Mathew Masinge, H-Metro Reporter
UK based socialite Olinda Nkomo nee Chapel says her estranged husband Njabulo “Tytan” Nkomo tricked her into a marriage of inconvenience.
She made the revelation while filing for the pair’s divorce.
Olinda and Tytan’s marriage hit rocky patches last year after the businesswoman accused the singer of being a serial bed-hopper.
The two have since been living apart since July 2019.
In the summons, Olinda has accused the Mukoko singer of taking advantage of her status before luring her into a marriage of inconvenience.
She claims her baby daddy wanted to use their union as a ticket to obtain permanent residence in the UK and Northern Islands.
Olinda has now approached the court seeking an order to nullify the June 2018 marriage which resulted in the birth of one minor child.
“At the time the parties entered into the marriage and exchanged vows, no valid marital union was created as Plaintiff (Olinda) was not aware that the Defendant (Tytan) was entering into the marriage exclusively for the purpose of his acquisition of immigration papers entitling him to remain and reside in the United Kingdom of Great Briatin and by virtue of Plaintiff’s permanent immigration status.
“The marriage between the parties, was a marriage of convenience to enable Defendant (Tytan) to acquire United Kingdom of Great Britain immigration papers.
“There was no valid marital union as there was no meeting of the minds at the time the parties entered into the marriage,” reads part of the summons.
She said she was fooled into the marriage.
“Plaintiff (Olinda) believed the marriage was for love when the Defendant (Tytan), the marriage was just a conduit to acquire United Kingdom of Great Britain immigration papers enabling him to remain and reside in that country using Plaintiff’s immigration status.
“Defendant fraudulently misrepresented Plaintiff into entering into the marriage believing it to be for love when in actual fact the Defendant intended the marriage to be entered into it for purpose of his acquisition of immigration papers entitling him to remain and reside permanently in the United Kingdom…” she claimed.
Olinda also wants her estranged husband to pay maintenance for their nine- month-old child.
“It is just and equitable that custody of the minor child be awarded to the Plaintiff with the Defendant getting reasonable access.
“It is just and equitable that the Defendant pay maintenance for the minor child until she reaches the age of majority,” she said.
Tytan is yet to respond to the summons.