Twice The Love: Mutare Woman Ordered To Pay US$120 For Committing Bigamy

Twice The Love: Mutare Woman Ordered To Pay US$120 For Committing Bigamy

A woman from Mutare has found herself in a fix with the law after she was charged and arrested for bigamy. The woman who legally got married to two men has faced justice after being reported to the courts.

The woman from Mutare, Tambudzai Muwadi aged 40, has been fined US$120 by the Mutare Magistrates Court for committing bigamy.

The case that led to the arrest of the woman

According to court records, Muwadi knowingly entered into a second marriage while her first marriage was still legally binding. Her first marriage, to Jonathan Kisi, was solemnized under the Marriage Act Chapter 05:11, and they received their marriage certificate on January 8, 2004, at the Harare Magistrates Court. Although they later separated, they did not formally dissolve their marriage.

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Mutare woman fined for committing bigamy-Image Source@iStock

Despite this, Muwadi proceeded to marry Julius Tawanda Mukajami  the next year on September 3, 2005, under the same Marriage Act Chapter 05:11, obtaining another marriage certificate.

Muwadi did not bother to divorce her first husband before making the move to marry her second husband. It was reported decades later when the concerned parties discovered that the first marriage was still valid. Muwadi was arraigned before the courts for the act of having two husbands and faced a trial.

The court’s verdict and decision on Muwadi’s case

After the court deliberated on the matter, Muwadi was found guilty of bigamy by the Magistrate. The ruling was passed today at the Mutare Magistrates court according to the official NPA page on X.

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As a result of these actions, Muwadi was sentenced to pay a fine of US$120 or face 30 days imprisonment. Additionally, the court directed that the marriage certificate be forwarded to the Registrar General’s office for cancellation.

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