Johannesburg – One of South Africa’s favourite couple Nandi Madida and Zakes Bantwini have shocked everyone when they pleaded with the Johannesburg High Court to allow them to convert their union to out of community of property.
The Madidas got married in June 2016 in Pinetown, KwaZulu- Natal in community of property. However, Zakes has revealed that they erroneously entered into in community of property marriage because of their “misunderstanding with their marriage officer”.
The couple has recently applied for a court order to remove Nandi from their multi-million-rand joint estate. Their joint estate includes a R3.5-million house in Durban and a R1.5-million property in Johannesburg.
According to media reports, Zakes said before their marriage, he and his wife – who is the second applicant in the case – had planned to be married out of community of property without the application of the accrual system.
Zakes also revealed that Nandi does not have assets to her name, according to the affidavit.
Zakes is said to own a R3.5 million house in Morningside, Durban, and a R1.5-million house in Thornhill, Modderfontein, in Johannesburg.
The couple will now enter into a post-nuptial notarial contract and would not prefer the accrual system to apply into post-nuptial notarial contract because they individually have successful careers and independent sources of income.
Nandi signed a confirmatory affidavit agreeing to the dissolution of their in-community of property marriage.