Samantha Mtukudzi Hauled To Court
4 October 2021

By A Correspondent- Tuku Music Promotions, represented by the late music icon Oliver Mtukudzi’s daughter Samantha Mtukudzi, is today expected to appear in court on allegations of failing to pay income tax returns and value added tax to the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority.

Samantha, who is Tuku Music publicist, is also being jointly charged with the late music hero’s establishment.

They are alleged to have failed to submit tax returns from July 2019 to December 2020.

They are expected to appear before Harare magistrate Mrs Tafadzwa Miti.

Meanwhile, Samantha is claiming a Maltese dog called Alvin Jazz in a messy, elongated divorce wrangle with footballer Tinashe Nengomasha.

Samantha in December 2019 filed for the couple’s divorce which is yet to be finalised.

In a latest development, Samantha is now claiming R6 000 as maintenance for the two minor children born out of the marriage, 100 percent school fees and 100 percent medical aid.

According to the fresh summons, the couple has been living separately for a period now exceeding two years.

Nengomasha married Samantha on December 24th, 2011, in terms of the Marriage Act Chapter 5:11 and the marriage still subsists.

“The marriage relationship between the parties has broken down irretrievably to such an extent that the parties can no longer live together as husband and wife more particularly in that Samantha and Nengomasha have lost love and affection for each other.

“The parties have been living separately and have not shared the matrimonial bed for a continuous period exceeding 24 months.

“There are no reasonable prospects for the restoration of a normal relationship between the parties.

“It is just and proper that Samantha be awarded the maltese dog named Alvin Jazz acquired during the subsistence of their marriage,” reads the summons.

The claim added; “That, Nengomasha pays 100 percent of school fees, top up levies, core curriculum activities, school trips, school uniforms and casual clothing for the minor children until they become self-sufficient or until they reach university, which occurs first.

“That, by the way of monetary contribution, Nengomasha pays R6 000 or the equivalent thereof at the interbank rate per month for the children until they attain majority.

“That, Nengomasha pays 100 percent towards the children’s medical aid per month,” wrote Samantha in her claim.

She is also claiming that after the divorce is finalised, she be granted custody of the minor children with reasonable rights being preferred to Nengomasha.

“Upon this honourable court being convinced and granting a decree of divorce it is in the best interest of the minor children that custody be granted to Samantha with Nengomasha being granted reasonable rights of access.

“That, he shall have the children every alternate weekend during the term but in any event by prior notice to Samantha.

“That, he shall have the children for two weeks and two alternate weekends in each school holiday until the children turn 18 or become tacitly emancipated,” she said.

Samantha is also claiming property the two acquired including houses in Hillside and Johannesburg, two motor vehicles, saloon equipment and household property.