Ms Rophia Makamba, the small house at the focus of a real-life drama surrounding the death of Mutare socialite Mr Blessing Mawaraidzo, is claiming $15,000 from the estate he left behind. Rophia believes her lover’s death was not random. She is convinced that the money Mawaraidzo was holding at the moment of his death belonged to her.
Mr Mawaraidzo died on June 6 at his rented Bordervale residence in Mutare, generating suspicions in social circles regarding the reason for his death. Ms Rophia Makamba, the late Mr Mawaraidzo’s lover, believes that his death was caused by something other than natural causes.
Nasty exchanges between Mr Mawaraidzo’s widow, Mrs Joice Mawaraidzo, and Ms Makamba have spilt into the courts of law. Joice Mawaraidzo is applying for a peace order against the small house. Mrs Mawaraidzo denies any knowledge of the $15,000 that Makamba claims. She accused the samll house of threatening, harassing, and provoking her for no reasonable cause.
Ms Makamba denies rumours that Mr Mawaraidzo’s death was linked to a money-spinning ritual that they had joined. She also denies claims that she is trying to tarnish Mrs Mawaraidzo’s image and that her late lover was poorer than she was.
Ms Makamba believes that there is more to Mr Mawaraidzo’s death than natural causes and has questioned why he was not in his bedroom at the time of his death. She also raised the possibility of poisoning since he had spent the later part of that Monday in Mutare.