Ex-wife demands $160 from husband's $220 salary

HARARE - A Harare man, who claims his ex-wife intimidates him and pesters his current wife for money and food stuffs, told the court he found it unreasonable for his former wife to get more maintenance money.

Elliot Munetsi, 49, who yesterday appeared at the Harare Civil Courts, where his ex-wife is claiming maintenance fees said he does not understand why his ex-wife was demanding more money when she comes begging for commodities from his current wife.

“She wants money so that she can go to Johannesburg to get things to buy and sell. The money that I am giving her is enough. She is abusing me and my current wife with all these demands. At times she sends the children to ask for food,” said Munetsi.

Munetsi said Grace Rwodzi, 40, intimidates him so much that previously when they appeared in court he could not talk of the other three children he is taking care of. 

He revealed that he is struggling to make ends meet.

“She harasses me so much and does not give me a chance to express myself.

“The last time we appeared in court, I could not tell the court of my other children. And right now I am struggling to make ends meet,” he said.

In response Rwodzi claimed Munetsi was lying and still insisted that she wanted $160 from the $220 which is Munetsi’s salary.

“The money that he is giving me is not enough.

“The price of basics and school stuff for the four children has gone up. I have two children in secondary school, writing exams at the end of this year.

“I need more money to provide for them. My own income and the maintenance of $100 is not enough,” she pleaded.

Rwodzi’s plea for her ex-husband to pay more maintenance was denied by Civil court magistrate and was ordered to make the most of what she had.

    Comments (1)

    Justice prevailed here.

    Shumba - 4 October 2012

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