Natasha and Shingirai were married in terms of the Marriage Act Chapter 5:11 on December 6 2019 and the marriage still subsists. Natasha told the court that there was no hope to reconcile. She said:
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The marriage between the parties has broken down irretrievably to such an extent that the parties can no longer live together as husband and wife more particularly in that the plaintiff and defendant have irreconcilable differences which are incapable of resolution.
The plaintiff has lost love and affection towards the defendant and the parties have been living separately and have not shared the matrimonial bed since March 2021.
The defendant has specifically told the plaintiff that he has grown out of the marital union and he does not wish to continue forcing the relationship.
Natasha went on to say that each party has got the capacity to take care of itself and to that end, the issues of maintenance did not arise.
She also asked to be awarded the couple’s Mercedes Benz GL350d and a chandelier, art pieces, utensils and household furniture currently in their kitchen, dining room, lounge.
The matter was then set down for hearing on an unopposed roll on April 14 2021.
A court ruling is pending.