Bulawayo woman claiming $6600 maintenance from the wrong man

A Bulawayo woman was left with an egg on her face after DNA test results proved that the man whom she was claiming to be the father of her child is not the biological parent.

iHarare established from B Metro that, Nkosilathi Ndlovu decided to have a paternity test after his ex-lover Breater Gertrude Tayengwa Muvirimi took him to court claiming $6680 maintenance for a one-year-old girl.

Nkosilathi Ndlovu who is a lecturer at Gwanda State University approached the National University of Science and Technology (Nust) Applied Genetics Testing Centre laboratories for the DNA test.

Breater Muvirimi who lives in Entumbane suburb had approached the magistrate’s court seeking $6680 in maintenance for her one-year-old daughter from Mr. Ndlovu.

In terms of the Maintenace Act (Chapter 5:09) I’m seeking to claim maintenance from the respondent Nkosilathi Ndlovu. I’m applying for maintenance in the sum of $6 680 for a child aged one-year and 11 months. I need money for rent, clothing and food. He is the father of the child and is legally liable to maintain as he is employed as a lecturer at Gwanda State University and earns $40 000 per month, she said.

Muvirimi added that she could not provide for her child since she was not employed.

I am not working and I do part-time jobs and getting 100 Rands per day, she claimed.

In his defense, Ndlovu said he was not legally obligated to cater to the needs of the child since DNA tests proved that he is not the biological father of the child.

We did DNA tests and I discovered that the child was not biologically mine, said Ndlovu.

The DNA test results read in part:

The alleged father Mr Nkosilathi Ndlovu is excluded as the biological father of the child.

The conclusion is based on the non-matching alleles observed at the loci listed above with likelihood ration equal to zero. The alleged father lacks the genetic markers that must be contributed to the child by the biological father. The probability of paternity is 0%.

Muvirimi remained adamant that Ndlovu was the paternal father of the child arguing that she was not present when the results were released.

I was not there when the results were out, so I don’t think they were done properly. I was surprised when police served me with the copy of the DNA results, she said.

Presiding magistrate Nomsa Ncube dismissed Muvirimi’s claims ruling that she was satisfied by the DNA test results that proved Ndlovu was not the father of the child.


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