By Court Reporter
Prominent Television and Radio personality, Ruvheneko Elsie Mafara (nee Parirenyatwa) has gone separate ways with her husband Tendai Basil Mafara.
The two had been married for seven years.
Ruvheneko, also daughter to former health minister David Parirenyatwa, has filed for divorce through the High Court stating that she has not been living with Mafara since 2016.
She told court that she and her estranged husband have lost love for each other and there were no prospects of reconciliation.
“I married defendant out of community of property and according to the matrimonial laws of Zimbabwe in Harare on the 19th of April 2014 and this marriage subsists,” said Parirenyatwa-Mafara.
“My marriage relationship with defendant has irretrievably broken down to the extent that there is no reasonable prospect of the restoration between us of a normal marriage relationship.”
She added, “Defendant and I have been unable to maintain common interests or a loving relationship as should subsist between husband and wife and defendant and l have been living apart since October 2016 and have no intentions of resuming cohabitation with each other.
“This is confirmed by defendant who signed an affidavit of waiver consenting to the divorce.”
The two did not have any children together.
Parirenywtwa-Mafara said she was able to look after herself after their divorce is formalised.
According to court papers, parties also agreed that each will retain some matrimonial assets in their respective names.
However, Ruvheneko said she wanted possession of the couple’s Mercedes Benz ML 350.
The summons were filed on March 31, 2021 and set down for hearing on April 15.
Mafara did not oppose the summons.
The matter was then set down for hearing on an unopposed roll on April 14 2021.
A court ruling is pending.