12 March 2019
A Chinhoyi University of Technology student was dumped by her former lover who used to spoil her with money and gifts before she fell pregnant.
Tendai Katsande opened up at the Harare civil court where she was claiming $390 maintenance from her former boyfriend Tawanda Gweta whom she met at the learning institution.
“Tawanda used to take care of me when we were dating and when l fell pregnant, he dumped me.
“I want $390 for my nine months old baby.
“I am just a student and $390 will cater for the maid who will take care of the child whilst l am away at school.
“He used to pay for my rentals at school and he sent $50 every week but these days he says he has no money.
“He could even sent money and we could go for outings together and drink expensive wines,” she said.
In response, Tawanda told the court that he was not in a position to pay the $390 that Tendai was claiming from him.
“I am offering $60 for maintenance; it was true that l used to spoil this woman a lot when l was proposing to her and this was because I wanted some favours to be loved.
“I am just an ordinary employee at the Immigration Offices in Mutare earning $280.
“She should bear with me since my responsibilities are too much since I am now a father of two families.
“I have another wife with a child,” Tawanda said.
Presiding magistrate ordered Tawanda to bring the bank statements that will prove that he is on a contract and postponed the case to today.