23 November 2017
A TAXI driver yesterday offered $20 for the upkeep of his two children and former wife.
Dick Turn made the offer at the Harare civil court where his wife demanded $200 maintenance.
“I am claiming $200 maintenance so that I can be able to fend for our kids.
“We have two kids together who are going to school and he is not paying their school fees.
“He deserted us and he is now living with his girlfriend in Mbare.
“He even bought a residential stand for his girlfriend but he fails to fend for his own kids,” said Nyarai.
In response Dick offered $20
“The $200 she wants from me too much your worship, I cannot afford it.
“I am just a simple taxi driver who earns $150 per month, and I can only offer $20 because I also have other responsibilities.
“I have another wife and child who needs my care so I can’t afford that money your worship.
“She has to consider that she is not the only one who needs to be looked after by me,” said Dick.
Presiding magistrate Lazini Ncube ordered Dick to pay $50 per month.