A woman from Marange, Manicaland Province, said that she was dumped by her husband for refusing to sell one of their triplets while in South Africa last year.
Olinda Maposa (30), from Muchabaiwa village in Marange, delivered triplets, but her husband was not pleased.
Maposa’s husband, Obey Mucheki divorced her after she refused to sell one of the triplets because all the babies were girls.
She was left to fend for the triplets as well as their 11-year old child, Ruvimbo, on her own. She narrated:
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.
Maposa received some assistance from the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa when she attended the ZANU PF Women’s League inter-district meeting in Marange this Saturday. She said:
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.
Mutsvangwa pledged to assist Maposa with groceries and basic provisions every month. Said Mutsvangwa:
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.