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Newsflash: Father Jailed for not paying Maintenance

In a recent judgement by a Gauteng lower court, a maintenance defaulter received a harsh reminder of the risk a person takes when not making good on maintenance payments. The Durban businessman was sentenced to a four and a half year prison-term after he was criminally convicted of failing to pay spousal and child maintenance. The man’s assets were also attached by Krugersdorp magistrate Abdul Khan, the sale of which will enable his ex-wife to recover the maintenance she is owed – more than R1 million. The three-year legal battle took its toll on the man’s former spouse, emotionally, physically and financially. According to Times Live, evidence before the magistrate included that the ex-

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