While many people woke up to the shock of the article, many Munetsiwa loyalists sprung to his defence, labelling the story a lie.
Socialites like Bev posted pictures of Eva, and another man, claiming he was the Ngoni she was in love with. However, this turned out to be false, as the man in the picture was positively identified as Gracious while the caption, “with Ngoni” refered to Eva, whose first name is Ngonidzashe.
However, the biggest of the defenders had to be Tatenda Zenzo Karigambe, a man who turned himself into a woman after leaving the country, and is popularly known as Tatelicious.
“H-Metro ranga richingoda kuti bepa ritengwe, marketing strategy. Imagine ndanga ndotouya nespeaker. Veduweeee, ndaisvoda nhasi.
“Thank God, ndasevhwa nemafans angu who researched further on the case. Ndainyara nhasi,” he posted saying the story was nothing, but a big lie to market the paper.
But Tatelicious did not stop there.
Tatelicious went live on Facebook and played the conversation, purportedly with Evangelister, where she denied being pregnant, speaking to her pastor Jairos Maphosa about it, or knowing Ngonidzashe at all.
She claimed she spoke to Ngonidzashe, for the first time yesterday morning, after he called her about the story in yesterday’s paper.
– Tatelicious deliberately did not ask Evangelister how Ngoni got her number early in the morning if they did not know each other.
– Tatelicious did not ask her to explain the video of her downing a pesticide blaming Ngoni for trying to make her abort.
– Tatelicious also did not ask Eva why her Pastor would talk to us about her and claim she wanted to kill herself over Ngoni, armed with the video of the suicide attempt.
When the pastor asked her for her address, and Ngoni’s number, she supplied them to him, even sending both his Econet and NetOne lines, which we already had.
Tatelicious ignored all these things, in fact she cut the recording when Eva was talking about the pastor, because it was spoiling their plot.
H-Metro is in possession of a statement by Eva’s church confirming the whole story which we published yesterday.
The statement by the Church of Asaph reads:
“Greetings all saints in the name of Jesus.
“From the Apostle’s office to clarify the news going around on social media.
“It’s a complicated issue involving our youth member (Church of Asaph Zimbabwe) namely Ngonidzashe Evangelister Zhou (Ndhlovu).
“The story is true according to the source our daughter attempted to use the esteemed office of the Apostle to sugar-coat her immoral secret affair and suicidal videos threats.
“The church stands with all principles of serving the community and Biblical values without fear or favour.
“We condemn all acts of immorality and support families as the law of God.
“We encourage the Church to pray in such times and remain standing.
“Our Apostle is sound and strong, sending love to all”
Eva phoned H-Metro yesterday begging for the story to be put to rest, saying it had negatively affected her affair with Madam boss’ husband.
She blamed her church pastor for disclosing the illicit affair, which she described as personal, and she just wanted to seek help.
“My life is now in danger because of the story,” said Eva.
“I strongly blame my father, Pastor Jairos Maphosa, for engaging the media on an issue, I was seeking advice from him since Ngoni had been turning a deaf ear.
“This was personal and H-Metro did not help me, but instead ruined my affair,” she said.
Pastor Maphosa reiterated that his reason for sharing Eva’s misery to the media was an attempt to save her life as she had turned suicidal.
“Being asked to abort for the second time, to conceal an affair, also puts her life and that of the baby in danger.
“Eva is blaming me for this and has been looking for sympathisers from church members.
“We do not promote immorality or wrecking of marriages and life is more important than being shamed one day for wrongdoing,” said Pastor Maphosa.
Tatelicious was, ironically, the first to go on record labelling Ngonidzashe an adulterous womaniser claiming he had a child outside wedlock.
“Yoweeeee hanzi Ngoni akugara neSmall house. Ngoni akazvarirwa mwana mukomana neSmall House and he was fired naTyra (Madam boss) kuti asave manager weBand,” Tatelicious posted in February.
Tatelicious further alleged to have spoken to Ngoni’s sister to confirm this and wanted to go live with the issue. Meanwhile Madam Boss and her husband were silent on the issue.
However, H-Metro knows Ngoni called Eva yesterday asking her to sue this newspaper and deny all the allegations about the affair