ZIMBABWE – A soldier yesterday decided not to make himself available at the civil court where he was supposed to appear in a maintenance matter.
Tafadzwa Magorimbo was nowhere to be seen when Isabel Gova came before the court asking for $130 for the upkeep of their minor child.
Isabel told the court that Tafadzwa had told her that he was not going to waste his valuable time coming to the civil court as he had more important things to do.
“He does not take his child’s needs seriously and he told me he will not attend the court because he was busy. He also said he was not ready to give his child money because he had to take care of his ill mother.
“My child’s needs have become too expensive for me to handle alone my mother who was helping financially is no longer capable of giving me money,” she said.
Presiding magistrate Barbra Mateko, in default, ordered Tafadzwa to pay $90 beginning December 30.