ZANU PF national chairman Simon Khaya Moyo and his wife Sibonokuhle Getrude Moyo yesterday consented to end their 32-year marriage, which they agreed had irretrievably broken down.
REPORT BY CHARLES LAITON
The decree of divorce was granted by Harare High Court judge Justice Ben Hlatshwayo after both parties accepted that their relationship had broken down to an extent that there were no prospects for the restoration of a normal marriage.
According to the consent papers gleaned by NewsDay, Khaya Moyo was also ordered to pay maintenance arrears of $27 000 within 30 days after the signing of the consent order.
In their consent papers, Khaya Moyo, who was represented by Wilson Manase and Wellington Pasipanodya, agreed with his wife, who was represented by Beatrice Mtetwa, that one of their immovable properties, Number 26 Rolf Valley Avenue, Chisipite, Harare, be given to their eldest son Khanyisa Khaya Moyo.
The couple’s younger son Mandlenkosi Khaya Moyo was given House Number 14406 Inkakha Circle, Selbourne Park, Bulawayo.
Khaya Moyo’s ex-wife was granted unconditional access to the two’s Bulawayo property and was also awarded all household furniture and other movable property at the couple’s Bulawayo house. The Zanu PF official’s former wife and the couple’s children were given Edenvale Farm in Mangwe district, Matabeleland South with over 150 herd of cattle.
She was also declared the sole owner of all movable property at the farm, including farming equipment, tools and implements, all livestock, crops and other farm produce, furniture and other household effects. She also received a Toyota Hilux truck and a Nissan single cab vehicle.
It was agreed that Khaya Moyo shall be responsible for all accumulated land and other taxes for the farm up to December 31, 2012 and take over from his wife the agreed payment plan for accumulated taxes with effect from March 1, 2013 until all amounts accumulated up to December 2012 were fully paid.
The couple also agreed that the shareholding, directorship and the operations of a company known as SKOIL (Private) Limited would only be altered as provided for in the company’s memorandum and articles of association and Companies Act.
On other assets, Khaya Moyo agreed that “each party be declared the sole and absolute owner of all assets registered in that party’s name”.
Zimbabwe’s former ambassador to South Africa was given 30 days “to execute and sign all documents necessary to effect cession”.