REBECCA BANDA writes
A LUSAKA man has been divorced in the Boma Local Court for threatening violence to his wife.
Lackson Mukuka, 40, of Ng’ombe compound was sued by his wife of 20 years Exhildah Chewe, 35, of the same compound for divorce on account of cruelty.
Chewe told Senior Magistrate Gaston Kalala that there had been serious misunderstandings in their marriage for some time now.
Chewe said her husband became violent each time he arrived home drunk, adding that one day he broke the main door to their house.
“My husband takes a lot of alcohol and insults me each time he comes home. My husband doesn’t spend much time at home. I don’t know where he goes. When he comes home he only comes to bath and request for food he doesn’t buy,” Chewe said.
She was tired of the marriage and all she wanted was divorce.
“I tried to put right our marriage in the court in 2013 but since then his behavior has not changed,” Chewe said.
However, Mukuka countered and that there were no disputes in their marriage and were staying very well.
“I buy food for my wife and the children. I pay house rentals and take care of my children,
“The only dispute we had was when I gave my wife a K500 to buy food but she refused saying it wasn’t enough to feed the family,” Mukuka said.
Mukuka said his wife was always complaining and made noise in house which has led the neighbours to hate her.
Mukuka said his wife was a drunk and was always unruly.
The court granted divorce without compensation saying there was gender based violence (GBV) in the marriage and abuse of alcohol.