21 June 2016
TELEVISION and radio personality Tinopona â€œTin Tinâ€ Katsande has sued her baby dad Virimai Chigariro on accusations of abuse.
In her founding affidavit, Tinopona alleges that Virimaiâ€™s abusive nature erupted after she confronted him over an affair he was having with a teenage girl.
â€œI was compelled to make this Application as a result of the Respondentâ€™s repetitive abusive behaviour. I entered into a relationship with him in 2014 and sometime in March 2016 I discovered that he was having an affair with a teenage girl.
â€œWe had an argument and he threatened my life with a knife. He also waved it at everyone who was there including our son. The following day he abducted our son and disappeared for two days. He returned the child to me after my relatives asked him to.
â€œSince then he has been verbally abusing me sending me texts, calling my family, friends and potential employer slandering me. He also went to the media to with a malicious story that will cause my reputation irreparable harm,â€ she said.
Tinopona further alleged that Virimai has been calling her relatives asking for her whereabouts. She cited that she is worried that he might abduct their son again.
â€œI can no longer live in fear of being assaulted or the abduction of my son. I am forced to take taxis to any destination because I fear that Virimai might pop out of nowhere and assault me. He has also falsely accused me of abusing drugs,â€ she stated.
However, Virimai applied that the matter be postponed to enable him to get legal representation.
â€œI am applying for a postponement so that I get legal advice and representation. I was served on Friday and had not had time to seek legal advice,â€ he said.
Presiding magistrate Gamuchirai Siwardi deferred the matter to next week Monday.