28 December 2016
. . . fakes pregnancy
Local businessman Tarirai Mnangagwa feels betrayed by his wife Dion Kunene after finding out that she had bought a child and lied to him that it was theirs.
Tarirai, who grabbed headlines two years ago after his nasty breakup with former top model Brita Maselethulini said Dion had connived with the real mother of the baby called Chantelle Ndlovu to trick him.
He revealed that he found out about the trick after the biological father of the child Joseph Ngwenya informed him about what had happened.
“It was a traumatising experience I went through; it is heart breaking to know that a baby whom I had bonded with for seven months thinking was my mine wasn’t mine.
“I don’t know why she (Dion) decided to connive with another woman and get a baby from her,” he said.
Dion, who is currently on the run in South Africa, could neither confirm nor deny the allegations.
“I have a lot of explanations to make but what I can say now is what happened was never meant to hurt anyone,” she said.
Narrating his ordeal to H-Metro, Tarirai said after his past experiences in love relationships, he thought he had found a wife in Dion.
“I have been involved in failed relationships in the past but this has become the greatest betrayal I have experienced in my life ever since I was born.
“I met Dion last year in Kwekwe where I was doing some business routines; we became friends and our friendship grew into a love relationship.
“She is originally from Bulawayo so we started spending time in Bulawayo and sometimes in Kwekwe where I had some business interests.
“When I came back to Harare she then informed me that she was pregnant but I never really got the chance to see her in that state since she would give me a lot of excuses.
“However I would send her money to foot hospital bills as well as other necessities she would tell me.
“Though we were not seeing each other, we kept in touch and sometime in April she told me that she had given birth to a baby boy.
“I was excited about the news then I followed her to Bulawayo to see the child,” said Tarirai.
When he got to Bulawayo, Tarirai said Dion lied that her friend’s baby was their baby.
“I was so blinded by the excitement to the extent that I never questioned some of the things that were happening until now after I got to know the truth concerning the child.
“The child that she introduced to me as mine was her friend’s and the friend is called Chantelle.
“What I failed to notice at that time was that the friend was always with us, we never got a chance to be alone.
“This was because the friend was the one who could stop the baby from crying but Dion could not because she was not the mother.
“I even asked Dion to tell her friend to give us some privacy so that we discuss important things but she insisted she had to be there,” he said.
Tarirai added that more drama unfolded when Dion relocated to be with him in Harare as the real mother of the child was disguised as a maid.
“Whilst she was still in Bulawayo, she would give a lot of excuses when I was asking her to come and stay with me in Harare until she finally agreed.
“When she came, the real mother of the child Chantelle was disguised as a maid. I was also shocked because the child looked a bit different from the one whom she had shown me in Bulawayo.
“I told her we had no place for the maid at our house and at first I stayed with her at my plot in Norton but I ended up taking her to mum’s place in Marlbereign since she was not good at taking care of the baby.
“When she was at my mother’s place, she started making Chantelle and her younger sister to stay at a backyard cabin but no one else knew about it except for her.
“She would give them food, and during the day Chantelle would get inside the house and breastfeed the child and spend time with the child.
“We got to know about it when my mum saw Chantelle’s sister in the cabin and told her everything concerning their stay at the house as well as the baby,” he said.
Tarirai went on to say that he finally got to know about his wife’s antics when Chantelle’s former boyfriend called Joseph Ngwenya whom she had the baby with contacted him.
“I was contacted by Joseph who informed me that the baby I thought was mine was his, he told me that Chantelle was actually looking for the baby,’ he said.
After everything that happened Tarirai said he learnt that Dion was only after his money and the influence he had.
“My heart is broken, I had given all my love to a woman who was playing games with me and I had also given all my love to a child that was not even mine.
“I was blinded by love; all she was after was my hard earned cash and also the connections I have,” he said.
Meanwhile, Chantelle’s former boyfriend, Joseph said he was bitter over what she had done.
“After Chantelle gave birth to the baby she went to Harare with the baby and lied to me that she had found a job.
“Sometimes she would come to Bulawayo where I stay and I would ask her where the baby was and she would lie saying she had left the baby at her aunt’s place.
“I then got to know what was happening from a tip off and I confronted her about it until her relatives started threatening me,” he said.