Sol­dier of­fers $50 up­keep for three kids

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Pa­tience Mut­siwi

A GWERU based sol­dier stunned a main­te­nance court when he said he can only af­ford to pay $50 per month for the up­keep of his three chil­dren aged 13, nine and six years.

Moses Moyo was dragged to the Main­te­nance Court by his ex-wife Tendai Shumba who was de­mand­ing $200 for the up­keep of the cou­ple’s three chil­dren.

Moyo said he can only pay $50 as each month $100 was be­ing de­ducted from his salary to set­tle a loan.

“She is de­mand­ing too much. l have a loan that I’m pay­ing and as a teacher she must also con­trib­ute to the up­keep of the kids rather than spend money with boyfriends,” said Moyo.

Shumba told Mag­is­trate Makora that Moyo was ly­ing that he was re­pay­ing a loan.

She said their three chil­dren needed school fees, food and cloth­ing.

Shumba said she was will­ing to con­trib­ute $100 ev­ery month for the up­keep of their chil­dren.

“Be­sides rentals I can con­trib­ute $100 for my kids,” said the mother of three.

The mag­is­trate then or­dered Moyo to pay $150 monthly for the up­keep of his three chil­dren with ef­fect from Au­gust 31. — @ patiemt­siwi

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