Divorces rock arts industry

POPULAR sungura musician Alick Macheso’s daughter, Sharon, and two other well-known artistes, Plaxedes Wenyika and prominent gospel musician Sabastian Magacha, yesterday finally obtained decrees of divorce at the High Court following nullification of their marriages by Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo.

BY CHARLES LAITON

Sharon Macheso and her husband

Sharon filed for divorce sometime in November 2014, barely three months after tying the knot with husband Kudakwashe Munetsi.
The two were embroiled in a bitter domestic dispute, resulting in Sharon filing domestic violence charges against her husband.

In the divorce summons, however, Sharon said the relationship between the two could not be mended and accused Munetsi of physically assaulting her and engaging in adultery.

Sharon said they had not acquired any assets of value, except for a few wedding gifts, most of which had not yet been delivered to them by the time she filed for divorce.

In her affidavit, Sharon said when she petitioned the court for divorce, she had already fallen pregnant and Munetsi was responsible for it.

Munetsi, however, denied responsibility, saying he had not been intimate with Sharon because she was on medication for a sexually-transmitted illness.

The couple’s divorce turned nasty after an exchange of scurrilous accusations.

In a different but related matter, popular musician Plaxedes Machuma Joka, popularly known as Plaxedes Wenyika, was also granted a decree of divorce against her husband, businessman Mika Joka, 13 years after they tied the knot.

Wenyika filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences with Joka, who is the founder of Corporate 24 Medical Centre.

The couple married in 2005 in terms of the Marriages Act (Chapter 5:11).


In the divorce summons filed on August 30 this year, Wenyika initially claimed monthly maintenance of $3 500 for herself and upkeep of the couple’s three children before upgrading her claim to $6 330.

The musician also said she was claiming $1 110 monthly for each of her three children, including the one in boarding school, bringing the total claim in respect of the three children to $3 330.

She said she was claiming $300 for the wages of her two maids and a gardener plus $80 monthly for her DStv subscription.

Meanwhile, Magacha was also granted a decree of divorce against his wife Nomsah, who recently petitioned the court seeking termination of the couple’s six-year-old marriage.

Sometime last month, Nomsah petitioned the High Court seeking a court order to cancel the marriage to Magacha, claiming she had lost love and affection for the musician.
The couple signed a consent paper which was presented by Nomsah’s lawyer Morris Kuwana.

Magacha and Nomsah are said to have initially separated for a year before Nomsah, through her lawyers, Madotsa and Partners, filed for divorce this year.

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6 Comments

  1. Plaxedes Wenyika i used to respect you but the hey u ur dump. The law says both parents must share responsibilities of raising and providing for their kids, but its like you are throwing everything to your husband including your own upkeep hanzi personal allowance ye $3500 for myself.Wakuda kotochengetwa kkkkk.$6500 iyoyo itayi half half iwe $3500 husband $3500 .No Judge will accede to your demands u ur crazy.

  2. plaxedes “the gold digger” wenyika

  3. Plaxedes wants $6500 from her ex husband apa tsonyeni wakuzororwa nema BEN 10

  4. kkkkk kuchekwa stonyeni nemajerenyenje

  5. Your Name (required):Special Black

    Artists visit places of interest more often and are targets where ever they go. They usually get tempted. Some try by all means to get near a celeb. When they get married they have little time for each other. Some think women or men are different but when they get to know they are the same they file for divorce. Maturity is very important when it comes to marriages. Some celebs think marriage is an obstacle to his/her riches.

  6. KO NHAI MUNYORI SHARON MACHESO AKAPINDA MUARTS INDUSTRY RINHI?

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