An aggrieved wife allegedly interrupted a Pastor’s wedding with another woman, an incident which reportedly on Thursday, December 6.
Eyewitnesses alleged that the Tanzanian pastor, Julius Andrew’s first wife, Maria Stoni, stormed the church in Kibaha, where her husband was just about exchanging wedding vows with his new bride, simply identified as Stella, and abruptly stopped the wedding.
It was gathered that when the officiating minister, Bishop John Mzule, asked the lady to prove that she was indeed Andrew’s wife, she immediately produced a marriage certificate showing that she and Andrew exchanged wedding vows on September 25, 2010 at the Gospel Revival Assemblies of God church in Mlandizi, Tanzania.
Bishop Mzule who called off the wedding, said Stella and Andrew would only be confirmed as husband and wife once investigations into Andrew’s “controversial” marriage are completed. Maria who however disclosed that their 8-year-marriage began having cracks when Stella came into the picture sometime in 2017, added that she “can’t force a man to love her if he doesn’t want me”.
“If he does not want to be with me, I won’t coerce him. I surrender to the fate, and ask him to divide the matrimonial wealth – in half – with me. We, as a couple, own a parcel of land in Mbande, a motorcycle, a refrigerator, a bed, a mattress, utensils and house items. I need them so that I can start my life afresh. Once that is granted, then Andrew can remarry if he so wishes,” Maria told Global Publishers.