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Drama as cops fight at Civil Court

By Prosper Dembedza

There was drama at the Harare Civil Court yesterday when two police officers, a man and a woman, fought over a maintenance claim verdict before being arrested and whisked to the police post by colleagues stationed at the court.

Harare Civil Courts
Harare Civil Courts

Gloria Moyo attacked her husband who is also a serving ZRP member in protest over a maintenance order compelling him to pay $40 for the upkeep of their child.

This was instead of the $70 she was claiming. Court police officers responded quickly and took Moyo and Ngonidzashe Zvomatsai to their post. It was later established that Moyo and Zvomatsai are both serving members in the Zimbabwe Republic Police.

While in the police post, Zvomatsai told the officers that the attack might have been sparked by the court’s decision to reduce the money which Moyo was claiming.

“She attacked me soon after stepping out of the courtroom and I think she was angry because the court had granted the $40 which I had offered considering my responsibilities,” he said.

Moyo could not respond to questions that were being asked by police officers on what had triggered the attack. Moyo had earlier on told magistrate Ms Gamuchirai Siwardi that she wanted $70 per month for the upkeep of their child.

Zvomatsai offered to pay $40 for the child saying he was also taking care of three children he had with another wife. Ms Siwardi ordered Zvomatsai to contribute $40 per month towards the upkeep of his child. The Herald

  • eh zvedu

    Surely you expect your child to survive on $40 per month – covering food, school fees, medical expenses and clothing, not even talking about rentals coz obviously the mother pays rent somewhere? Some men are not men.

    • Murambwa

      Do you really know women?? If u sacrifice to fully maintain your child/children as u suggest,the money at times get abused by the mother by directing it on something else at the expense of the child. In this instance,judge this woman’s character and take into consideration that calculations were done by responsible court in relation to other beneficieries. Its true we ought to love our children but look at both sides of the coin.

    • khanda1

      The woman is also working she should contribute towards the upkeep of her child….After all she enjoyed sex as that man when they conceived the child. What’s wrong with 50/50 ?

  • Member

    Vakadzi imboko

    • Goodlife Lynus

      Kana vakadzi dziri mboko, munodii kusiyana navo imi vanhu chaiwo.