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Musician Progress Chipfumo was yesterday dragged to the Harare Magistrates’ Civil Courts by a man who is claiming US$173 for posters and a banner he made for a show in 2012.

Luke Chipudhla told Harare magistrate Ms Gamuchirai Siwardi that the musician never paid him for his services.

He said Chipfumo owed him US$60 for posters, US$30 for a banner and US$83 for telephone bills.

Chipudhla said the US$83 for telephone bills arose from the fact that he had been calling the musician every week to ask for his money.

“It seems he doesn’t want to pay me for my services because I have been calling him on his mobile phone asking him about my money, but nothing has materialised,” he said.

Chipfumo admitted owing Chipudhla US$60 for posters, but dismissed the other US$173 for a banner and telephone bills.

Ms Siwardi dismissed the US$83 claim when Chipudhla failed to break down the telephone bills.

She ordered Chipfumo to pay US$90 before the end of June, saying failure to do so would see him jailed for 30 days.

Meanwhile, urban grooves diva Diana Samkange yesterday took her husband’s lover to court for sending her insulting messages via WhatsApp, calling her a witch and prostitute, in breach of a earlier protection order.

Wendy Tendai Sanyahokwe (27) of Mbare pleaded guilty to contempt of court charges and was fined US$200 or three months in prison by Harare magistrate Ms Nomsa Sabarauta.

Ms Sabarauta also sentenced her to four months imprisonment, which was wholly suspended for five years on condition she does not commit a similar crime during that period.

Source : The Herald