A KITWE Local Court heard how a married woman of Kitwe’s Chimwemwe township deserted her husband after he lost his job and got married to another man.
This is in a case in which Morgan Mulenga sued Justine Ndandala for compensation arising from adultery.
Mulenga told senior local court magistrate Elizabeth Banda that his wife Matildah Ngosa left him after losing his job claiming she was going to live with her parents.
He said after a month, he discovered that his wife was living with another man.
“I found my wife at another man’s house washing clothes and when I asked her what she was doing there, she told me she was at her husband’s house,” Mulenga said.
He said Ngosa is still his wife as the couple never divorced.
But Ndandala said Ngosa never informed him that she was married.
And Ngosa said she was still legally married to Mulenga but she left him as he failed to fend for the family.
Magistrate Banda ordered Ndandala to compensate Mulenga K800 to be paid in an instalment of K350.