A MAN of Lusaka has blamed his wife for contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD) because she denies him his conjugal rights.
Before senior presiding magistrate Lazarus Mwape at the Chelston Local Court, was Chilama Laima, 34, who said his wife, Sharipha Phiri is the reason he contracted an STD as she denies him sex.
“She always tells me she is tired whenever I want to have sex with her. The situation worsened when she started wearing a tight pair of leggings in bed,” he said.
He told the court that even after the STD was cured, his wife has continued to deny him sex.
Laima, who has been married to Phiri for four years described her behaviour as unbearable hence his resolve to seek divorce.
He also accused his wife of being disrespectful, unremorseful, arrogant and rude.
But Phiri accused her husband of denying her sex and that he always claims to be tired.
“My husband sleeps with boxer shorts and most of the time, he spends time on the phone and watching television when I demand sex from him,” she said.
She told the court that she started denying her husband sex after he contracted an STD allegedly from a woman he paid K20 to have sex with.
“I wanted Laima to also consider taking some traditional medicine after a named private clinic cured the infection to ensure that he was completely healed. However, he rejected my proposal compelling me to stop having sex with him,” she said