By Kenias Chivuzhe
A thirty-year-old woman from Marange has opened up on how she was dumped by her husband for refusing to sell one of their triplets while in South Africa last year.
Her ordeal has however not gone unnoticed after the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa and the Zanu PF Women’s League availed assistance to her.
In August last year, Olinda Maposa from Muchabaiwa village in Marange was blessed with triplets, but her husband was not pleased.
Unlike other families that celebrate the birth of children, more so triplets, the script was different for the 30-year-old Maposa, who was divorced for refusing to sell one of the babies.
“I gave birth to my three children that are Rukudzo, Rujeko and Runako, but my husband, Obey Mucheki, proposed to sell one girl in protest that all the children are girls. When I shot down the proposal, he then gave me five days to vacate our home, threatening to kill me or the baby,” narrated Maposa.
Fortunately for her, she got assistance from the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa when she attended the ZANU PF Women’s League inter-district meeting in Marange this Saturday.
“After having faced a lot of challenges since i gave birth to my triplets, I am happy that I got help from Mai Mutsvangwa. I am highly delighted as i was facing difficulties in taking care of the three girls,” she said.
Senator Mutsvangwa pledged to assist with groceries and basic provisions every month.
“Mai Maposa gave birth in South Africa.We are going to assist her. The woman came with her children all the way from South Africa after she was not well-received by her husband for giving birth to triplets.
“As a women’s league we should bring to the fore such need cases. As the local senator, I will give the family food every month. We will look for sponsors, even approaching the First Lady so that the three girls get support and are able to go to school.”
Apart from the triplets, Maposa also has an 11-year old child, Ruvimbo to fend for.