Deputy minister’s husband wants return of cattle in divorce claim

Deputy finance and public enterprises minister Maureen Hinda-Mbuende should be ordered to return 80 head of cattle that her husband, former ambassador and deputy minister Kaire Mbuende, donated to her, Mbuende is asking in a divorce claim filed at the Windhoek High Court.

Mbuende instituted divorce proceedings against Hinda-Mbuende last week.

According to his divorce claim, the couple got married out of community of property at Keetmanshoop in November 2018, and no children were born from their marriage.

It is stated in Mbuende’s claim that he made a donation of 78 cows and two bulls to Hinda-Mbuende during their marriage to help her secure a loan.

However, she has reportedly refused to register ownership of the cattle in Mbuende’s name, as agreed upon during the loan arrangement.

“It was specifically agreed between the parties that once the loan was granted and [Hinda-Mbuende] received the funds, the cattle will be re-registered in the name of the plaintiff [Mbuende],” it is stated in his claim.

Hinda-Mbuende, however, has refused to register ownership of the cattle in her his name, Mbuende is claiming.

Mbuende is asking the High Court to issue a provisional divorce order – framed as an order for the restitution of conjugal rights – against Hinda-Mbuende, and to also order her to transfer ownership of the allegedly donated 80 head of cattle into his name.

In response to the allegations, Hinda-Mbuende declined to comment on Monday.

“Please, I am unable to engage, I’m not well,” she stated.

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