- A local woman recently dragged her ex-husband to court after he short #-paid her maintenance for their kids
- The man, who was going through Covid struggles at the time, missed R6k of his nearly R28k maintenance fees
- The judge however asked the woman to give the man a break, also adding that she was liable for his legal fees
A Johannesburg judge recently ruled in favour of a man who was being dragged to court for short paying some of his maintenance fees to his ex-wife. She felt that he was not adhering to his maintenance court order after he paid R6 000 short of the R27 895 that was previously agreed upon by the court.
According to the man, who is an architect, he was unable to afford the entire amount, which is roughly 96% of his salary, because his salary had been reduced by his employer due to the Covid-19 pandemic that wreaked havoc on the economy.
His ex-wife, who did not think his excuse was a valid one, dragged him to court 18 days after he made the short payment and said that he was not holding up his end of the bargain as per their maintenance agreement.
According to an IOL article, the judge did not agree with the woman and even asked her to give the man a break. The judge also ordered her to pay for her ex-husband's legal fees and also allow the kids to see their dad after she had kept them from him because of alleged Covid-19 fears.
In other Briefly.co.za about wives dragging exes to court for maintenance, Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa has now lost her legal battle seeking to make her estranged husband, DJ Black Coffee, pay millions in legal fees and maintenance. Mlotshwa's application was dismissed, with costs, in the Johannesburg High Court this week.
The judge had ruled that her demands were not only substantiated but also that they weren't reasonable. Sunday World reports that the model and actress had sought over R131 000 in monthly maintenance. This amount was R80 000 for her two minor kids, R30 000 for groceries and R17 800 for cosmetics.
Mlotshwa had also demanded that the DJ should pay her medical bills as she had allegedly suffered from depression as a result of their divorce. The actress had claimed to have become accustomed to the lavish lifestyle Black Coffee had provided to her.
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