Man taken to court for failing to propose after 8 years

Tired of waiting for her partner to pop the big question, Gertrude Ngoma decided to take him to court, as a way of forcing his hand.

A 26-year-old woman from Zambia made headlines for allegedly taking her boyfriend to court because he “wasted her time” by failing to propose after an eight-year relationship.

Tired of waiting for her partner to pop the big question, Gertrude Ngoma decided to take him to court, as a way of forcing his hand.

The woman from Ndola, claimed Herbert Salaliki, 28, promised to marry her, and even paid dowry to her parents, as a sign that he will take care of her, but has since been putting it off.

“Your Honor, he has never been serious, that is why I brought him to court, because I deserve to know the way forward and my future with him,” Gertrude reportedly told the court, adding that she also suspects Salaliki has been cheating, after discovering his texts to another woman.

After hearing both their testimonies, Presiding magistrate Evelyn Nalwize said that there was nothing the court could do, because there was no marriage, despite the paid dowry.

She advised Gertrude to sue for breach of marriage contract.

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