False claim: Greedy woman lands in Jail for duping two men
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A 31-year-old Harare woman saw herself in court facing fraud charges for demanding and receiving maintenance from two men she claimed to have fathered her child.
Through her deceit, Rudo Muteti was on Thursday taken to court by Kudzanai Mudonha, who was paying maintenance until the time he discovered he was not the biological father of her 5-year-old son.
According to the state, in January 2012, Mudona fell in love with Muteti.
According to the state, in January Mudone and Muteti fell in Love which resulted in pregnancy, hence Mudonha took responsibility unknowing that his lover had another man.
Court heard that in May 2013, Muteti gave birth to a baby boy whom she named after Mudonha.
The two went on to acquire a birth certificate for the child with Mudonha presented as the father of the child.
In August 2013, Muteti took Mudonha to court to compel him to pay maintenance for the upkeep of the child under case number M3157/13.
Consequently, Mudonha was ordered to pay $120 per month as maintenance for the child.
Meanwhile, Muteti was also receiving money from the real father, Moses Lyanga Bukenyi, a Congolese, who has been staying in Zimbabwe since 1998 and had relocated to Canada in 2012.
The offence came to light when Bukenyi called Mudonha advising him that he was the biological father of the child he had been maintaining for the past five years.
He also told him that he had been financially providing for the child since birth.
Bukenyi also told Mudonha that he had DNA tests in April this year to prove that he was the biological father of the child, adding that Muteti was aware of that.
However, Mudonha was remanded out of custody to December 20 on $100 bail.