Macheso maintenance hearing deferred

HARARE - Sungura legend Alick Macheso’s maintenance case in which his  estranged wife, Tafadzwa Fortunate Mapako, is demanding $7 000 in child and spousal support, failed to take off at the Harare Civil Court yesterday.

Tafadzwa’s lawyer David Ngwerume asked for a postponement of the case to today, saying he received the summons late.

He said he was attending another trial at the High Court.

“I received the papers yesterday in the afternoon and furthermore I am attending a trial at the High Court,” said Ngwerume .

“I have liaised with my learned colleague and may this matter be postponed to 14 May (today).”

Presiding magistrate Tafadzwa Muvhami okayed the postponement to today.

Tafadzwa filed the maintenance claim against the musician, saying she is ready for paternity tests for their two children after Macheso cast doubt on the children’s paternity.

In the maintenance application seen by the Daily News, Tafadzwa claimed Macheso had been neglecting her and the children since December last year.

She is demanding $7 130 every month towards her upkeep and their children Alick (Junior) and Manisha.

In her maintenance list, Tafadzwa is demanding $700 for rent, $1 500 for groceries, $300 for the maid, $300 for the gardener, $600 for motor vehicle service and allowance, $450 for the driver, $600 for the children’s medical aid, $400 for water and electricity, $200 for telephone allowance, $400 for children’s clothing, $80 for DStv, $300 for fuel and $400 for extra-curricular activities.

She is also demanding $150 for her medical aid, $400 for hair and beauty therapy, $200 for her clothing and $150 for extra-curricular activities. 

Tafadzwa said Macheso was in a position to foot all the demands, ostensibly because he was financially stable as a musician.