Court  approves divorce sought by ‘unhappy ‘ 83-year-old Thyolo man over ‘cruel’ 26-year-old wife

A retired  police officer, Robinson Chinthuli, 83 , has said he is delighted that the coyrt had allowed him  to  divorce Zione Kwatani, 26 on grounds of cruelty.

Chinthuli: I was unhappy in the marriage

Zione Kwatani: Divorced after being accused of being cruel

From smiles to loveless marriage: Chinthuli divorces young wife

Thyolo Third Grade Magistrate’s Court  has ruled that Chinthuli is now able to end the marriage.

On August 11, this year Chinthuli filed his case with the court  to divorce his ‘youthful’ wife over matrimonial problems.

Chinthuli claimed that his wife, whom he married a year ago, has been abusing him in various ways including physical assault, a situation that forced him to file for divorce.

Granting the divorce decree on Thursday, Thyolo Third Grade Magistrate, James Balakasi said the court   findings proved that the defendant (Kwatani) cruelty was concrete enough to allow the court to terminate the marriage.

“It is the conviction of this court that the evidence of the plaintiff (Chinthuli), has proved the defendant’s (Kwatani) cruelty. The court finds the defendant at fault for the breakdown of the marriage and grants divorce in decree absolute,” Balakasi ruled.

In his reaction, Chinthuli thanked the court for granting him the divorce, saying: “I am happy that I am now free from the assaults. I thank his worship for saving my life. I really loved the woman but she was a threat to my life.”

While Kwatani, seemingly remorsefully said despite the divorce she still loved her husband.

Meanwhile, the court has ordered Chinthuli to pay his divorced wife K100,000 for ten months as a token of divorce.

Chinthuli and Kwatani who hail from Traditional Authority Chimaliro registered their marriage on August 21, 2017 at Thyolo District Council, a development which drew mixed reactions on the basis that the 58 age difference was too wide to sustain.

 

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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

Abambo mwaphunzitsa mtsikanayu kukalamba, Mtsikana wa zaka 26 amaoneka chonchi?

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

Village life coupled with the environment played a big part. However, if the young lady gets exposed to modern city life, her appearance will change instantly.

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

Moya inu ka mtsikana kotentha ngati aka mumati mungakwanise? Olo mutabwira gondolosi, tseketseke, njanjanja, nkhondo Ku bed, kwaderanji motani, engine yanu inanokola kalekale. Mtsikana uyu ma valve ndi otseguka amafunika oil wa nyu nyu. Osatola nkhalamba zinzanu mwa Mpaso or mwa Mangazimu bwanji?

Bambo phiri
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Bambo phiri

Shaaa apelekenso k100,000 munthu amaumbudzidwa koma malamulowa

Duli
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Duli

This law is unfair. MWK100,000? And in 10 years Chinthuli will be 93 not able to do anything on his own? Meanwhile Kwatani will be kukwatana with another man with whom she will also be chewing the loot from Chinthuli? This woman deserves no token.

Nabetha
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Nabetha

So Malawi has legislation which can be activated by those in the know how? I cry for those deserving women out there, as for this my sis I don’t think she deserves this token!!

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

It could be that he did not built a house for the wife as required under the chikamwini system of marriage.

Honourable
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Honourable

za 10yrs mukuzitenga kuti akulu??it’s 10 months..

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