CHARLES “Mafripa” Dzvairo, the businessman who was at the centre of a family dispute which recently spilled into court, amid allegations of witchcraft, has died.

The former Warriors team manager died in Harare on Saturday.

He has been ill for some time now.

Last month, his name was dragged into newspaper headlines, while he was lying on his hospital bed.

A civil court case, in which his wife Emily, was battling his aunt, brought to fore some sensitive family issues.

Source covered the cases and we carry the stories we published here, for the benefit of readers who might have missed them, and are now mourning the death of a man who gave his all to the Warriors. He was team manager when Brazilian coach, Valinhos, was in charge of the Warriors.

It has since been revealed that Dzvairo’s final years were lived in hell with the businessman, who had fallen on hard times, being forced to stay in the cottage, which had been reserved for the family’s maids.

“There were some serious family issues and they had a huge effect on Mafripa’s mental health,” a colleague told the source. It’s never a good time when we lose one of us but one gets a feeling that Mafripa has rested because he went through a lot of torture.

“That this could happen to one of the nicest guys you can ever come across is what makes it all very painful.”

July 28, 2022

◆ EX-WARRIORS MANAGER DRAGGED INTO WITCHCRAFT ROW

◆ …dispute between his wife and aunt spills into court

THE family of former Warriors manager, Charles ‘‘Mafripa’’ Dzvairo is embroiled in a bitter dispute, amid allegations of witchcraft, which has spilled into court. Dzvairo, who was Warriors manager during the time of Brazilian coach, Valinhos, is said to be in hospital.

He is at the centre of the dispute.

His wife, Emily, claims Dzairo’s aunt was the one who bewitched him.

The aunt, Hatifare Munouyi, is laying the same accusations against Emily. Emily has since applied for a peace order against Hatifare at the Harare Civil Court.

“She always visits my house unannounced and takes pictures of my husband which she posts on social media,” said Emily.

“And, she tells people that I am abusing my husband. Charles is currently in hospital, and whenever I visit, she harasses me, calling me names.”

In response, Hatifare denied the allegations and launched counter accusations against Emily.

She accuses her as the cause of Charles’ mental illness.

“When she got married to my nephew, he was a businessman.

“Emily told everyone that Charles was faking illness to cover up for losing his job. She filed for divorce right after Charles’ sickness, saying he must find a job. I have never harassed her.

“It is very pathetic for her to come here and ask for a peace order,” said Hatifare.

The presiding magistrate granted the peace order in Emily’s favour.

July 29, 2022

◆ SPARE A THOUGHT FOR EX-WARRIORS TEAM MANAGER

SPARE a thought for former Warriors team manager, Charles “Dzvairo” Mafripa.

His name was dragged back into the limelight on Wednesday during a court appearance by his wife, Emily, who is involved in a raging dispute with his aunt.

The dispute is centred around allegations of witchcraft. Dzvairo, who was the Warriors manager when Brazilian coach, Valinhos, was in charge of the team, is said to be in hospital.

His wife, Emily, claims Dzairo’s aunt was the one who bewitched him.

The aunt, Hatifare Munouyi, is laying the same accusations against Emily. Emily has since applied for a peace order against Hatifare at the Harare Civil Court.

Yesterday, source obtained images of Dzvairo, the man who is at the centre of the raging court dispute.

Clearly, he appears to be in very poor health and is barely recognisable as the man who was the team manager of the Warriors.

His wife, and aunt, have traded accusations that either party allegedly played a role in Dzvairo’s current state.

Emily pointed the finger at his aunt, Harifare, claiming in court on Wednesday that:

“She always visits my house unannounced and takes pictures of my husband which she posts on social media,” said Emily.

“And, she tells people that I am abusing my husband. Charles is currently in hospital, and whenever I visit, she harasses me, calling me names.”

In response, Hatifare denied the allegations and launched counter accusations against Emily. She claimed Emily was allegedly the cause of Charles’ misfortune.

“When she got married to my nephew, he was a businessman. Emily told everyone that Charles was faking illness to cover up for losing his job.

“She filed for divorce right after Charles’ sickness, saying he must find a job.

“I have never harassed her.

“It is very pathetic for her to come here and ask for a peace order,” said Hatifare.

The presiding magistrate granted the peace order in Emily’s favour.

Source HMetro