B00BS FLYING AT WEDDING, What really Happened – This is the moment a wedding descended into chaos when a 51-year-old married man and his 46-year-old girlfriend were ambushed by the man’s wife at the Harare Magistrates Court.
The man’s wife, Magdalene Chamunorwa stormed the courts and informed the marriage officer, Mr Tendai Mahwe, that the groom, Gift Singano, was her husband and that they had four children. Singano was about to exchange vows with Francisca Kanyama.Mr Mahwe cancelled the wedding after Chamunorwa proved that she was still married to Singano. “He is my husband and we got married in 1992 in Chiendambuya,” she said.
“We have four children and our marriage is still subsisting. He has not divorced me. I only discovered that he wanted to marry his girlfriend when I saw a profile picture of her on his phone. We stay together in our matrimonial house in Crowborough here in Harare but he leaves me in the house and goes to co-habit with his girlfriend in Mufakose.”
Singano confirmed that he has four children with Chamunorwa but, however, submitted that he divorced her five years ago. “We divorced in 2011 because she was too violent and I decided to end the marriage and left the house,” he said.
In his ruling Mr Mahwe said: “The facts show that the marriage still subsists because the formal customary procedure to divorce a woman, which is known as ‘gupuro’ or a token of divorce was not done. In the circumstances Gift cannot lawfully contract another marriage.”