A LUSAKA housewife has sued her husband’s ex-girlfriend for disturbing her marriage.
This is in a case in which Patricia Phiri, 27 of Mikango Barracks has sued Karen Phiri, 27 of Lusaka West for insulting her after she was dumped by her husband, Adam Phiri.
Patricia told the court that Karen moved into her matrimonial house when she went to college last year.
She said Karen even had the courage to phone her when she was away in college and when she asked her husband, he told her that she was a maid helping out in her absence.
Patricia said she once found Karen wearing her clothes when she returned home for a vacation and her husband said she was just a prostitute.
Patricia explained that when she went back to college, Karen continued to call her and insult her, forcing her to report to her sister-in-law.
She said when her sister-in-aw asked Karen what she was doing in Patricia’s house, she told her that she was waiting for the marriage to be dissolvered so that she could take over.
She added that her sister-in-law decided to follow Karen and surprisingly found that she had moved in with her child.
Patricia said when she went back home, her husband asked her to go with him to Karen’s place so that he could introduce her as his wife.
She said Karen insulted and assaulted her and claimed that she was pregnant by her husband.
Patricia further said that when she took the summons to Karen, she refused to sign and instead, broke the windscreen of her husband’s car.
In her defence, Karen told the court that Phiri proposed and promised to marry her adding that he was not married.
She said on January 9, 2013 Phiri took her to his place so that they could live together but Patricia insulted her and called her a prostitute.
She said she was shocked at what Patricia said as she did not expect Phiri to be married because she had stayed with him for one year and was waiting for marriage formalities.
Magistrate Sharon Sichone sitting with Magistrate George Kaoma asked Phiri to tell the court what he knew about Karen.
Phiri said he started flirting with Karen in January last year and broke up with her in December but she did not accept it.
Phiri said Patricia decided to sue Karen of her insults ever since he broke up with her.
He said he was no longer interested in Karen and that he loved his wife very much adding that his marriage was at stake because of the confusion Karen was causing.
Magistrate Sichone said that it was clear that Karen was the reason for all the problems Patricia was facing in her marriage.
She ordered Karen never to step foot at Patricia’s home.