A Bulawayo woman was stunned after her husband of 17 years allegedly disowned her in front of a magistrate.
Lydia Makeredza was left speechless after her husband, Solomon Mbuisa, revealed the divorce she never knew about.
This happened at the Bulawayo Maintenance Court where Makeredza was demanding maintenance from Mbuisa accusing him of having failed or neglected to look after her and their four children.
Mbuisa who owns a 32-seater minibus and a shop that sells auto-electrical parts is also self-employed as a diesel plant fitter.
“I am customarily married to the respondent (Mbuisa) for 17 years and the marriage still subsists. I am seeking maintenance from him in terms of Maintenance Act (Chapter 5:09) to cover groceries, clothing, rent among other expenses.