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Senior cop offers $25 for maintenance


A SENIOR police officer based in Masvingo had his bid to pay $50 monthly for the upkeep of his two children quashed by a local magistrate, who described the offer as too little given his rank in the Zimbabwe Republic Police.


Assistant Inspector Simon Musora had applied for a downward variation from the $170 demanded by his estranged wife, Florence Musora, which was granted by the court.

Musora, who is now staying with another wife, told the court on May 12 this year that he could only afford $25 for each of the children, but magistrate, Tendai Mugabe ordered him to pay $170 monthly.

Part of the court’s verdict read: “$170 awarded as maintenance for the upkeep of two minor children with effect from April 30, 2017 till order is varied or discharged. Application for a downward variation is dismissed with costs. There are no changed circumstances.”
Philip Shumba represented Florence Musora.

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