- Published on 13 January 2016
- Written by Online Correspondent
Gospel singer artiste Felistus Mutikani has accused her former hubby of infecting her with a Sexually Transmitted Infection during their happier times.
Felistus, who recently hit headlines for performing sexually suggestive dances during her kitchen top up suspects her ex Tapiwa Mutikani of also leaking controversial pictures to the media to tarnish her.
Tapiwa did not respond to the two allegations levelled against him when he appeared before Harare magistrate Trevor Nyatsanza to defend a maintenance application for upward variation.
He was ordered to pay $70 maintenance with effect from January 31.
Felistas needed a raise from $60 to $400 in maintenance for the upkeep of their minor child opening up a can of worms in the process of supporting her application.
“Tapiwa was supposed to be in jail for ten years for deliberately transmitting an STI to me. Out of love I withdrew the case but he still does not appreciate me,” Felistus said.
She added: ''Over the weekend, I suspect he actually sent spies to take pictures of me at my kitchen party yet my party was supposed to be private.
“I presume he gave information to H-Metro (that published my kitchen party on Monday) that I am a sex worker with an intention of tarnishing my image because I sing for God.
“Now am no longer working because I got fired from my job after he harassed and embarrassed me at my workplace in connection with our marital problems.
“The church is now taking care of me because I serve in church,” said Felistus.
On the upward variation she said: ''When I was granted the $60 maintenance before, Tapiwa had claims that he was not working.
“Tapiwa once attempted to apply for maintenance downward variation but it failed.
“Later on, I discovered that he is an agent of ZEDC Netcash and EcoCash. I approached this ZEDC boss who assisted me with proof that he earns $50 commission a day,” she said.
“He is not being responsible enough, yet am struggling alone to take care of his own child .
“Tapiwa was recently celebrating his new car that he recently bought with his new girlfriend whilst I am suffering alone with his child.
“Now our child is about to start grade one and money for our school fees is wanted.
“I also need money to take the child to a psychologist every month, since he caused brain trauma to our child with the domestic violence he did to me before the divorce.”
In response,Tapiwa said; “I dispute what Felistusis saying!
“She said she owns a boutique in the article that was published on Monday by Hmetro.
“Yes, I am an agent under ZEDC Net-cash but I realise an average income of $30 per month.
“When we divorced in October 2015, The high court ordered me to $50 maintenance.
“I am struggling to pay maintenance and usually I pay the maintenance after the due date. Recently I got arrested for maintenance default.
“As we speak my new girlfriend looks after me though it is a shame to me.The car Felistus says I bought is my girlfriends”.