Village head earns $25, wife demands $462 maintenance

By Cephas Shava

MWENEZI – Sabina Tinorehwa of village Ngwenya under Chief Mazetese in Mwenezi West last Thursday dragged her husband Roderick Ngwenya to the Mwenezi Civil Court claiming maintenance money that is far beyond her husband’s monthly earnings.

Asked by magistrate Honest Musiiwa the amount of money she wanted from her husband who is a village head, Tinorehwa said she wanted a monthly maintenance fee of $462 despite acknowledging that he earns only a $25 a month.

“Besides the $25, my husband also does some piece jobs around the village. For the upkeep of our two children, I want $462 maintenance,” Tinorehwa said.

On his part, Ngwenya argued that although he still loved his wife, she had already left their homestead for her parents’ place. He said he could not afford to pay the money that she demanded as the children were still under his care.

After hearing that the couple’s children were residing with their father’s place, Magistrate Musiiwa dismissed the applicant’s maintenance bid saying the set-up made her unworthy of receiving any money.

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