Teenager demands $1 000 monthly for child upkeep from ex-boyfriend » ZOOM Zimbabwe News
May 25, 2019

Teenager demands $1 000 monthly for child upkeep from ex-boyfriend

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A Harare teenager is demanding more than $1 000 from her former boyfriend for the upkeep of their one-year-old baby.

Rutendo Wadzinganyama, 19, of Glen View suburb, demanded $1 140 from her car dealer boyfriend Confidence Mucheka when she appeared before magistrate Nyasha Marufu.

When she was asked by the magistrate to justify the amount, Wadzinganyama failed to do so.

The teenager, who still resides with her parents, demanded $150 for medical aid cover, $150 rent, $50 entertainment, and $100 for clothes, $50 for electricity and water bills.

After considering Wadzinganyama’s request, magistrate Marufu had this to say:

“This does not even reach $1 000. You see it is difficult to justify a figure you plucked out of nowhere. You cannot just sit down and demand such an amount.”

Wadzinganyama insisted that her former lover can afford the money as he earns $2 000 on average from his car dealership.

She told the court Mucheka owns a house in Epworth and a Mercedes Benz C200.

However, Machala offered to pay $30 per month saying on average he realised $150 per month which is commission based.

He denied owning a car and a house and insisted that he is an agent, not a car dealer.

Marufu remanded the matter to tomorrow and ordered Wadzinganyama to go to the Central Vehicle Registry and to the local board to prove if Mucheka owns a car and a house. — DailyNews

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