23 January 2018
   
SA: Jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies
Cholera: Angry minister blasts city councils
Mzembi challenges arrest; quits politics
Mudzuri: Amnesty for MDC-T cop murder 3
Mnangagwa: Grace mentally unstable
ZESA gave Chivayo $7m, not $5m: Parly
Botswana cops release Mugabe cars
Grace's luxury cars damaged in accident
MORE NEWS
Govt reduces excise duty on fuel
Filthy 5-Star hotels: Economy blamed
MORE BUSINESS
‘Am I African’ explores Zim's race conflict
Gafa’s Epworth concert draws thousands
MORE SHOWBIZ
Billiat might still leave: Sundowns coach
Katsande: Chiefs show championship mentality
MORE SPORTS
Mnangagwa’s ‘New’ Zim merits support
Zhuwao: kleptocracy and EDiots in Davos
MORE OPINION
 
Mnangagwa off to Davos empty handed
Economy: the need for a paradigm shift
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 

Chimbetu in fresh alimony arrears, says to appeal to ConCourt

30/05/2017 00:00:00
by Court Reporter
 
 
RELATED STORIES

SUNGURA musician Sulumani Chimbetu has, for the second time this year, been dragged to court by his ex-wife, Marygold Rutendo Mutemasango for defaulting $800 maintenance fee for their two minor children.

Chimbetu appeared before magistrate Anniah Ndiraya and was freed on $50 bail.

He will be back in court on June 8 for trial.

Chimbetu, who is denying the charges, notified the state that he intends to apply for referral of his case to the constitutional court on his next appearance for further determination.

Through his lawyer, Cornwell Mutevhe, Chimbetu told court that section 23 (1) of the Maintenance Act that forms an offence is vague and in breach of his right to a free and fair trial.

He said the section is subjected to a sub section that does not exist in the Act.

Prosecutor, Devoted Gwashavanhu Nyagano, alleges that on 19 December 2016 at Harare Civil Magistrate court, Sulumani was ordered to pay $800 per month as maintenance fee for the upkeep of his two children.

He allegedly defaulted in paying the maintenance fee for the month of April.

Chimbetu appeared in court facing same allegations in March this year.

Again, he denied the charges and was removed from remand after Mutemasango withdrew charges against him.



Advertisement


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark

 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker