A Gutu magistrate dramatically halted a wedding after the wife of the groom suddenly turned up and objected to the secret wedding.

Dzingai Chagwiza (49) was ready to tie the knot with Precious Dube (32) before Magistrate Victor Mohamadi when the drama erupted. Chagwiza’s wife Queen Vhondo stunned the courtroom when she raised her hand and stepped forward when the magistrate asked if there was anyone who objected to the wedding.

The Masvingo Mirror reports that Magistrate Mohamadi cancelled the wedding and ordered the Chagwiza to go back and sort out his problems before he returns to court.
Vhondo told the court that Chagwiza was her husband whom she wedded in 1994 at Mukaro Mission and they have five children. She said that they had not divorced and had built a house together.

Vhondo told The Mirror after the court case that she was tipped about the wedding by well-wishers.

"I was tipped by some of my friends that my husband was dating Dube who is a vendor at Mpandawana. I came to court and was surprised to see a big cake in front of my husband.”
However, Chagwiza told the court that he had divorced Vhondo and they had lived separately for the last seven years and there was therefore no need for the wedding to be stopped.