Man threatens baby mama with lawyer
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.