MWENEZI – Samson Sivangani, a businessman based at Sarahuru business centre, went to South Africa and spent three months there and came back to find his wife pregnant by another man, the Mwenezi Civil Court heard last week.
Patience Muchiya dragged Sivangani to the civil court claiming US$120 maintenance for the upkeep of the three children they sired together.
Sivangani, however, argued that his ex-wife did not deserve all that money since her own adulterous liaisons were to blame for the fallout.
"Her infidelity is the source of all the problems. Three months after I left for South Africa, she was impregnated by another man. That is when I decided to divorce her," Sivangani told the court.
Muchiya, however, argued that Sivangani was a successful businessman who could afford to pay her US$120 per month.
The court heard that after Muchiya's infidelity was exposed, Sivangani reported the matter to a traditional court which ordered Muchiya's boyfriend to pay him four beasts as compensation.
Magistrate Honest Musiiwa ruled that Sivangani should pay maintenance of US$45 on a monthly basis for the upkeep of the three children.news