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‘MY WIFE STOPPED COOKING FOR ME WHEN I LOST EMPLOYMENT’

A 38-year-old man told a Local Court in Lusaka that his wife stopped cooking for him soon after he lost employment.

Osteen Mwangwesa of Makeni Villa was testifying in a case in which his wife, Sentia Moya, 36, a teacher sued him for divorce.

The two got married in 1998 and have five children.

Moya told Senior Court Magistrate Sarah Nyendwa sitting with Magistrates Ackim Phiri and Daniel Phiri at Kanyama Local Court that Moya said Mwangwesa had not cared for her since they left his parents’ place and that he only bought her a Chitenge material in 2004.

She explained that for 15 years Mwangwesa did not care for her and did not show her his pay slip.

When she fell pregnant she had to buy everything for the child on her own.

“Mwangwesa complains that I don’t cook for him when I am sick. He gets annoyed when I go to church. I want to divorce Mwangwesa because he doesn’t care for me I may die in the house,” said Moya.

In defence, Mwangwesa said that all was well when he was working but when his job contract was terminated Moya stopped cooking for him.

Asked by Moya if she did not cook for him, Mwangwesa said that she only did so when she wanted during the two years he had been out of employment.

In submission, Moya said that she wanted to divorce Mwangwesa so that she became free. Mwangwesa was opposed to the divorce because he feared children would suffer.

Magistrate Nyendwa said that Mwangwesa was stingy because he only bought Chitenge material for Moya in 2004.

She granted the couple divorce ordering Mwangwesa to compensate Moya with K8000 with initial payment of K1000 followed by monthly instalments of K300. He also ordered to be paying children maintenance of K500 per month. Property acquired together to be shared equally.

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RANDY HUBBY DIVORCED

A 44-year-old man caused laughter in a Local Court in Lusaka when he said he resorted to womanizing because he did not know what his wife did to become HIV positive.

Mulemwa Mbumwanye of old Kanyama compound who was finally divorced was testifying in a case in which his wife, Mwangana Itwi, 24, sued him for divorce.

The two got married in 2000 and have three children. Dowry was paid.

Itwi told Senior Court Magistrate Daniel Phiri sitting with Magistrate Ackim Phiri at Kanyama Local Court that five months ago the couple was in the same court for reconciliation because Mbumwanye was not showing her his salary.

Itwi said she had been unwell but Mbumwanye kept coming home around 23.00 hours from his drinking sprees.

She further said that Mbumwanye took her to his doctor who did not give her  any medicine and that when she was eight months pregnant he refused to accompany her to the hospital for a medical check-up.

“I was found HIV positive but Mbumwanye doesn’t want to be treated. He only had one injection for syphilis. How can I stay with such a person? He has even failed to take our two children to school because of beer and womanizing,” Itwi said.

In cross-examination, Itwi said that although Mbumwanye bought food for the family, she has been seeing his salary.

In defence, Mbumwanye said Itwi wanted to behave like a man in the house and was short tempered, adding that it was the reason he was running away to avoid GBV.

He explained that Itwi did not like his relatives and that she ‘made noise’ even when there were visitors.

Mbumwanye said he did know anything about Itwi’s HIV status because she was always leaving home for Sesheke.

He said he did not know what she was doing in Sesheke but he admitted womanizing while his wife was away.

Asked by the court if he could stay with Itwi, Mbumwanye said that he could not because she was short-tempered and feared they might kill each other.

Magistrate Daniel Phiri said that problems started a long time ago because the couple was in court for reconciliation.

He granted the couple divorce ordering Mbumwanye to compensate Itwi with K8000 with initial payment of K1000 followed by monthly instalments of K250. Property acquired together to be shared equally.

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DUMPED WOMAN DRAGS HUBBY TO COURT FOR DIVORCE

A woman has dragged her husband to court in Lusaka for divorce after he stayed with her for three months in marriage and later dumped her.

This was in a case in which Yvonne Banda, 26, of Petauke in Eastern Province sued Paul Mwamba, 27, of Garden House for divorce.

The two got married in 2014 and have no children. Dowry was paid.

Banda told Senior Court Magistrate Pauline Newa sitting with Magistrate Lewis Mumba at Matero Local Court that all was well after they married in December 2014 but in February 2015 Mwamba failed to pay house rentals and were evicted from their rented home.

Banda said that Mwamba took her to her sister in George compound but after a week she went to her village in Petauke.

When she returned from the village she could not locate Mwamba and she decided to go back to Petauke.

“When I came again I found Mwamba’s friend who gave me his new phone number. I went to his workplace but Mwamba just told me that he was upset because the pregnancy I had disappeared,” said Banda.

In defence, Mwamba said that he was actually a married with two children.

He explained that when he was on separation with his wife he proposed love to Banda in Soweto Market  but she insisted that they should go to her village in Petauke were he was told to put a K20 in a plate as per tradition.

Mwamba further told the court that that when he left Petauke his phone developed a problem with the battery and it subsequently went off.

Mwamba said when he reached Lusaka he charged the phone and was surprised to find Banda’s messages saying that he was not a man enough and that there was a truck driver who wanted to marry her.

“After I saw the messages I forgot about them but she later went my workplace when she reported a lot of lies about me and I was fired,

“There was no marriage between us and my wife is present in court we reconciled,” said Mwamba.

But Banda’s older sister said that Mwamba went to Petauke for marriage formalities and was charged K600 but paid K300 as down payment.

She said that Mwamba was a crook who only went to Petauke to embarrass her family, adding that he should give Banda back the property she came with from the village.

In submission, Banda said that Mwamba embarrassed her by undressing her and that he should dress her.

She said that she stayed with him for three months and had been on separation for seven months.

Magistrate Newa said that there was marriage because Mwamba went to the village and paid K300 for dowry.

She said that Mwamba was just feeling shy because he reconciled with his wife, adding however that the man was a crook.

She granted the couple divorce ordering Mwamba to compensate Banda with K3000 with initial payment of K1000 followed by monthly instalments of K500.

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WOMAN DIVORCES HUSBAND WHO THREATENED TO KILL HER

A 34-year-old woman told a Local Court in Lusaka that she wanted her marriage to be annulled because her husband has been threatening to kill her.

This was in a case in which Purity Namakando, 34, of Makeni sued her husband, Caster Poniso, 38, for divorce.

The two got married in 1997 and have three children. Dowry was paid.

Namakando told Senior Court Magistrate Douglas Mpundu sitting with Magistrate Miyanda Banda at Boma Local Court that she has never enjoyed her marriage because Poniso has been threatening to kill her for some time now.

She explained that whenever Poniso was drunk, he insulted her and her parents.

Asked by the court if she can give Poniso another chance, Namakando said she feared he could kill her, adding that both families sat down twice before to try and counsel Poniso, but all had been in vain.

In defence, Poniso said Namakando lied that he insulted and threatened to kill her.

He explained that Namakando got upset when he told her to stop working because he feared for her life for she was knocking off around 04.00 hours.

He told the court that he drank beer, but remembered whatever he said and did.+

In submission, Namakando said that she wanted to divorce Poniso because he would kill her.

But Poniso said that he wanted to maintain the marriage with Namakando because it would be difficult for him to look for another woman to marry and start a new life.

Magistrate Mpundu said that if the court forced them to stay together Poniso may kill Namakando because even after the families sat down to counsel him, he has failed to change.

He granted the couple divorce ordering Poniso to compensate with Namakando K5000 by monthly instalments of K500 and to be paying children maintenance fee of K200 per month. Property acquired together to be shared equally.

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