Monday, 30 May 2016


Outspoken politician Temba Mliswa has been ordered to go for a paternity test before a decision for access to his two minor children can be determined.

Harare magistrate, Barbra Mateko said since it is clear that Temba had doubts about the paternity of the children, a DNA test was necessary.

"In order for the court to reach a clear determination a paternity test is necessary. The court will only reach a determination after the results are produced. Only then can the court decide on the issue of access. The issue of dirty hands does not apply in this matter as it is a High Court matter and should be dealt with there," she said.

Temba, through his lawyer, S.C Tembani, had applied for access to his two minor children he sired with his estranged wife, Cynthia Mugwira.

Temba indicated that he has been denied access to his children and wants the court to help him have access.

He told the court that his relationship with Cynthia Mugwira was broken and she was denying him access hence applying for reasonable access to his children.

Temba highlighted that it was in the best interest of the children for him to be given a chance to bond with his children.

Cynthia, through her lawyer, N.M Masunda, argued that Temba was not fit to have unsupervised access to the children as he was violent and had dirty hands.

She said, he had once abducted the minors and had a history of doing the same with his other children thus it was not possible for him to be granted two alternative weekends with the children. h metro


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