Lawyer, John Sangwa, Seeks To Terminate His 26 Year Old Marriage.

Controversial constitutional lawyer John Sangwa has filed for divorce in the Lusaka High Court, seeking dissolution of his 26-year-old marriage to his wife Vivien Nsingo Sangwa.

State Counsel Sangwa has told the court his marriage to Vivien has broken down irretrievably and that the two have lived separately for five years now.

His petition was filed in court on February 6, 2020 where he explained that he was married through a civil ceremony in 1993  and he and his wife lived as husband and wife in Lusaka West until December, 2014 when they separated.

State Counsel Sangwa’s wife is also a lawyer but now lives in Ndola.

They have three children but he said the marriage has broken down irretrievably by reason of the fact that the petitioner and the respondent have lived apart for a continuous period of more than five (5) years immediately preceding the presentation of this petition.

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  1. John Chinena

    North Pole na North Pole vimacita repel. She is being choped down and eaten by another legal practitioner while he also chops down and eats his tuma secretaries… Twenty-six years is long enough for these guys to have reconciled their differences nonetheless…..

  2. Curtis

    It will be a good riddance for the SC to divorce.According to law, marriage is a contract which could be terminated at any time if theirs breach. In this case 5 years separation is breach because it is too long a period that render it unreasonable.

    • @Truth

      According to Law what about the Bible?
      Those two are Christians

  3. Kalok

    The only natural thing about marriage is the conjugal act. Other than that it is an institution and because it was adopted in its current form it is a fraudulent institution.

  4. Brain Power

    May God Almighty intervene, by making the couple reconcile. 26 Years is a long journey and it must not be put to waste.

  5. John

    I like your line of thinking Curtis.

  6. Lisa

    It is the children that mostly suffer emotional pain and separation anxieties. It is not easy to live with a step parent when your own are still alive. Sharing the children when they need to grow up together as brother and sister is traumatic. Who will wed off the children when their time to get married comes? Think about such things before divorcing. No wonder some peopl choose to be lesbians or gays to avoid causing psychological trauma to innocent offsprinngs.

    • Brian

      # Lisa if this marriage has to broken down irretrievably don’t you think it is in the interest of the children that the two should go different directions? If the two pretend all is okay when fact not, don’t you think the children will suffer as the two may end up killing each other. To me when time comes to part company as bad as it may sound, it is still better than pretending.

  7. Jms

    Yes its children who suffers, but according to the fact of separation for so long its impossible even being as a Christian it hates seeing a married woman or man walking alone for as long as 5years.even if you pray for a such situation its very very difficult situation unless may be you try to bring their working scenario together, although Woking in deferent points but they must be livng together. Difficult situation the state counsel is right.

  8. Uluse

    I like Lisa’s line of thinking. What God has put together, no one should separate. You divorce and then think of remarrying in most cases to the worst character. ‘A bird in a hand is better than two in the bush’

  9. Jms

    In every situations things sim to be very very difficult, but what ever obstacles you face be strong,look where you slipped. This is simple mama go /find a job in your husband’s place. Your qualifications will be accepted in Lusaka or where ever your husband is. That job offered to you their, check it,its has been a temptation mama, your husband loves you thats why he has cried so loudly. Imagine for 5years. Mama God is listening to every person’s views. May both families unit thanks.

  10. Curtis

    Comment Uluse, if you say what God has put together, no one should separate, what are you implying? In other words you are saying they have sinned because they parted for a solid 5 years. Mind you there are deadly infectious diseases, who knows what these people were doing in 5 years behind scenes.

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    Pf has just won the Chilubi parliamentary seat. Where is the wind of change face book lovers?

  12. Dr Fonicks

    These two have hidden issues. Let them separate because give years is quite a long time. Maybe, they each started their new lives. These are learned people, they know what is good for both of them. Divorce is the only answer, no one can intervene at this point. There are things not publicly mentioned here.

  13. Indoshi palupe

    His next break up will be in two years time! Funny shit!

  14. Jms

    I think people should understand that yes, God’s decision will never be separated but God shows and allows you to choose or decide,who or what decision to make .to me John has love for the family but that woman I stop—–.

  15. Angoni

    Is this the state council that claims to have the monopoly of wisdom in-terms of the constitution law, that’s the reason why he has quickly rushed to court because he thinks the courts are the solution to his problem. The solution to your problem bwana is not in the courts but in God, submit this issue to the Church and let them help and pray about it then God will provide a solution to your challenges. God hates divorce and i know the simplest solution for such challenges for a man or human being especially lawyers is to rush to court for divorce. please let God be the heads of our homes. 26years is a long time for divorce and God is not in favour of divorce, please go and plead to your wife and ask for reconcilliation from her things will be fine swallow your pride and forget about these fake human titles like State Council that make people pompous and stubborn even when they are nothing before God. Come back to God dear courts are not solutions to holy things marriage is holy and the bed thereof thanks.

  16. nineo

    Sad situation for Mr and Mrs Sangwa

  17. Mistake

    Anyway the know wat the are doing,,niba kulu weh

    • Kalijo

      Civil Service is polluted with Commuter Marriages, the state counsel’s is simply an ounce in the ocean. What about those teachers , nurses, police officers who been separated on exigency of duty?

  18. Anointed Patrick Chonde Mwewa

    The bible in Malachi 2:16 is saying that;
    “I hate divorce,” says the LORD God of Israel, “and I hate a man’s covering himself with violence as well as with his garment,” says the LORD Almighty. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith.
    Colossians 3:13
    Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
    Luke 17:3
    So watch yourselves. “If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.
    1Corinthians 7:39 says;
    A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord.
    1 Corinthians 7:8 – 9
    Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I am.
    But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

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