A 24-YEAR-OLD soldier has dragged his wife to court in Lusaka for divorce after he found her with love messages and nude photos from men among them, his boss, on phone.
This is in a case in which Mukelabai Akolwa a Corporal in Zambia National Service who resides in Garden House compound sued his wife, Dimuna Mweenda, 25, of Kafue for divorce.
However, Mweenda said that she still loves her husband, Akolwa. The two got married in 2015 and they have one child.
Akolwa told Senior Court Magistrate Mubukwanu Matakala sitting with Magistrate Abbyshine Michelo at Kanyama Local Court that problems started in July 2017 after he gave Mweenda K1,000 to buy a phone which has whatsapp and Facebook and went to Shibuyunji for operations but when he came back he became suspicious that she was always busy on phone.
He explained that in August he went through Mweenda’s phone and found love messages and nude photos from three men among, them his boss.
Akolwa added that his boss used to punch him a lot at work not knowing that he was having a love affair with his wife.
Akolwa produced the phone with love messages and nude photos as evidence before the court.
‘’One of the men sent her a message to meet in Kafue. Mweenda was asking me that she wanted to see her sister not knowing they were meeting with men. Surprisingly Mweenda was asking money from these men but I used to give her money and showed her my salary. We have been apart for a month,’’ Said Akolwa.
In defence, Mweenda said that the three men in question were just mere friends who helped her financially because Akolwa was not giving her money.
She denied knowing the photos saying that may be it is Akolwa’s on the photo.
Mweenda added that Akolwa was not sleeping in the bedroom and that every weekend he could spend a night out on the pretext that he was at work.
Magistrate Matakala said that this marriage has problems because there is no trust according to photos before the court.
He wondered how a married woman can have a photo of a naked man, and said that she can be arrested for pornography.
Magistrate Matakala said that it is embarrassing and that the marriage has broken down irretrievably and granted the couple divorce without compensation but Akolwa is to be paying child maintenance fee of K300 per month. Households acquired together will be shared equally.