Tarisai Machakaire 6 June 2017
HARARE – Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s nephew – Tongai Mafidi
Mnangagwa – has been dragged to court by his ex-wife for allegedly
defaulting payment of $5 120 maintenance for their two children.
Tongai, 39, of Sunridge in Harare, appeared before magistrate Annia
Ndiraya charged with contravening Section 23 of the Maintenance Act.
He was granted $100 bail and ordered not to interfere with witnesses and
continue residing at his present address pending finalisation of the case.
Tongai denied the charges and a full trial will be convened before Ndiraya
The complainant is Shuvai Murumbi, a public relations executive.
Prosecutor Devoted Nyagano alleged that on June 9, 2014 Mnangagwa was
ordered by the Harare Magistrates’ Courts to pay $250 per month to Murumbi
as maintenance for their two children.
The court heard that Tongai made part payments and failed to settle the
maintenance in full from June 2014 to May 2017.
According to State papers, Tongai is now in arrears of $5 120.