AKABANANA Township woman allegedly lied to her husband that she was going to buy fish in Maamba when in actual fact she was moving in with her boyfriend. Gredy Muleya, 34, told the Matero Local Court that it took his sister-in-law to inform him that his wife had moved in with a boyfriend identified as Mathews Moono, also of Kanyama Township.
Muleya was testifying before magistrate Pauline Newa in a case in which he sought to reconcile with his wife, Idah Somanje, 27. Muleya who told the court that he was shocked to learn that Somanje with whom he has two children, who left home on June 7, for Maamba to buy fish for sell was living with a boyfriend in Kabanana.
He told the court that he was tipped by Somanje’s sister that his wife was leaving with a boyfriend in Kanyama Township. Muleya told the court that his wife stopped picking his phone calls since she left the matrimonial home. “She is still my wife and I want her to come back home so that we continue staying together as husband and wife,” he said.
And Somanje, in defence, told the court that she does not want to reconcile with Muleya. She told the court that she deserted her matrimonial home because there was no peace. “My husband bore a child outside marriage and brags to me about it, several women have come to our home to claim that they have children with my husband,” Somanje said. She told the court that Muleya has never been responsible from the time they got married and that she struggles to fend for their children.
Somanje refuted allegations that she deserted her matrimonial home to go and live with a boyfriend. But Muleya’s sister told the court that her sister lives with her boyfriend, Mathews in Kanyama. She said Muleya at one point took Mathews to her family on the pretext that he is her friend. In passing judgement, Magistrate Newa dismissed the claim for reconciliation on grounds that Somanje w