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Premier Soccer League chairman Twine Phiri yesterday applied for the suspension of his US$2 913 maintenance order pending appeal at the High Court. Phiri made the application through his lawyers Rubaya and Chatambudza Legal Practitioners, but Chitungwiza magistrate Mr Lazarus Murendo reserved judgment.

Phiri was ordered to pay US$2 913 on February 27 by Chitungwiza Civil Court magistrate Ms Nomsa Sabarauta.

Phiri said his application was for the suspension of a portion of maintenance order in terms of Section 27 (3) of the Maintenance Act (Chapter 5:09)

“The noting of an appeal in terms of this section shall not, pending the determination of the appeal, suspend the decision appealed against,” reads part of the Act.

Phiri said he had been married to his wife Keresiya Phiri for the past 16 years and the marriage still subsisted.

He said on May 20, 2013, Keresiya issued out maintenance summons under case number M432 13 to the tune of US$15 500.

On June 3, the same year, she was granted US$500.

“On January 23, 2014, I filed with this court through my erstwhile legal practitioners Messrs Hamunakwadi, Nyandoro and Nyambuya, a court order of rescission of judgment and was rescinded,” reads part of the application.

Phiri said on February 27, the court granted the relief where his application was upheld and maintenance was varied to $2 913.

“Dissatisfied and shocked by the findings and judgment of this court, I caused my legal practitioners to note and file an appeal with the High Court under the cover of case number CIVA 146 14,” he said.

“I am aised that the law allows myself to apply for the suspension of the maintenance order or portion thereof in terms of the Act.”

Source : The Herald