A 41-year-old Zimbabwean woman identified as Moreblesing Maridza has been arrested and arraigned before a court for marrying another man while still married to another.
According to Sunday News, the woman who lives in Platinum Park in Zvishavane married another man after accusing her first husband of failing to be intimate with her for the past 12 years.
The Zimbabwean woman was later arrested and arraigned before a court on charges of bigamy which she pleaded guilty to.
She told the court that her first husband, Mr James Chivandire had become mentally challenged and was no longer capable of performing his duties as a husband prompting her to marry the other man.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that Chivandire allegedly fell and suffered from mental illness in 2000.
In 2012 Maridza married her second husband, David Mhuru who she started living with after their wedding.
The matter only came to light in September when an officer at the Registrar-General’s office observed that Maridza had two valid marriage certificates.
After being arraigned before a court, Maridza was sentenced to six months in prison.
However, three months were suspended on condition that she pays a fine of $5 000.
The other three suspended on condition of she not committing a similar offense in the next five years.