A 39-YEAR-OLD man has denied in a Lusaka Local Court being found in the girlfriend’s house by his wife, insisting that she instead found him sleeping in his mini bus.
Nyambe Mulundumina of Lilayi compound was testifying in a case in which his wife, Naomi Chishimba, 31, of John Laing compound sued him for reconciliation.
The two got married in 2006 and have two children.
Chishimba told Senior Court Magistrate Daniel Phiri sitting with Magistrates Ackim Phiri and Sarah Nyendwa at Kanyama Local Court that all was well until a few years later when Mulundumina started spending nights out.
She explained that at one time when it was raining Mulundumina beat her badly but did not report him to police.
Chishimba said Mulundumina started flirting with a bar lady and that once he found him coming out of her house, adding that a fight ensued between her and the bar lady.
Chishimba further stated that when Mulundumina’s contract was terminated he disappeared and that she also went to live with her mother.
“After sometime he came back and we started staying together. Later he went to Mongu where he got a job but he continued spending nights out and was flirting with his workmate whom he impregnated,” said Chishimba.
Chishimba said that in February 2015 they travelled to Lusaka when she lost her brother but Mulundumina disappeared from the mourning house for three days.
She explained that Mulundumina then went for good and she later learnt that he had married another woman in Linda compound.
Asked by the court why she sued for reconciliation after going through such problems, Chishimba said that it was better to divorce and that for nine months they had not made love.
In defence, Mulundumina said that Chishimba left matrimonial home in February 2015.
Asked by Chishimba if she did not find him coming out of his girlfriend’s house, Mulundumina denied and said that she found him sleeping in his minibus.
Magistrate Daniel Phiri ruled a failed reconciliation after noting that the couple had stayed on separation for a long time.