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Mohadi instituted divorce proceedings at the Bulawayo High Court against Tambudzani in September last year, and the matter is still pending.
But it would appear Mohadi has already moved on, after publicly stepping out with a mystery woman at official engagements, including his swearing-in ceremony at State House on August 28.
Mohadi’s young new flame, who has moved in with him in Harare, has been named on the internet as Takalani Ramaphosa, from Limpopo in South Africa. ZimLive.com has been unable to independently verify her identity.
Mohadi, who wore what was thought to be a bulletproof vest inside his shirt to his swearing-in, says in papers filed with a Harare court that he is “living in fear of my life” after receiving threats from his estranged wife.
The well-protected Vice President is seeking a restraining order at the Civil Court in Harare against Tambudzani, who is a Senator in Beitbridge.
He claims Tambudzani has threatened him on the phone and turned their children against him. She has also been selling their property, he says.
He says “given the increasing incidences of people who are killing their spouses for passion”, he wants the court to “protect me against the threatened violence.”
The couple got married in 1981 under the Marriages Act, which prevents Mohadi from taking a second wife and exposes him and his new “wife” to a potential lawsuit from Tambudzani.
In his application for a divorce order, set to be heard on September 7, Mohadi says since he issued Tambudzani with divorce papers, she has “escalated her violent tendencies against my person… even calling me on my mobile phone while insulting me and threatening to tarnish my image.”
He maintains that their marriage “developed some irreconcilable differences” and they have not been intimate for 19 years. “As such, there are no prospects of restoration of a normal marriage,” he says in the court papers reported by NewsDay.