JEALOUSY drove a woman to inspect her husband’s private parts to ascertain whether or not he was cheating on her, the Matero Local Court heard.
Patrick Mkandawire, 36, of Chisamba told Senior Court Magistrates Lewis Mumba and Pauline Newa that Ivy Phiri, 28, was so possessive that the two would end up fighting whenever he spoke to another woman.
Mkandawire was sued for divorce did not object because their marital problems had reached the limit.
The couple got married in 2009 and that they have a child together. No bride price was paid.
“Phiri also monitors my phone calls. If I come home late from work, Phiri thinks I was with another woman. At times she locks me out and only opens the door if my explanation to why I am late is convincing. Phiri also drinks and smokes,” he said.
Mkandawire told the court that one time during a marital dispute, Phiri pulled his manhood and that he was unwell for two weeks.
And Phiri told the court that she wanted a divorce because she could not cope with Mkandawire’s promiscuous behaviour.
“When my pregnancy was almost due, I went to live with my relatives. While away, Mkandawire started taking his girlfriends to our house,” she said.
Phiri said Mkandawire is so promiscuous that he even impregnated a neighbour’s 14-year-old daughter.
“He was arrested for defilement and detained at Chisamba police station but later released after paying K1,000. We have been on separation for more than two years. I am tired and just want out,” she said.
However, the court dismissed the case because no bride price was paid.