ZIMBABWE – This came to light at the Harare civil court where Viva Makazha dragged her husband Elisha Makazha, claiming maintenance for herself and the welfare of her late sister in-law’s child.
Pleading for maintenance, she said in court:
“I want US$500 maintenance.
“The US$400 will be for my upkeep and US$100 for the welfare of the child.
“We stay together with Elisha but he spends most of the time out.
“Now there is a woman who claims to be Elisha’s wife with one child yet we are legally married.
“Elisha is a taxi driver who earns US$600, so I suppose he can manage the maintenance.”
In response, Elisha said:
“My maintenance offer is US$200.
“We are married but I do not have a child with her.
“She is claiming maintenance for my late sister’s child.
“I only realize an income of US$400 a month and I have another child.”
Presiding magistrate Trevor Nyatsanza, ordered Elisha to pay US$295 maintenance, with effect from January 31.