A 52-year-old promiscuous woman has asked for forgiveness from her husband in a Local Court in Lusaka.
This is in a case in which Robina Mambwe of John Laing compound sued her husband, Kennedy Chirwa, 55, for divorce.
The two got married in 1983 and they have six children. Dowry was paid.
Mambwe told Senior Court Magistrate Daniel Phiri sitting with Magistrates Sarah Nyendwa and Ackim Phiri at Kanyama Local Court that problems started in 2010 when Chirwa bought a vehicle because he stopped looking at her as a woman.
She explained that Chirwa started finding faults in her and that he would sleep at the end of the bed denying her conjugal rights for two years.
Mambwe added that later she found messages and photos of a woman on Chirwa‘s phone and that this continued for four years.
She said to find relief she shifted to Kabanana compound but after three weeks Chirwa followed her and got her back home.
Mambwe further said that though Chirwa got her back he did not make love to her for three months.
“Chirwa fell in love with a young woman at Soweto where he does business and stopped taking care of me. When I confronted his girlfriend Chirwa became like a lion and he chased me saying I am just a prostitute. I sued him because he comes home shaved,” she said.
Mambwe said that since November 13, 2015 Chirwa doesn’t sleep home and that he chased children from the shop because he didn’t want them to know what he did at Soweto.
In cross-examination, Mambwe said that she loves Chirwa very much but she hated what he does adding that she slept with clothes because he was not home for a week.
In defence, Chirwa said that problems started in 2012 when he received a disturbing message that Mambwe was impregnated by another man in 1985 and that the child died soon after.
He explained that this prompted him to start looking for another woman with intention to marry her.
Chirwa added that he started feeling sympathy when he saw great love Mambwe had for him and was in the process of reconciling with her but she was sleeping with clothes adding that he forsook a girlfriend three months ago.
“Mambwe rarely greets me or talk to me and she doesn’t eat with me. I provided money when she complained to my sister that she had no food,” he said.
Asked by Mambwe if Chirwa would forgive her for having extra marital affair, Chirwa admitted.
When the court asked them to be given time to resolve the matter home they both agreed and Magistrate Ackim Phiri adjourned the case to February 16, 2016.
The couple walked out of the court while holding each other’s hands as witnesses burst in laughter.