Sithulisiwe Mthimkhulu who is claiming a lump sum maintenance of $270k for her love child with Retired Commissioner General of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), Augustine Chihuri will have to contend with delay.
Her lawyers said court summons failed to reach Chihuri hence they needed a postponement of dates.
“We were unable to serve the respondent and the papers are with the Messenger of Court. They said they didn’t go so we want a postponement (of the case) to 12 March 2018,” read submissions by Mthimkhulu’s legal representative to the presiding magistrate Sharon Rosemani.
In her stinging suit Mthimkhulu, based in Bulawayo, laid bare her intimate and steamy escapades with her former boss which led to the birth of an eight-year-old girl who is in Grade Four.
Details of their extraordinary busy love life are contained in a maintenance suit in which Mthimkhulu filed at the Bulawayo Maintenance Court under case Number 191/ 18 while demanding a lump sum maintenance of US$272 242 from the former police boss for the upkeep of his child.
In her summons Mthimkhulu revealed that the retired police boss worked for nearly 37 years as a commissioner-general of the Zimbabwe Republic Police and earning over $4 500 per month hence he would be able from his terminal benefits to pay or meet her lump sum claim of US$272 242.
She poured her heart out indicating that the former police boss was using his position to victimise and subject her to all sorts of humiliation and embarrassment whenever she visited or contacted him over the upkeep of the child.
“Respondent Augustine Chihuri was the Commissioner-General of the Zimbabwe Republic Police since 1981, while I was his subordinate. He has since retired but I am still in the force. Respondent and I have a child together born on 2 July 2009.
“When it was time for us to go and get the child’s certificate, the respondent refused. I ended up doing it all on my own and that is why the child bears my surname and not his.
“Over the years and ever since I was pre_gnant, the respondent has been neglecting to take care of his daughter.