Gertrude Ngoma, 26 attempted to sue her partner Herbert Salaliki, 28, who she shares a child with, after he failed to pop the question eight years into their relationship
If you’ve ever sat around waiting patiently for your other half to finally get down on one knee and pop the question, only for it never to happen, then you’ll know how frustrating it can be.
No matter how long you’ve been together or how in love you are, many couples often find themselves on different pages about when the right time to get engaged is.
That being said, the logical thing to do is to sit down with your other half to making sure that you do both want the same things and if so, coming to a compromise on when you will take your relationship to the next level.
One woman, however, has seemingly thrown logic out the window, instead opting to take her significant other to court, for not proposing to her after eight years of dating.
Gertrude Ngoma, 26 and Herbert Salaliki, 28, were together for almost a decade, and even share a child together, but sadly, their relationship turned sour after Herbert failed to follow through on his promise to propose.
Feeling tired and frustrated of her other half’s lack of official commitment, Gertrude decided to take her beau to court and sue him for wasting her time, after he failed to deliver on the happy ever after she was waiting for.
News website Tuko reports that Gertrude felt as though the father of her child was not serious enough about their relationship, despite the fact he had paid the dowry payment to her family, as is the tradition in their native Zambia. He had, however, not yet purchased the engagement ring.
“He has never been serious. That is why I bought him to court because I deserve to know the way forward and our future,” she told the publication.
Defending himself in court, Herbert said the reason he had not yet proposed was because he did not have the financial security to pay for a wedding, and argued that Gertrude had not been a doting partner and had not given him enough attention.
The judge told the couple that reconciliation would be the best outcome for the pair. It’s unclear whether they remain a couple going forward.