Emison Njobvu, a 47 year old resident of Lusaka, Zambia did not bargain for the public ridicule that trailed his appearance at the Matero Local Court in Zambia recently. He has been having a bed room battle with his wife, Clara, who grumbled that he could not satisfy her sexually.
Clara Kimbili, 32, in averred in her testimony before the Court in Lusaka that her husband, Emison Njobvu, inherited her from his late younger brother in 2008 and that all was well until he became diabetic in 2012.
The marriage is blessed with three children, including the two left by her late husband.
She explained that the onset of diabetes took her Emison’s manhood away from him despite seeking medical helps in several hospitals.
And that his inability to perform in bed resulted in constant anger and frustration. Clara said her husband had severally subjected her to severe beating, accusing her of having extramarital affairs.
She drew the court’s attention to the missing teeth in her mouth and blamed it on her husband’s act of battery. Consequently, she asked the court to dissolve her marriage to Emison.
Clara said Emison and his family were now threatening to evict her from her house and wanted the court to rescue her.
On his part, Emison told the court that Clara became rude after he couldn’t perform well in bed as a result of diabetes.
He accused her of having a clandestine affair with another man.
He denied neglecting the children of his late brother and squandering of his assets but submitted that it was better for the court to dissolve their marriage because they have multiple problems.
Delivering judgment in this intriguing case, Magistrate Kaputo Ng’andwe granted the couple divorce on grounds that their marriage has broken down beyond repairs.
Emison is ordered to be providing monthly child support of K500 for the three children. Both parties expressed satisfaction with the judgement.