The chief executive of the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, Alban Dhladhla Chirume has been arrested after he tussled with his wife whom he had blocked from entering the house.

He has appeared in court facing domestic abuse charges. Chirume (52) of No. 41 Harare Drive, Borrowdale, Harare, was remanded to Monday for trial on free bail.

Prosecutor Mr Oscar Madhume alleged that Chirume removed his wife’s property from No. 41 Harare Drive to No.52 Borrowdale Road without her knowledge and approval. The wife, Susan Mutangadura (46), learnt that her property was removed on Sunday after her domestic worker called her.
She drove to No. 41 Harare Drive and found the gate locked. A security guard at the premises told Mutangadura that Chirume had instructed him not to allow her into the premises. The guard sought Chirume’s advice, but he was not forthcoming. The court heard that Mutangadura climbed the precast wall to get into the house.

While she was scaling the wall Chirume came running out of the house and held Mutangadura by the legs.. A scuffle ensued as Mutangadura tried to free herself. She was bruised on both hands.

She started screaming, alerting neighbours who tried to counsel the couple. Despite the neighbours’ intervention, Chirume insisted that Mutangadura leave the house. Mutangadura reported the matter to the police leading to Chirume’s arrest.