A senior diplomat at the Egyptian embassy in Harare, Ms Raina, has been dragged to court by a Zimbabwean woman, Bilkis Banu Ismail, who alleged that the former snatched her husband.
Banu Ismail is seeking $1,5 million compensation in adultery damages and has since issued summons against Raina through her lawyers, Laita and Partners of Marondera.
Raina’s business address is cited as the Embassy of Egypt situated at number 7 Aberdeen Road, Avondale in Harare.
In her declaration, through her lawyers, Ismail said she has been married to Mahmoud Eid Ahmed Eid for more than 12 years;
The basis of the plaintiff (Ismail)’s claim is that the defendant (Raina) is having an adulterous relationship with the plaintiff’s husband since 2018.
The plaintiff has now lost the affection and companionship of her beloved husband as a result of the defendant’s actions.
The plaintiff, because of the actions of the defendant, is being deprived of her conjugal rights that used to be her preserve as the husband has actually moved in to stay with the defendant.
The plaintiff believes that adultery is an act of sexual incontinence and the deliberate intrusion into her marriage by the defendant is an attack on her dignity as she is just an innocent party.
… The plaintiff has no other recourse except to approach this honourable court for expiation. Wherefore, the plaintiff’s claim against the defendant is $1 000 000 adultery damages and $500 000 for loss of consortium and contumelia, plus the cost of suit.
The senior diplomat has not yet responded to the summons.