Bride left embarrassed after groom’s wife walked into wedding hall announcing he is still married and has kidsBy Mason White 4:32 PM December 28, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A bride was left red-faced after another woman announced that the groom was still married to her and they are still living together.
42-year-old Ndodana Chifamba of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, lived a double life. He decided to marry his lover while he was still married to and living with his wife and children.
His wife, 46-year-old Josephine Mhlanga, said that she did not know about the other woman until the day her husband of 20 years was supposed to get married to his lover identified as Phindile.
Mhlanga learned about the wedding hours before the ceremony was supposed to take place. One of the groom’s family members decided to break the silence despite the fact that he asked them to keep it a secret from his wife.
Mhlanga decided to attend the wedding, and when the pastor asked if anyone objected the marriage of Chifamba and Phindile, she got up and announced that she was married to the groom.
The bride and groom were left embarrassed until the pastor called on the families to discuss the issues behind closed doors.
Chifamba still lived with his wife and two children at the time. He often stayed out for days at a time, saying that he was working in South Africa.
Mhlanga said that although his marriage was not rosy, she remained hopeful that Chifamba would change.
Chifamba and Phindile decided to turn the wedding celebration into an ordinary party after the pastor told them that he could not sign the marriage certificate.