Chiyangwa’s Children Kicked Out Of School Over Non-Payment Of Fees
In some surprising news, businessman and politician Phillip Chiyangwa’s children are reported to have been kicked out of school over failure to pay school fees.
The stunning claims were made by Chiyangwa’s former wife, Pamela Rusere, the mother of the two children in question. Rusere has since dragged the Zanu PF politician to court seeking an order compelling him to pay maintenance and school fees for his two children.
Rusere alleges that Chiyangwa is refusing to pay school fees for his children, who are based in South Africa. As part of her application at the High Court, she said,
“The minor children have now been dismissed from school as the grace period has lapsed and, therefore, are not attending school, and this is taking a toll on them and affecting them psychologically as the dismissal is embarrassing for them and interfering with their right to education which is a constitutionally entrenched right.”
“The children are suffering irreparable harm and prejudice, each day that they are not in school as they will not have a chance to catch up on any class that they have missed.”
Rusere also wants Chiyangwa to continue paying maintenance of $40 000 per month. The flashy businessman got this amount reduced to $8 000 per month last year after filing an application for correction and variation of the maintenance. Chiyangwa’s application for variation was granted in default.
However, Rusere is challenging the order, alleging that Chiyangwa’s lawyers misled the court.
“Chiyangwa is now using the new order for stay as a basis of his defence that he cannot be asked to pay maintenance because such an order has been stayed, thus absolving him of any responsibilities pending the determination of his application for rescission, which I must add, he is not interested to pursue as at the date of this application he has not filed an answering affidavit to a notice of opposition served on him on December 15, 2021 to allow the matter to be finalised,” she submitted.
“An order for maintenance may not be stayed completely as the interests of minor children are paramount and must not be prejudiced,” Rusere said.