By Nation Reporter
A 25-year-old woman told a Local Court in Lusaka that she had no peace in her house because her husband always insulted her and told her he wanted to marry an educated woman.
This was in a case in which Chomba Fikoloma of Chibolya compound sued her husband, Isaiah Tembo, 32, for divorce.
The two have been married for five years and have two children.
However, Tembo told the court that the two were not in any marriage and that there was no need of going ahead with the matter because they were merely cohabiting
Fikoloma, however, told senior court magistrate Daniel Phiri sitting with magistrates Ackim Phiri and Sarah Nyendwa at Kanyama Local Court that Tembo was promiscuous and that it was the reason she brought him to court.
She explained that Tembo did not like her relatives and he chased them away for fear that they would finish food in the house.
She had no peace in her house because Tembo always insulted her and told her that he wanted an educated woman as a wife.
She further said for that reason it was hard for her to continue living with Tembo as he was also promiscuous.
“I have received a number of calls from different women who insult me and they also tell me to leave Tembo alone.
“I think it is better I leave him with his prostitutes. Tembo is a casanova and he puts a blanket between us to prevent me from making love with him,” said Fikoloma.
In defence, Tembo said he was already maintaining Fikoloma and the children as ordered by the previous court where the case was first heard after he was sued for reconciliation.
He wondered why Fikoloma brought him to court. Yet, the other court resolved that the couple could not stay together due to the disputes.
Tembo said he was also not interested in the marriage and that he was surprised to be brought to court again when the previous court ruled that he should only maintain his children which he was doing.
Magistrate Daniel Phiri told Fikoloma that there was no a marriage since Tembo did not pay dowry, but that she should sue him for review of child maintenance if it was not enough.