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    Wife seeks maintenance variance over hubby US$ salary


    SYDNEY NCUBE

    ZVISHAVANE – A woman who won $150 maintenance against her husband in 2015 successfully sought a review from the courts last week after proving that her spouse, a driver at Mimosa Mines in Zvishavane was being paid in US$.
    The angry man told the court that his wife would have to move out of his house if she was allowed to have a variation that takes her maintenance earnings beyond RTGS$200.  Magistrate Shephard Mjanja granted new maintenance of RTGS$400.
    Ojesi Saidi who is a driver at Mimosa was summoned to court after his wife Agnes Muchechesi filed a variation upwards  application for three minor children.
    Saidi was ordered to pay US$150 as maintenance in 2015 by Magistrate Story Rushambwa and then the rate was 1:1 between the Zim and US$. Today the Zim dollar has plummeted and Muchechesi got information that her husband was getting his salary in US dollars.
    Muchechesi wanted her earnings in US$ but that was rejected by the courts and she then asked for RTGS400 which she was granted. Saidi had offered to pay RTGS$200.
    Saidi even misrepresented the court that he was earning RTGS $500 but it emerged that he earned US$326.
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