A HOUSE wife of Lusaka’s
Chawama Township has begged
the Chawama Local Court to
dissolve her marriage of five years
because her husband forces her to
perform weird sex acts.
Bertha Mwale, 39, claimed that her
husband Alex Banda, 42, force her
to perform sexual acts which she
described as unnatural.
Bertha an entrepreneur told the
court that she got married to
Banda, a plumber in 2011 and that
bride price was paid. The couple
has two children together.
“My husband your honour does not
value my pride as a woman, he is
just a selfish man who only cares
just to fulfil his sexual desires
that’s all,” she said.
“Last month he told me that we
should advance our sexual
pleasures by watching
pornography movies, I told him
that these materials erodes one’s
moral reasoning, but he
immediately got angrily and
threatened to thrown me out of the
house if I don’t accept his orders.
“He has been telling me that
marriages nowadays have been
modified, and at one point he tried
to force me so that I suck his
manhood but I refused. I just don’t
understand what evil has entered
him,” she said.
Bertha told the court that on
several occasions, her husband
had threatened to leave her and
the children whenever they have a
She added that Banda was a cruel
and selfish man who only enjoys
drinking beer and demanding sex.
Bertha pleaded with the court to
go ahead and grant divorce, saying
that she was fed up staying with
In his defense, Banda pleaded with
his wife to forgive him. “I know
that I have been a selfish man;
please for forgive me”, he said.He
also begged the court not to
dissolve their marriage.
Passing judgment, Magistrate
Ganston Kalala sitting with
Magistrate Mubukwanu Matakala
upheld the claim for divorce and
ordered Alex Banda to compensate
Bertha with K8, 000 with an initial
installment of K500 followed by
K250 monthly instalments effective
July month end.
Banda was also ordered to pay
K250 as child maintenance the
children who will be in Berta’s