A 34-year-old man has told a Local Court in Lusaka that he was going after other women because his wife denies him sex.
Thompson Kamyaya of George compound was testifying in a case in which his wife, Loveness Banda, 26, of Lilanda compound sued him for divorce on allegation that he is a womanizer.
The two got married in 2006 and have two children. Dowry was paid.
Banda told Senior Court Magistrate Pauline Newa sitting with Magistrate Lewis Mumba at Matero Local Court that Kamyaya is a womanizer and likes drinking beer but fails to pay rentals.
She explained that when she was pregnant a child found him in a toilet making love with a neighbor.
Banda added that on July 18, she found Kamyaya in a bar drinking beer with a woman and upon seeing her he took to the heels and later left the matrimonial home.
Banda further stated that when she was not home Kamyaya brought women into the matrimonial bedroom.
They sat several times to resolve the matter but Kiamyaya has failed to change, adding that her huaband had also stopped going to church.
In defence, Kamyaya said that he goes after other women because Banda denies him sex as she has opeted to be sleeping in the the living room.
Asked by Banda if she only shifted to the sitting room after she found a condom in his pocket, Kamyaya said that it was not the reason she shifted for.
Asked by the court the last time they made love, Kamyaya said that they made love four months ago.
In submission, Banda said that she just wanted to divorce Kamyaya because she is tired of his behavior.
Kamyaya said that he still loves Banda and that she wanted them to keep the children together.
Kamyaya knelt down before Banda to ask her to forgive him when he was told to do so by the court but Banda refused and said that Kamyaya was an embarrassement because he was making love in the toilet to little girls who were neighbors.
Passing judgment, Magistrate Newa said that it was not in dispute that Kamyaya was a womanizer because he readily admitted.
She said that in marriage there should be communication but Banda was sleeping in the sitting room and Kamyaya was making love with other women.
She said that Kamyaya was not providing for the family but was busy taking money to other women.
She granted the couple divorce ordering Kamyaya to compensate Banda with K5000 in monthly installments of K300 and to be paying children maintenance fee of K200 per month. Property acquired together to be shared equally.