EX-MP Madzore falls on hard times

Paul Madzore

Paul Madzore

Senior Court Reporter
FORMER MDC-T Glen View South legislator Paul Madzore has hit hard times and is failing to cater for his two children. Madzore told magistrate Mr Tendai Mahwe that ever since he lost his parliamentary seat, his life has never been the same as he has no other source of income.

Madzore (46) who is in arrears of $1 040, was taken to court by his former wife Philda Kanengoni for failing to pay maintenance.

He pleaded guilty to the charge.

Madzore, however, escaped jail by a whisker after Mr Mahwe slapped him with a three-month jail term which was wholly suspended on condition he pays the money on or before April 29.

Madzore pleaded for the court’s leniency and asked for time to pay on the basis that his financial position has substantially changed.

“Your Worship, I am admitting to the charge but the problem is that I am not employed at the moment. I am no longer a Member of Parliament,” he said.

“If the court can grant me at least two months to clear the arrears, I can run around and look for the money.”

He told the court that he had $100 in his pockets which he was ordered to pay forthwith towards the maintenance.

On October 30, 2013, Madzore was ordered by the Civil Court to pay a monthly maintenance fee of $300 for the upkeep of his two children.

He started defaulting payment in December last year.

Ms Francesca Mukumbiri prosecuted.

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  • maita

    But he can apply for downward variance if he cannot afford.

  • Ngomalungundu

    Why not start your own paper and edit as you like! Your taste in not applicable to all readers.

    • Zimba 1

      What’s your problem African-Jew.

  • Muwongorori

    VanaMadzore yenyu yegudzamudungwe yokuparirai endaka kunaMangoma naBiti vakakufurira vakupe seat ku pdp ne rdz. i gues u have learnt a lesson next time dont follow loosers. The only reasonable opposition force in the country is the mdc with a t

  • telescope

    Can we as a nation make news out of people who fall on hard times. Shuwa mungaridza whamanda nekuti mumwe ari pakaoma. Go around Zimbabwe and see how many have fallen on hard times then your conscience will be moved. Your political satire is misplaced here.