MUTINTA MULAYE writes
A WOMAN has refused to reconcile with her husband of 8 years at the Boma Local Court in Lusaka because he is allegedly problematic.
This was a case in which Kedrick Njobvu, 39, a teacher took his wife Mulenga Mwamba, 32, to court because they had never lived well as husband and wife.
Njobvu told senior local court magistrate Silvia Kabunda that he was charged K15, 000 but only paid K200.
“We haven’t stayed well for a long time because she is on the violent side. She doesn’t like any of my relatives,
“She got a new boyfriend and threw away the engagement ring I gave her. She can’t get along with any of my relatives and thinks my mother hates her,” he said.
He told the court that his wife never used to cook and wash for him and he was forced to eat elsewhere.
“I want the court to reconcile us and for her to come back home,” Njobvu said.
In defence Mwamba then told the court that she did not want to reconcile with her husband because they had too many problems.
“He drinks too much and sleeps out a lot. He can sleep out for even a week. He doesn’t even say where he is, there is no communication,
“He insults me in any language of his choice in public. When I ask him of where he has been, it brings problems. He also says he sleeps at the office,” Mwamba said.
She told the court that when she tried to talk to him to behave well, he saw it as her being violent.
Mwamba also told the court that her husband told her she was just a kid.
“I removed my ring and put it in his pocket because he told me he did not marry me,” she said.
The court found that there was violence and disputes in the marriage and the reconciliation failed because Mwamba did not want to reconcile.