Zifa President and flamboyant businessman Phillip Chiyangwa has filed an appearance to defend the divorce litigation brought before the High Court by his wife of 30 years Elizabeth (nee Jumah).
Elizabeth rekindled the divorce proceedings on January 11 2018 after the initial application filed in 2013 failed to materialise following what appeared to have been efforts to amicably resolve the cause for divorce by the couple. Chiyangwa’s lawyers announced that the businessman has entered an appearance to defend Elizabeth’s application for divorce. Said Chiyangwa’s lawyers:
Take notice that on January 23, 2018, the defendant [Chiyangwa] entered an appearance to defend this action. The summons was served on the defendant on January 22, 2018. The defendant’s address for service is care of his undersigned legal practitioners, Kantor and Immerman.
In her declaration, Elizabeth said she married Chiyangwa on November 11, 1988 in terms of the Marriage Act (Chapter 37, now Chapter 5:11). She claims she has lost love and affection for Chiyangwa and both had a mutual wish to be divorced.