A CHEATING wife failed to challenge her husband in the Lusaka Local Court after he produced the phone on which conversation with her lovers were played as evidence.

This is in a case in which Weluzani Sakala, 26, a businessman of Garden House compound sued his wife, Fan Phiri, 24, of Kanyama compound for divorce.

The two got married in 2013 and have one child.

Sakala told Senior Court Magistrate Lewis Mumba sitting with Magistrate Abbishine Michelo at Kanyama Local Court that problems started in 2014 after Phiri got a boyfriend at her working place.

His aunt who worked with his wife was the one who revealed Phiri’s extra marital affairs. When she was confronted Phiri apologised.

However, Phiri did not stop because the same man bought her another cell phone on which they were communicating.

Sakala said in June 2016 when he went to the village, he left her phone on voice recording and on return was shocked to find that Phiri was communicating with four men with one of them even wanting to marry her.

Sakala further said that the other man talked about looking for K50 to book a room while she was heard saying they could go to their usual place.

Sakala said that Phiri left for her parent’s home on August 23, 2016 after she attempted to commit suicide.

But during cross-examination, Phiri said that she was not caught red-handed and said that she knew the man who wanted her to come.

In defence, Phiri said that she did not want divorce because she was expecting Sakala’s child.

She admitted that there was a conversation with the man but denied making love with him.

Magistrate Mumba said that it was evident that Phiri was communicating with boyfriends as heard from the recordings.

He granted the couple divorce without compensation but ordered Sakala to be paying child maintenance fee of K500 per month.



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