A Customary Court, on Monday, dissolved a two-year marriage between one Somila and Thapelo Mhlanga over alleged acts of infidelity and irresponsibility.
The court’s judge, held that the court took its decision in consonance with the wish and resolution of both parties, Somila and Thapelo Mhlanga.
Mr Apanpa held that “in the interest of peace and tranquility, the union between Somila and Thapelo Mhlanga has ceased to be.
“Custody of the one and a half year-old child produced by the union is awarded to Somila while Thapelo shall pay a monthly allowance of 5,000 for the child’s upkeep.
“In addition, Thapelo is directed to give adequate attention to his education and other welfare,” Apanpa said.
Earlier, Somila, in her petition, accused her husband of alleged gross irresponsibility.
Somila, a petty trader, told the court that her husband no longer loved her.
“My lord, Thapelo is such a wicked husband, who doesn’t care about what happens to me and our child.
“For two weeks, he may not even ask about the baby’s welfare,” Somila told the court.
In his defence, Thapelo, an Arabic/Islamic teacher, refuted his wife’s claim of being irresponsible and accused Somila of alleged adultery.