Evangelical Church disown divorcing couple
The applicant in the divorce proceedings at the High Court is not from the Evangelical Church in Matsapha, it has since been gathered.
Despite that court papers indicate that Nothando Bhembe, who is the applicant in the divorce proceedings and his husband Gcina Lucky Nyatabo got married at the Evangelical Church in Matsapha, the church has since come out to state that the two are not part of it.
“On or about August 29, 2015 and at Matsapha Evangelical Church in the District of Manzini the respondent and I, purported to enter into a Civil Rights marriage in terms of community of property,” reads part of Bhembe’s founding affidavit.
However, the church Secretary Alec Mzileni told the newspaper that the two might have booked the auditorium for their wedding ceremony since they lease the structure for such events. Mzileni said although they acknowledge the fact that the church could have been associated with the wedding, they however felt it necessary to set the record straight that they lease their structure to members of the public for such events and that the two are part of those who used it for their wedding ceremony, but does not mean that they were members of the church.
Bhembe wants out of the marriage with his husband Nyatabo whom she discovered to have three secret wives he married through Swazi Law and Custom.
The matter is before the High Court and it is yet to be argued by both parties.