Jul 17,2007 00:00
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- A Roman Catholic archbishop in Zimbabwe says accusations he committed adultery are the latest attempt to discredit him politically.
Archbishop Pius Ncube, of Bulawayo, was sued for adultery less than a week after he returned home from a trip aboard, where he again criticized President Robert Mugabe's government as ruthless and inept, The Times of London reported Tuesday.
Ncube, who once admitted he prayed for Mugabe's death, is being sued for $160,000 by Onesimus Sibanda, who says his wife, Rosemary, had a two-year affair with the archbishop when she was his secretary.
Archbishop Ncube denied the affair, while Rosemary Sibanda publicly has said she did have sex with her boss, The Times reported. Adultery is illegal in Zimbabwe, but is rarely prosecuted.
Ncube numerous times has denounced Mugabe as a murderous, corrupt dictator who has pursued a deliberate policy of starving thousands of Zimbabweans to death.
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