Woman divorced for reprimanding hubby’s cousin

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VICTORIA KASANGA writes
@SunZambian

A woman has been dragged to court for divorce for reprimanding her husband’s cousin over improper dressing.

Everisto Zulu 43 has sued his wife Mbita Kasuba 36 for divorce.

Mr Zulu narrated before the court that the two of them got married in 2014 and have one child together.

He said from the time they got married, they lived well until his cousin Charity Kunda came to live with them.

“I just get reports from people and family members telling me that she mistreats my poor cousin and when I ask her she does not tell me anything,” he said.

Mr Zulu said he was tired of the marriage as the wife was always violent and that he did not want a case where one them would end up being killed due to the violence.

“I just want a divorce, the two of us have been living separately for more than six months now and I don’t wish to go back and live with this woman anymore,” he said.

The case came before Kabushi local court presiding magistrate Mildred Namwizye sitting with Evelyn Nalwizya.

In her defence, Ms Kasuba said she did not want a divorce because she loved her husband and was waiting for him to get back home.

She denied ever mistreating Charity as she was never even found home and that there was nothing wrong in telling a grown up lady to dress appropriately.

Ms Kasuba said she even bought the girl clothes so that she stopped wearing mini-skirts because that was what she always put on even if the husband was home.

She said Charity had a tendency of bringing men to the house while they were at work and that they discussed it with the husband.

“The only reason my husband wants to divorce me is because he has another woman. Right now he has gone back to live with his deceased wife’s sister and does not want to come back home,” she said.

She said according to his explanation there was no valid reason for him divorcing her but it was just that he was in love with another woman.

Ms Kasuba said each time their elders called to counsel them, the husband would refuse to show up.

She said before they got married, one of his late wife’s sisters was given to him as replacement.

Ms Kasuba said at the time, he had refused to marry her but now he has gone back and has been living at their house for more than six months.

In passing judgment, the court dissolved the marriage on grounds that there was no love in the marriage and that the husband had lost interest in his wife.

The court ordered the former husband to compensate the woman K6000 and pay K500 per month as child maintenance

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