(Last Updated on October 7, 2021 by zimdaily)
HARARE – Former Zimbabwe national team playmaker Tinashe Nengomasha and the daughter of the late music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi, Samantha, could split the fortunes they earned together in their 10-year marriage after Samantha filed for divorce at the High Court this week.
The duo has been living separately for the past two years.
Samantha filed a divorce petition for the second time at the High Court having initially filled an application seeking a decree of divorce against Nengomasha in 2019.
Tuku’s daughter said in her papers that her union with Nengomasha, who played for Kaizer Chiefs and earned over 30 caps in Zimbabwe colours had irretrievably broken down.
She has proposed that “It would be fair and equitable, in the event that this Honourable Court grants a decree of divorce, that the immovable property between the parties be sold and the proceeds be divided with each party being awarded 50 percent of the net proceeds.”
At the same time in her summons, she is claiming exclusive custody of a Maltese dog called Alvin Jazz which they acquired when they were still living together and has requested custody of the couple’s two minor children.
“The Plaintiff avers that the marriage relationship between the parties has so irretrievably broken down that there are no prospects of restoration of a normal marriage relationship more particularly in that the parties have lost all love and affection for each other and the parties have not lived together as a husband and wife for a continuous period exceeding 24 months,” reads the summons.
Samantha also said the couple has household property in South Africa, Honeydueridge Residential estate.
They also have household property in Hillside, Harare, saloon equipment, a Nissan Navara, BMW 125i Coupe and a house in Hillside, Harare.
She prayed that she retains all the household property at their Honeydueridge house and also at Hillside as her exclusive property.Samantha also wants to be given the Nissan Navara while her estranged husband gets the BMW.Samantha wants the court to allow them to sell their house in Hillside, Harare that is registered in both their names and share the money equally. Nengomasha married Samantha on December 24, 2011 in terms of the Marriage Act Chapter 5:11. Nengomasha is yet to respond.