Pastor Muvirimi who is the founder and leader of Bread of Life Ministries in Bulawayo has taken his wife to Maintenance Court seeking a reduction from $250 to $30 a month. He is in arrears of $1 858 as he has been defaulting since March 2017.
Last year Muvirimi was ordered to pay $250 for two minor children but he refused saying he was poor and could not afford the amount. He appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Mr Sheunesu Matova and said he was seeking a reduction because tithes and offerings are hard to come by. Said Pastor Muvirimi:
You worship, I don’t have a fixed salary. I rely on tithes and offerings from the congregants. The problem is that there are a few congregants in my church. If you ask the congregants to pay tithes and offerings they run away from the church because times are hard and money is difficult to come by. These days offerings are hard to come by. I rely on the church and I don’t have any other source of income. I cannot afford $250, if the money is reduced to $30 I will be able to pay it.
His ex-wife Ms Kurehwandishe rejected the offer of $30 saying that he was lying. She said he had recently remarried and travelled to Nigeria which indicated that he could afford the money she was claiming.
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