Man threatens baby mama with lawyer

Swazi Observer - - NATIONAL NEWS - By Phesheya Kunene

A par­ent de­fault­ing in child main­te­nance threat­ened his baby mama with a lawyer fol­low­ing al­le­ga­tion of mis­man­age­ment of funds.

Madoda Ndlovu made al­le­ga­tions that Nom­phumelelo Dlamini, to­gether with her grand­mother, was con­stantly col­lect­ing money from him on dif­fer­ent oc­ca­sions for his child.

He said this con­fused him as the mother of his child was now mar­ried to an­other man and the child was un­der the cus­tody of her grand­mother. “She is tak­ing my money for her own use Your Wor­ship, the right per­son who should be col­lect­ing the money is her grand­mother not her,” he said. How­ever, it seemed Ndlovu met his match as a livid Dlamini told the court that Ndlovu was good for noth­ing as he has failed to look after his own child, thus al­low­ing an­other man to raise his child.

While speak­ing at the top of her voice, Dlamini fur­ther al­leged that Ndlovu has al­ways been shy­ing away from re­spon­si­bil­ity since the birth of their child.

“He told me that his lawyer would deal with me and that an­gered me very much be­cause I do not want his lawyer but him to look after his child. He is re­laxed while an­other man is look­ing after his child. I tried reach­ing out to him but he kept ig­nor­ing me and I was forced to come here,” she said. When Ndlovu pro­duced his proof of earn­ings, Mag­is­trate Sfiso Vi­lakati was left shocked that the man earned less than E1 000 after de­duc­tions yet he is ex­pected to con­trib­ute E800 to­wards the up­bring­ing of the child. He or­dered him to con­trib­ute E600 while telling him that he would be left with noth­ing be­cause he had been dodg­ing the law.

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