Mandiedza Joana Mushonga of Bulawayo has filed a $47 000 lawsuit at the High Court against her ex-boyfriend Alan Dube. Mushonga is alleging that Dube wasted four years of her time and breached his promise to marry her. She is claiming $47 050 for breach of promise to marry and damages for emotional and physical abuse as well as money for the damage of her cellphone during an alleged assault. Mushonga is representing herself in the lawsuit.
In her court papers Mushonga alleges:
Sometime in June 2013, I accepted an explicit love proposal from the defendant on the understanding that we would marry and have a white wedding. However, on 21 September this year, the defendant conducted himself in a flagrant breach of justice and love such that he caused me great embarrassment and indignity after finding him with a girlfriend.
Dube and his girlfriend assaulted me with a wire mesh and punched me on the head before pushing me onto the windscreen of a car. I am still on medication after sustaining injuries
The defendant’s actions have reduced my prospects of having a normal future marriage, which has been diminished because for the past four years all my professional and social associates have known me as the future wife of the defendant.
Dube has taken away my pride as a woman and left me embarrassed and humiliated before my parents, professional peers and the community.