Businessman and Zifa president Phillip Chiyangwa’s wife, Elizabeth Chiyangwa (Nee Jumah) filed divorce papers last Thursday at the High Court. She is seeking nullification of the couple’s marriage, citing irreconcilable differences after 30 years of marriage. Elizabeth previously filed divorce papers in 2013. Then she claimed 85 percent of the couple’s assets and $83 000 per month maintenance for 120 months. Chiyangwa later asked for the case to be scrapped off the roll saying the parties were engaged in negotiations.
Part of Elizabeth’s court papers read:
The relationship between plaintiff [Elizabeth] and defendant [Chiyangwa] has irretrievably broken down and there are no reasonable prospects for the restoration of a normal marriage relationship, more particularly in that; the parties have been living apart for a continuous period in excess of 12 months, since plaintiff moved out of the matrimonial home on September 18, 2016.
It is accordingly just and equitable that the marriage relationship between the parties be dissolved based on their mutual consent. It is reasonable and practicable, and just and equitable, pursuant to the provisions of the Matrimonial Causes Act, that the matrimonial estate between the parties be divided in the manner set out in the original consent paper executed by the plaintiff and defendant in the presence of their legal practitioners that is to be filed of record with this honourable court based on their mutual consent and agreement.
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