While all eyes were at the Rotten Row courts where Bev was appearing in court, sungura giant Alick Macheso and his erstwhile wife, Fortunate Tafadzwa Mapako finally underwent paternity tests at the National Blood Transfusion Services of Zimbabwe across town.

Results are expected in two weeks time. This means the warring parties abided by the Civil Court ruling by magistrate Tafadzwa Muvhami, which set June 6 as the deadline for the paternity tests demanded by Macheso in the divorce saga.

Following the media attention, the two parties agreed to ensure that there was no attention from the press at yesterday's exercise – meant to determine if Macheso is indeed the father of the two children, Alick Junior and Manisa, and the succeeded.

"The tests were done today (yesterday) at the same venue. Both parties agreed to have the tests in private without much noise. Tafadzwa availed the children and the musician was also there and the tests were done. They kept their lips tight, only the two camps knew of the tests," said the source.

Macheso's lawyer Norman Mugiya was not available for comment as his mobile phone went unanswered. Mapako's lawyers were also not reachable for comment.

However, the tests were initially scheduled for May 22 but they did not take place after it emerged that the Macheso camp had not booked for the procedure.

Fortunate was applying for US$7,000 in maintenance but was granted US$1,050 and she, through her lawyers, have since approached the High Court appealing against the ruling. At the same time, Macheso's camp looks wet to approach the civil court for downwards variation after securing an affidavit, which confirms the divorce of Fortunate.


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