BISHOP Donald Chirambo of Ndola’s Beacon of Hope Tabernacle Church has been sued for adultery.
In this matter, Bishop Chirambo is alleged to have an adulterous relationship with a married congregant.
This is according to a divorce petition filed in the Ndola High Court by Christopher Mulenga in which he wants his marriage to his wife Susan to be dissolved.
He said on one occasion, he was told by an unknown man that his wife was involved in an adulterous relationship with Bishop Chirambo and that the evidence could be found in her phone.
He said he was also informed by his domestic worker that on several occasions, he saw Susan and Bishop Chirambo in compromising and romantic positions such as kissing.
“At one time during the sexual intercourse, the petitioner was able to sense that the respondent had just had sexual intercourse with someone,” claimed Mulenga.
He said when he checked the wife’s phone amid protests, he came across unsavory details about their affair and also pornographic materials which she shared with the Bishop.
He said when he confronted the Bishop about the affair with his wife, he denied the claims but only admitted having the affair with Susan in the presence of the domestic worker.
“The respondent unreasonably allowed the petitioner’s niece aged 18 to take her pornographic pictures after she was found taking pornographic photos of herself in her bedroom and subsequently requested to take such photographic which she proceeded to do,” he also claimed.
Mulenga further said he discovered a dairy in which the wife was keeping and making entries of the illicit affair.
He further claimed that the wife had a tendency of using traditional herbs and other substances on him, adding that on one occasion, he found her with strange substances while family members and domestic workers found her smoking strange substances around the home.
“Furthermore, much to the petitioner’s distress, the respondent has acted unreasonably by adding unknown substance and chemicals to the petitioner’s food. On one occasion, the petitioner’s niece witnessed the respondent add substances to his food. Upon being made aware the petitioner hid the food,” he stated.
He said intervention by the family to resolve their marital problems had proved futile as the respondent always employed disrespect, abusive language, bullish and threatening behavior when confronted.
He has prayed that the court dissolves the marriage as his wife’s behavior has taken a toll on his physical and mental well-being thereby causing him to suffer poor health.
He further wants the court to give him prime custody of the children while his wife be given reasonable access to the said children.
“The respondent’s unreasonable behavior has caused the petitioner immense embarrassment and mental anguish and has adversely affect do his religious faith and spiritual growth,” stated Mulenga.