Maintenance Relief For Father Of Nations Peter Ndlovu
Mamelodi Sundowns team manager Peter Ndlovu might is singing praises to his ancestors after the Johannesburg High Court reduced the amount of child support one of the mothers of his 13 children was demanding.
The mother of two of his children was demanding R29,845 per month from the former player, but Ndlovu appealed in June last year, asking the court to reduce the amount. He told the court that the maintenance the mother of two was demanding would be detrimental to his 11 other children he pays maintenance for.
“I have 13 children, including the two with the first respondent, I am obliged to contribute and see to the maintenance of all my 13 children.
“I earn a monthly salary which is utilised for my own living expenses, needs, necessities and liabilities, as well as to contribute to my dependants’ expenses and other obligations.
“I can simply not afford a deduction of R29845 per month from my salary,” read the 49 year-old’s court application.
The high court subsequently granted the mother R12 000 in maintenance and ordered that it be deducted from Ndlovu’s salary.
In the court papers, Ndlovu said the mother had approached the Johannesburg Magistrates Court without alerting him of the legal proceedings.
“I approached the maintenance court at the earliest opportunity given my work commitments – on June 10 2021 – in order to establish how the order was obtained without me having any knowledge of the proceedings and to determine how the arrears were calculated,” he wrote in his court papers.
According to the court order, Ndlovu was already more than R94 000 in maintenance arrears. The former striker, who played for UK clubs Sheffield United, Coventry City and Birmingham City before joining Sundowns when he retired, said there was never any meaningful relationship with the mother, apart from the two encounters that remitted in the birth of the children.