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Man deceives his wife for 8 years by giving her false name

By Mason White 11:28 AM April 4, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A woman lived with her husband for 8 years and had a child with him, before learning that she was fooled.

The woman of Zimbabwe, got the shock of her life on Wednesday, when she discovered the true name of her husband of eight years.

Patience Ndou appeared before a judge in Bulawayo, demanding child support from her husband, who she knew as Tawanda Mugwi.

However, when they were in court, the man had to use his legal name which is Jeremiah Govanayi.

Govanayi told judge Victor Mpofu to address him as Jeremiah Govanayi and not as Tawanda Mugwi as his wife referred to him.

“I regret to say this, but my name is Jeremiah Govanayi , that’s my real name, which is on my national identity card,” he told the judge.

Judge Mpofu questioned the man about why he was using a false name.

“You mean to say that over the past eight years, you have been having intimate relations with a woman without her knowing your real name,” the judge asked, while drawing laughter from the gallery.

Govanayi did not defend his actions and remained silent in shame. His wife was also embarrassed that she was fooled for years and because she had no idea who her husband really was.

“He told me his name is Tawanda when I married him. That was his name for as long as I can remember. I do not know who he is anymore,” Ndou said in shock.

Ndou is demanding $163 in child support. However, the judge ordered him to pay $80 a month.

This is not the first time a man deceived his woman by giving a false name. At 8:17 in the video below you can see a woman, who has been with her man for 7 years and they had three children together, before she learned that her man was lying about his name.