4 August 2016
EUNICE Ncube, widow to the late Cephas Mashakada, says she will not have any male partner in her life after the departure of her husband a few years ago.
Mai Mashakada â€“ as she is fondly known â€“ says she would not betray her late husband by engaging into prostitution.
“Ndosema varume; prostitution is from your heart, your mind.
“No man comes into my gate except those men who are often bringing their wives for counselling.
“You can ask anyone from outside my gate, they will tell you that Mashakadaâ€™s house has been turned into a counselling home,â€ she said.
She opened up in a wide-ranging interview at her Unit B house in Chitungwiza.
“No man shall touch my body till death as I agreed with my late.
â€œSo far, I have not come across with a handsome, loving, caring and sweet talking man like Mashaks.
â€œCephas was good to me in and out; I thank God and still follow his rules. To me Cephas is there around me day and night.
“I am still full filling every grain of the wishes we planned to target as husband and wife.â€
She said she felt like she was still living with her husband.
â€œI am still fulfilling all we agreed as husband and wife.
â€œSo soon I want to display his instruments.â€
Mai Mashakada, who was legally married to the Sounds of the Muddy Face leader, said she managed to extend the house she inherited from her late husband.
She claims that after the death of Mashakada there was a couch that is left vacant; no one sits there.
â€œI spend days out on business as I travel to different countries like China, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa selling our wares.
“That is why you see my home now extended and the community now saying paPalace paMudhara Mashakada.
“The community flocks here for advice because I am ever smart in long dresses, and I donâ€™t mess around because I am now a grandmother though still looking young.
â€œI still carry my lovely husband’s legacy; we are still together, I canâ€™t cheat on him, achatonyara ndiye Cephas, if he cheated on me when he was still alive. When we meet, he is going ask for forgiveness, and I will forgive him because I still love him.â€
â€œI am planning to make a sure that I put my husbandâ€™s lead guitar and combo on the walls, because he loved these two instruments.
â€œI donâ€™t wish to see anyone selling them one day even after I have passed on,â€ she said.
Mai Mashakada also gave widows message of hope.
“Whenever a widow or every married woman is proposed sexual love by any man they are the ones who would have seduced them.
“So all women and children, boys included, please respect God-given bodies.
“It pains me so much that these days you see a day old widow putting on dresses that seduce man or mourners.â€