(Last Updated on March 20, 2023 by ZIMDAILY EDITOR)
A Harare woman took her ex-husband to court claiming an upward maintenance variation.
Catherine Furidze told the court that the current $60 000 she is receiving from her ex-husband, Longten Mawire, was no longer enough for the upkeep of their young child.
“I want an upward variation to $260 000. He is irresponsible and does not want to meet me halfway.
“He is not abiding by court orders such as buying stationery for the child and I am not even sure if he paid school fees,” she said.
In response, Mawire said he was unemployed, but doing his best to cater for his child.
“I will give her $60 000 plus 50 percent fees because I am not employed.
“She has been lying to me about the things needed at school and when I confirmed with the school teacher, I was told a different thing.
“I want the child to be transferred to a government school when the child starts Form One,” he said.
Furidze brushed aside her ex-husband’s accusations and provided proof to the court that every need she forwards to him were from the child’s school.
“He is lying that I have not been honest with him about the child’s needs, and I have evidence to support that,” she said.
Magistrate Ayanda Dhlamini ordered Mawire to pay $200 000 plus school fees.