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Cheating partner threatens marriage

MIKE MWENDA, Lusaka
FINDING it hard to forgive her husband of 16 years for having a child with another woman outside their marriage, a Lusaka housewife has begged the Matero Local Court to intervene and help reconcile the couple.
Mary Kauya, 40, of Lusaka’s Zingalume Township tearfully told senior court magistrates Pauline Newa and Lewis Mumba that she cannot continue being married to her husband Derrick Kauya, 40, because he is a womaniser.
Mary was narrating in a case in which she sued her husband for marriage reconciliation. The two got married in 1991 and have two children together. Bride price was not paid.
She told the court that things changed in 2008 after they had their last born. Mary said Derrick developed a habit of travelling around the country on business trips. She said Derrick even started demanding for the money he spent on her nursing programme.
“I have been hurt by what he has done. He promised to remain and faithful to me. I cannot trust him anymore because he might bring diseases into our home,” Mary said.
But Derrick, who admitted having a child with another woman, said he was scared of telling his wife about what he had done.
He also said his unforgiving wife moved out of their matrimonial house together with the children.
“I regret my decision to cheat on my wife because I have betrayed her. All I want is for the court is to reconcile us because I still love my wife very much. Now I feel lost without my wife and my business is not doing well,” Derrick said.
The court reconciled the couple and advised Derrick to stop his promiscuous behaviour.

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