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Mansa woman seeks divorce from violent hubby

CHRISTINE CHIHAME, Mansa
A WOMAN of Mansa has told the Mansa local court that her husband of 24 years has turned her into a punching bag and

occasionally undresses her in the presence of their neighbours.
Before Leontina Zaloumis was precious Bwalya who has sued Jackson Monde for divorce.
The two tied the knot in 1993 and have four children together and bride price was paid.
Bwalya said when her husband married her, their stay was fine until 2015 when he started drinking beer.
She said her husband would beat her up for no apparent reason and call her a prostitute.
She narrated that her husband beat her up even in the middle of the night.
“My husband beats me up a lot. One day, he woke up in the middle of the night and started beating me until I sustained serious injuries,” she said.
She said her husband is also stingy and does not provide for the family.
She begged the court to grant her divorce for fear of losing her life.
And Monde accused his wife of failing to cook for her family because she did not have any cooking skills.
He said his wife spends most of her time chatting with neighbours at the expense of carrying out house chores.
Magistrate Zaloumis adjourned the matter for judgement.

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