Extra Large member Jimmy Mangezi was on Wednesday taken to court by a Bulawayo woman for neglecting his 10-year-old son sired with the woman in 2002.
The woman, who is a foreign currency dealer, Farai Mupungu was demanding $220 monthly maintenance from Mangezi whom she said was a musician and had no payslip but earns $800.
Mpungus claim was to cover groceries, medical expenses, clothing, school stationery, school uniform and a maid.
Mpungu sent summons to Mangezi on January 10.
This is therefore to request that the said respondent in terms of the Maintenance Act Chapter 5.09 appear before the Maintenance Court of the Bulawayo magistrate at 8.00am of the 1st of February 2012 with any witness and/or documents evidence to show cause why he should not provide reasonable maintenance for the aforementioned person, reads the summons by Mpungu.
However, the musician said he could only afford to pay $50 for his childs upkeep which Mpungu agreed to and the magistrate, Sithembiso Ncube, granted the order by consent of both parties.
Mangezi is one of the two front men of Extra Large, an urban grooves group which came into limelight at the turn of the millennium with their hit song Uriroja.