Pretoria - The saying “old but not cold” again proved true when a 75-year-old pensioner obtained a divorce from his 79-year-old wife, saying he could no longer cope with her one-night stands with other men.
The pensioner said his two-timing wife was no longer welcome in his house or bed. The woman agreed that they were not meant to spend the rest of their lives together so she moved out of the retirement village, north of Pretoria, where they lived.
She is now staying in another retirement village in the area. The man stated in papers before the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, that the last straw was when his wife, during a holiday in Korea, had “extramarital intercourse with a third party from one of the islands located in the Philippines”.
The third party confirmed the affair to him telephonically, he said. In court papers, the woman, born in 1939, agreed that they should get divorced. “We have different ideals on what our lives should be like in the future. We also do not share common interests,” she said.
She also accused him of having extra-marital affairs, but the man vehemently denied this. The couple, who cannot be identified in terms of the Divorce Act, were married in April last year during a ceremony in White River.