Fugitive husband sought for divorce

2009-12-30 00:00

A LOCAL woman is seeking help in locating her husband, who disappeared six years ago, so she can divorce him.

Mombuyiselo Mnyandu of Kwa­Dambuza says she has searched “high and low” for her husband, Silwayiphi Mabaso, who is originally from Dalton in New Hanover, whom she married on October 15, 2003. They separated two months later.

“I was away receiving traditional healing when I discovered he was co-habiting with other wo­men at his family home. He apparently burnt down one of the houses there and he fled to avoid being arrested … I have not heard from him since.”

She described Mabaso as a troublemaker. “I only found out later [after they married] … he was a troublemaker … and was constantly in and out of prison.”

She said that since Mabaso disappeared six years ago, she has not had any contact with him.

“All these years I did not care much to find him, but my problems began when this marriage became a stumbling block …

“Whenever I apply for something, the fact that I am married always comes up and then his particulars are requested. They say I should bring his ID book, which is with him. How could I find it when I cannot find even him?”

Mnyandu said that all she wants from Mabaso is a divorce. “I have moved on with my life …”

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