Ndola marketeer loses marriage
Written by Millennium on April 8, 2019
A MARKETEER in Ndola has divorced her husband whose mother allegedly encouraged him to be involved illicit love affairs with other women.
This was heard in a case in which Kevinah Kalusa a 23-year-old marketeer of Masala Township sued her husband Jeffrey Chinama a 32, businessman of the same township for divorce.
Whenever the two had misunderstanding the mother would insult the woman and when she complained to him, he did nothing but obeyed his mother.
The case was before Kabushi Local Court senior presiding magistrate Agnes Mulenga sitting with Mildred Namwizye and Evelyn Nalwizya.
Ms Kalusa complained in court that her mother-in-law always reprimanded her husband for marrying her as she was light in completion.
She said her mother-in-law woman believed that women who were light in complexion did not last long in marriages.
She told the court that the two got married in 2014 and have two children together while K500 was paid as dowry.
Ms Kalusa said one day her husband, who sold tomatoes for a living, went to the farms to order tomatoes and got stuck in the bush for two days in a truck.
“He called me saying I should get a K100 from his sister and send for him as the tomatoes were going to waste since he had been stuck for two days. His sister didn’t have the money and he pleaded with me to find the money elsewhere and send for him,” she said.
Ms Kalusa said when the husband came back, she told him that the man from whom she borrowed kept on calling as he wanted his money back. Ms Kalusa said her husband then chased her from their matrimonial home and started demanding his dowry.
Chinama said when he was stuck in the bush, he asked his wife to get K600 from his sister but she instead went to get the money from a man she was dating.
He said one day when he came back from the farms and was sleeping with his wife, she woke up around 01:00hours and went outside to speak on phone with the same man.
“She was thinking I was asleep but I heard her shout at the man on the phone. She told him not to call her in the night because I was around,” he said.
In passing judgment, the court granted divorce on grounds that the man wanted to marry another woman and that in his statement he was just making up stories that did not even happen.
The court ordered Chinama to compensate Kalusa K6,000 with K500 first payment there after K250 per month and to pay K400 monthly as child maintenance.