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Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

BU­L­AWAYO, Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 28, 1966 — Two Africans yes­ter­day claimed they were legally mar­ried to one woman. Each told Bu­l­awayo mag­is­trate, Mr PJ McCarthy: ‘’I am legally mar­ried to her and she is still my wife.”

The woman, Theresa Sibisi, ad­mit­ted that she mar­ried her first hus­band, Hud­son in South Africa in 1958. On July 19 this year she mar­ried her sec­ond hus­band in the Civil Court, Bu­l­awayo.

She was sen­tenced to £15 (or three months) when she was found guilty of bigamy.

Sibisi’s at­tor­ney, Mr Nor­man Sher, (of Wil­mot and Ben­nett) told the court that bigamy was ‘’’very rare’’ among Africans.

On the other hand polyg­a­mous mar­riages were com­mon and he asked the court to im­pose a sus­pended sen­tence.

The first hus­band said his mar­riage was happy un­til he found his wife with an­other man in June this year. He did not know she had mar­ried an­other man and he told the court : “She is still my wife.”

The sec­ond hus­band said he met her in Sal­is­bury this year. He did not know she was mar­ried and he mar­ried her in Bu­l­awayo.

He said: She is my wife. We are happy and I want to keep her.”

Mean­while, a cat bur­glar climbed a drain pipe to en­ter a win­dow of a flat in Con­naught Av­enue, Bu­l­awayo and stole £6 10s., po­lice re­ported yes­ter­day.

A wheel bar­row – mak­ing a to­tal of eight taken in the City in six weeks – was stolen from the grounds of Mil­ton Ju­nior School on Wed­nes­day. It is val­ued at £3 10s.

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