FRANK NYAMBE writes
THERE was laughter in a Local Court in Lusaka when a man admitted making love with a woman who texted and asked him why he had stopped phoning after he had sex with her without any protection.
Brian Njungu, 47, a farmer of Mungule was testifying in a case in which his wife, Enala Nyirenda, 38, of Meanwood sued him for reconciliation after separating for almost a month.
The two got married in 2002 and have three children, Dowry was paid.
Nyirenda told Senior Court Magistrates Miyanda Banda and Harriet Mulenga at Matero Local Court that problems started just after four months in marriage because Njungu wanted to marry an educated woman.
She said Njungu did not give her money and that when her relatives wanted to take her to train as a nurse he refused and shot down the idea.
In defence, Njungu said he still loved Nyirenda and that after harvesting their crops they made a budget to prepare for another planting season but when he gave her K1,000 she refused.
He explained that the other time Nyirenda’s phone kept on ringing and when he answered it was a man and he immediately cut the line.
“I got the number and phoned back using my phone and I was shocked to find that it was my uncle, Headman Mwashamwa,
“We sat with elders and he was told to stop calling because he can destroy my marriage and he apologised and from that time Nyirenda changed the number,” said Njungu
And Njungu admitted in a full packed court that it is true there was a woman he made love with when Nyirenda was not around sending people into laughter.
The court said that Njungu should be giving Nyirenda money and that he should be transparent by making a budget with her and that he should not boast that there was a woman he slept with.
The court said that if he wanted to marry a second wife, he should tell Nyirenda in a better manner because it was hurtful the way he suspected her. The court reconciled the couple.