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Chiyangwa’s wife seeks divorce

By Charles Laiton | The Standard |

The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president, Phillip Chiyangwa, is embroiled in a nasty divorce with his wife of 30 years after the latter approached the High Court last week seeking nullification of the couple’s marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.

In this Nehanda Radio picture exclusive flamboyant businessman Philip Chiyangwa can be seen with his wife Elizabeth Juma in 1988
In this Nehanda Radio picture exclusive flamboyant businessman Philip Chiyangwa can be seen with his wife Elizabeth Juma in 1988

The businessman’s wife, Elizabeth Chiyangwa (Nee Jumah), filed the divorce papers last Thursday and Chiyangwa is yet to respond.

In her declaration, Elizabeth said she married Chiyangwa on November 11 1988 in terms of the Marriage Act Chapter 37, now Chapter 5:11, and the marriage still subsists but she further says she has since lost love and affection for Chiyangwa and both have a mutual wish to be divorced.

“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,” Elizabeth’s lawyers, Zigomo Legal Practitioners said.

“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.”

Chiyangwa and Elizabeth’s marriage hit a hard rock sometime in 2013 whereupon the latter filed divorce papers claiming 85% of the couple’s assets and $83 000 per month for 120 months as maintenance after the termination of the marriage.

However, a year later the flamboyant businessman wrote to the High Court requesting that his divorce case be scrapped off the court roll as the parties were reportedly locked in out-of-court negotiations to stop their acrimonious divorce.

The $230 million divorce case had been set down for hearing on June 13 2014 before High Court judge Justice Hlekani Mwayera.

Elizabeth had sought to divorce the Native Investments Africa Group founder over alleged infidelity and demanded a lion’s share of the family’s $230 million estate.

But Chiyangwa objected to the divorce accusing Elizabeth’s lawyers of incompetence, for listing some properties that did not belong to him without verifying.

At one point Elizabeth demanded a $1 million once-off alimony and $85 000 monthly for her upkeep pending determination of the divorce case.

She also asked for $360 000 to replace her current fleet of vehicles, $350 000 to cover the legal costs in the divorce proceedings, $100 000 to replace her current clothing, jewellery and shoes, another $100 000 to buy new household furniture and a once-off payment of $100 000, which she would use as relocation allowance.

Elizabeth is represented by Kantor and Immerman while Chiyangwa is represented by Scanlen and Holderness.

  • Money can’t buy love.

  • Money is not everything in Love
    I’m poor but I’m happy in Love

  • Again?

  • munhu wese kuna Amai

  • haisi repeat here iyi

  • For the why

  • Idzo 30 years dzakawandisa uchingodanana nemunhu one,

  • Hameno zvaonekwa

  • very bad

  • Who hs money zimbabweans pls stop praising .munhu akatotsvagawo basa ku Zifa imi moti mari mari munhu ane mari ndi Strive Masiiwa

  • mukadzi akangwara anomirira ma assets awande pa divorce ine muchato hanty moziva kuti we share half half saka chiyangwa amama

  • Hameno ikoko kumba kwavo kwangu ndigere nemhuri yangu tichidya hedu mango season yacho kudai

  • She wants property now.

    • no she wants to.divorce the cheating bustard

    • imagine being with a man that has more children outside than in his marriage ?? that mariage was a joke ayongoshingirira pasina chero akawana property she is entitled to it I mean she suffered under this man might as well be compensated

    • Kkkkkk,iwe .Ma bachelor tichawanda nevane mari vacho

    • wandayi mahure anouita mari

    • If she’s been married to him for 30 years that property is equally hers, handizvo here?

  • Enda nahwo!

  • We are sick and tired of this story..Almost every year this story has a tendency of resurrecting,The Chiyangwas shld just do the honourable thing and divorce

  • Tobva tadii paya

  • Got married on 11 November 1988.kkkkkkk regai tione

  • Paita makaro apo

  • I just loving the pic..bra fidza vange vane handsome and slim

    • Vachatema dzinobva ropa

    • True

    • Taura hako Nelson,vanhu tinoita basa nezvinhu zvisina Kana basa nesu,kutadza kutaura nezveHandsome neSmart yakarohwa apa kwakumhanyira kutaura dzemuBedroom meumwe murume

  • Ohh please leave Lizzy alone.

  • I thought they divorced long time ago.

  • Akuda kutiza nezvinhu manje kunogara out seumwe wake…..#stop it#

  • Nhamo dzinosiyana shuwa yangu ndeyekushaya mari nekushaya mukadzi wekuroora umwe yake ndeyekuwana mari nekurambwa nevakadzi vemumba?

  • Mutsawashe

    Who cares.

  • After 30 years of marriage what’s the point of divorce,its likely she can never remarry

    • dont think she wants to be married again whats the point marriage is overated most people r unhappy in it

    • No point in getting married again. She has it all. Maybe a boyfriend here n there but definitely no marriage

    • That’s my point why divorce then if she won’t find love again,seeing she is far richer in this marriage than divorced.After 30 years I think she has managed to put up with all the misery she has been subjected to.

    • She is tired of managing that misery.

    • @Catherine Gatsi.uku ndokuputsa chirongo wasvika.she is gonna be more miserable as a divorced chembere

    • Vanomupnda vakomana vechidiki akati chembere ayiwanikwe ndiani, zvakazara zvima Ben10

    • Staying with a husband who is nolonger a husband just as good as that who is not married so it’s better to go for divorce at least anotonanzvawo mari dzehuwori and them assets

    • mmmh 30 years of marriage is no joke,vanhu vane vazukuru shuwa.Maybe there is more to it than just infidelity.Vatadza kunyara Vana vavo nevazukuru

    • Kunyarei pamwe vana vacho vatori in support of that divorce

    • If she is not happy in a marriage there is no love there, u can’t stay in a marriage just for the sake of being married. If she needs peace let her be, u want her to die in an unhappy marriage?? Sometimes a title ain’t everything

    • If she is not happy in a marriage there is no love there, u can’t stay in a marriage just for the sake of being married. If she needs peace let her be, u want her to die in an unhappy marriage?? Sometimes a title ain’t everything

    • Sa Atile Nathan Nare being single doenst mean she is gonna be unholy not every woman’s life revolve around men. Do u know men abuse women to extent yekufunga kut it’s better to be single and never marry again even at the age of 30? Atleast she dd put up with the oppression until now and no one can judge her for being single. So many ladies are in a marriage just because of vana and dependency but rudo ne munhu pasisina. So at her age all her children are mpe grown ups no one wants to ne baby fed anymore and she is taking half of his empire and his other half he shares btwn himself, other wives and his 30/ so children who wins then? And she will be rich and free from a loveless marriage. She benefits more in a divorced than to stay in the marriage. Pliz don’t abuse ur 40 years old wife thinking she aint ever gonna marry and

    • Sa Atile Nathan Nare being single doenst mean she is gonna be unholy not every woman’s life revolve around men. Do u know men abuse women to extent yekufunga kut it’s better to be single and never marry again even at the age of 30? Atleast she dd put up with the oppression until now and no one can judge her for being single. So many ladies are in a marriage just because of vana and dependency but rudo ne munhu pasisina. So at her age all her children are mpe grown ups no one wants to ne baby fed anymore and she is taking half of his empire and his other half he shares btwn himself, other wives and his 30/ so children who wins then? And she will be rich and free from a loveless marriage. She benefits more in a divorced than to stay in the marriage. Pliz don’t abuse ur 40 years old wife thinking she aint ever gonna marry and

    • She has had enough let’s talk like we don’t know how is Vachiyangwa if u wer in her shoes will u have stayed ??

    • She has had enough let’s talk like we don’t know how is Vachiyangwa if u wer in her shoes will u have stayed ??

    • @shumirai,you are right but ndirikuti vanonoka,she is probably around her sixties.haufungewo kuti divorce inezera unless if its just their plan to save some of their looted riches from the Lacoste brigade

    • divorce yakatanga kare iyi, but chiyangwa had support ya na Dr Grace so that’s is why it has been dragging. Chiyangwa is in his 50s so obviously the wife is younger

    • divorce yakatanga kare iyi, but chiyangwa had support ya na Dr Grace so that’s is why it has been dragging. Chiyangwa is in his 50s so obviously the wife is younger

    • Apa anofanirwa kugarireiko? Who told you she wants a marriage again? What’s wrong with her staying single? You think kugara wakahurirwa kunonakidza here? Iye Chiyangwa wacho has long moved on ane umwe mukadzi and you’re forcing this woman to stay with a man asingamude.

    • Apa anofanirwa kugarireiko? Who told you she wants a marriage again? What’s wrong with her staying single? You think kugara wakahurirwa kunonakidza here? Iye Chiyangwa wacho has long moved on ane umwe mukadzi and you’re forcing this woman to stay with a man asingamude.

    • She can remarry if she wants! Nothing can stop her.. And besides her kids are all grown up now .. now it’s time to live for herself … I’m pretty sure she will be happy

    • Andile Andile haana one mukadzi asi gurusvusvu re ma small house kkkk…vaneta mai avo vakungoda kufa in peace havo…

  • Apa une cash? Sorry hako, uchadiwa nemari yako

  • Kuramba mari kana kuti munhu

  • pic iyo chiyangwa ndofunga pride yanga isati yavepo pride yavachiyangwa kunge satan chaiye ndiye anepride yakadaro.yowee mari ndinayo hee mari yangu hee bhutsu dzangu hee kuinviter 1st family yohweee maLimo angu mastands angu l was the 1st to form AAG lm one of those brathas l get ma money from poor nxaaa vangani vane mari yakawanda kudarika yake vakangonyarara vachizviitira zvinhu zvavo anaStrive unotongonzwa kuti vadonator kuhosp chakati mascholarship vachioffer ndozvinoita mari yekushanda nt yako iyo inenge yemushonga inotokwirirwa pamusoro pegomo vazive vose kuti munayo.

  • Hanzii na Maria

  • 30 years in marriage then u want to divorce, yooowhy wasting your time

    • its never too late to leave someone even grace can do the same kkkk

    • its never too late to leave someone even grace can do the same kkkk

    • Yoooo

    • Yoooo

    • What is she suppose to stay for? All her children are married. Chiyangwa is living with another woman. Saka anogarire? Where is the marriage?

    • Yooo ok

    • men with money just use women ….thats all they know even a wife they cant love they need her to fulfill social and family pressure to marry othwise he will do as he pleases while u remain as wife by title

    • Very true, so hurting

  • Futi ? Thought she had withdrawn the matter …nxaaa!

    • and so?

    • when women withdraw ita usually family pressure but unenge watambudzwa 30 yrs of marriage and he has more than 30 children vemusango she was just used chiyangwa doesnt belive nor respect marriage its a joke to him

  • People divorce everyday, what makes Chiyangwa’s divorce newsworthy?

  • Tongumbirawo kuti kana vaku sheya ma properties vasawo sheya ne Zifa kkkkk

  • Chiyangwa akagara ane swag

  • Sifiso Charlene Tembani

  • Iyooooh, 30 years varivese here amana zvazonyanya izvi. 30 months dzirinani, kuda kuita VaMugabe here vakaita 37 years vari pachigaro. Kana wadakuita 30 years at least chiita kaBoyfriend/girlfriend paSide. Lets allow democracy in our marriages.

  • The laws are for the rich people only. They can easily marry and divorce without headaches

  • She one of strongest woman in this life calling that dog character husband for 30years. She must move on kana money is not everything .ngaanyotsotsvaga wechidiki sezvinoita murume wake ambonakigwawo pachivhitori

  • Yu will learn a lot Mr Zifa presdnt, remember yu ar a land baron ,the unturned will be turned and all the truth will be disclosed ,.failer to handle your case with caution l warn yu this is your end lou

  • Nehanda makuhwa argh

  • Which wife filed devorce?

  • ane mari haataure yake mari anodya EGA ko kubatsira nherera zvirema haaite amama gonzva chairo

  • AGAIN?

  • November… a bad month to get married, have a coup, kutizira…. Prof Moyo said

  • 30 yrs ko gogo mafunga kunodya mega hr skuru vosaranani itayi fresh muchembere

  • Agara ari mu bichocho. 30 years backwards with that type of dressing?

  • Pfidza ane swag..

  • Ko havana kumborambana here ava.

  • Ko havana kumborambana here ava.

  • Hey Joe

    King of Selfies. We’ve seen several pictures of the wife on Mafaro posing for pictures while deep down, the woman is a troubled soul. I remember last time this divorce thing came up, she ran away to the UK.

  • Zachariah Mapfumo wauya bho apo peDemocracy now you lead by an example I will be a boyfriend to your wife …. unfortunately I’m single so you got no exchange with me ndongo kwira hangu wako mukadzi

  • I’m wondering what she was still holding onto on a man who never hide himself from sleeping around with different women who are old enough to be his grandchildren.

  • I’m wondering what she was still holding onto on a man who never hide himself from sleeping around with different women who are old enough to be his grandchildren.

  • Smart woman. Clean him out before he loses it all.

    Its always expensive the first time around, unless you have prenups!!

  • Smart woman. Clean him out before he loses it all.

    Its always expensive the first time around, unless you have prenups!!

  • Aita zvakanaka mukadzi uyo abuda pachema vakadzi vazhinji tinofira Kuda kunzi mrs izvo zvisiri kuita let her move on with her life

  • kkkkk

  • Fidza tirikutovada pama comic awards emwedzi unoooo

  • Chiyangwa should be ashamed of himself .. luk at that luvly picture when they were a young couple

  • HRH Perfect Pat waMADMAX

    She deserves more than 85 % of their money because she probably met him when he was a pauper .In my opinion she should have left this cassanova a long time ago before being infected with the virus and god knows what else ….

  • ukaona mukadzi mukuru oti twangu ndasunga anenge amboshingawo weduwee. iri pwere unoti shingai asikana imba inonetsa. iwo ma flamboyant businesman aya anonetsa. they marry you for attachment only and you become enslaved, vamwe vachitochiva sokuti mari ndorugare.

    however, 30 years was such an expedition i think, likely to making the claim ‘irreconcilable differences’ a nullity, even if his bedroom switches have been downed at kariba instead of the local mains.

    staying put was a good idea, but she is mature enough to have contemplated on all those things we may think she stays for.

    • some men r not worth your happiness chiyangwa is a womaniser who sleeps with more than 20 women within a yr so only foolishness would make a woman stay with such a man

  • ko wy nowadays vasingachabude vachishaina….sezvavaita kudhara….

  • I speak restoration of love in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, whatever the devil has stolen from them i speak restoration. The devil is a lier, for whatever God has put together, let no man put asunder. He is an everloving God. That marriage will not break in Jesus name. Father Lord, in the name of our Lord and savior, i commit Philip Chiyangwa and his wife in your hands, may they find, peace, love and harmony in Jesus name i pray, Amen

  • Know more.Judge less

  • being single is the best ever option at time

  • Some things shouldn’t happen l’m sorry for the couple’s differences after being together for such a long time hope this will bring closure to the on going issues.Wishing them all happy future and hope they will be able to reflect on their good times and forget the darkest sides.

  • 3o yrs it’s too much for the couple to divorce. For the sack of grown up children it’s not encouraged. And both of them age wise can’t start another new marriage

  • Pamberi na Mai Chiyangwa you can start your own peaceful life with your 30year Flamboyant Shares ,,,, Pane Cash unotongoshingira uchiziva kuti wakatsika Gidi 50-50 wotora Shortleft ,,,,Waizia ,,,

  • Saka anhu takangogarira kuzi ana mai nhingi ere basi mudzimhatso umo? Kana zvichishupa unosiya,handiwe wegaba watange kusiya muisa nemhatso amunawoye. Kkkk

  • Hold up…are we going to ignore the way they casually slayed this pic bck in the day?? Wow….he was a fine boy back in the day….30years is,a long time…work it out

  • Now we shall know how much property he has

  • Now we shall know how much property he has

  • Zvavawana blazi vemaselffie

  • Saharawifoxx

    Nayewo Firipi is neglecting himself, he’s totally out of shape