‘He inserts things in my private part’

Lusaka High Court

AFTER 13 years of marriage, a Kitwe housewife has begged the local court to dissolve the marriage because her husband is a violent man who punishes her by inserting objects in her private parts.
Before Kitwe local court senior magistrate Alex Chibwe and Elizabeth Banda was Bridget Makapila who sued her husband Ngela Lubinda for divorce because of his violent nature.
Makapila, a mother of two said she has never known peace in her marriage since 2010. She narrated that Lubinda also threatens to kill their two children with a panga.
“All was well when we got married in 2001 but his behaviour changed in 2010. He became violent and always targets my private parts when he physically abuses me. He now threatens our two children with a panga because he says they have brought him nothing but problems,” she said.
She complained that Lubinda once beat her and stripped her in full view of their children.
“Lubinda started beating me while our children watched. I was naked but I managed to escape his grip and ran outside our home. He followed me and focused the physical abuse to my private parts; it is painful when he does that. I am afraid he will kill me one day,” she said.
Lubinda complained that his wife refuses to shave his private parts. He said Makapila also refuses to do his laundry.
“She does not cook for me and the children and usually comes home late from Chisokone market where she operates from,” he said.
The court granted divorce because of violence in the marriage. Lubinda was also ordered to pay Makapila K8,000 as compensation in monthly instalments of K500.