Top Tanzanian artiste Judith Wambura Mbibo, better known as Lady Jaydee, has demanded an apology from her ex-husband Gardner G. Habash over demeaning remarks.
Clouds FM presenter Gardner G. Habash is being accused of making snide remarks against Jaydee on May 6.
Mr Habash made sarcastic comments that have sexual connotations directed at Jaydee at the Miss Tanzania Institute of Accountancy (TIA) event which he attended. eDaily cannot publish the remarks due to its sexual nature.
Jaydee, through her lawyer Aman G. Tenga, demands an apology from Gardner within seven days – beginning May 13 – saying the remarks have caused her public embarrassment, psychological pain and loss of business due to negative perception by event organizers.
Jaydee’s lawyer argues that Mr Habash’s comments were prompted by the radio host’s delusional thinking that the two can get back together.
Tenga further urges Mr Habash to refrain from speaking about his (Habash’s) failed marriage with the Yahaya star as the union was officially terminated by the courts in February, 2016.
Mr Tenga says if Mr Habash fails to oblige to his client’s demand, he will file a lawsuit against him in court for tort of outrage.
Mr Habash’s remarks sparked outrage among many fans, including Tanzania’s assistant minister for health Hamis Kigwangalla, who asked the radio presenter to apologise to his former wife; saying Habash demeaned Jaydee and other women.
Gardner Habash is yet to make a public apology to Jaydee.
Jaydee filed for divorce in 2014 after she fell out with her then manager and husband Gardner G. Habash ‘Captain’.
The verdict that was issued on February put an end to a 9-year marriage which Jaydee says was marred with infidelity and intoxication.
In a 2015 interview Jaydee, 35, said that it was her personal decision to divorce Gardner, after the marriage became too much for her to take.
“My marriage didn’t work out. I was not happy at all and that’s why I decided not to carry on. My husband was cheating on me and he had become a drunkard, while I was working so hard and giving the relationship all that I was able to. I am just happy and thank God that I don’t have children with him,” she said.
Gardner on his end, in a February, 2016 interview with Tanzania’s Risasi, said that Lady Jaydee asked to split with him while she was on a United States tour.
“I remember it was in July, 2014 when I had booked Jaydee for a show in the United States. Her trip was to end after seven days. However, I advised her to stay for another three weeks – at least to extend her vacation. When it got to the third week of her holiday, she called me on phone and asked to separate with me once she jets back,” said Gardner.
Gardner said he did not know what prompted the divorce.
“Jaydee is in a better position to reveal why she decided to call off the marriage. Besides the normal hitches in marriage, I was in good terms with her. Even now, I still wonder what major turnoff provoked her decision.”