Bulawayo magistrate Mr Usheunesu Matova ordered former Police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri to pay $1 250 every month for the maintenance of a minor child he sired with Ms Sithulisiwe Mthimkhulu.
Mthimkhulu had approached Bulawayo magistrates court seeking an order compelling Chihuri to pay $1 960,60 monthly for the upkeep of their daughter. Initially, Ms Mthimkhulu, who is an Assistant Commissioner, wanted a lump sum maintenance of $240 000 from Chihuri.
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She also wanted Chihuri to pay $3 655 per term for school fees for their child who is in Grade Four, $349 in monthly medical aid and $650 as monthly maintenance for the upkeep of their daughter after defaulting in payment. In a default judgment delivered yesterday, Mr Matova ordered Chihuri to pay $1 250,60 every month for the upkeep of their child. Said Matova:
It is hereby ordered that the respondent shall contribute $1 250,60 as maintenance for his child until she attains the age of 18 years or becomes self-supporting whichever occurs first, with effect from July 2018. The respondent shall deposit the money into the applicant’s bank account.
Mthimukhulu said Chihuri earns $10 000 in the form of monthly pension as well as the income he gets from his personal businesses which include a mine in Shamva and collects monthly rentals from several houses that he owns.
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