Tinotenda Chatikobo, Court Reporter
A HARARE man has told the court that he can afford to pay $15 per child for his three children.
This came to light when Miriam Mlambo dragged her ex-husband Prince Manami to Harare Civil Court claiming $200 maintenance for the upkeep of their three children.
Miriam told the court said her ex insulted her when she went with the summons to his place.
“I want $200 maintenance for the upkeep of our children.
“When I went to his place with summons he insulted me and harassed me uttering bad words.
“Prince is an irresponsible father; he doesn’t care about the children’s welfare and he is not paying his children’s school fees.
“He is a businessman who buys and sells motor spares earning about $150 per week but doesn’t spare a single cent for his children,” said Miriam.
Prince said he could not afford the amount adding that he was working for someone.
“My business is now broke and I am working for someone so I am not able to offer $200 maintenance.
“What I can only offer for now is $15 per child.”
Magistrate Sheila Nazombe who presided over the matter ordered Prince to pay $100 with effect from end of April.