A police officer Sithulisiwe Mthimkhulu has taken former Zimbabwe Republic Police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri to court claiming maintenance. The woman is demanding a one-off payment of US272 242, for the upkeep of an 8-year child she claims was sired by Chihuri when the two had an extramarital affair. Part of Mthimkhulu’s court papers read:
Respondent Augustine Chihuri was the Commissioner-General of the Zimbabwe Republic Police since 1981, while I was his subordinate. He has since retired but I am still in the force. Respondent and I have a child together born on 2 July 2009.
When it was time for us to go and get the child’s certificate, the respondent refused. I ended up doing it all on my own and that is why the child bears my surname and not his.
Over the years and ever since I was pregnant, the respondent has been neglecting to take care of his daughter.
The matter was postponed to the 12th of March after the messenger of court failed to serve Chihuri with the court papers.