A MAN narrated before a Local Court in Lusaka that his wife said that her ex-boyfriend was better than him and that she made a mistake to leave him.
Rowdester Moono, 29, of Garden compound was testifying in a case in which his wife, Grace Chisapi, 22, of John Laing compound sued him for reconciliation after separating for three weeks.
The two got married in 2015 and have one child.
Chisapi told Senior Court Magistrates Abbyshine Michelo and Esther Mulomba at Kanyama Local Court that when the child was sick Moono sent her to her parents where she stayed for three days but on return she was chased for no reason.
She explained that Moono was spending nights out and that on his left hand there was a tattoo with names of women.
“When I took the summons to him I was shocked to find a pregnant woman in the matrimonial home,’’ said Chisapi.
In defence, Moono said that Chisapi did not respect him because she said he was dull and that she was just staying with him for the sake of the child.
Moono said his wife told him that there were men who wanted her but she just did not want to give them her phone number.
Moono explained that Chisapi told her that her ex-boyfriend was better than him and that she made a mistake to leave him.
He told the court that he worked for a printing company and that sometimes he did night shifts but Chisapi would not bother to prepare him water for bathing.
Moono further said that Chisapi was never home but always at her parents and that people think he is not married.
“When the child was sick Chisapi telephoned me but she went to her parents and switched off her phone, she came after four days. I told her to find some fresh air at her parents but she said she wanted divorce, that was how she packed on her own,’’ said Moono.
Moono denied bringing a woman in the matrimonial home and said that he did not want to reconcile with Chisapi.
The court said that their marriage was relatively short and that although Chisapi wanted to reconcile, her husband did not want and ruled a failed reconciliation.