A Tanzanian court has dissolved a marriage that lasted for 21 years without sexual intercourse.
The court was compelled to dissolve the union between a Tanzanian gospel singer, Rebeca Magaba and Zabron Maselege, after the couple allegedly failed to consummate their marriage for two decades.
According to the court documents, Maselege suffers from cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testes fail to descent from the abdomen into the scrotum.
This condition is generally rare in full-term babies, but common in baby boys born prematurely. The sufferer usually becomes infertile as the production of sperms becomes impossible.
Resident Magistrate Mwinyiheri Kondo who delivered the ruling said the court decided to dissolve the marriage “after satisfying itself that the couple is doing things contrary to marital expectations”.
Following the dissolution, the court ordered equitable division of assets accumulated during the marriage.
The husband is to get a 10-acre farm, two shops and a tree farm while the wife is to keep a real estate property in Dar-es-Salaam.