A 23 – year – old housewife , Eliza Guta , almost lost her home when she played a prank on her husband on April 1 st , popularly called ‘ April Fool ’ s Day . ’
To give her husband what she thought was a surprise , she told him their only son , Tadiwanashe Mazo , was not his biological child .
In an account by H – Metro, the Zimbabwean mother narrated the hassles she went through over what she now agrees was a ‘ silly’ joke .
She said , “I woke up in the morning without that lie in mind ; but when I saw some jokes on WhatsApp , I decided to tell a lie to my husband without giving a thought to it .
“ While we were having breakfast , I told him that I wanted to confess something which I have been hiding for the past four years since we have been married .
“ He then gave me the chance to speak and I told him , ‘ Tadi is not your son but is my ex -lover ’s. “ When I told him , he went out without saying anything . I thought he was going to come back soon .
“ He spent the whole day away and he didn’ t pick up my calls and that ’ s when I realised that he was affected by the story. ”
Her husband, Lenox Mazo , didn’ t return home , but went to his parents’ place to break the news. His parents called his wife so they could discuss the issue.
“ When I got a call from my mother – in- law , that was when I realised how big the issue was , but I wasn’ t scared because I thought of the DNA as my defence , ” said Eliza.
Lenox ’ s parents insisted that the couple should divorce and that their daughter- in – law must repay all the money that Lenox had spent on taking care of Tadiwa .
However , one of Lenox ’ s sisters , Virginia Mazo , was aware of the entire matter, and she stepped in to save her sister- in – law.
“ I was aware of this lie . Eliza informed me via WhatsApp after she noticed Lenox ’ s reaction ; so , I was just quiet , waiting for a time like this , and these chats proved Eliza ’ s innocence , ” said Virginia. The conversation between the two proved Eliza ’ s innocence.
Eliza and her husband got united , but Lenox insisted on having a DNA test just to be sure .