Court News

Job offer brews trouble

By SYLVESTER CHISHIMBA
THE Matero Local Court has heard how a 36-year-old man of Lusaka’s Chipata township started mistreating his wife immediately after he found employment.
Margaret Teta, 24, also of Chipata township sued Nelson Mwanza for divorce.
She told the court that she got married to Mwanza in 2007 and that they have two children together.
Teta said problems in their marriage started after Mwanza got employed after being jobless for a long time.
“My relatives secured a job for him. When he got his first salary he only paid for the rentals and never bought any necessities for the home,” she said.
Teta told the court that Mwanza started having extra-marital affairs and frequently spent nights out.
“Your honour, my husband would be talking to his girlfriends on his mobile phone in my presence, yet he accuses me of having extra marital affairs,” she said.
Teta told Senior Court Magistrates Petronella Kalyelye and Lewis Mumba that Mwanza once threatened to commit suicide when the couple had a dispute.
“I love this man very much and if ever he changes his ways I’m willing to stay with him,” she said.
However Mwanza told the court that Teta does not respect him and does not want his relatives visiting.
Mwanza objected to the divorce because he still loved his wife.
“I’m willing to reconcile with my wife and do what is expected of me as a loving husband,” he said.
The court counselled and advised the couple to live in harmony.

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