How one woman’s husband abandoned her for his true love: Tumbwa


RIDICULOUS div0rce stories are nothing new, but this may be one of the most ridiculous cases we’ve ever heard.

One man’s l0ve of illegal alcoholic beverages popularly known in street lingo as njengu or tumbwa prompted his wife to file for div0rce.


In the filing, Agnes Jera from Makwasha suburb in Zvishavane claimed that her husband Andrew Moyo’s l0ve of njengu was now having a significant impact on his ƨǝxuɑl activity.

In a matter yet to be heard at the Zvishavane Customary Court, Jera stated that she could no longer cope with her husband because of his l0ve for illicit brews which made him unable to have ƨǝx on a regular basis.

She also mentioned that she had never enjoyed her marriɑge because Moyo was not thinking of being a husband but could spend the day drinking njengu.

“I have been married to Andrew Moyo and the marriɑge has irretrievably broken down. My husband’s problem is that he prefers beer, especially illegal alcoholic beverages over me. These illegally brewed spirits always send him into a drunken stupor within minutes and have a devastating effect on his health, including swollen feet and loss of memory.

“I can’t stay with a man who chooses illegally brewed spirits over me all the time. I can’t be second to booze. I’m confused. I believe he l0ves me but I also feel like if he did he would stop drinking. I feel everything is twisted and I am starting to feel helpless and hopeless.

“I have told him this and it feels like he’s making the choice between me and beer which makes me feel rejected. In addition to that we have also lost love, affection, trust and respect for each other and as a result I want a div0rce,” read her papers in part.

She reiterated that their customary marriɑge had irretrievably broken down and there were no prospects of a restoration to a normal relati0nship.

She added that Moyo sometimes even stole her money to buy booze which he shared with his friends adding that efforts to restrain him from taking the toxic illicit brews were fruitless.

Jera, who wants custody of their three children upon the dissolution of their marriɑge, wants to have their property, mostly household items, to be shared equally.

Moyo’s response is set to be heard when the parties appear in court.

— BMetro

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