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Man takes wife to court over maintenance

By Sowetanlive | Feb 18, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 38 ]

A Zimbabwean man has taken his estranged wife to court over unpaid child maintenance.

According to, Calisto Mapfumo has once again taken his wife to court for child support, this time for defaulting on payments.

He first took his estranged wife, Charity Chitsa, 30 to the maintenance court last year to claim $200 per month for their three children.

Following their separation in February last year Mapfumo who was left with their children decided to approach the courts to help him get child support from Chitsa.

In November, the court ruled in his favour and Chitsa was ordered to $60 per month for the welfare of the three children till each child turns 18.

According to court papers obtained by the news website, Chitsa is now $180 in arrears after failing to pay for 3 months.

“The company I used to work for was closed and I wrote three affidavits to that effect on December 12. I was advised that I was no longer going to pay anything,” Chitsa reportedly told the court in her defense.

The two are expected back in court on 27 February.


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Zim dollar is low baba

Feb 18, 2014 12:27 | 3 replies


Zim is no longer using their $ but USD $

Feb 18, 2014 12:43 | 0 replies


Slima ndini!!

Feb 18, 2014 12:52 | 0 replies
Feb 18, 2014 1:37 | 0 replies


hahaahaa, Zimbabwean are lazy naturally, that's why most of them are serving drinks at Spur and Wimpy with their 'oxford university standard education'!

Feb 18, 2014 12:29 | 0 replies


I admire men who stands by their kids all the way good to bad situation.Good for him if the kids were left in his care and it was agreed upon that she should pay then she must just pay that maintenance finish n klaar. But where is she gonna get the money if she aint working anymore? What sort of a mother though leaves her kids behind in pursue of happiness?

Feb 18, 2014 12:32 | 0 replies


That is Hosh6- She found out he's got Aids and umahlalela onyonyobela ama-ben10s, doesn't work, smoking igudu all day, and now he wants all her hard earned cash

Feb 18, 2014 12:32 | 2 replies


That is not funny

Feb 18, 2014 1:57 | 0 replies


Hey mr serial rapist...I told you yesterday you are the one with AIDS, 5 children (all as a result of rape) different mothers plus those women you raped who never fell pregnant, now tell me who has AIDS?Me unlike Robin don't find zimbos appealing so to claim that that is me is ridiculous.

Feb 18, 2014 2:30 | 0 replies


kuyanyiwa babe

Feb 18, 2014 12:35 | 0 replies


She can pay from her pension mos, pay up woman, it was nice when you made them kids, its pay up time.

Feb 18, 2014 12:36 | 0 replies


Geez, Charity! That isn't very charitable of you. Give the poor man a bit of help here. They are your children

Feb 18, 2014 12:40 | 0 replies