Ali Sadiki to pay $652 in child, spousal support

HARARE - FC Platinum and Warriors midfielder Ali Sadiki was yesterday ordered by a Harare magistrate to pay $652 in child and spousal support for the upkeep of his pregnant girlfriend and minor child.

Sadiki was ordered to pay $352 as maintenance for Sharon Chiwanza and the minor and a once-off payment of $300 as expenses for the unborn child.

In passing judgment, magistrate Tafadzwa Muvhami said both parties should contribute to the upkeep of the child.

“The court takes into account that it is the duty of both parents to take care of their children so I will take into consideration that the respondent (Sadiki) earns $800 only,” Muvhami said.

“I will give fifty percent of every amount claimed as it is the duty of both parents to take care of the child.

“However, the respondent is ordered to pay $352 starting from end of this month for the wife and the child and $300 for the expenses of the unborn child, which is a once-off payment.”

Sadiki was early this month dragged before the court by Chiwanza, who is eight months pregnant and was asking for $1 117 in child and spousal support.

She wanted $600 for her own upkeep and $517 for the upkeep of their five-year-old daughter and unborn child.

Chiwanza claimed the footballer had neglected her and the child after she fell pregnant.

She told the magistrate that Sadiki refused to maintain his child even though he earns a lot of money.

However, the Warriors midfielder had offered $200 for his girlfriend’s maintenance, arguing that the child was living with his mother.

The footballer, through his lawyer Bosswell Chideme, told the court that his girlfriend must apply for custody if she wanted maintenance.

He also said that he earned $400 as winning allowance per game not the $800 which was claimed by Chiwanza. Sadiki said the money is paid on won matches only.

Chiwanza had told the court that the footballer earns $800 per match from FC Platinum and another $800 from the national squad.

She said Sadiki was in a position to pay that money.


Comments (8)

Sadiki pay up and zip up, this is self-inflicted

Mukanya - 16 April 2014

This judge is notorious.These women are the once who push for divorce so that they claim child support.Why do they agitate for divorce and later on claim to be supported by the man whom they have given a torrid time. Support for the child yes,I agree but not to support the woman,no ,no.Does the Judge know how many these women are getting support? Lots of people. Reveal some of your judgements please.

Chemical Solution - 16 April 2014

Uyu mejasitiriti anopenga chenge. Is this a basic salary of winning bonus rekubhora rakakwachurwa kudai. Kana gweta racho vakomana idofo chairo. Vana ngavachengetwe pachikwadi but this is too much

Inizvangu - 17 April 2014

yes sadiki shld pay bt thats way too much money . its not fair asi judge arikurovawo zvinhu kani. this z zim football not english football

t one - 17 April 2014

Unonzwa mukadzi oti handichadi zvepano but vana vangu kana kuti mwana wangu handisiyi, mangwana rava summon ku Civil Court, maintenance, men we are in real trouble with all rights favouring woman, really we are fixed.

tk - 17 April 2014

People should freely support their children.Do not force a donkey to drink water,let it go and leave the water.After it has journeyed it will need the water but it will be nowhere to be found.What testimony can you give if you can not look after your children through struggling, mother?

mariyeti mpala - 17 April 2014

U president wa gcinwa ngu nina kungela maintanance,unina wa dubeka kodwa wafa ehlezi kuhle eyi ndlovukazi ngumzekeliso nje banengi ngingeke ngabaqamba.yebo kunzioma kodwa kuyasebenza.

mariyeti mpala - 17 April 2014

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