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.