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Zimbabwe woman sues cheating husband over broken bed


A woman from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe wants a divorce and $200 to replace her marital bed, which her cheating husband broke while having sex with other women.


Cate Gillon

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — A Zimbabwe woman is suing her husband after his affairs with a string of women broke the couple's marital bed.

Nonkazimulo Dube has asked a magistrate to dissolve her marriage, and also wants $200 to replace the broken bed, bought just last year, reported.

Dube, from the city of Bulawayo, said in an affidavit that she caught her husband Talent Tafara romping with other women on two occasions at their family home.

She consulted a carpenter over her damaged bed and was told that “judging by the way it was broken, something excessive might have been happening," according to the affidavit.

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In court papers, Dube said her life has been "a living hell" since getting married eight years ago.

“He broke the bed not having sex with me but another woman… I cannot take this anymore," she said, according to

“I do not want him anymore, what I want is for him to restitute me for the damaged bed.”

Tafara, in his own affidavit, admitted to the affairs and asked Dube to take him back — but said he had no money to buy her a new bed.

“I have caused her so much pain but I would love to reconcile with her. I messed up but I believe that everyone deserves a second chance," he said.

"She said that she was going to sue me for breaking the bed but the bottom line is that I do not have money."

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