‘She ties my manhood with wire’

Written by on May 14, 2019


A CARPENTER lamented before a local court in Ndola that his wife had the habit of tying up his manhood with a piece of wire after beating him severely each time they differed.

Jackson Sichamba, 45, made this ‘revelation’ during hearing in a divorce case initiated by his wife, Bridget Kabwe.

Kabwe, 33, brought the matter before Kabushi Local Court which dissolved their marriage of 14 years.

Sichamba said he and Kabwe had lived well when they got married.

Problems started when she started stopping him from going out for drinking.

He said whenever he got paid, his wife would grab his entire salary leaving him with nothing.

Sichamba complained that each time he went against his wife’s advice not to drink, she would beat him mercilessly.

She would drag him into their bedroom where she would then undress him and tie wires around his manhood.

He told the court that each time she tied up his sacred organ with a strand of wire, he would experience excruciating pain.

“My wife is a violent woman. Each time I came back from drinking, she used to beat me and tie my manhood with wires,” he said sending the gallery roaring with laughter.

Even the magistrates could not resist a giggle as the man shared his plight.

But Kabwe testified that Sichamba had a habit of misusing money.

Each time he got paid he would disappear and only return home after he had squandered all the pay on beer.

She told the court that they married in 2005 and had two children.

Sichamba had paid K30 dowry.

Kabwe said problems started when the man took to drinking alcohol carelessly.

He would insult her whenever he returned home drunk.

She said her husband used to insult her the whole night causing neighbours to complain because they could not sleep.

Kabwe said whenever she reported Sichamba to his relatives, her mother-in-law would instead blame her for her for his ill-behaviour.

Sichamba said it was the pain he felt when Kabwe tied up his manhood with a piece of wire that drove him to unleash torrents of insults.

The case came before Kabushi Local Court presiding magistrate Mildred Namwizye sitting with Evelyn Nalwizya.

She said they moved to Lusaka in 2014 to live with her husband’s sister until 2017 when they found their own house.

“Whenever he got paid, he would disappear for more than a month living the children and I to starve. He would only return home after all his money had finished,” Kabwe said.

She said one time he disappeared from home and when she called him the following day, he told her he had been arrested for loitering.

However, when she went to check on him at the police station he was not there. Instead, she found him drinking beer with his friends.

“When I approached him, he was furious and started insulting me and telling my child that I was a prostitute and that the other child was not his son,” she said.

Kabwe said while they were still in Lusaka, Sichamba sold their fridge, abandoned the family and left to live in Ndola.

She said she managed to raise some money and sold some things in the house and followed him to Ndola because she could not manage to pay rent and look after their children alone.

In passing judgment, the court dissolved the marriage on grounds that the wife had lost interest in the marriage.

The court also observed that the man did not respect his wife and that there was no transparency in their marriage

It ordered Sichamba to compensate Kabwe with K7,000 with the first payment of K1,000, thereafter K300 monthly and to pay K300 per month for child maintenance.


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