A South African housewife has begged a court to end her marriage with her husband for failing to get vaccinated.
The lady vowed she would not compromise her health if the man whom she had been married to for 18-years will fail to protect himself against the dreaded COVID-19 disease.
Charnelle in an interview with journalist, shared how her husband, Graham Spies’ health deteriorated after he contracted COVID-19 in 2020.
According to her, she immediately got vaccinated as soon as she was eligible.
Charnelle said she wonder why someone who was a victim of the killer disease would refuse to get a jab.
She said there’s no reason for her to continue to live with him since he won’t protect himself and the people around him. Charnelle said; “Graham contracted Covid-19 last year and watching him deteriorate in front of me is something I don’t wish on any human.
“The virus attacked his lungs. He is also asthmatic, which made his breathing even more difficult. Seeing him leave the hospital last year, after he had recovered, was like witnessing a real-life miracle.
“I won’t compromise on my health – it is non-negotiable. I told Graham since last year that if he refuses to get the jab, I don’t see how I can continue to live with someone that won’t protect himself and the people around him.”
When interview, Graham said not getting the vaccine was his personal decision.
He stated categorically that he doesn’t want to be used as a guinea pig for vaccination. Graham said: “I believe in science, to a certain extent. I don’t want to be used as a guinea pig for vaccinations. There is no 100% guarantee it works.”
He also expressed disappointment that after all the disagreements they have had over the past two decades, the vaccine would be the reason for their divorce.
Graham added; “This is not how I envisioned my marriage would end. Yes, we had our differences. We are not perfect. But, at the end of the day, we have to do what’s right for our mental health.”
Naija News understands that the couple, who are based in Cape Town since their marriage in 2003 and currently have no children, have since sold their property and are in the process of relocating to different cities for work.
Charnelle said; “Under no circumstances will I be putting my unborn kids’ lives in danger. We spoke about this numerous times. I said I will not bear his kids if he does not get vaccinated. It blows my mind that the man I’ve known my entire life is willing to throw all our future plans away just because he chooses to not get the vaccine. It’s madness.
The couple will be signing their annulment papers on 22 September.
This article was originally published on Naija News