Mar­ried nurse im­preg­nates Form Two girl

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

A MAR­RIED Binga nurse who im­preg­nated a Form Two pupil was dragged to court by the girl’s mother, seek­ing $100 for the up­keep of his four months old baby.

The pupil’s mother from Nguboyenja sub­urb, Bulawayo yes­ter­day told a city mag­is­trate Ms Sithem­biso Ncube that Mun­yaradzi Haku­land­aba im­preg­nated and dumped her child.

She said her child was continuing with her ed­u­ca­tion and she needed money to main­tain her grand­child.

“Your wor­ship, I never met this man be­fore but I want him to main­tain his baby be­cause l’m also pay­ing school fees for my own child. He never con­trib­uted any­thing to­wards the up­keep of his baby,” she said.

Haku­land­aba said he could not af­ford to pay $100 be­cause he is mar­ried with three other chil­dren.

“All my chil­dren are go­ing to school and they all need school fees from me. I also have an obli­ga­tion to take care of my par­ents who are stay­ing at our ru­ral home,” he said.

Haku­land­aba said he used to send money via Eco­cash to the girl.

“l used to send $50 or $60 ev­ery month to your daugh­ter, maybe she con­verted it to her own use but l told her that it was for the baby,” he said. Haku­land­aba said he could af­ford $40 per month. The mag­is­trate or­dered Haku­land­aba to pay $68 monthly un­til the baby at­tains the age of 18 or be­comes self sup­port­ive. — @cyn­thi­amthembo1

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