Woman in limbo

Zululand Observer - Monday - - NEWS - Larry Bent­ley

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.

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