Abraham Kwenda, the security chief of Dynamos Football Club, found himself in court yesterday as he faced a maintenance variation request from the mother of his child. Constance Hlongwani sought an increase in maintenance payments, requesting a raise from the current $40,000 to US$100, citing rising costs and the child’s needs.
Constance argued that the current amount provided by Kwenda was insufficient to cover the child’s expenses, which include food, transportation to and from school, and other miscellaneous costs. She expressed her financial limitations in meeting these requirements adequately.
In response, Kwenda, who identified himself as a bouncer at Dynamos, explained that he could only offer US$40 for maintenance due to his financial circumstances. He mentioned his responsibilities towards his two other children and emphasized the challenges he faced in meeting the demands of Constance’s request.
After considering both parties’ arguments, Magistrate Ayanda Dlamini ruled that Kwenda should pay US$60 to contribute to the child’s upkeep.