THE Matero Local Court has ordered a 36-year-old man of Makeni to pay K2, 000 as compensation for divorce after his four-year -old marriage ended due to marital disputes.
Leevan Musoboya,a police officer sued Hellen Savanu, 37, of Chilenje township for divorce after failing to find solutions to their matrimonial problems.
Musoboya told the court that he married Savanu in 2010 and added that they have a child together.
He told the court that problems started in 2012 when Savanu differed a lot with his daughters from a previous marriage.
“The conflicts between my wife and two daughters were too much that the tension between them made me to start drinking heavily,” he said.
Musoboya told the court that they stayed in a house found by Savanu but he was the one who paid the rentals.
“One day after going home late, my wife took all my clothes and threw them out and locked me outside.So that is how I left our matrimonial home. I have been staying with my parents in Makeni,” he said.
Musoboya told the court that there has never been peace in his marriage with Savanu from the time they wedded.
“We have been on separation for 15 months now. We had sat down for discussions on several occasions but to know avail.I came to court seeking a divorce,” he said.
And Savanu, who could not show up for the case due to medical reasons was represented by her sister-in-law Cathy Nakawala,33, of Libala township asked the court to grant the divorce in her absence.
In her letter, Savanu asked Musoboya to financially support the child they have together.
In passing judgment, Senior Court Magistrates Lewis Mumba and Petronella Kalyelye granted the couple divorce and ordered Musoboya to pay K300 child maintenance monthly.
The court ordered them to share household goods they bought together equally.
Zambia Daily Mail