CHILI sauce is meant to spice up a meal but a woman of Kitwe decided to try another ‘recipe’ by pouring it in her husband’s eyes. Edward Nyirenda, 34, told the Ganerton local court that he almost went blind when his wife Jane Nyirenda, whom he married in 2007, poured chili sauce in his eyes after a marital dispute. Nyirenda has dragged Jane to court seeking divorce saying he can no longer live with a woman who is jealousy and without respect. “Your honour, my wife can talk and she is jealousy. She once poured chili in my eyes and I almost went blind. All I want is divorce so that I can have breathing space,” he said.
Nyirenda asked the court to grant divorce because the two can end up killing each other. “We fight a lot with my wife… for us to stop the fight, blood has to come out. I am afraid we might kill each other,” he said. Nyirenda admitted he has a child outside marriage but that he is disappointed that Jane has refused to accept her. But Jane explained in court that Nyirenda is a problem who comes home around 01:00 hours. She told the court that Nyirenda is also a womaniser whom she caught red handed with a woman.
“I cook, wash and do everything for my husband but I don’t know where the problem is, he is a womaniser who has a child outside wedlock,” she said. Jane said Nyirenda even sold their vehicle but has no idea where he took the money. She also accused Nyirenda of sleeping outside the matrimonial home even for a period of one week and that this is the reason why she poured chili soup in his eyes.
Jane pleaded with the court not to grant divorce because Nyirenda has infected her with HIV and that she was a young woman who would only end up being a prostitute. Ganerton senior principal presiding magistrate Mutono Banda adjourned the matter to a later date for judgment.