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Village head earns $25, wife demands $462 maintenance

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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