A Zimbabwean gambling addict of the Shurugwi ethnicity who bet his wife over the UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus has been fined two beasts. according to Zimnews.net.
Twenty six year old Charles Jambaya from Mkandapi village under headman Mashazhu did the unthinkable on the 3rd of June when he pledged his wife Caroline Shumba (22) to another man prior to the match.
Jambaya had a verbal agreement with Eugene Gumbo (30) that if Real Madrid would beat Juventus in the UEFA Champion’s League final he would give him his wife, while Eugene wagered $500 if Juventus wins.
Real Madrid, as fate would have it, trounced the Serie A Champion by four goals to one and all hell broke loose when Eugene demanded his price after the match.
Jambaya told his bet mate to go and collect Caroline at his house.
Eugene went to Jambaya’s house and told Caroline that he had won her at the bottle store bet.
Puzzled and perplexed by the story, Caroline ran away and sought refuge at her aunt’s house.
Caroline told her aunt what had transpired and the matter was referred to Chief Mazivisa’s traditional court.
Appearing before Chief Mazivisa’s traditional court yesterday, Jambaya and Eugene told the court that they were not in their pure state of mind since they were drunk.
In his judgement after a brief consultation with his elders, Chief Mazivisa fined Jambaya and Eugene one beast each for contravening the tenets of the Unhu or Ubuntu philosophy that dictates that a person cannot be sold, neither can anyone place a human being as a bet.
The chief also admonished villagers to desist from betting as this would result in illogical decisions.