A Zimbabwean woman has been divorced after her husband dragged her to court for swallowing a mobile phone simcard in an attempt to avoid her husband from seeing another man’s number.
Blackson Sichone told a court in Lusaka that his adulterous wife, Ruth Ngoma has for so long been involving herself in affairs with different men and that this time she had to swallow a phone simcard in an attempt to restrain her husband from seeing a suspicious number in her phone.
The two got married in 2009 and they have two children together.
Sichone told the court that problems started in 2012 when Ngoma would insult him and call him a dog.
He explained that when Ngoma started work, she was getting home at 22:00 hours and that she would hide her phone because of the affair with another man.
“At one time when I wanted to get the phone it fell down and opened, Ngoma got the simcard and swallowed it to hide the conversations she had with her lover,” said Sichone.
In her defence, Ngoma said that Sichone was violent and beat her while his relatives insulted her.
At the end of the case, Senior Court Magistrates Pauline Newa and Miyanda Banda at Matero Local Court dissolved the marriage.