Yesterday this publication carried out a story of a Zambian married woman who died in a Priest’s room whom she was having an affair with, meanwhile the husband to the late woman has spoken out.
The husband Owen Mulenga identified his late wife as Monicah Mutale Mulenga has died at the age of 42, having being born on February 2, 1978.
According to Mulenga, he knew of his wife’s affair with Father Abel Mwelwa of St Maurice Catholic Church in Lusaka as they have been seeing each other for more than a year.
“My late wife has been going out with Fr. Mwelwa for more than year and I just discovered on 19th November 2019 when I found disturbing WhatsApp messages in her phone from the named Priest,” said Mulenga.
In his remarks the husband continued that he tried asking her of the alleged affair with the priest at first she admitted to have been seeing the Man of God but later change her statement after she forcefully grabbed her phone from her husband and threw it in a pot of boiling water.
“The phone was damaged beyond repair,” Complained Mulenga.
He added: “We nearly divorced but we were counseled and reconciled. From that time she stopped communicating with the Priest but after a month, their relationship was rekindled.”
When Mulenga learnt that his wife is continuing seeing the priest he tried to advise her but she could not listen as a result she had less respect to her husband.
“She would lie to me of going for church meetings yet she would be in some lodges or at the parish with the Priest. I tried to advise her, but she couldn’t change and kept on saying that I was just accusing her because I didn’t want her to attend church activities,” added Mulenga.
Mulenga openly said that he resorted of taking the matter to court and seek for a divorce “but before I could do that I had to inform all the necessary church authorities as it is difficult to divorce in Catholic.
On the day Monicah met her fate, she had excused herself from her husband that she was going out with other women for a church Women League meeting.
According to Mulenga his wife had a record of terrible pneumonia in which he believes she died from it when she was doing ‘it’ with the Priest.
Mulenga confesses; “It’s like the Priest kept doing the work despite her telling him to stop when she was under attack, take note, this also used to happen to me as I made love to her but since I loved and understood her, I could control myself and stop, But it’s like the Priest was doing it in hurry so he didn’t mind her plea leading to her untimely death.”
After Monicah died, the Priest called some women, Mulenga and the police who took the wife to the hospital and was confirmed dead due to terrible Acute Pneumonia she suffered as the priest was on top of her making love.
“At first the priest accepted responsibility and paid K50,000 for her funeral. He told us he would pay us K150, 000 compensation but we refused and reported the matter to the high church authorities who investigated the matter and found him guilty hence his recent suspension,” said Mulenga.
Mulenga also alleged that by the time the Priest was being suspended from church activities he (Priest) had already bribed police officers who collected the body of his wife.
“But brothers and sisters, the truth is that the priest may in his earthly knowledge and wisdom win the case in court of law but he will definitely not win the Heavenly justice. I rest my case. Until we meet again, Rest In Peace My Lovely and Only Wife Monica,” cries Mulenga.