Hubby divorced for denying sex

Court divorce 2014
Court divorce 2014

A WOMAN of Lusaka’s Lilanda Township has sued her husband whom she has accused of sexually starving her for more than a year.

Tisa Banda, 23, said for the past one year six months, her husband had denied her sex and also used to stop her from visiting her relatives or attending funerals.
“My husband is obsessed with jealousy though he refuses to have sex with me. He does not even allow me to attend funerals or visit my relatives,” she said.
This is a case in which Banda sued Albert Miyambo, 33, for divorce after the two failed to resolve their marital disputes.
The two got married in 2013 and have one child together. However, problems in their marriage started a few months after they got married ultimately leading Banda to sue her husband.
Banda said she had no reason to continue staying with him as he had been denying her sex, the main reason she agreed to marry him.
She explained that although the two were staying together in the house, they never slept on the same bed because her husband never wanted to have sex with her.
She said her husband had on several occasions asked her to leave him and used to threaten to kill her.
“My husband used to tell me that the only reason I stayed with him was the child we have together,” she said.
She also stated that her husband was in a habit of talking to his girlfriends in her presence and respected them more than her.
She said a few months just after their wedding her husband started refusing to eat her food and started spending nights out.
“My husband used to desert home for days and when I confronted him about it, he used to beat me up claiming that I had no right to question his actions,” she said.
She also said her husband did not respect her mother and that he had attempted to beat her up on several occasions.
In his statement, Miyambo told the court that he did not chase Banda from his house but that she packed her belongings on her own.
“This woman packed her belongings on her own and I decided to marry another woman but she is free to come home if she is willing to be in a polygamous marriage,” he said.
And senior local court magistrate Lewis Mumba sitting with Pauline Newa granted them divorce and ordered Miyambo to compensate Banda with K7,000, to be paid in monthly instalments of K500.
The custody of the child was given to Banda and Miyambo was ordered to be maintaining it with K500.


Times of Zambia