HARARE – Prominent musician Donald Chirisa aka Sniper Storm, 39, has dragged his pregnant girlfriend to court accusing her of stealing his whisky collection from his home while he was away doing musical shows.
The girlfriend, Paidamoyo Mpompoma, 25, appeared before Harare magistrate Tilda Mazhande facing theft and malicious damage to property charges.
She is out of custody on $50 bail and her trial was postponed to September 25 after the court indicated it was overwhelmed with cases.
She denies the charges, telling the court that Chirisa wants to drive her away from his house.
Mpompoma, the court heard, eloped to the father of three on September 13 this year claiming that she was pregnant and wanted to stay with him.
Chirisa accepted her on condition that she sleeps in the spare bedroom while he tries to map the way forward.
The court heard two days later, the musician left for South Africa. His girlfriend had access to all other rooms but Chirisa locked his bedroom.
It is alleged that Mpompoma then broke into the bedroom and stole 12 bottles of whisky worth $350.
It is also alleged that she also stole car keys, registration book and agreement of sale documents.
Prosecuting Devoted Gwashavanhu Nyagano said the broken door is worth $60.
Nyagano is being assisted by prosecutor Talkmore Muganhiri.