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Cephas Shava
MWENEZI - A teacher at Mavambo Primary School in Mwenezi East will take home a measly $24 every month after two women applied to have the rest of his net salary divided between them in maintenance fees.
Cleophas Sithole was dragged to the Mwenezi Civil Court by the two women who accused him of neglecting his fatherly responsibilities.
Sithole’s wife Vimbai Musindo claimed before the court that her husband was squandering his salary on beer and other women. She then demanded a monthly maintenance of $450 for the upkeep of their three children.
“He rarely comes back home when he gets his salary and when he comes, he is often penniless. He is a womaniser and a drunkard. This is my first time to see his payslip,” Musindo told the court.
Another woman, Enia Ndlovu, who has two children with Sithole, also appeared in the same court moments later to make her own claim.
She demanded $375 in maintenance fees from Sithole.
When Sithole was ordered to produce his payslip in court, it was discovered that all his money was getting deducted to service the many loans he took from different institutions and that only $124 remained.
Magistrate Honest Musiiwa consented to Sithole’s proposal to pay $60 to Musindo and $40 to Ndlovu every month, meaning he will be left with only $24.


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