Former Zimbabwe and Kaizer Chiefs midfield general Tinashe Nengomasha’s 8-year marriage is on the verge of collapse after his wife, Samantha (nee Mtukudzi) filed divorce summons against him.
Samantha, daughter of the late veteran and iconic African music legend Oliver Mtukudzi, has filed a High Court application seeking a decree of divorce against the former Kaizer Chiefs midfield anchorman.
According to the summons, Samantha cited irreconcilable differences and that the two have not been staying together for the past two years.
Samantha also proposed she be granted custody of the couple’s two minor children aged 12 and 14 and for the sale of their immovable property with proceeds been shared equally (50%).
“The Plaintiff avers that the marriage relationship between the parties has so irretrievably broken down that there are no prospects of restoration of a normal marriage relationship more particularly in that the parties have lost all love and affection for each other and the parties have not lived together as a husband and wife for a continuous period exceeding 24 months.”
The case is yet to be set down for hearing.
Nengomasha who played for Kaizer Chiefs and earned over 30 caps in Zimbabwe colours is yet to respond to the summons.
Nengomasha married Samantha, daughter to the late music icon Oliver Mtukudzi on Christmas Eve in 2011.
This is Nengomasha’s second divorce after the footballer hurriedly divorced his first wife Farai Victoria Mlotshwa in 2011 shortly before marrying Samantha.
The former Zimbabwe midfield kingpin featured in the team that made a debut appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations in 2004 in Tunisia and later on in 2006 in Egypt.
He also won many accolades in the SA Premier League during his time at Kaizer Chiefs that spanned more than a decade.
By Gerald Dandah