A man of God has been take to court by the mother of his children after he withdrew his support for the family.
Rodwell Marumahoko, Christ Church pastor, appeared before magistrate Tinashe Tashaya to explain why he had stopped paying alimony as required by law.
Pastor Marumahoko argued that the reason why he withdrew his maintenance was because
his wife Mrs Beatrice Marumahoko is a business woman, and therefore can take good care of herself and the kids even without his support.
“I can’t support her. She took away our children and I hear she enrolled them in a school where she pays N476k per term,which I can’t afford,” the man of God lamented, adding that he was only capable of paying N32k per month.
Mrs Marumahoko is seeking N250k for the kids’ upkeep and spousal maintenance.The pastor insists he will not pay because he has many responsibilities.
“I even have water bills that has accumulated to N748,120 and which I have to clear,” the pastor continued.
In a quick rejoinder, Mrs Marumahoko rejected the offer of N32k, arguing that it was way too little to take care of the family.
“Man of God, why are you lying to the court? You know very well that these days I am broke and not working. You need deliverance to see things clearly as a man,” Mrs Marumahoko said.
She emphasised that she needed N250k monthly to start a business and also pay school fees for the kids. However, the court, after listening to the couple engage each other in bitter exchange, decided to slap the man of God with the burden of remitting to his wife N123K monthly for the family’s upkeep.
You cannot run away from responsibility.