Woman in limbo
A MAINTENANCE beneficiary is pulling out her hair out after being sent from pillar to post while trying to deal with the nonpayment of money due to her daughter.
Linda Nunn’s daughter is supposed to receive maintenance through the Nongoma Magistrate’s Court on the 15th of each month. The last time she received such payment was in September, and when she enquired why there had been no further payments, she was told to wait until she receives a notification on her cellphone.
Nunn only receives piece work money and is thus not in a position to support her child without the maintenance. Her question is that if the money is being deducted from the child’s father, why is it not being paid over to them? The Nomgoma Court Manager undertook to investigate the matter, but to date no reply has been received.
Nunn sent a fax to the court, but was told to ‘stop complaining and wait’. Numerous attempts to contact the Court Manager, Miss Mashazi, about the matter proved unsuccessful.