The leader of the opposition Democratic Union of Zimbabwe (DUZ) party, Robert Chapman is reportedly failing to pay maintenance for his children with his ex-wife.
Chapman, who spent most of his adult life in the United States of America, divorced his first wife in December 2010.
According to CITE, the Chinhoyi-born presidential aspirant was ordered to pay $500 a month in child support by the Catoosa County Superior court in Georgia, United States of America.
After he reportedly failed to abide by the court ruling and defaulted in paying child support, his former wife dragged him to court in 2014.
An order by Judge Brian House of the Catoosa County Superior Court reads in part:
…Robert Howard Chapman does not pay $500 per month toward said child support arrears until paid in full, upon affidavit of Plaintiff, the Defendant shall be confined to the common jail of Catoosa County for his wilful failure and refusal to abide by the lawful order of this Court until the remaining arrears are paid in full.
It is further ordered, adjudged, and decreed that the defendant shall continue to pay the sum of $873 per month as current support, in addition to the purge amount of $500 per month.
Reached out for a comment on the matter, DUZ said Chapman will not respond to the allegations levelled against him. The party said:
The president will not be responding to allegations levelled against him as the Case is public and is set to expose his children’s names.
It is our hope that the Zimbabweans will put the children first. We suspect it is an ex-wife’s way of attacking President Chapman as we have noticed through various social media accounts.
We can tell these documents in circulation were not downloaded but sent via a Photo.
This is a result of a jealous and disgruntled ex-wife who has been seeking attention to discrediting the President as he pursues a public office.
However, the President will not be distracted by these events as his focus is to bring change to Zimbabwe.
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