Zanu PF MP fails to maintain child

MIDLANDS Zanu PF acting chairman and legislator Kizito Chavamba is in trouble for failing to maintain his eight-year-old son born out of wedlock.

BLESSED MHLANGA
Staff Reporter

Alice Magodi, the mother of Chivamba’s son, has taken the politician to court, where she is demanding that he should pay for the upkeep of the fruits of his pleasure.

“I, therefore, approach this court to force the respondent (Chivamba) to take care of his child,”  reads part of an affidavit filed with the Kwekwe Magistrates’ Court under case M98.

“I understand that in terms of the law, there is no pleasure without responsibility.

“The respondent cannot be called an honourable Member of Parliament when he is neglecting his own child.”

Magodi, who estimates Chivamba’s net monthly income at around $5 000 a month, wants the legislator to pay maintenance of $823.

The matter will be heard in court on March 11, were Mutatu and Partners, who are representing Mugodi, will aim to get the courts to force Chivamba to pay for his child’s upkeep.

She alleged that Chivamba’s child was struggling to go through school because of trouble with fees, while the father, a successful Gweru businessman and parliamentarian was refusing to pay.

“I have been struggling to raise his fees when his father is a well respected Member of Parliament and successful businessman in Gweru,” reads the founding affidavit.

Chivamba joins a long list of Zanu PF legislators who have been taken to the courts accused of neglecting or failing to take care of their children.

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