War of the wives

By Drum Digital
11 February 2016

It doesn’t seem like Ukhozi FM DJ Ngizwe Mchunu can catch a break in his polygamous marriage. While his two wives fight it out, his third one is preparing for their white wedding

By Zama Chutshela

It's been through the courts, but it seems the battle isn’t over. In fact, it’s intensifying, which must make Ngizwe Mchunu’s home a very unhappy place.

Last year, we reported that the Durban High Court had nullified the Ukhozi FM DJ and sangoma’s civil marriage to his third wife, Floda Mthimkhulu (20), and his traditional marriage to wife number two, Lindy Khuzwayo (22) (No fury like a wife scorned, 3 December 2015).

This was after his first wife, Sphelele Nxumalo (26), dragged him to court with claims that she had not been consulted when Ngizwe (35) married the other two.

The court ruled in her favour and also ordered that she could register their customary marriage at Home Affairs, which still hasn’t been done.

That should have settled the matter, but now there are allegations of witchcraft as the women fight for Ngizwe’s attention.

Read more in the 11 February DRUM issue.

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