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A man on Friday told the Harare Magistrates’ Civil Courts that he separated from his wife after his in-laws banned him from having sexual intercourse until he paid the balance on the bride price. Shepherd Gumbo said after having one child with his wife Patricia Sabawo, his in-laws banned sexual intercourse saying the comfort he had enjoyed was equivalent to the lobola he had so far paid.

The revelations came after Gumbo was arraigned before the court by Sabawo, who was claiming US$120 maintenance for the upkeep of their child.

Gumbo said he was unable to pay that amount and could only afford US$70 monthly.

Magistrate Mr Tafadzwa Muvhami ordered Gumbo to pay US$100 per month as maintenance starting April 30.

Source : The Herald