Woman raids wedding of man she is already married to
A woman has raided the wedding of a man who she claims she is already married to after he reportedly told his wife he was heading out of town for work.
Video footage of Abraham Muyunda, from Zambia, shows the father-of-three about to wed his loved before his hysterical wife stormed the church and demanded the ceremony to abruptly end.
His bold plan was exposed after his wife caught wind of his secret ceremony by one of his neighbours, the Zambian Observer reported.
His wife then rushes to the church with video footage showing her trying to halt the ceremony.
“This wedding can’t go on … this man here is my husband,” she says while marching up the aisle.
Guests can be heard gasping in the background as the groom looks on with his hand on his chin.
The footage showed no reaction from the new bride while Mr Muyunda’s alleged wife attempts to approach the couple before being stopped by the bridal party.
“This man is my husband. We haven’t divorced,” she told him.
She added: “we never quarrelled … I don’t know what is happening here”.
She was seen carrying a baby in a papoose strapped to her back.
She also reportedly had her other children in tow as she stormed into a Roman Catholic church in Chainda, an area of the capital Lusaka.
Local media write that Mr Muyunda was taken to a police station, with his bride allegedly aware he was married.
Reports claim Mr Muyunda could be charged with bigamy, and face up to seven years in jail.
The UN states that Zambia has two different marriage systems.
One system is based on customary law and the other on modern statute law.
The latter does not allow for polygamy, and anyone who tries to get married under statute law when they already have a husband or wife is liable to prosecution.
Join our community of over 400,000-plus members today and get the latest Over60 news, offers and articles.
Get all the latest Over60 news, offers and articles.