Pri­vate tu­tor im­preg­nates pupil

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

A PRI­VATE tu­tor en­gaged by a family from Ma­hat­shula North sub­urb in Bu­l­awayo for pri­vate Math­e­mat­ics and English lessons for their daugh­ter ended up im­preg­nat­ing the 16-yearold pupil.

The girl, who can­not be named for le­gal rea­sons, dragged the pri­vate tu­tor Valary Go­toza (38) to the Main­te­nance court yes­ter­day seeking $150 for the up­keep of their five-month-old baby.

e girl, who has since dropped out of school, told the court that af­ter im­preg­nat­ing her, Go­tora dumped her and went to work at a col­lege in Harare.

She said she has since dropped out of school to look af­ter her child.

“Your Wor­ship, Valary was teach­ing me Maths and English but we ended up fall­ing in love and l got preg­nant. My par­ents got frus­trated and or­dered me to go and stay with him,” she said.

“He told me that he got a job and was mov­ing from Bu­l­awayo to stay in Harare. I went back to stay with my family. Ever since l was preg­nant he never bought any­thing for our child.”

Go­toza said he can af­ford to pay $50 monthly for the up­keep of his child but Bu­l­awayo Mag­is­trate Mr Batanai Tuwe told him that $50 was too lit­tle.

“Sir, you took ad­van­tage of a pupil, spoiled her fu­ture and you’re now of­fer­ing only $50. Your payslip shows me that you are earn­ing $450 per month. You never con­trib­uted even a bond coin for your baby and you have the guts to of­fer only $50,” said the mag­is­trate.

Go­toza said he has a lot of re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and his wife is ex­pect­ing a baby any­time from now.

The mag­is­trate or­dered him to pay $100 ev­ery month for the up­keep of his child.— @cyn­thi­amthembo1.

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