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A POLYGAMOUS and highly indebted Mutoko teacher last week raised eyebrows in a Goromonzi court after claiming that he could only afford US$15 per month for the upkeep his infant child.

Tapiwa Nyangura, 38, appeared before Goromonzi magistrate, Blessing Sundai, facing charges of failing to maintain a 10-month-old child that he sired with one Cecilia Peter, 24.

Nyangura said he could not afford the US$50 per month demanded by his former lover.

The court heard that he was already in a polygamous marriage with two wives and three children while another girlfriend was six months pregnant.

Nyagura further told the magistrate that he was only earning US$120 a month as the rest of his salary was being deducted to repay a bank loan.

However, magistrate Sundai said the amount Nyangura was too little and ordered him to pay US$40 a month.

Source : New Zimbabwe