Posted on May 16, 2011 | Category: Politics; Business, Sport
ZIMBABWE’S former top diplomat to the United Nations, Boniface Chidyausiku has been dragged to the courts by his wife, Evelyn who is seeking divorce accusing him of adultery and “violent abuse”.
Chidyausiku, 61, was the country’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations in New York between 2003 and 2010 when he was recalled by President Robert Mugabe.
Evelyn, who is still based in New York where she is said to be an assistant tourism officer accuses her husband of causing the breakdown of their 27-year marriage by engaging in adultery and abusive behaviour.
Evelyn has also demanded a share of the matrimonial estate which she claims includes eight residential houses in Harare and Gweru, three vehicles and several trucks, a farm, farm equipment, a herd of over 100 cattle, household goods and shares in some companies.
“The marriage between the plaintiff (Evelyn) and first defendant (Boniface) has irretrievably broken down to the extent where it is no longer possible for the parties to live together as husband and wife,” papers filed at the High Court in Harare read.
Evelyn claims Chaidyausiku has engaged in numerous adulterous activities and is currently living with one of his girlfriends, identified as Gracia Zawi.
“Second defendant (Zawi) has stolen first defendant’s love and affection for plaintiff and she has also dissipated and squandered family assets in a most hurtful manner,” the court papers read.
Chidyausiku – a war veteran and former Lieutenant Colonel in the army — is now based at the foreign affairs ministry’s Harare head office.
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