Former Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri has been ordered by a magistrate to pay $1 250 every month for the maintenance of a minor child.

He sired the child, Ms Sithulisiwe Mthimkhulu, who is an Assistant Commissioner in Bulawayo. Initially, Ms Mthimkhulu, wanted a lump sum maintenance of $240 000 from the former police boss for the upkeep of their child who is in Grade Four.

In a default judgment delivered yesterday, the magistrate ordered  Chihuri to pay $1 250,60 every month for the upkeep of their child.

“It is hereby ordered that the respondent shall contribute $1 250,60 as maintenance for his child until she attains the age of 18 years or becomes self-supporting whichever occurs first, with effect from July 2018. The respondent shall deposit the money into the applicant’s bank account,” ruled the magistrate.

Ms Mthimkhulu, told the court that her ex-lover had the means to pay the money, arguing that he earns more than $10 000 in monthly pension allowances.
“He earns over $10 000 in the form of monthly pension as well as the income he gets from his personal businesses which include a mine in Shamva and collects monthly rentals from several houses that he owns,” she said.