ZANU-PF Midlands acting provincial chairman and Chiwundura House of Assembly representative Kizito Chivamba, has appeared in court for allegedly abandoning and neglecting his eight-year-old daughter.
Ms Alice Magodhi of 5 Brigade in Kwekwe is demanding $878 per month as maintenance for the upkeep of their daughter and $7 000 in damages.
Through her lawyers Mutatu and Partners Legal Practitioners, Ms Magodhi alleged that Chivamba neglected the child since birth.
Ms Magodhi claimed that she had suffered a stroke and was no longer able to fend for the child alone therefore Chivamba should also provide for the child.
“I therefore approach this court to force the respondent to take care of his child. I understand that in terms of the law there is no pleasure without responsibility. Surely the respondent cannot be called a Member of Parliament when he is reluctant to take care of his own child,” reads part of the court summons.
Chivamba will appear in court on March 11. In May last year he committed to paying $7 000 in damages which would be paid through monthly instalments of $400.
“I Kizito Chivamba of 4603 Mambo, Gweru, I take an oath to pay for the damage in the upkeep of my daughter,” reads part of the affidavit where his wife was also a witness.
However, Chivamba only paid once. The case numbers of the two summonses are M98/ 15 and 176 /15.