By Chintu Malambo
A MAN has asked the Lusaka High Court to grant him divorce on grounds that his wife has refused to have another child because of the labour pains she went through.
In a petition for dissolution of marriage filed in the Lusaka High Court, Mr Justine Mwelwa dragged Ms Kasonde Kunda to court alleging that due to her behaviour, he had lost love and affection for her.
Mr Mwelwa says that he has been married to Ms Kunda from August 2007 and that the couple have two children.
But after their second child, Ms Kunda does not want to have another child due to labour pains.
He alleged that his wife had on several occasions asked him to undergo a medical operation (vasectomy) so that he stops fathering children.
Mr Mwelwa also claimed that since the birth of their second child, his wife had denied him conjugal rights for the past five years.
The couple has since been on separation and living in different locations and that there was no common marriage life due to non-cooperation in the marriage.
Mr Mwelwa however, stated that their marriage had broken down irretrievably as a result of his wife’s behaviour.
“The said marriage has broken irretrievably as a result of the respondent having behaved in such a way that I cannot reasonably be expected to live with her,” he said.
Now Mr Mwelwa wants the court to dissolve the marriage and that each party bears their own costs