Man Hauled To Court For Neglecting Child Sired Through Sperm Donor
21 October 2019
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A Chiredzi manager has been dragged to court by his wife after he allegedly refused to pay for welfare of a child that she conceived through a sperm donor.

The defendant agreed for his wife to have a child through a sperm donor after the doctor told him he had a low sperm count.

The couple’s names have been withheld for ethical reasons. 

The defendant and his wife went to South Africa where they got a sperm from an unknown donor and there was artificial insemination resulting in the woman conceiving.

According to The Mirror the baby was born sometime in November 2018

The court was told that the defendant is now neglecting the child, accusing his wife of adultery.

However the defendant later denied the authenticity of the papers. He also distanced himself from the signature on the papers saying he only went abroad on business trips.

The court dismissed the defendant`s claims and said evidence brought by his wife to the court was consistent and the papers from laboratories abroad were genuine since they had contact addresses and the defendant’s signature which he failed to dispute.

The presiding magistrate granted the wife maintenance of $800 per month.