By Tendai Mukaro
Opposition LEAD political party president Linda Masarira’s former husband Gilbert Kaingidza claims their marriage was never real but, rather a political move by Masarira to advance her political career.
Kaingidza claimed Masarira begged him to marry her but after marriage she constantly provoked him leading to their divorce.
He said the couple had not formalised their marriage traditionally as Masarira allegedly accused her parents for bewitching her not to get married.
“Truth be told my marriage with Linda was an orchestrated move to further her political career as she always splashed incidents of our differences in the media and never consulted her family members,” said Kaingidza.
“Linda Masarira always got me arrested or interrogated by police officers so that she can stay in the news headlines as a victim of gender based violence.
“I never paid any Lobola and have never met her parents during the subsistence of our marriage made in hell.
“For the record our marriage was only solemnised in Court after she begged me to marry her claiming that her parents had performed rituals on her to remain single for the rest of her life.”
Masarira and Kaingidza stayed together for four months but, her husband described the marriage as torture as he claimed Linda engaged in extra marital affairs.
During their stay, Kaingidza said they got into physical fights twice.
“On allegations of physical abuse we only fought twice and I regret the incidence, the first one is when I had just came from my trip and when I saw a condom filled with semen,” he said.
“In the four months we stayed together there were always cases of infidelity, emotional abuse and alcoholism and her friends can bear witness.”
Masarira recently filed for a divorce.
“Though I’m yet to be served with the divorce papers it will be a great pleasure to receive them and set myself free from the four months marriage of shame that I was coerced to enter,” said Kaingidza.
“It is not surprising that the divorce is being filed now, all I’m just not sure of is which political move is she up to now in her bag of tricks.”