Minister in maintenance row

HARARE - A maintenance case filed against Dzikamai Mavhaire, the Energy minister, failed to kick off yesterday after the couple opted for an out-of-court-settlement.

The politburo member was last week summoned to appear before the Harare Civil Court over a $1 200 maintenance claim filed by his ex-girlfriend, Makosi Bere.

The scorned woman said the cash was for the upkeep of their three-year-old child.

The case was due to be heard yesterday before Magistrate Vongai Muchuchuti after Mavhaire’s lawyer Belinda Rupapa said her client was out of the country on government business at the last hearing.

Court officials confirmed to the Daily News that parties had agreed to an out-of-court-settlement.

Mavhaire’s ex-girlfriend had told the court that she resolved to take the matter to court because the minister stopped rendering child support when she got married to another man.

She said she made several attempts to settle the issue out of court with the minister but to no avail.

Bere accused Mavhaire of avoiding her and ignoring her phone calls.

She is demanding $1 229 for the upkeep of their child, adding that she believes the minister earns nearly $10 000 and has the ability to pay the money.

“I have known Mavhaire for many years. We started a relationship in the year 2008, resulting in the minor being born in 2011,” Bere said.

“In late 2011, we ended the relationship and I moved on with my life and at that time, Mavhaire would give me money when I requested for it and at times he would leave some with my sister who was in Masvingo.

“Of late, he has been giving his mobile phone to his aide and driver with whom I have left several messages which he has ignored.”

Comments (9)

if it had been one from the opposite camp, you would hear shouts as if such things do not happen in their camp.

tAHIR iQBAL - 20 December 2013

Chiuno kaichi,zvino tarirai kuti chinoparira sei.Zita remurume mukuru rachisviba zvino.Muchanzwa vamwe manje manje.

alloys - 20 December 2013

kufanana na bhururu wake Nguni at 61 kuitisa twana mutauni umu nhumbu ,hama yake futi. zvinonyadzisa

pamela - 20 December 2013

Munonyadzisa vaMavhaire. Ko isu vana tozorairwa nani. Murume mukuru unoita chihure chakadaro? Vave kuda kutisvipisira Party yedu. Aaa-a-ah ndanyara chaizvo.

Sekuru Chakuchichi Botaremhunga - 20 December 2013

Usavhaire, dzikama.

GB - 20 December 2013

+ko kudzikamawo murume mukuru sezita rako zvinei. ndanyara kwazvo

MUCHADURA - 21 December 2013

Morgan Tsvangirayi, Jacob Zuma, Dzikamai Mavhaire, me ( 51 and contemplating marrying a second wife whom I am still to meet) aren't we birds of a feather?

Isiloyi Thomas - 23 December 2013

Anga asina kushaisha mukuru uyu dai asina kuzomuramba achitora mumwe vakadzi .

zvakanaka zvakadaro - 23 December 2013

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