"Work harder in bed"

Zambian man ordered to copulate with his wife.

By J.A. Getzlaff
Published April 24, 2000 4:00PM (EDT)

Christopher Phiri, 27, recently had his day in court, but things didn't turn out so well. According to a Reuters report, Phiri, who lives in Lusaka, Zambia, went to court to seek a divorce from his wife, Naomi Kamanga, because she had had an abortion and she often came home late (hint-hint).

But instead of letting Phiri off the marital hook, high court judges Buxton Ng'andu and Robert Mwananshiku ordered him to reconcile with his wife and start performing in the sack. They told Phiri that if he worked hard in bed, his wife would become pregnant and the couple would be blessed with a child.

Doh! Poor Phiri!

His only recourse now may be an appearance on "The Jerry Springer Show."

J.A. Getzlaff

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