A police officer Sithulisiwe Mthimkhulu has taken former Zimbabwe Republic Police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri to court claiming maintenance. The woman is demanding a one-off payment of US272 242, for the upkeep of an 8-year child she claims was sired by Chihuri when the two had an extramarital affair. Part of Mthimkhulu’s court papers read:
Respondent Augustine Chihuri was the Commissioner-General of the Zimbabwe Republic Police since 1981, while I was his subordinate. He has since retired but I am still in the force. Respondent and I have a child together born on 2 July 2009.
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When it was time for us to go and get the child’s certificate, the respondent refused. I ended up doing it all on my own and that is why the child bears my surname and not his.
Over the years and ever since I was pregnant, the respondent has been neglecting to take care of his daughter.
The matter was postponed to the 12th of March after the messenger of court failed to serve Chihuri with the court papers.
Augustine Chihuri is a retired Zimbabwe law enforcement officer and former Zimbabwe Republic Police Commissioner General. He is a war veteran who received his military training at Mgagao in Tanzania as well as the longest-serving police chief in Zimbabwe since Independence. On 13 November 2017... Read More About Augustine Chihuri
The Zimbabwe Republic Police is the country's law enforcing and maintaining organ. It was established in 1980 evolving from the Rhodesian Police and incorporated members from both the Rhodesian and the nationalist forces. It operates under the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage. Read More About Zimbabwe Republic Police