by Mirriam Chabala on 19 Oct 2019by Julia Malunga on 18 Oct 2019by Natasha Sakala on 17 Oct 2019by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 17 Oct 2019
by Natasha Sakala on 17 Oct 2019by Natasha Sakala on 15 Oct 2019by Ulande Nkomesha on 15 Oct 2019by Ulande Nkomesha on 13 Oct 2019
by Zondiwe Mbewe on 17 Oct 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 16 Oct 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 16 Oct 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 16 Oct 2019
- Goal Diggers
by Abraham Kalito on 15 Oct 2019by Abraham Kalito on 15 Oct 2019by Abraham Kalito on 8 Oct 2019by Abraham Kalito on 7 Oct 2019
by Diggers Editor on 19 Oct 2019by Diggers Editor on 18 Oct 2019by Diggers Editor on 16 Oct 2019by Diggers Editor on 15 Oct 2019
- Guest Diggers
by Douty Chibamba on 19 Oct 2019by Felicity Kayumba Kalunga on 18 Oct 2019by Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth Secretary-General on 17 Oct 2019by Simon Manda, PhD on 16 Oct 2019
- Editor's Choice
by Diggers Correspondent on 24 May 2019by Diggers Reporter on 4 Mar 2019by Andyford Mayele Banda on 29 Jan 2019by Davies Mwila on 22 Jan 2019
by Felix Kashweka on 4 Oct 2019by Diggers Correspondent on 28 Sep 2019by Douty Chibamba on 25 Sep 2019by Ulande Nkomesha on 24 Sep 2019
Miles asks court to reduce child maintenance fee to K1,500By Zondiwe Mbewe on 18 Sep 2019
Lusaka Mayor Miles Sampa has asked the Lusaka High Court to vary the maintenance order dated April 23, which compelled him to be paying child maintenance of K7,000 per month, lamenting that he has been struggling to keep up with his other obligations.
Sampa is asking the court to reduce the monthly maintenance to K1,500 to enable him equally and properly maintain his other four children and himself.
In this matter, Sampa’s ex wife Mwika Mwenechanya, had asked the Lusaka High Court to to cite Sampa for contempt and order the Lusaka City Council to be dedicating K7,000 from the mayor’s monthly salary for the maintenance of the child.
As the result, the court ordered Sampa to be maintaining his child with K7,000, monthly .
But in an affidavit in support of summons for an order to vary the maintenance order filed September 11, Sampa stated that he had complied with all court orders and moved the said child of the family to Baobab School of Lusaka and paid all outstanding bills to the American International School amounting to K87,000/US6,613, as confirmed by the school.
He stated that he had also put the child of the family on the Lusaka City Council mescaline scheme and provided a driver to be taking her to and from school everyday, adding that he buys her clothes every three months in a year.
Sampa also explained that his salary was K20,000, and as a Mayor of Lusaka, his personal monthly expenses on food and clothing only, was K8,000, adding that he had four other children who also depended on his monthly income.
He stated that he intended to raise all his five children equally and fairly without appearing to be favoring any of them.
Sampa stated that the court found, as a matter of fact in it’s April 23 ruling, that his former wife was an economist at Bank of Zambia who got a monthly salary of over K50,000 without bonuses and she only had one child of the family to maintain.
He explained that he had a mortgage with Stanbic Bank amounting to K882,036.29 together with accrued interest calculated at 24.75 percent per annum adding that the bank had since sent him a final demand notice on the loan.
About Zondiwe Mbewe
Zondiwe has interest in writing political and current affairs on issues which affect every Zambians.
Email: zondiwe [at] diggers [dot] news
- Benny Zulu led us to the crime scene for reconstruction, Cop tells court - 17 Oct 2019
- Italian Hospital, Franciscan Missionary Sisters in land dispute - 16 Oct 2019
- Attempted murder-accused Kaoma UPND chair gets bail - 16 Oct 2019
- Suspected UPND youth applies for habeas corpus - 16 Oct 2019
- LAZ asks ConCourt to dismiss Tutwa’s application to set aside contempt case - 16 Oct 2019
- Tough decisions will be made despite close 2021 polls – Lungu (4,304 views)
- Police should not wear masks (1,679 view)
- Namugala curtails homosexuality debates (1,171 view)
- Load shedding: The underlying causes that we are overlooking (860 views)
- Benny Zulu led us to the crime scene for reconstruction, Cop tells court (641 views)
Subscribe For News In Email
The News Diggers
Deputy News Editor
Plot No. Lus/9812/649-MC8
off Alex Chola Road
P.O. Box 32147
Telephone or WhatsApp:
diggers [at] diggers [dot] news
editor [at] diggers [dot] news
Send this to a friend