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Man offers $20, magistrate reacts

Tapiwa Murima surprised magistrate after he said he can offer $20 for the upkeep of his two children.

Murima was dragged to Harare Civil Court by his ex-wife Judith Muteveri who applied for $400 mantainance of the two children.

Magistrate Sheila Nanzombe then asked Murima to jot down the list of things worthy $20 which can meet the needs of his children.

In response Murima said “$10 is for school fees and another $10 is for food,”

“Can you please tell us how $10 can be used for groceries, give me the list of groceries, if you say sugar $3, meat $1, you know what your children want, tell us the monthly expenses. Do you want some more time to do the calculations, are you able to work on it?,” said Nanzombe

“Your Worship I cannot work on it,” Murima responded.

Muteveri denied the offer “He is a councillor, he even employ others there and he is in the business of baking doughnuts and samosas,”

Nanzombe postponed the case to 17 July as she ordered Murima to bring his ecocash statement covering three months.

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