Mr Wilson Sezi (53) wants Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Company board chairperson, Ms Ruth Ncube to pay $3 800 monthly as spousal maintenance. In his court application, Sezi says the money is for groceries, transport, clothes, medication, rent, water and electricity.
Ms Ncube, through her lawyers Masiye-Moyo and Associates, has challenged the application and denies she is the applicant’s spouse although she acknowledges Sezi paid $700 instead of $800 to confer upon himself the status of being a customary law husband. Ms Ncube argues that culturally, Mr Sezi was not her customary husband because he did not finish paying lobola hence she has no obligation to maintain him. She said she only regards Mr Sezi as her former boyfriend. The matter will be heard on May 16 before Bulawayo magistrate Mr Sheunesu Matova.
Court Turns Down Man’s Demand For $3 800 Monthly Spousal Maintenance, He Did Not Finish Paying Lobola