25 May 2015
   
New Zimbabwe Header
Anger at Mugabe’s $30m Kaukonde debt
Tears of laughter in troubled Zim
Holland exit not fatal, says Renewal Team
Govt fights for Bona’s Hong Kong villa
Zimbabweans stuck in Pakistan prisons
By-elections: People pay for party rows
Excluded Moyo says rich list rubbish
Gold panner kills man over cap
MORE NEWS
Govt maintains scrap metal export ban
OK Zimbabwe says profit down 22pct
MORE BUSINESS
Tuku makes Africa’s hot top 20 trends
Reggae-pop hit cheers the charts
MORE SHOWBIZ
Dynamos held by Tsholotsho
Madrid sack Ancelotti, Benitez linked
MORE SPORTS
Education: Minister not totally mad
Africa needs second liberation
MORE OPINION
 
Mugabe’s exit alone not the answer
Africa’s chronic aid addiction
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 
Chimbetu jailed for child maintenance default
27/12/2012 00:00:00
by Staff Reporter
 
Jailed ... Allan Chimbetu
 
RELATED STORIES
Dongo scores charts hat-trick
Winky D pips Popcaan
'The Four Kings' jet in for UK gigs
Maskiri, Dongo set to invade UK
Face of Zim pageant on
Gweru cops foil The Coup

DENDERA artiste Allan Chimbetu was on Thursday slapped with a one-year jail sentence for defaulting on child maintenance, barely a week after he was arrested for skipping payments for a different child with a different woman.

A Mutare magistrate, however, wholly suspended the sentence on condition that Chimbetu pays monthly installments of $70 to his erstwhile lover, Tsitsi Rambanapasi, for their child without fail.

While the musician agreed to the arrangement, he requested the court to institute a paternity test saying he had doubts that he was indeed the father.

But the prosecutor objected saying the “Sonny” hitmaker was wasting the court’s time.

A few days ago the apparently prolific father was arrested in Gokwe after a stage performance for failing to maintain his 11-year-old daughter Amanda for whom he is required to pay $60 every month.

Chimbetu reportedly spent the whole weekend in jail and was only released after settling his arrears with his estranged wife Mildred Mapuranga, 28.

Although he had agreed to meet his paternal obligations, Chimbetu was said to have halted payments after discovering that Mapuranga had moved in with another man.



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