A NDOLA man has told a local court that he cannot cleanse his late young brother’s wife because he does not know her and she was not regonised by his family.
Fred Mubeta of Chifubu Township told Ndola main local court magistrate’s Kaala Nyambe and Dismas Katampi that he could not cleanse Patricia Kamboni of Hillcrest Township in Ndola because he did not regonise her as his late brother’s wife.
Mubeta told the court that he only knew about the complainant being his late brother’s wife at the funeral.
“I cannot cleanse her because I do not know her. The woman I know that was married to my brother was divorced a long time ago and had not been visiting him since then,” he told the court.
He told the court that his parents were in Mongu in Western Province and did not know the people that paid the bride price on behalf of his late brother to the complainant’s family.
The complainant told the court that she was married to the deceased for five years and that her bride price was paid by the defendant’s relatives in Ndola.
She told the court that she wanted the defendant to cleanse her so that she could continue with her life.
“All I want is to be cleansed by this man. He has been refusing to do so saying he does not know me. This is the reason I brought him to court,” she told the court.
Mr Katampi,however, adjourned the case to September 3 and ordered the complaint to come with the people that paid her bride price.
Times of Zambia