Newstead sues wife’¨

FORMER Cabinet minister in the MMD government Newstead Zimba has sued his wife, Naomi and applied for an interim injunction to restrain her from accessing all the three bank accounts and from interfering with their two properties.
Mr Zimba in his statement of claim filed in the High Court registry is seeking to stop Naomi from running the family company in which he is a shareholder.
He is on separation with his wife of 20 years, pending divorce.
Mr Zimba, who is former Information and Broadcasting Services minister and former ambassador to Sweden, said Naomi had on several occasions reported him to the police which had led to his detention on accusations of assault.
The plaintiff said he had been a co-director at Zambia Cosmetology Consultancy Limited with his wife who had deserted her matrimonial home.
He said Naomi had allegedly become a nuisance to his life through the abuse of his rights.