A TWENTY-THREE year old woman alleged before the Matero local court that her husband chased her from the matrimonial home after she refused to use black magic to make the couple’s grocery business boom.
Febby Nthaulo narrated before magistrates Miyanda Banda and Pauline Newa that her husband, Enock Chisenga, 39, on several occasions brought different kinds of charms and forced her to chant together with him so that they become rich.
“Problems in my marriage started six months ago when my husband started saying that we need to perform rituals using charms so that our business can flourish.
He has been forcing me on several occasions but I have refused.
He chased me because I do not agree with him,” Nathaulo said.
She told the court that her husband thinks she is disrespectful because she has refused to comply with his suggestion.
In her submission, Nathaulo told the court that it was better for the marriage to end as opposed to using black magic to amass wealth.
“It is better we divorce and go separate ways. My husband was called for a meeting and he told my relatives that I am disobedient and disrespectful,” she said.
And in his defense, Chisenga refuted allegations and told the court that Nthaulo o several occasions squandered the money from the grocery business.
He said it is not the first time that their grocery business is doing badly because of Nthaulo’s lack of financial dieseline.
“She sold all the goods in our grocery and squandered the money. I have tried by all means to empower her financially but to no avail,” Chisenga said.
He was testifying in a case in which his wife sued him for divorce. The couple got married in 2010 and has two children.
The couple was granted divorce and ordered Chisenga to compensate Nthaulo K5, 000