A LOCAL court in Lusaka has told a woman who has the habit of threatening to commit suicide to turn to God for deliverance.
Senior Court Magistrate Ganson Kalala sitting with Magistrate Mubukwanu Matakala at Chawama Local Court made the ruling in the case in which Jessie Mwanza, 33, of Chilanga sued her husband, Alisson Mwanza, 35, for reconciliation.
The two got married in 1995 and have four children.
Jessie told the court that since they got married Mwanza has been telling her to leave and to stop associating with her friends.
She explained that when she started work as a maid he stopped her and that last week gave her K300 to go to the village.
In defence, Mwanza said that they have been differing with Jessie because she has a habit of attempting to commit suicide.
He explained that at one time when he came from a funeral with a friend around 23.00 hours Jessie got upset and went on a door-to-door check for a mourning house.
Mwanza claimed that Jessie goes on marriage counseling trips for new couples in other provinces without telling him.
In submission, Jessie said that she wanted to reconcile with Mwanza. And her husband was agreeable to the idea.
Passing judgment, Magistrate Kalala told Jessie to pray against the spirit of suicide because it can kill her one day.
The couple was advised to resolve their challenges by sitting down as families. The court reconciled the couple.