Zimbabweans Revisit Ruling Giving Right To Husband Of Cheating Wife To Reclaim Lobola In Full

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Zimbabweans Revisit Ruling Giving Right To Husband Of Cheating Wife To Reclaim Lobola In Full
Zimbabweans Revisit Ruling Giving Right To Husband Of Cheating Wife To Reclaim Lobola In Full

Africa-PressZimbabwe. A 2015 High Court ruling that gives a husband of a cheating wife the right to reclaim lobola in full has been revisited after reports that a local socialite who recently got married was exposed of lying to the husband that the child he was raising was his.

Reports suggest that the socialite’s friends told the husband during a confession game after consuming some hot stuff that the child was his and the claim was confirmed by a DNA test.

The court also found that customarily a husband is allowed to divorce an adulterous wife and then if he has paid lobola in full he is entitled to a refund of the lobola from the in-laws.

The court concluded that the appellant’s daughter engaged in an adulterous relationship with multiple partners and that she by so doing breached the marriage relationship.

This conduct was ruled as not entitling the appellant to payment of the outstanding lobola. The Magistrates Court spelt out that under customary law a man who would have paid lobola is entitled to a refund if the wife engages in adultery.

Further, the Magistrates court stated that parents whose child would have committed adultery are not entitled to payment of the balances of lobola.

The very purpose of lobola is what was flouted by the appellant’s daughter thereby severing the marriage relationship. The respondent did not choose to condone the adultery but to divorce his wife for the gross misconduct.

More: Pindula News

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