By Nation Reporter
INSTEAD of being a brother’s keeper, a 36-year-old man has been dragged to court in Lusaka by his sibling on allegation that he planned to kill him over the family house.
This is in a case in which Wilson Banda, 40, of Chaisa compound sued his brother Crispin Banda, 36, of the same compound for eviction from the family house.
Wilson told Senior Court Magistrate Pauline Newa sitting with Magistrate Miyanda Banda at Matero Local Court that the problem started in 2014 when Crispin started chasing him from their eight-roomed family house whenever he drank beer and smoked dagga.
He explained that they were six children altogether but only two of them stayed at the family house.
Wilson said that at one time Crispin axed him on the head and that he had a medical report which he kept at home.
Wilson further said that Crispin attacked him on four occasions with his friend and that sometimes even his wife attacked him.
“When I am in the toilet or bathroom, Crispin’s wife throws stones at me. For one year now, I have not used the toilet at the family house, I just use those in bars,” said Wilson.
Wilson further told the court that no administrator had been chosen since the demise of their father.
In defence, Crispin said that he had asked his mother to call for a family meeting and resolve the matter but she told him that he was not her child.
He explained that he was ready to leave the house but he wanted his mother to show him his parents.
Magistrate Newa said that the problem was as a result of not choosing an administrator after their father’s death.
She ordered them to go home and choose an administrator to be confirmed by the court.