rejected it. He even increased the offer to $500 but l could not trade my life for that. This is my life for goodness’ sake.”
However, the accused priest rebuffed the claims, stating that the story was planned so as to tarnish his image.
Father Itai said, “I know her as a believer and l once went to their home to visit her sick grandmother. The problem is with the girl. If people are over-excited they start thinking that they are in love but that’s not the case. I am her priest and she is a believer.
Please do not write such stories. Imagine they will be read everywhere and that will tarnish my image. This is a planned lie meant to tarnish my image.”