Teacher fails to fend for family

A MHONDORO school teacher, who was duped of money in a botched residential stand deal, was Monday hauled to court by his wife for allegedly failing to fend for the family.

Lynnrose Mamvura was taken to court by his wife Fortunate Hokonya, who was demanding US$150 for the upkeep of the minor child they sired together.

“I want $150 for the welfare of our three year old child. I am unemployed and he is a teacher earning about US$450,” said Fortunate.

Mamvura in response claimed the he was only earning $117 as part of his salary was being deducted by his bank for the loan he had acquired.

Fortunate then told the court: “I want US$100 and he can have the remainder of US$17 as his salary.”

Mamvura pleaded with court that the amount demanded by Fortunate was too much and offered to pay US$40 for the upkeep of the minor.

“I can afford US$40 dollars. I borrowed money to buy a residential stand and I was deceived and I failed to recover the money,” said Mamvura.

Magistrate Marehwanazvo Gofa who presided over the case ordered him to pay $70 per month.