Following a bizarre incident, a Honde Valley man who disguised himself as a woman and was married for 16 months is now claiming that he was initiated into a Satanism cult.
What shocked other villagers was that the man could perform all the duties expected of a new bride.
Further allegations are that the man Morris Muchena who misrepresented himself as Emily Muswere from Murehwa, would even become intimate with “her husband”, Andrew Chafa.
All hell broke loose when Morris was exposed by his childhood peers who identified him following a recent female soccer match between his team and another one from Chisuko Village — which happens to be his original village.
After he was summoned by village head Madzinga, Webster Mhuru, for a hearing, he revealed that he was indeed a man who had disguised himself as a woman.
He further claimed to be part of a satanic cult and said he changes into a woman during the night to satisfy his “husband” in bed.
One of the soccer players who were in the match told the Manica Post,
We challenged him to remove his wig, but he refused. He said if he removed it he would disappear for 24 hours. We were frightened and waited for his husband, Andrew, to come.
When Andrew arrived, he was shocked. He said he had not realised that he was sharing the same bed with a man. Andrew said it was the end of their marriage.
Morris’ in-laws and other villagers said they had suspected that Morris was a man due to his masculinity.
According to the village head Madzinga, Andrew got married to ‘Emily’ around November 2020.
After he was exposed, Morris’ relatives travelled from Chisuko looking for him. Morris was summoned to Madzinga’s homestead, where he arrived dressed as a woman.
Initially, he denied knowing his two relatives but later confessed that he is a man.
Further allegations are that Morris opened up on how he was initiated by a Harare friend into a satanic cult that enables him to turn into a woman whenever ‘her husband’ wants to be intimate with ‘her’.
Morris was a teacher at a private school in Harare before he stopped reporting for duty at the time of his ‘marriage’.
Manicaland provincial police spokesperson Inspector Nobert Muzondo confirmed the incident and said while investigations are still underway, it appears like Morris and Andrew were in a consensual same-sex marriage.
Both Norris and Andrew have since been locked up on charges of sodomy.
“This is a clear case of sodomy. How can one’s organs change at night and revert back to normal during the day? It appears like they were consenting parties and that is homosexuality. These are some of the bizarre things that are happening in our communities. Society frowns upon such acts,” said Inspector Munondo.