MUTINTA MULAYE writes
A MAN who abandoned his home to go and look for peace elsewhere has been reunited with his wife who had sued him for reconciliation in the Boma Local Court.
This was in a case in which Flavior Lupupa,32 of 6 miles sued her husband, Martin Makungu, 38, of the same area for reconciliation.
Lupupa told Senior Court Magistrate George Kaoma that she got married to Makungu in 2007but that he left home in January to go and look for work.
“But when I went to check on him at his work place I found that he wasn’t actually sleeping there. He then told me he wants peace and was staying with the first woman he has a child with. He told me he left me because I refused to keep that child,” said Lupupa.
She also said her husband bought the other woman a plot and told Lupupa that she has no right to say anything about that plot.
While they were together her husband shocked her when he would go outside to answer calls even as late as midnight or 02:00hrs from women.
“Before we got married he found me with a child. Every time we quarrel he brings up the issue of my child. He says my child has no shares in our house and should be taken to its father,” said Lupupa.
In defence Makungu told the court that the biggest problem he has with his wife was that she did not know how to spend money.
“When I was working for Zambian Breweries, I got a loan and gave her K5, 000. She said she would start a saloon business but from that time there is nothing I’ve seen. I gave her rentals for 2 months and she spent half of it on other matters I don’t know,” said Makungu
He further said his wife became argumentative and in the process he met another woman who he impregnated with twins.
When he started working as a truck driver, he gave his wife money for the children’s school fees and she misused half of the money.
“One time I gave her K400 to buy food and she only bought a 10kg of mealie meal and sausage. I don’t know where she took the rest of the money,” he said.
He denied deserting his wife and said his nature of job as a truck driver always kept him away from home.
The court found that the biggest problem in their marriage was Lupupa’s misuse of money.
It however reconciled and advised the couple to go home and live in harmony.