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.
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