Ms Mandiedza Joana Mushonga is demanding $47 050 from her ex-boyfriend Alan Dube for breach of promise to marry and damages for emotional and physical abuse.
Mushonga said she was in a relationship with Dube for four years after he had promised to marry her. She says that she suffered embarrassment when she found him with a girlfriend and that the two ganged up and assaulted her. She said her cellphone worth $100 was damaged during the attack. Part of her application reads:
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.
She argues that Dube’s actions have reduced her chances of getting a normal marriage.