A Lusaka man of Makeni Township has complained that he feels emasculated because his wife behaves like the man of the house.
Mumbula Mumbula, 37, said his wife Edith Mukosha, 35, is domineering and likes to undermine him when it comes to disciplining the children.
Mumbula was narrating before Lusaka Boma senior local court magistrates Sylvia Kabunda, Morgan Kayanika and Peggy Nyambe in a case in which his wife sued him for marriage reconciliation.
“When we argue she always gets physical and is in the habit of pulling my private parts. She does not treat me like her husband.
“She behaves like she is the man and I am the woman,” he said.
The two got married in 2013 and have one child together. Mukosha has a child from her previous relationship.
The couple has been on separation for nine months.
“The other major problem in our marriage is that Mukosha secretly meets with her former lover to get financial support for the child they have together. She does this even when I have asked her not to because I am capable of providing for her,” he said.
Mumbula told the court that he is ready to reconcile with Mukosha.
And Mukosha told the court that her mother-in-law is the cause of the problems in their marriage because she has always been against their union.
“One day my mother-in-law came to our matrimonial home and packed some household property she had bought us and ordered Mumbula to leave with her.
“They even put a house-for-rent sign on our matrimonial home so I moved as well.
“But I still love him and want us to get back to being a family,” she said.
The court reconciled the couple and urged them to go for spiritual counselling.