Stingy husband dragged to court

A WOMAN told a Local Court in Lusaka that her husband is so stingy that he doesn’t give her money but brings relish late when children are asleep.

This is in a case in which Sharon Kaoma, 36, of Makeni Villa sued her husband Tryson Banda, 38, of the same compound for reconciliation.  The two got married through elopment in 1995  and have six children. However, Banda refused to reconcile with Kaoma.

Kaoma told Senior court Magistrate Daniel Phiri sitting with Magistrates Ng’andu Mukuka and Ackim Phiri at Kanyama Local court that she has not enjoyed her marriage because Banda has not been giving her money for house keeping.

She explained that Banda bought relish adding that he leaves  K10 for house keeping.

Kaoma said that when she tells him to leave money home he tells her to go into prostitution or get married to another man. He has on several times accused her of flirting with a taxi driver.  “Banda on two occassions took me to police on allegation that I stole property. He gave me K100 when I explained my situation to the police. It was discovered in the presence of police that he had k1,000 at his business premises in town when children were starving,” said Kaoma.  Asked by the court why she loves Banda, Kaoma said that she loves him because they have children together and that they last made love a month ago.

In defence, Banda said that the problem started in 2014 when Kaoma started campaigning for UPND because she started coming home at around 21.00 hours and that when he complained about the situation, she told  him that she no longer feared him.

He explained that at one time when he waited for her  she appeared from the maize field behind the house drunk and that he slapped her.  Banda added that the elder sister of Kaoma instead of helping him when he phoned her to complain about her sisters’s late coming,  she told him that he was a fool. ‘’I took her to Victim Support Unit to avoid fighting because she comes to insult me at my stand where I do business in town. I am living in fear because  she told me that she will poison me, “Even last night she came around 24.00 hours drunk.

I don’t have peace at home because she talks  too much when she comes home drunk,’’ said Banda. In submission, Kaoma said that she wants Banda to stop bringing relish at night but should instead be leavingmoney so that she buys food for the home.  Banda said that  all what he wanted  was to divorce Kaoma because she could kill  him as she  had allegedly been telling him that she will send people to attack him. Magistrate Daniel Phiri said that the marriage had poor foundation because they married through elopment without counsellors being involved.

He advised Kaoma to stop drinking beer if that was her habit. He said that reconciliation has failed and that it was up to one of them to sue for divorce

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