Main­te­nance re­duced af­ter bus driver’s pay cut

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Cyn­thia Dube Court Re­porter

A BRAVO bus driver ap­peared in court yes­ter­day seek­ing main­te­nance vari­a­tion down­wards from $250 to $50 say­ing the com­pany had re­duced their salaries.

Mr Knowl­edge Muza dragged his ex-wife Ms Nom­bulelo Dastele of Nku­lumane sub­urb to the main­te­nance court say­ing that he can no longer af­ford to pay $250 which he was or­dered to pay in Jan­uary.

“My salary has been re­duced from $350 to $265 by the com­pany. I have to pay rent, buy clothes and l have loan de­duc­tions. I can’t af­ford to do all these things with $265. My wor­ship may you please con­sider my vari­a­tion down­wards,” said Mr Muza.

Ms Dastele told Bu­l­awayo Main­te­nance mag­is­trate Mr Manase Musi­iwa that their two chil­dren’s school fees were more than $50.

“$50 is noth­ing. Our chil­dren need school fees, clothes and food. How can l af­ford to do all these things with $50?” said Dastele.

Ms Dastele said Mr Muza de­faulted pay­ing main­te­nance in Septem­ber and he was in $250 ar­rears.

Mr Musi­iwa re­duced Mr Muza monthly pay­ments to $150.

“Ap­pli­ca­tion for vari­a­tion down­wards is hereby granted. The or­der of $250 per month has been var­ied down­wards to $150 monthly,” said the mag­is­trate.

On Jan­uary 15 this year, Ms Dastele dragged Mr Muza to court claim­ing main­te­nance af­ter com­plain­ing that he was not con­tribut­ing towards the up­keep of their two mi­nor chil­dren.— @cyn­thi­amthembo1.

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