Pregnant girlfriend barred from disrupting wedding

HARARE - A Harare man concealed his wedding plans to his pregnant girlfriend fearing she would disrupt the ceremony.

Denford Mukanda, told the Harare Civil Court that he was involved with Farirai Zhou for two years, culminating in a pregnancy. He said he feared that if he told his pregnant girlfriend about the impending nuptials, she could disrupt the October 26 wedding.

“I am supposed to wed on October 26 and I am afraid that my ex-girlfriend can disrupt proceedings on the day,” Mukanda said.

“She follows up on all plans. She has been to my church and fiancée’s spying on the wedding’s progress. I want her stopped from stalking us and threatening to cause mayhem on the day.”

The court heard Zhou fell pregnant by Mukanda in May after the latter had promised to pay lobola and wed her later this year.

Zhou was informed about her future husband’s marriage to another woman when she attempted to elope.

“I am pregnant with his child and we have been dating since 2010,” she told the court. “We slept together sometime in April this year and he promised to marry me.

“I only got to know about his wedding plans when I eloped. His family rejected me and advised me of the wedding. I was hurt because we discovered the pregnancy in May but he proceeded to marry another woman in July.

“He offered to pay for maternity fees and buy the baby’s clothes but he hasn’t honoured his promises. We were surprised to be served summons because our families are in the process of resolving the matter.”

Presiding magistrate Rebecca Kavhiya granted the peace order and advised Zhou not to disrupt the wedding proceedings.


Comments (10)

i dont understand how the magistrate granted the Protection order when that lady deserves to be married as she was promised.can one impegnate one girl and marry another.

COSSY - 3 October 2013

mukanda is not a bull, he deserves punishment for cheating and lying

dzigerei - 3 October 2013

This shows that the Tsvangirayi case was purely political. Locadia shld have been barred like in this case if female rights are the same. Unless Locadia's rights are much more greater than those of Farirai!

gaga - 3 October 2013

Iyeye wawakashandisa ukapwa mwana anotorwa nani. Ma megastrite emuzimbabwe anongobhadharwa and rule in favour of munhu ane mari. Its so sad. Zvichapera hazvo

freedom - 3 October 2013

i have lost confidence in the competence of our judiciary system, double standards is the order of the day . we are looking at a case of breach of promise to marry and the magistrate is protecting the man for cheating , impregnating and lying to this innocent lady.

shelz - 3 October 2013

Saka Farirai anga angori wekurara naye uchiziva Hako kuti uchanoroora umwe? U r evil! Iye ndiye asiri mukadzi anokodzera kuroorwa nhai? If that fiancé of yours agrees kuchata newe, that stupid wedding of yours will be doomed. Dai mukarambana ku honeymoon. Wati Farirai uyo haasi mwana we mumwe munhu? Den ford, varume vakaita sewe must be castrated. You are a heartless pig! And this magistrate dai vakadzingwa basa, kutonga kwerudzii? That marriage must not be blessed with children. Imbwaa, nxaa!

Shame! - 3 October 2013

Asi machinda zvimwe tisadaro ko kana usingadi munhu unoroverei mpostori shandisa zvipfekwa dai ari mwana wami vako waihwa sei . Kapfana kanonyepedzera kuenda kuchurch iko kane vuka vuka muhomwe ndati ibvako Kereke haisi yako timwe doro . Asivo vanatete vedu ava kana ndirishuro seni Mkaranga havatidi vakaona zvimaJapanese mota moyo mbee Mkaranga anoveza mbezo kwahi anondipei kune rimwe divi vanosharashika vanatete

MukarangawekuMberengwa - 3 October 2013

This magistrate doesnt know that Tsvangirai was barred from marrying his fiancee in similar circumstances. Did Mukanda apply for a certificate to marry or does he have one? Please withdraw it because he is not fit to marry.

Clyford - 4 October 2013

iwe gaga Locardia was married not impregnated. Your reasoning and application of the law is limited

john - 4 October 2013

so this is what dolly parton sang about in her song 'just becoz i'm a woman'. she goes; 'NOW A MAN WILL TAKE A GOOD GIRL AND RUIN HER REPUTATION, BUT WHEN HE WANTS TO MARRY WELL THATS A DIFFERENT SITUATION. HE WILL JUST CALL UPON ANY GIRL TO DO THE BEST SHE CAN, WHILE HE LOOKS FOR AN ANGEL TO WEAR HIS WEDDING RING'' Hazvina kunaka varume repent pse and know that God is watching!

sgetfghf - 4 October 2013

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