Peter Ndlovu tells South African judge ‘I have 11 more kids to look after’
Zimbabwe’s most capped football player, Peter Ndlovu, currently the team manager at Mamelodi Sundowns, is reported to have dodged a financial bullet after the Johannesburg High Court reduced the amount of maintenance one of the mothers of his 13 children was demanding.
A report by City Press in South Africa says that the High Court ordered Ndlovu to pay the mother R12 000 (USD$687) per month in child support and that this should be deducted from his salary.
The decision will come as a huge relief to Ndlovu because a lower court last year had ordered that he pay over R29 845 (USD$1709) per month to the woman who has two children with him.
Ndlovu filed an urgent court application to stop a garnishee order by the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court to force his club Mamelodi Sundowns to dock his salary and pay child support for the two children.
“I have 13 children, including the two children I have with the first respondent. I’m obliged to contribute and see to the maintenance needs of all 13 of my children. I can simply not afford a deduction of R29 845 (USD$1709) per month from my monthly salary,” he said.
Ndlovu claimed he only first heard of the existence of the children in 2016 when their mother filed a maintenance lawsuit against him.
The former Highlanders, Coventry City and Sheffield United striker has a very decorated history of scandals involving women.
His list of “Baby Mamas” include Amina Esof, Alice Thabulo Miya, Pinky Duda, Lisa Rauteneimer and ex-wife and singer Sharon Dee.
The total amount of child support he is thought top be paying out right now is around R130 000 (USD$7438) per month.