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By Zvikomborero Parafini 25 October 2018 pg 6

An ex-soldier was yesterday taken to court to answer to charges of defaulting maintenance amounting to over $125 000. He was not asked to plead when he appeared before Harare magistrate.Allegations are that on 1 August 2008 at the High Court of Zimbabwe the man was ordered to pay 50% of school fees per term for his then two minor children. This was to be effective from 30 September 2008 but he did not pay the fees leading to arrears of $125 496. The man had married his wife in 1996 filed for divorce in 2006 they agreed that the mother of the children would have custody of and that their house would not be sold until their two children reach 18. The youngest is now 18 and the house has not been sold yet. The ex-soldier was released on free bail and the matter was remanded to 7 November.