Help offers for man to divorce cheating wife
HELP is pouring in for a Gauteng man who abstained from having sex with his wife for two years under the impression that she was suffering from cancer - only to find that she was pregnant with someone else's child.
The man said he feared divorcing his cheating wife of 18 years because this could result in him losing part of his estate. They have three children together.
After Sowetan's report last Monday, Moshate, an NGO which helps abused men, offered to assist the man file for divorce.
A divorce lawyer also says the man need not worry about losing his estate.
"There is a clause in The Divorce Act called the forfeiture clause," said divorce lawyer Baphasile Mthimunye.
"It basically states that the person who is the direct cause of the divorce can forfeit his or her share of the estate to the innocent party and we are prepared to help the man," he said.
He said generally the courts resort to this section reluctantly but his law firm would assist the man free of charge.
Moshate director Mashilo Mnisi said the man's story was touching and sad. He said the man was going for counselling with their social worker.