By Nation Reporter
A 33-year-old man told a Local Court in Lusaka that his wife was just after his money because when it finished she decided to divorce him.
Paul Wamunyima, a businessman of John Laing compound was testifying in a case in which his wife, Esther Ngulube, 28, of Kanyama compound sued him for divorce.
The two got married in 2006 and have two children.
Ngulube told Senior Court Magistrate Daniel Phiri sitting with Magistrates Sarah Nyendwa and Ackim Phiri at Kanyama Local Court that she became suspicious because Wamunyima started going out for business frequently.
She explained that at one time around 20.00 hours her husband’s phone rang and he told her it was someone he owed some money.
But when she wanted to grab the phone to confirm his story, he beat her up.
Ngulube further told the court that Wamunyima started switching off his phone when at home but later he confessed that he married another woman.
Ngulube further said that the woman started calling her and would shout at her. In 2013, Wamunyima left the matrimonial home.
“I also decided to go to my parents since Wamunyima left the matrimonial home,” said Ngulube.
In defence, Wamunyima said that Ngulube was just after his money because when it got finished, she decided to divorce him.
He explained that he was giving Ngulube some money when his business was doing fine. When his business started doing badly, she began depriving him sex.
He said at one time he even sued her in the Boma Local court for reconciliation.
“I married another woman because she used to trouble me and several times packed her belongings to go to her parents,” said Wamunyima.
Magistrate Phiri granted the couple divorce without compensation after noting that they stayed on separation for three years. However, he ordered Wamunyima to be paying children maintenance fee of K600 per month. The property acquired in the course of the marriage was shared equally between them.