By Nation Reporter
A 29-year-old woman told a Local Court in Lusaka that she wants to divorce her husband because he makes love to her once a month.
Winfridah Mbewe told Senior Court Magistrate Sarah Nyendwa sitting with Magistrates Ackim Phiri and Daniel Phiri at Kanyama Local Court that she has never enjoyed her marriage because sometimes a month elapsed without making love.
This was in a case in which Mbewe sued her husband, Andrew Masumba, 28, a businessman of Linda compound for divorce.
However, Masumba said that he still loved his wife.
The two got married in 2010 and have no children.
She explained that on February 17, as a matron, she went to teach children a wedding dance and differed with Masumba when she arrived home at 21.00 and he refused to open for her.
Mbewe said that she slept at the landlord’s house and that the following morning she packed her property and went to live with her parents.
Mbewe further said that while at her parents, Masumba’s sister phoned and told her mother that they had caught her committing adultery.
“Even after I returned home, Masumba’s mother said that I was a prostitute. But the major reason I want to divorce Masumba is because he makes love to me once a month. Sometimes a month elapses without making love,” said Mbewe. In defence, Masumba said that Mbewe left him shortly after marrying her because he suffered from ulcers, saying she could not live with a loafer and only came back a week later.
He explained that it was a neighbour who called Mbewe a prostitute and that the matter was in court.
Masumba said when a friend to Mbewe came to call her at night, he refused to open the door but his wife was angry with him, hence she attempted to break the lock.
The couple had been on separation for three months.
Magistrate Nyendwa said that there was no adequate sex and that it was the reason Masumba heard people calling his wife a prostitute because she was sexually starved.
She granted the couple divorce without compensation and that property acquired during the subsistence of the marrige would be shared equally.