MWENEZI - Chief Neshuro, born Rodwell Gudo, of Makaranga village was recently arraigned before the Mwenezi Magistrates' Court facing charges of defaulting on the monthly maintenance fee which he is supposed to pay to his ex-wife.
Magistrate Honest Musiiwa convicted the traditional leader on his own plea of guilty. The chief pointed out that he earned a monthly salary of US$300 and was sentenced to six months imprisonment which was suspended on condition that he cleared the arrears by April 30.
Led by prosecutor Willard Chasi, the State's facts are that on December 28, 2015, Chief Neshuro was ordered to pay a monthly maintenance fee of US$120 to his ex-wife Rumbidzai Namo. The money was for the upkeep of the three children that the chief sired with Namo.
The court further heard that despite the order, the chief failed to honour his obligation for some time in 2016 up to February this year, accumulating substantial arrears amounting to US$2 400.
This forced Namo to file a police report leading to the Gudo's arrest.