Pastor ordered to pay $150 maintenance
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