The Warriors’ most capped player, Peter Ndlovu, was a relieved man after the Johannesburg High Court reduced the amount of maintenance one of the mothers of his 13 children was demanding.
A South African newspaper, City Press, reported that the High Court ordered Ndlovu, who is currently the team manager at Mamelodi Sundowns, to pay the mother R12 000 (USD$687) per month in child support and that this should be deducted from his salary.
In 2022, the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court ordered that Ndlovu pay over R29 845 (USD$1 709) per month to the woman who has two children with him.
Ndlovu then filed an urgent court application to stop a garnishee order by the lower court to force his employer to dock his salary and pay child support for the two children. He said:
I have 13 children, including the two children I have with the first respondent.
I’m obliged to contribute and see to the maintenance needs of all 13 of my children.
I can simply not afford a deduction of R29 845 (USD$1 709) per month from my monthly salary.
Ndlovu told the court that he only first heard of the existence of the children in 2016 when their mother filed a maintenance lawsuit against him.
The well-travelled former Warriors captain, who has played for Highlanders, Coventry City and Sheffield United reportedly sired the children with several women.
Ndlovu’s list of “Baby Mamas” include Amina Esof, Alice Thabulo Miya, Pinky Duda, Lisa Rauteneimer and ex-wife and singer Sharon Dee.
He is currently paying around R130 000 (USD$7 438) per month in child support according to a report.