(Last Updated on December 23, 2021 by zimdaily)
CHIREDZI – A Chiredzi woman was abandoned by her husband of 14 years for another woman after she had sponsored his university degree by selling tomatoes and vegetables. Diana Netsai Masendeke was stunned on Friday when she found her husband Albert Nhada on the verge of exchanging vows with Nobuhle Masuku at Chiredzi Magistrate Courts.
Masendeke told The Mirror that she sold tomatoes and vegetables to raise money to send her husband to university. The couple has two kids.
The wedding between Nhada and Masuku was cancelled at the eleventh hour by Magistrate Judith Zuyu after it was opposed.
When the magistrate called for anyone opposed to the marriage, Masendeke, the two kids and her father stood up.
Masendeke told Magistrate Zuyu that she was married to Nhada under the Customary Marriages Act.
Zuyu then stopped the wedding from going ahead.
Reports indicate that Nhada had planned a white wedding at Mkwasine Country Club which was supposed to take place on Saturday, 18 December.
Speaking to The Mirror, Masendeke claimed her parents invited Nhada who was staying in rural Chivi to Chiredzi where they got him a good-paying job. Eventually, Nhada bought a car. Added Masendeke:
I have been married to Nhada for the past 14 years and we have been together ever since. He like most men has been promiscuous but I never thought it would get to this. Nhada was a good man before we had money, I married him when he had nothing and we were living in the rural areas at Mseba in Chivi. We had nothing and I was selling fruit and vegetables to fend for the family. In 2010, he enrolled at university and I used money from vending to pay his fees until he finished. In 2015 my parents called us to Chiredzi and they got a job for him. I am heartbroken. I have been with him through thick and thin and this is his way of thanking me.
Meanwhile, Masuku said she didn’t care that Nhada was married to Masendeke and vowed to pursue the matter. She said:
I don’t mind that Nhada had a wife and we will continue with the wedding no matter what.