By Scoop Reporter
DO not run to your parents’ home each time you differ with your wife as though you are a woman. Moreover, other men can start paying your rentals if you do not check yourself.
This was the advice offered to 38-year-old Patrick Kaimanga, of Mandevu who was sued by his wife Beatrice Nyimbili of Matero compound for reconciliation.
Nyimbili narrated before the Matero Local Court in Lusaka how her husband always returned to his parents’ home whenever they had differences.
The two got married in 2002 and they have two children. Dowry was paid.
Nyimbili told Senior Court Magistrates Pauline Newa and Miyanda Banda that Kaimanga spends money on beer and that whenever they differ. he goes to his parents.
She explained that Kaimanga tells his parents that she is a drunk and a prostitute.
‘’When we sat to resolve the matter after Kaimanga left me for eight months I said that the problem is beer and he doesn’t provide for the family but his father responded that if I am tired, I should leave,’’ said Nyimbili.
Nyimbili added that they reconciled but Kaimanga picks knives and that he doesn’t pay house rentals subjecting her to pay from her business.
In defence, Kaimanga said that he once found Nyimbili drunk and that he had to cook nshima.
He explained that he advised Nyimbili to stop drinking beer but when he came from work he found the door locked.
‘’I don’t know why Nyimbili closes the door because I arrive home at 18 hours,’’ said Kaimanga.
However, Nyimbili said in cross-examination, that she closed the door because she feared fighting.
Asked by Nyimbili if he didn’t come with two big dogs threatening her that they will bite her when she closed the door, Kaimanga denied the allegation.
The court said that there is a problem with Kaimanga because of beer as it makes him fail to provide for the family.
The magistrates also advised him not to rush to his parents each time they had a fight and that he should act as a man.
The court said that if Nyimbili also drinks beer, she should stop and reconciled the couple.