Praise Mabuto, Court Reporter
A visually impaired man who survives on begging in busses yesterday sensationally revealed that he makes $3000 per month from begging and offered to pay $900 maintenance for his estranged wife and children.
The man has been accused of pampering his girlfriend with money at the expense of his family.
Moses Ncube is married to Enerita Marindire who is also blind.
Enerita exposed her husband’s illicit affair at the Harare Civil Court where she was applying for child support.
“He is in the habit of not coming back home after work.
“He confirmed to having an illegal affair with another woman who is not blind.
“He is not taking care of his children since he is spending all his money with the other woman,” said Enerita.
Enerita demanded $1 500.
“I want the money to pay school fees for the child who is at a boarding school.
“I want to buy food as well,” she said.
“He is lavishly spending money buying full chicken and other groceries for his girlfriend and not maintaining his own children,” she said.
In response Moses offered $900.
“I cannot afford to pay $1 500 instead I will pay $900.
“I survive from begging and I realise $3000 per month.
“Mabhazi haasi kuzara mazuva ano saka hakuna mari.
“I don’t want to make her believe that l can afford that amount; things are tough out there,” said Moses.
Presiding magistrate Nyasha Marufu ordered Moses to pay $1 200 with effect from January 31.