In a case that has shocked the public, a court has dissolved a marriage that went for 21 years without sexual intercourse.
The court sitting in Buguruni, Tanzania, granted Rebecca Magaba the divorce she was yearning for, on grounds that Zablon Maselege failed to consummate their marriage for two decades.
The court papers say that Maselege suffers from cryptorchidism- a condition in which one or both of the testes fail to descend from the abdomen into the scrotum.
Delivering the ruling, Resident Magistrate Mwinyiheri Kondo said the court decided to dissolve the marriage “after satisfying itself that the couple is doing things contrary to marital expectations.”
As a result, the court ordered the divorcing couple to equitably share the assets accumulated during the marriage.
The songstress retained their real estate property in Dar es Salaam, while Maselege walked away with “a 10-acre farm in Bagamoyo, two shops located in Bonyokwa and a tree farm located in Kigoma.”
This condition is generally rare in full-term babies, but common in baby boys born prematurely.
Not seeing or feeling a testicle where it’s expected to be in the scrotum is the main sign of cryptorchidism commonly known as “undescended testicle.”
When one suffers from cryptorchidism, he may suffer infertility as production of sperms, the basic function of the testicles, becomes impossible.