A HARARE man shocked the gallery after he offered US$12 for the upkeep of his three children.
. . . man wants each of his kids to get US$4 a month
Peterson Makotose made the offer after being dragged to the maintenance court by his ex-wife Mavis Gwenhamo.
Mavis accused him of being an irresponsible father. He defended his offer saying he was surviving on part-time jobs.
He claimed that he earned US$70 per month.
“I cannot pay anything above US$12, which is way too much for me.
“Each child will get a share of US$4,” he said.
Mavis is demanding $120 000 for the three children.
“The US$12 offer is not enough.
“The children go to school and have other needs I cannot provide for them alone.
“ He is also a vendor who sells different goods. He makes US$150 per month,” she added.
Magistrate Sharon Mashavira ordered Peterson to pay school fees and $48 000 for his children’s upkeep.