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Teacher Offers $500 Maintenance For Child’s Upkeep

A Shurugwi teacher has offered to pay RTGS$500 maintenance to a woman that he allegedly has a child with arguing that he has several other children at University and he only earns RTGS$20 000.


Noble Pilime who is an Agriculture teacher at Hanke Mission in Shurugwi said he was even having meals at the school dining room because he cannot afford food with his salary. He also has a wife to look after, he said.

Pilime also claimed that the child was not his but cannot go for paternity tests because he cannot afford them. He produced his pay slip to show what he earned.


He appeared before Magistrate Sithabile Zungula on May 18, 2021 at Shurugwi Magistrates Court after being served with maintenance Summons t by Viola Mugobogobo. Zimeye

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