29 March 2017
FORMER CAPS United FC boss, Twine Phiri, was yesterday spared prison term for failing to pay maintenance for the upkeep of his three children.
Phiri was slapped with a wholly suspended 10-month jail term after he accrued a US$20 000 debt in maintenance.
Magistrate Lazini Ncube suspended the jail term on condition that he settles the debt on or before May 30 this year.
Phiri also escaped with a wholly suspended four-month jail term for failing to pay maintenance and accruing a US$1 226 debt.
He appeared before magistrate Joy Chikodzore, who suspended the four month-jail term for five years on condition that he deposits US$1 226 into his wife, Keresiya Phiri’s account.
But the court ordered Phiri to deposit US$500 forthwith towards the settlement of his maintenance arrears.
Phiri was taken to court after his Keresiya Phiri complained that he was not paying maintenance as per court order.