Tshuma rejects wife’s divorce petition

THE husband to Financial Intelligence Centre director Mary Tshuma has objected to the divorce petition she filed in the Lusaka High Court, saying their marriage has not broken down irretrievably.

Mary filed a fresh divorce petition on September 17 against her husband Kudakwashe Tshuma, a pastor at Beam of Hope International Ministries.

In May this year, Mary had filed a petition to have her marriage dissolved but wholly discontinued it in June without stating reasons.
She, however, filed a fresh petition that her marriage be dissolved because it had broken down irretrievably and that she could not be expected to continue living with him due to his unreasonable behaviour, among others, having numerous inappropriate affairs with a number of women.

She stated that when she confronted him once, he became physical and threatened to kill himself.
Mary got married to Tshuma last year in March.

But Tshuma filed an answer, urging the court to throw out the petition.

He said his marriage has not broken down irretrievably and denied allegations by his wife that he had love affairs with numerous women and was misusing money meant for household use.

Tshuma stated that being a pastor, he was giving advice to the woman and not that he had an affair with her but was telling her that her communicating with him at such time of the night her husband would kill him.

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