CHRISTINE CHIHAME, Mansa
A MAN of Suburbs area in Mansa has told the local court how a woman he is accused of committing adultery with proposed love to him on WhatsApp and has been sending him love messages.
Before senior local court magistrate Leorntina Zaloumis sitting with Magistrate Sankalimba was Vincent Chungu who sued Bernard Kapya for compensation for allegedly committing adultery with his wife Mary Kaole.
Chungu told the court that he married Kaole in 2009 and the two have two children together.
He said he came to know about his wife’s affair with Kapya when he got Kaole’s phone and opened her WhatsApp, where he found love messages from the accused.
Chungu kept his wife’s phone and Kapya continued sending her love messages and that in one of them, he was praising his wife on a sexual encounter they had.
“Kapya sent messages to my wife praising her on the sexual encounter they had, I was really hurt and he should compensate me for that,” he said.
In his defence, Kapya explained that he works at internet café and that early this year, Kaole approached him and asked him to install WhatsApp on her phone.
He said Kaole also asked for his number so that she could communicate with him whenever he faced challenges with the application.
Kapya said after the two met at the internet café, Kaole started sending him love messages and asking him if they could start an affair, an offer which he said he accepted.
“I accepted her proposal because she told me she was single and still at school,” he said.
He said he then promised to marry her after she completed her education.
And Kaole denied ever sleeping with any man apart from her husband.
Magistrate Zaloumis noted that Kaole denied ever sleeping with Kapya and reduced the case to constructive adultery since Chungu did not catch the two in the act and only relied on phone messages as evidence.
Magistrate Zaloumis ordered Kapya to compensate Chungu with K2,000 to be paid in instalments of K200 each month.