Violent husband loses marriage


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KANYAMA Local Court magistrate has granted divorce to woman who has been experiencing gender based violence (GBV) for two months in her marriage of three years.

Samson Gondwe, 29, a bus driver of Chawama compound was sued by his wife of 3 years Linda Sorah for beating and torturing her to near death.

Sorah, 26, of the same locality said her husband beat her every time she approached him to complain about his infidelity.

She told magistrate Esther Mulomba how her husband got violent each time he was caught with another woman while showing scars on her back to the court.

“We got married in 2016, three months tuna nkalako bwino then kunayamba kubwela tuka shana mu bus naba muna banga, nika funsako niku ni menya mubantu,” she said.

Soarah complained how sometimes her husband kicked her in the stomach and ties her to the bed with a rope each time the two had a fight.

“I have involved parents and the police but he won’t change, its better this marriage ends otherwise he will kill me one day,” she said.

In his defence, Gondwe denied ever beating his wife or ever tying her to the bed but that his wife was a careless woman with her mouth.

“Mkazi wanga saziba kukamba, niusuzya chomene, unga leme kumphalila monkalili nabantu koma opulika cha” He said.

Magistrate Mulomba granted the couple divorce due to excessive violence in their marriage.

She also ordered Gondwe to compensate his wife K2000 to be paid  in three installments for mistreating her as punishment or face jail.


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