Juldan Motors Owner’s Ex-Wife Disputes Local Court Verdict

JULDAN Motors Limited, July Danobo’s former wife, Zubeda Muhammed Mulla has disputed a local court judgment over what she termed unfair sharing of property after the couple worked together to acquire all their wealth.
Mulla, 62, of Central Street, Chudleigh, Lusaka and a peasant farmer, was married to Danobo, proprietor of Juldan Motors Limited in 1977, but were divorced by the local court and ordered Danobo to compensate his former wife K20,000 to be paid in K1,000 monthly installments.And further that property in Mulla’s names was hers and those in Danobo should also maintain those in his names.
In her moving testimony, before magistrate Felix Kaoma, the complainant said it was unfair for the lower court to pass judgment in such a manner, because she contributed greatly to what her former husband owned today.
“I am disputing the Judgement of the local court over sharing of property, he used to stay in Kanyama, but could come in my bedseater in Chilenje until March 1978, when he joined me and had only four taxis and we had our first son in 1979 while in Chilenje,” she said.
She said she was working and at the same time conducting business until the couple started building their matrimonial house on plot number F/737/47b Mansa Road in Emmasdale, Lusaka with ownership in his names.
Mulla said in an emotional spirit, that she contributed towards the wealth of Danobo as she used to work with him by ensuring that cashing for taxis and minibuses was done accurately when the company was JDMB Servicers until it changed to Juldan Motors a limited company, which was her proposal in order to grow their business.
The buses were operating between Zambia and some were going to South Africa and that for those operating locally she would enter the Kwacha amounts and for the ones operating in South Africa would be entered in Rand.
“ I stopped working in 1985, but continued contributing in kind as a house wife and sometimes travel with some of our children to South Africa and Zimbabwe to buy spare parts after venturing into big buses locally,” Mulla said.
Hearing continues.

One Response to "Juldan Motors Owner’s Ex-Wife Disputes Local Court Verdict"

  1. GARA WAKATEYA   February 13, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Those are the consequences of marrying under customary law. Secondly Juldan Motors is now a limited liability company. If the wife is not a shareholder then that is even sad, coz she cannot transfer or sale her shares.