There was chaos and drama at a wedding over the weekend after relatives of the groom’s first wife invaded the wedding venue and manhandled the groom demanding a stop to the wedding.
The relatives claimed that Obey Jekenya (left) of Mabvuku was still legally married to Lisa Kanhimba and as such could not get married to Melania Nyamukuta.
Local publication H-Metro reports that Lisa’s relatives who had planted themselves around the venue caused a commotion when the couple was about to take their vows shouting that they had a court order from the High Court to stop the wedding.
Lisa’s mother even went as far as rushing to the pulpit to manhandle her former son-in-law. In the process, she grabbed him by his collar and tore off his bowtie. She was heard shouting,
Pano hapasi kuzochatwa kana asati aramba mwana wangu. (There will be no wedding ceremony here today because he has not yet divorced my daughter)
Lisa’a aunt also approached the pulpit with the couple’s two children to prove that he had another marriage. Unfortunately, H-Metro reports that she was shouting obscenities the whole time.
Due to the interdict, the wedding could not take place and the new bride, Melania broke in tears as she watched the drama unfolding at what was supposed to be the best moment of her life.