2 women drag busi­ness­man to main­te­nance court

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dis­closed in court be­cause she failed to ap­pear for the case.

Mrs Nkomo said her hus­band was an ir­re­spon­si­ble fa­ther who dumped his fam­ily two years ago.

“I want Nkomo to give me $1 020 so that l can pay school fees for our two chil­dren who dropped out of school be­cause l’m fail­ing to pay their fees. They were both do­ing Form Five and the other one who is at univer­sity is about to drop out be­cause l am also fail­ing to raise his school fees,” said Mrs Nkomo.

She told Bu­l­awayo main­te­nance court mag­is­trate Mr Manase Musi­iwa that she is a ven­dor and it was painful to raise their chil­dren on her own know­ing that their fa­ther is earn­ing $4 000 per month.

Nkomo told the mag­is­trate he could not af­ford to pay what his wife was claim­ing as he is a pen­sioner earn­ing $200 per month.

“My wife is ly­ing, l used to work for the com­pany that she is re­fer­ring to but it was closed last year due to a liq­uid­ity cri­sis. I can of­fer $50 be­cause l have an­other child out of wed­lock and he needs school fees as he is at univer­sity,” he said. Mrs Nkomo de­nied ev­ery­thing that he said. She told the mag­is­trate that she could bring her chil­dren to tes­tify against their fa­ther.

“Nkomo is ly­ing your wor­ship. I can bring our chil­dren who are just out­side to tell you the truth about his char­ac­ter. I can even go and check whether his com­pany is reg­is­tered and how much is he mak­ing per month,” said Mrs Nkomo.

She handed over Nkomo’s busi­ness card as a proof that he owns In­stal­ite. She told the mag­is­trate that ever since her hus­band left them, their lives changed for the worst and that she is un­well.

Mr Musi­iwa post­poned the mat­ter to Oc­to­ber 11 2016 and or­dered the re­spon­dent to bring his bank state­ment.— @cyn­thi­amthembo1.

A man pushes a cart in the mid­dle of an in­ter­sec­tion along Khami Road in Bu­l­awayo yes­ter­day seem­ingly obliv­i­ous to the dan­gers that might be­fall him

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