A CHITUNGWIZA man was on Friday hauled to court by his ex-wife’s sister who was demanding $100 maintenance for the upkeep of their child.
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Melody Tsuro told the court that Elijah Manyaira, her sister’s ex-husband lured her to sleep with him behind her sister’s back.
She told the court that Manyaira, upon realising that he had impregnated her, forced her to abort, but the process was not successful.
“He lured me to sleep with him without my sister knowing it and forced me to abort when I got pregnant. I tried to abort, but I was not successful,” said Melody.
In his defence Manyaira, however, rubbished the allegations and said he never got intimate with her and was not going to give her any money.
“I never slept with this woman in my life. I don’t know why she is saying the child is mine. Besides I am just a street vendor, I do not make much money so I can’t support her,” said Manyaira.
Magistrate Nomsa Sabarauta ordered him to pay $30 every month and to go for a paternity test before 31 July this year.