THERE was laughter in a Lusaka local court when a man testified that his wife has a boyfriend where she goes in June every year.
Blackson Mwanza, 61, a security guard of Chazanga compound was testifying in a case in which his wife, Alice Phiri, 46, sued him for divorce.
However, Mwanza said that he still loved his wife.
The two got married in 1983 and have five children. Dowry was paid.
Phiri told senior local court justices Pauline Newa and Miyanda Banda at Matero Local Court that problems in their home started last year in October because when Mwanza knocked off from work he would just drop his bag at home and leave without saying where he went.
She said that even when she was sick, Mwanza continued leaving home, adding that even after she complained to his relatives he did not change.
Phiri said that when Mwanza started staying home, she was happy but she got shocked because he started proposing love to young women, and one of them sued her for defamation of character in February 2018 and she was fined K1000 which Mwanza paid on her behalf.
In defence, Mwanza said that he did not know if it was the devil controlling his wife because for 10 years she never welcomed him home when he knocked off from work.
He said that even when he worked in the night, his wife refused to make love to him and that she had three boyfriends.
‘’She has a boyfriend who works for immigration where she goes each year in June. In the village she was beaten by the wife of a teacher and the other one is in Lusaka,’’ Mwanza said.
Mwanza said that the girl whom his wife accused him of flirting with, was of same age of his daughter.
The court adjourned the matter to July 5, 2018 to give an opportunity to both families to sit down and resolve the matter.