marriage of convenience

Man marries mum-in-law after seven-year affair

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KEEPING it in the family!

A Zvishavane man who had an affair with his mother-in-law for close to seven years finally decided to make her his second wife. In other words, he is now his own father-in-law.

Vashko Sande did the unthinkable when he fell in love with his mother-in-law, betraying his wifea��s trust.

He reportedly became wild and abusive after finding new love and even elders failed to a�?disciplinea�? him as he defied social norms and married the woman as his second wife.

The wife, Vimbai Magora, failed to come to terms with her husbanda��s abusive behaviour forcing her to seek help from the long arm of the law.

Magora in her application for a peace order said: a�?We got married in 2008 and since 2011 my husband became hostile as he had fallen in love with my mother.

a�?He started beating and insulting me, threatening to chase me and my four children out of our matrimonial home.a�?

She further revealed that even family elders failed to resolve their problem as he never listened to their advice, but continued in the relationship with his mother-in-law putting their marriage on the rocks.

In response, Sande confirmed the allegations levelled against him saying he loved the two women and wanted to spend his life with them.

a�?It is true that I am in love with her mother, but I still love my wife as well. Therefore, I would like to spend all my life with them,a�? said Sande.

Zvishavane magistrate Shepherd Mjanja granted the peace order in favour of Magora.

Sande was ordered not to physically and emotionally abuse his first wife.

  • Fairer

    This is taboo.I wonder if there is no legislation that can be invoked to arrest and charge the two