Chawama man ordered to support his child

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CAESAR MBEWE writes

A WOMAN of Lusaka’s Chawama compound has sued the father of her child in the Kanyama Local Court for him to start paying maintenance fees.

Cynthia Mokwane, 23, sued her boyfriend Jackson Shawa, 22, of the same area for not supporting the child and threatening to stab her if she continued asking for money.

Mokwane told magistrate Esther Mulomba that the two had been in a relationship since 2017 and have one child, a girl who was 3 months old and whom he has failed to support.

She was shocked was that her boyfriend could not provide for his child when worked as a bus driver.

“Nikapempa ndalama ya mwana olo adwala, akamba ati azanilasa knife., Ati why nimuvuta ndishi niziba ati he has no money” Mokwane said

She told the court that all she wanted was for Shawa to be responsible towards his child and stop threatening her.

In his defence Shawa denied ever threatening to kill her or not supporting the child except that Mokwane had an expensive taste for items which he could not afford.

He said Mokwane was just jealous because he no longer loved her, adding however that he was more than willing to support his child up to the age he could collect her.

 “nima muma pasa thandizo kuli mwana not ve akamba ivi ati nika libogulako na ma thebela, uyu chinamubaba pe nina muza ati nifunako che mwana not yeve that’s why ani leta kuno ” he said.

Magistrate Mulomba ordered Shawa to start supporting his child and also advised Mokwane to stop demanding for things her  former boyfriend  could not afford.

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