Pas­tor or­dered to pay $150 main­te­nance

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Cyn­thia Dube

A MAR­RIED Anglican pas­tor has been dragged to court by his 20-year-old girl­friend af­ter he failed to main­tain his three-month-old child sired out of wed­lock.

Ms Prim­rose Keche of Northend sub­urb said Fa­ther James Padiel Mambo (47) was an ir­re­spon­si­ble man who fled from her just be­fore his son was born.

She told Bu­l­awayo mag­is­trate Mr Mwanase Musi­iwa that she wants $150 monthly main­te­nance from the man of the cloth.

“I want $150 so that I can buy my child clothes, food and some­times I might need the money to take him to hos­pi­tal. I don’t do any­thing for a liv­ing, “said Ms Cheke.

When Mr Musi­iwa asked if Fr Mambo was com­fort­able with his girl­friend claim’s he said, “I agree my wor­ship to her ap­pli­ca­tion of $150.” Mr Musi­iwa or­dered Mambo to pay $150 to Ms Cheke’s for the up­keep of their child.

“You are there­fore or­dered to pay main­te­nance in the sum of $150 monthly for the up­keep of mi­nor child ef­fec­tive from Septem­ber 30 un­til he turns 18 or be­comes self-sup­port­ive,” said Mr Musi­iwa.

The Anglican pas­tor’s shenani­gans come weeks af­ter a Ro­man Catholic priest from Bu­l­awayo im­preg­nated a nun, lead­ing to his ban­ish­ment. The Arch­bishop of Bu­l­awayo, Alex Thomas, con­firmed that Fa­ther Kevin Mthunzi Takaen­desa had been dis­ci­plined for the of­fence.

“Fa­ther Kevin was dis­ci­plined for im­preg­nat­ing a nun and I have it in writ­ing but he went to Eng­land on hol­i­day which was planned at the be­gin­ning of the year as you know that it’s not easy to walk to Eng­land,” said Arch­bishop Thomas.

He de­clined to re­veal de­tails of the dis­ci­plinary mea­sures, say­ing it was a pri­vate and con­fi­den­tial mat­ter. — @ cyn­thi­amthembo1

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