Michael Zivengwa (38) of Gondo Village under Chief Nemangwe in Gokwe is at loggerheads with his neighbor Tom Ruwange after failing to honour a bet he made concerning former President Robert Mugabe ‘s death.
“Last year in January Mike came to my house and swore that Mugabe would live to see hundred years. He said the prophet of the church he goes to had prophesied it. I didn’t agree and a bet was made, promising to give me his bicycle if Mugabe doesn’t reach 100 while I would give him 3 goats if Mugabe made it.”
So when the news came on the radio of Mugabe’s death I went to take the bicycle but Mike refused saying this was fake news. I waited until the Herald ran the story and I brought the copy to him but he threw it in the fire and refused to surrender the bicycle.
I went and reported to the Village head who told me to report to our Zanu PF branch chairman but so far I have not been assisted. What hurts me the most is I once lost a bet to him when Dynamos won the league in 2011.
He won a goat and right now he has over 40 goats from that bet. My goats are unique and have big ears. He named them the Pasuwa breed (after former Dynamos coach Kallisto Pasuwa.”
The Citizen tracked Mike and he threatened to axe us but calmed down when we offered him $20 for his side of the story.
“Kutaura chokwadi Tom handimupe bhasikoro rangu. It’s the only asset of my business, I use it to run errands like kunogaisira vanhu hupfu and I also use it to ferry my wife to church kuGokwe Center. Malifts aakudhura.
Ende Tom akauya achimhanya kufarira kufa kwaaMugabe kunge ndiye akavaroya. Hanzi Mugabe wako afa kuSingapore uko ndipe bhasikoro rangu! I won’t give him, ngaaende anomhan’ara kwaanoda . Pachivanhu chedu hatifarire rufu. I suspect him now of bewitching the former President nekuti akafumira husiku even before the death was formally announced!”