- A Houghton housewife who turned to court to ensure that she received her cut from her estranged multimillionaire husband pending their bitter divorce.
- She has demanded an amount of R106 800 per month, this amount would have to keep up with inflation.
-The court granted her request.
She then went on to request that he foot the legal costs of their divorce battle. The woman, who cannot be identified as the application is part of divorce proceedings, said she believed her husband was hiding some of his assets overseas.
The Gauteng High Court had ordered that the husband had to pay the wife R106 800 maintenance a month until their divorce was through.
The husband has paid this since 2016, but he is far from pleased. He is also not happy about the prospect of increasing the amount due to inflation.
Judge Willem van der Linde said in his judgment that it must be accepted that increases in expenses would have to be factored in.
When they married, the wife, who holds a PhD, owned her own business. The husband struggled financially operating a filling station. He cracked the jackpot, however, when he entered the property market.
The wife then had to become a full time housewife and look after their two children. She claims that he is hiding more assets abroad.
The wife said her husband told her during their life together that he has earned hundreds of millions of Rands and that his estate was worth almost R2 billion
The judge ordered that the maintenance amount must increase annually in accordance with the Consumer Price Index, on each anniversary of the date of this order.
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