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Woman collapses in court after discovering hubby's darkest secret
15 Mar 2017 at 16:19hrs | Views
A Bulawayo woman nearly collapsed in court after a woman she claimed was her husband's mistress informed her she was now the legitimate wife after the man at the centre of their fight had "secretly" divorced her.
To authenticate her claims, Shallon Runesu from Khami Prison Complex produced a decree of divorce indicating that Tendai Kativhu's marriage with the unnamed husband was nullified.
This was after Kativhu from Njube suburb produced a marriage certificate while accusing Runesu of cohabiting with her husband.
A shocked Kativhu however, kept on arguing that the decree of divorce which was granted without her knowledge was null and void adding that she was going to institute legal proceedings to have it reversed.
The melodramatic incident started after Runesu who was suing Kativhu for disturbing her peace told Bulawayo magistrate Sheunesu Matova that she was emotionally and physically abusing her.
"Kativhu is my husband's former wife and she is emotionally and physically abusing me. On 3 February she came to my place and attacked me while accusing me of snatching her husband. I am now afraid that she will hurt me if the court does not protect me," pleaded Runesu.
While responding to Runesu's accusations, Kativhu was shocked when she was informed that the man she claimed was her husband had since secretly divorced her.
"The man she is claiming is her husband is mine. What happened is that we once had problems and he told me to go back to my parents.
"After sometime when my parents realised that he was not forthcoming they asked me to go back to him and that is when I found him staying with the applicant. To avoid problems my husband asked me to go and stay at his brother's house," said Kativhu before producing a marriage certificate indicating that she was still legally married to the man Runesu was claiming was hers.
By doing so she didn't know that she was in for a bigger shock when Runesu produced a decree of divorce indicating that her marriage to the man in question no longer subsisted.
In his judgment the magistrate however, ordered both parties to keep peace towards each other.
Source - B metro