A woman stopped her husband of 20 years from secretly marrying another woman,when she stormed the wedding.
Ndodana Chifamba, 42, and his bride, known only as Phindile, were preparing to exchange vows at their wedding in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, when the pastor asked if anyone objected to their marriage.
She got to her feet and announced she was married to the groom. Josephine Mhlanga, 46, then declared she had two children with her husband of 20 years – and had only found about his secret wedding that day, the Chronicle news reports.
She said Chifamba – who was, by now, stammering – could not marry again while she was still alive. Following the explosive revelation, the pastor halted the wedding. He told the red-faced groom and his lover – who apparently knew about his wife – that they could not sign the marriage certificate.
Instead, the couple turned their nuptials into an ordinary party.
Mhlanga reportedly first discovered her husband – whom she married in 1995 – was living a double life when the groom’s guilt-ridden relatives tipped her off about his planned wedding.
‘His relatives tipped me about the wedding’ just hours before it, she told the newspaper.They said he had emphasised to them that I shouldn’t know about it,’ she added.
Chifamba was reportedly living with his wife and children at the time of his affair with Phindile – but would go away from the family for days at a time – something he apparently blamed his job on.
‘Whenever he visited, he would apologise for spending a lot of time without coming home,’ Mhalnga said, adding that her husband would reassure her that he loved her and wanted to stay with her.