The Chron­i­cle

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

BU­L­AWAYO, Monday, Au­gust 22, 1966 — A man told a Bu­l­awayo Di­vorce Court that the dif­fer­ence in his and his wife’s ages caused their mar­riage to break up.

“She is 14 years older than me. The mar­riage was never happy from the be­gin­ning be­cause we both have vastly dif­fer­ent in­ter­ests.’’ His wife even­tu­ally left him to live in Eng­land. The man was granted a resti­tu­tion or­der. In an­other hear­ing, a wo­man said that her hus­band’s ex­ces­sive sex­ual de­mands had turned her “into a bun­dle of nerves.’’

The wo­man was granted a di­vorce by the Chief Jus­tice, Sir Hugh Bea­dle, on the grounds of cru­elty.

Ear­lier, she told the court that her hus­band drank heav­ily. He would come home drunk two or three times ev­ery week and make ex­ces­sive sex­ual de­mands such that she would not sleep through the night.

“It be­gan to af­fect my nerves. I just could not tol­er­ate it any longer. I just had to leave him,” she said.

The wo­man was also granted cus­tody of a child by the mar­riage.

In a third hear­ing, a wo­man told the Chief Jus­tice that, af­ter eight years of a hap­pily mar­ried life, her hus­band left her for an­other wo­man. One day he left for work in the morn­ing and never re­turned home.

She was also granted a resti­tu­tion or­der.

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