Model Mushaninga gets $70 maintenance

HARARE - A fomer Harare model yesterday stunned a Harare Civil Court after she demanded a monthly payment of $2 000 for the upkeep of her eight-year-old child.

Mercy Mushaninga justified her claim, arguing that the child had been exposed to an upmarket lifestyle.

“I want him to pay $2 020 every month, $500 for food, $250 maid, $750 rentals, fees $433, other incidences $100,” Mushaninga said. “I know he can afford that kind of money because he earns $3 500 and owns a truck that gives him $700 every two days because he is contracted with Hwange Colliery Company.

Mushaninga’s ex-husband Robson Zimbudzi told the court he could not afford the $2 000.

“I cannot afford to pay the amount she is claiming because I only earn $550 and have a wife and two other kids. I have pay slips evident to that effect. I can only give her $50 because I also have other expenses.

Mushaninga requested for a legal order to take Zimbudzi to his employer in Botswana to verify his earnings.

“If possible I would want a letter to take to his employer to bring back the correct payslip,” she said.

Presiding Magistrate Rekinah Dzikiti granted her $70 monthly maintenance and advised Mushaninga to return to court when she has the evidence.

Comments (7)

Inga ma1

Tendai Nyakudanga - 26 July 2013

Inga mhata yadura iyi

bepa revanhu - 27 July 2013

Inga mhata yadura iyi

bepa revanhu - 27 July 2013

rakada mari kahure iro iyezvino ravakuzviona kut munhu haana mari yakawanda sezvaraifunga wamama you need a job bitch not being a whore it does not pay if you you are an idiot

fuckface - 27 July 2013

chanya, dakukuitisa imwe nhumbu futi. Saka ini im paying more ku maintainance kaini cz im paying $80.

Mwana Wemuzezure - 28 July 2013

Vakadzi vanokabira zvisingaiti. Akakwidzwa ngege yemashanga akati ndamuwana hahahaha $700 every 2 days hahahaha

dixon - 28 July 2013

Just out of curiosity, how much does this woman contribute to the upkeep of the child's "up-market" lifestyle? GET A JOB...earn some money and look after YOUR child. Granted, the father should contribute financially to looking after the child, but as mother and father you should contribute equally. Is this woman contributing $2020 as well?

Zim Woman - 30 July 2013

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