Harare Businessman Frank Buyanga Saiqi (40) and his ex-girlfriend’s fight over the custody of their child deepened as the man took his ex-girlfriend to court for refusing to comply with a court order which compelled her to give him their child’s passport.
The matter has been postponed as the Prosecutor General is said to have requested for the docket.
Chantelle Tatenda Muteswa (31) came to court facing contempt of court charges and she is out of custody on free bail.
Prosecutor Sebastian Mutizirwa told the court that he was seeking a postponement of the matter to June 6 as the Prosecutor General has asked for the docket.
It is alleged that on January 11, the magistrates’ court ordered Muteswa to release the child’s passport to Buyanga whenever he had access to the child.
The court heard that on April 19, Muteswa sent the child to Buyanga’s house in the company of her maid, but did not release the passport as ordered by the court.
It is alleged that Buyanga was informed by his gardener that the child was now home, but without the passport, which prompted him to call Muteswa asking her about the passport, but she switched off her phone.
It is the State’s case that Buyanga reported the matter at Borrowdale Police Station.
The matter was postponed by Harare Magistrate Barbra Mateko.