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Warrant of arrest for Zanu-PF MP

by Staff reporter
20 Sep 2017 at 12:01hrs | Views
ZANU-PF's Nkulumane legislator, Killian Sibanda, has been issued with a warrant of arrest after failing to pay maintenance for his child.

Sibanda's ex-girlfriend, Achiwangani Maseko, approached the courts recently seeking an order to compel him to settle $440 school fees arrears for their child.

The lawmaker was on September 21, 2016 ordered by magistrate Manasa Musiwa to pay $250 per month towards the upkeep of the child. While he was garnished by the court for part of the maintenance, he was supposed to pay $146 directly to the child's school every month.

"The minor child was enrolled on the 27th of March at St Gabriel's Nursery school for the second term. However, Sibanda has not adhered to the court's orders and has defaulted making payments to the school's bank and is now in total arrears of $440," reads part of Maseko's affidavit.

According to court summons sent to Sibanda dated August 10, 2017, he was given seven days to respond, and he did not.

"It has been noted with great concern by this office that you have been making erratic or non payment of the maintenance contributions," reads part of the reminder from the maintenance court.

"You are reminded that failure to comply with your obligation towards maintenance may lead to criminal proceedings against you without further notice. You are now in areas of $440 school fees.

"Failure to comply with this court order within the seven days a warrant of apprehension will be issued against you".

However, it seems Sibanda didn't bother himself forcing the law to take its course and a warrant of arrest being issued against him.

Southern News understands that a docket was opened at Bulawayo Central Police station last week and the police are hunting for the legislator.

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