Wife divorces Zanu PF MP over adultery

HARARE - Ex-Finance minister and Zanu PF Mutoko South MP David Chapfika’s wife of 32 years, Abina Chapfika (nee Mutimusakwa) has divorced her husband for adultery.

The woman claimed that she could no longer take the philandering by her spouse.

In legal documents,  she is now demanding $2 000 maintenance every month, claiming the marriage has irretrievably broken down.

“The marriage relationship between the parties has irretrievably broken down to the extent that there are no reasonable prospects of restoring same to a normal marriage relationship,” she said in her court papers.

“The defendant has improperly and immorally associated with other women to the extent of having extra-marital relationships, the last known of which resulted in him violating the Marriage Act by contracting a polygamous customary marriage with another woman, whose particulars are unknown to plaintiff.”

She accused her husband of siring three children out of wedlock and has allegedly refused to terminate the “illegal” marriage.

“The defendant has accordingly committed bigamy, which does not only offend against the laws of Zimbabwe, but plaintiff finds unacceptable and incompatible with a normal marriage relationship,” she said.

She said the two have not lived as husband and wife for the past two years.

“The defendant has treated with and or subjected the plaintiff to emotional, verbal and psychological abuse and harassment, resulting in stress, untold suffering and mental anguish, all of which the plaintiff finds incompatible with the continuation of a normal marriage relationship,” she said through Muhonde Attorneys, further stating that she had lost love and affection for the politician.

Among some of the properties that the two acquired together are Lot 1 of Subdivision A of Lot 222 Highlands Estate of Welmoed, the Remaining Extent of Lot 124 Athlone Township of Green Grove, Hurudza Farm along Shamva Road, five motor vehicles — a Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota Vigo, Ford Ranger, Mercedes Benz ML class, Mercedes Benz S class and several household properties.

Among other properties, the two also own two farm houses, three hammer mills, tractors, planters, irrigation equipment and a company called Racewin Trading (Private) Limited.

The estranged wife demanded 50 percent shares in Racewin Trading (Private) Limited and a stake on all immovable properties, unconditional and undisturbed use of 200 hectares at Hurudza Farm, among other items.

She is also demanding custody of their child born in 1998.

In addition, she wants the husband to pay school fees and other requirements for their child until completion of university education.

The matter is still to be heard before the High Court. Chapfika has filed an appearance to defend the suit.

Comments (4)

I read and hear people in Zimbabwe have coined the word "Small house". Its like prostitution of married people is now accepted as normal. I read and watch raggle-taggle dances on You Tube in what are called dance halls which have taken Zimbabwe by storm. By way of extrapolation I see Zimbabwe overtaking USA and Europe in moral decadence very soon. Zwakakonzerwa ne Zanu-PF. Their leadership gave gullible Zimbabweans the impression that foreign is cool and indispensible. Instead of telling Zimbabweans to look on the ground upon which they stand Robert has been ordering people to look East. For goodness sake are we so dumb that that we cannot use our resources and shine like other countries ?

Masamba Akareyo - Tanganda - 17 January 2016

All these guys that's what they do. Its not something new as he is not the 1st one. When they have money they go these so called 'Sweet Sixteens' or 'Sweat Sixteens'!!!!!!Just count how many of these chefs have divorced.

Popular - 18 January 2016

"The estranged wife demanded 50 percent shares in Racewin Trading (Private) Limited and a stake on all immovable properties, unconditional and undisturbed use of 200 hectares at Hurudza Farm, among other items." my worry is this woman wants all this and still wants cash from Chapfika why? This shows that women can never claim to be independent and equal to men. Why can she not be self sustaining when she get all these? Please stop this madness. yes I don't see Chapfika abandoning his child but for one to put it as a condition shows how these women of Zimbabwe ave become gold diggers. She wants 50% shares and $2000???

wamaromo - 18 January 2016

@Wamaromo They worked together to amass the wealth; whatever they were doing. Saka iwe unoda kuramba mukadzi womunyima maintenance. Ko inga varume varikupiwa wani kana varambwa.

mavis - 19 January 2016

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