Mini bus driver abandons wife

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A MINIBUS driver narrated before a local court in Lusaka that he left the house of his in-laws because his brother in-law who is also a minibus driver was telling people in the bus station that he is getting fat for they keep him well.

Peter Phiri, 33, of Kabanana compound was testifying in a case in which his wife, Anna Tembo, 29, sued him for divorce after separating for a year.

The two got married in 2015 and have one child.

Tembo told Senior Court Magistrate Pauline Newa at Matero Local Court that problems started in 2017 after the minibus which Phiri was driving was sold.

They were then forced to stay at her (Tembo’s) parents, but that later Phiri packed his belongings and left.

In defence, Phiri said that after his contract was terminated they went to stay at his mother-in-law’s place.

But Tembo’s brother who is also a minibus driver started telling people at the bus station that they were keeping him well that was why he was putting on weight.

“When I met Tembo she accused me of flirting with an old woman who has two children and insulted me,’’ said Phiri.

But Tembo said that Phiri was now working because she went to confirm with his new boss who said that he had been his w0rker for four months.

The court adjourned the matter to May 22, for judgment and to give the court  chance to reconcile.

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