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Airport manager in US$3600 arrears

By Nyore Madzianike / Published on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 16:24 PM / No Comments / 2743 views

16 May 2017

EDMORE Murungweni, who is employed by the Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe as an airport manager is standing accused of failing to abide by a court order which compels him to pay money for the upkeep of his child.

Murungweni was yesterday hauled to the Harare magistrates’ court by Caroline Chigova, who was complaining that her ex-husband failed to pay monthly maintenance fees of US$350 since last year.

He appeared in court charged with failure to pay maintenance.

The 49-year-old, who was being represented by lawyer Garikayi Mhishi of Mhishi Nkomo Legal Practitioners and Tawanda Machaka, was not asked to plead to the charges when he appeared before magistrate Annie Ndiraya.

Circumstances leading to his arrest are that sometime in March last year Caroline, who is employed at Tretrad, approached the Harare Civil court claiming maintenance for the upkeep of their child.

The court ruled in Caroline’s favour and ordered Murungweni to pay US$350 per month towards the upkeep of their child starting on March 30 2015, a court heard.

The money was to cover medical expenses as well, according to the State.

Accusations are that the airport manager failed to abide by the Harare Civil court order and defaulted paying the money starting from April 2015 to May this year.

Murungweni reportedly accrued US$3 610 over the period.

He was remanded out of custody on free bail and he returns to court on May 19 for trial.

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