A Zimbabwe woman has sued her ex-fiance for taking her virginity and later dumping her.
A Bulawyo High Court in Zimbabwe has ordered a man to pay the sum of $15,000 in damages to his former fiancee for allegedly breaking her virginity and later dumping her for another woman.
The heart-broken woman, Chido Fortune Mutonhori, is suing her ex-lover, Tafadzwa Hwehwe, for emotional damage and private property destruction after he deflowered her, got her pregnant and breached his promise to marry her.
Mutonhori said she felt embarrassed, humiliated and emotionally wreck by Hwehwe's actions and he must pay for it.
"After deflowering and impregnating me, Hwehwe has taken away my pride as a woman and left me embarrassed and humiliated before my own people, the community of Shurugwi, my peers and the entire Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church in Shurugwi.
In breach of the agreement, defendant has failed and or neglected to marry me after seducing me for 15 months resulting in me getting pregnant."
She said she was engaged to Hwehwe in May 2013 through the facilitation of the Shurugwi Seventh Day Adventist church elders. Mutonhori said contemplating marriage, she then moved in with Hwehwe in January 2014.
She subsequently relocated to Harare to stay at Hwehwe's parents' house in Belvedere while he remained in Shurugwi managing the family businesses.
"Hwehwe would visit me in Harare during which we would have sexual intercourse and I'm now pregnant and expecting his baby. However, in March 2015, I discovered that Hwehwe has been associating with another woman called Theresa Sibanda to an extent of fathering a child with her and they've since moved in together with the blessings of his parents and I was ordered to return to my people."
Mutonhori, in her summons, said her ex-lover has through his actions reduced her prospects of having a 'normal' future marriage and she is now demanding a total of $15,000 in damages.
The was broken down as $10,000 in seduction damages for the period between January 2013 and March 2014 when Mutonhori stayed with Hwehwe in contemplation of marriage and impregnating her while $5,000 is for damages and breach of promise to marry her.