Grace Mugabe’s son Russell dragged to court over child maintenance

Ex-President Mugabe’s stepson in default of US$7 500 child maintenance, court told

By Staff Reporter

Russell Goreraza (40), son to former first lady Grace Mugabe, was arraigned before the Concession Magistrates’ Court for defaulting on child maintenance.

The stepson to late former President Robert Mugabe faces charges of contravening Section 23 of the Maintenance Act Chapter 05:09 “failing to comply with maintenance order”.

The court heard that on 4 January 2024, “the accused person appeared before the Concession Magistrates’ Court and was ordered to pay US$2 500 or ZWL equivalent at the prevailing interbank rate per month as maintenance for his child”.

“The accused person allegedly defaulted payment from the month January to March 2024,” read a Friday statement by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

Goreraza, born during Grace’s first marriage, owed US$7 500 as of 31 March 2024.

Added NPA, “The accused person who appeared as a self-actor requested for a postponement to seek legal representation and the matter was remanded to the 28th of May 2024.”

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