Woman sues after ex calls off wedding

2012-08-02 09:28

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Bloemfontein - A Free State woman is suing her ex-fiancé for R250 000 after he broke up with her two days before their wedding.

Volksblad reported that Celeste Steenberg was deeply upset that teacher Ignus Lemmer left her after they had been living together in her house for 18 months.

She was suing her ex-fiancé for wounding her pride, humiliating her and decreasing her chances to marry someone else in the time she had been with him.

She also wanted to be compensated for money spent on organising the wedding, which included booking the venue and reception, the wedding dress and bridesmaid’s outfit as well as money spent on the honeymoon at Umhlanga Rocks - all amounting to over to R100 000.

She also wanted him to pay R50 000 to her in household monies that he never paid while they were together even though he had promised to do so.

In court documents it appeared that the couple had a huge fight over money just two weeks before the wedding.

After the fight, he apparently spent the night at an ex-girlfriend’s house while she slept on the couch.

Lemmer was opposing her action and taken legal steps of his own against Steenberg.  

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