Man chases son in law over unpaid K7,000 dowry

Date:

Share post:

DIANA NSOFWA writes 

@SunZambian

A LUSAKA man who still owes his father-in-law dowry payment has been sued in the Matero Local Court.

Christopher Tembo, 65 sued Oswald Kunda, 40, of Mtendere East for the payment of the same. 

The two were appearing before Magistrate Pauline Newa. 

Tembo told the court that Kunda was his son in-law married to his daughter. 

“In August 2018 he came to court to end the marriage with my daughter but has not finished paying dowry after he made a down payment of K2, 000. The court ordered him to start paying in September but he has not done so,” said Tembo

He said Kunda had not been picking up his calls and he was now owing him K7, 000 , hence the reason for suing in the court of law.

In defence Kunda told the court that he can only start paying in December with an initial installment of K2,000.

“I got married to Tembo’s daughter and was charged K9,000. I made a down payment of K2,000. I told him I would give him the balance when I have it,” said Kunda “.

The court, however, was not amused by Kunda’s story after it observed that he did not appear serious about the payment and slapped an extra K200 to be paid effective June 30.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

spot_img

Related articles

Kenyan teachers held over video of pupils simulating sex

Kenyan police have arrested six teachers from a primary school in the western part of the country over a video shared widely showing pupils simulating sexual acts as the teachers watch.

Zambians face fines for using phone while crossing roads

The authorities in Zambia have passed a law that prohibits pedestrians from crossing the road while wearing headsets or talking on a mobile phone.

Kenya opposition leader faces lawsuit over secret video claim

Kenya's former electoral commission boss has threatened to take legal action against the opposition leader after the politician alleged that the poll team, including the chairman, visited his home during last year's closely fought election, local media report.

Fuel price rise in Cameroon as subsidies scrapped

Fuel prices in Cameroon will rise by about 15% from Wednesday after the government agreed to pressure from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to cut fuel subsidies.