- Published on Thursday, 12 July 2012 03:41
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CHADEMA Member of Parliament (Special Seats) Ms Rose Kamili has filed an application in the High Court demanding that her husband, CHADEMA Secretary General Dr Willibrod Slaa pay her 50m/- for maintenance for herself and their two children.
In her application, the MP also wants Dr Slaa's fiancee Josephine Mushumbusi to pay her 500m/- for alleged adultery and causing Dr Slaa to abandon his family as well as the costs of the application.
In the application filed at the High Court Main Registry, the CHADEMA MP further wants the court to block the proposed wedding between Dr Slaa, who stood for presidency (on CHADEMA ticket) in the 2010 general elections and Ms Mushumbusi.
According to the application filed yesterday, the wedding was scheduled to be celebrated on July 21, this year, at Karatu.
The case, which was registered as Matrimonial Cause No. 4 of this year, is scheduled to be heard by the High Court Judge Lawrence Kaduri.
Ms Kamili, who is represented by advocate Joseph Tadayo, wants the court to declare that, the marriage between her and Dr Slaa still exists and that the second respondent, Mushumbushi, persuaded Dr Slaa to desert his family. In her application, Kamili also wants the court to adjourn the intended marriage between Dr Slaa and Mushumbusi which is scheduled to take place on July 21 this year and declare it void.
In the application it is also explained that the applicant and Slaa were united since 1985. In 1987 their union was blessed with two children. They also managed to acquire matrimonial properties that included two residential houses and household furniture.
It is further explained that the couple lived peacefully and happily until in 2009 when Slaa started dating Mushumbusi breaching the oath of marriage. The case was scheduled for mention today before Judge Kaduri. Ms Kamili's application refreshes minds for a similar case opened by Mr Aminiel Mahimbo, Ms Mushumbusi's husband, against Dr Slaa in 2010.
In the case, Mr Mahimbo accused Dr Slaa for malice and committing adultery with his wife considering that the two (Mr Mahimbo and Ms Mushumbusi) wed in Christian marriage in 2002 and were blessed with two children.
Meanwhile, the judgment of the former Tanzania ambassador to Italy, Professor Costa Mahalu, was adjourned until August 9 this year because the Resident Magistrate in charge hearing the case, Ilvin Mugeta, was attending to other office duties.
Adjourning the case, Resident Magistrate Aloyce Katemana said, "Magistrate Mugeta told me to adjourn this case until August 9. He wishes to deliver judgment himself". Prof Mahalu was arraigned in January 2006 along with a former counsellor at the Rome embassy, Ms Grace Martin, on charges of conspiracy to steal from the government 2.5bn/-. The two have denied the charges.