Harare City Council employee neglects child

HARARE - A Harare City Council employee has been accused of neglecting his child.

Oliver Sirimawo was yesterday dragged before the Harare Civil Court by his ex-girlfriend, Precious Chandimhara, claiming $100 for the upkeep of their child.

Chandimhara told magistrate Rekina Dzikiti that Sirimawo earns a lot of money but is failing to provide for his child.

“He works at Harare City Council and earns more than $500. I want $100 for the child because he is not going to school. I have failed to raise money for his school fees and this money that I want includes school fees and uniforms,” Chandimhara said.

“I am a vendor and do not have enough money for the child.”

Sirimawo said he was struggling to make ends meet as he has not received his salaries since November last year.

“I can only afford $50 because we have not been paid. I have three other children and they all need to be taken care of,” Sirimawo said.

Magistrate Dzikiti ordered Sirimawo to pay $55 as child maintenance saying that the money he earns needed to be shared equally among the children.

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Clean Water - 23 January 2014

Kana ari vako usingachengeti, unoda kuchengeterwa naani. Still $55 is nothing. Anoda food, shelter,education, clothing including soap and vaseline chairo. Kwana.

Yahwe - 26 September 2014

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