High­landers board mem­ber seeks di­vorce

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Mashudu Net­sianda

HIGH­LANDERS Foot­ball Club board mem­ber and re­tired Hill­side Teacher’s Col­lege prin­ci­pal, Mr Elka­nah Dube (67), has ap­proached the High Court in Bu­l­awayo seek­ing to di­vorce his 30-year-old wife whom he al­leges is a “drunk­ard and of a vi­o­lent dis­po­si­tion”. Mr Dube and his wife, Re­joice (nee Ndlovu) wed­ded on Septem­ber 7, 2014 un­der Chap­ter 5:11 of the Ma r r i a g e s Act. No chil­dren were born out of the mar­riage. They, how­ever, each have chil­dren from pre­vi­ous mar­riages.

Ac­cord­ing to sum­mons be­fore the Bu­l­awayo High Court, the cou­ple has been locked in a long stand­ing do­mes­tic dis­pute.

Mr Dube, who is a self-ac­tor, filed an ap­pli­ca­tion for a de­cree of di­vorce cit­ing ir­rec­on­cil­able dif­fer­ences with his youth­ful wife.

He said his mar­riage had ir­re­triev­ably bro­ken down such that there were no prospects of restor­ing it to a nor­mal re­la­tion­ship. Mr Dube ac­cused his wife of al­legedly go­ing on noc­tur­nal drink­ing sprees and re­turn­ing home sev­eral days later.

“The de­fen­dant reg­u­larly goes on drink­ing sprees and comes back in the morn­ing or takes sev­eral days to re­turn home. She is also vi­o­lent and this is in­con­sis­tent with the in­sti­tu­tion of a nor­mal mar­riage re­la­tion­ship,” said Mr Dube.

“The par­ties have not shared con­ju­gal rights for a pe­riod in ex­cess of 12 months and as a re­sult I have lost love and af­fec­tion for the de­fen­dant and do not wish to re­main mar­ried to her.”

Dur­ing the sub­sis­tence of the mar­riage, the cou­ple ac­quired house­hold prop­erty and two cars.

e veteran sports ad­min­is­tra­tor wants the court to share their mat­ri­mo­nial prop­erty and equally share money owed to debtors. — @mash­nets

Mr Elka­nah Dube

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