I can't pay $1 500 child support: Wadyajena

HARARE - Justice Mayor Wadyajena, the Gokwe-Nembudziya Zanu PF legislator’s maintenance saga continued yesterday, with the member of Parliament refuting claims that he neglected the welfare of his child.

Wadyajena is challenging a $1 500 monthly maintenance order which was granted by the Civil Court for the upkeep of a 10-year-old daughter he sired with Wadzanai Mudare.

He told the court his businesses were no longer profitable because of prevailing harsh economic conditions, and could not afford to pay that much.

“The economy is bad,” he said.

“My company, Mayor Logistics, used to have sole distributorship to Sakunda Energy which was terminated four months ago.

“…because of that I have not even paid my workers for the past three months. I am a legislator and surviving on a salary of $2 200. The court should also note that I also have other commitments.”

Wadyajena dismissed claims by Mudare that he impregnated, dumped and neglected her and the child and only appeared after nine years claiming custody of the child.

Mudare insisted that the legislator was living a lavish lifestyle.

She claimed that Wadyajena can afford to foot that maintenance amount because he drives fancy cars, rents a billboard erected for  $3 000 and attracting monthly payments of $500, and can afford to take his children on holidays to Hong Kong.

Wadyajena replied: “The vehicles which she is talking about are constituency resources and not personal. I did take my children to Hong Kong because I could afford at that time.

“I never neglected that child. For nine years, I did not know about my daughter’s existence and only found out when I went to Mbare where I coincidentally met a lady that told me that I looked like her friend’s child.”

The court heard Wadyajena lived with the child for over one year before Mudare took her back citing child abuse.

Mudare claimed that Wadyajena’s wife abused her daughter while under her custody.

“If it is true that my wife ill-treated my daughter, I’m sure Mudare would have filed a police report,” Wadyajena said.

“My wife treated her like the other children and we loved her equally.”

Magistrate Tafadzwa Muvhami will rule on the matter on December 31.

Comments (10)

Vana Mayor you should pay and let your child enjoy your business. Also remember there is no road worth talking about from Kadoma to Nembudzia. Your effort must be directed towards that road than on women and mai Mujuru.

ndozvo - 12 December 2014

Ndoozvamunonetsa vana Mayor veGokwe,kungoita mari motofunga zvebonde nemadzimai hobho.Bhadhara $1 500 iyo, handiti uri MP,kana usina ari yacho chipihwaka ne faction yako wozoidzosera wawana imwe contract. Be responsible, bonde does not pay.Be an exemplary leader mwachewe.Be faithful to your wife,full stop, hazvitombodi kana coma izvi.

Gadzamoyo - 12 December 2014

They hide behind zanupf to steal.

maita - 12 December 2014

ko Zanu yapinda papi apa....vakadzi wacho futi hawasi kunonoka kukumura mabhurugwa vakaona mota

diva - 12 December 2014

whats your problem wadyejena? Just phone your mentor and tell him kuti zvawoma. Handiti mave panyanga here?

selele - 12 December 2014

Vana Wadyajena zvamaiti Tukirira Save. Izvo nemi muri vanaSabuku Vhara Zipi. Zvino Save Havarambe Vana Vavo. You go onto father a child out of wedlock, when you are still married Shame on you. You should resign and stop westing the tax payer 's money contesting. Look after your child. Send her to hong kong as well. You should have been castrated as well.

Zviri pako - 12 December 2014

mugabe mugabe muka , ehh chenjerera mupfana wamunangagwa uyu he is a headache waiting to happen

harare - 12 December 2014

"Economy is bad". "Prevailing harsh economic conditions ". Zanu pf M.P in mitigation over maintanance amount. He forgot to mention sanctions and imperialist agenda and that the child belongs mujuru faction!!!. I am sure Politiburo have heard your testimony of bad economy.

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dr - 13 December 2014

Sisi Gire hona mwana wako mayor uyu,

Silent Observer - 13 December 2014

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