(Last Updated on September 26, 2022 by ZIMDAILY EDITOR)
HARARE – A truck driver denied being employed to evade paying maintenance. Only cited as Michael, in the summons, the man was dragged to court by his former wife, Tanyaradzwa Hushe, who demanded $400 000 for the upkeep of their child.
“I need help to take care of our child, I can’t do this alone.
“He always lies about not working but he is earning a lot of money from driving trucks. I can’t prove his income but he has told me several times that he is making money and refuses to give me because I filed for maintenance.
“Every time we come here, he always mocks me saying I will never win,” she said.
In response, Michael said he could not afford to pay that amount since the company was closed.
“Your worship, I don’t work anymore.
“I used to be a truck driver but the company was closed when Covid-19 started.
“I have another family to take care of, I can only afford $120 000.”
Magistrate Judith Taruvinga ordered Michael to pay $135 000.