Peter Ndlovu sued for child maintenance

Itai Dzamara

WARRIORS’ captain Peter Ndlovu is being sued for maintenance by a Zimbabwean woman amid reports that his marriage to South African musician Sharon Dee faces collapse.



ONT face=”Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”>Amina Essof of Harare approached the Harare Civil Court last month seeking assistance in having Ndlovu pay maintenance for the child the player fathered two years ago.


The case number M1885/03 was heard on January 19 before a Harare Magistrate but Ndlovu didn’t attend.


Essof told the court that the Sheffield United striker has been refusing responsibility for the child. The speedy striker, Essof said, would always see her on his trips home for national duty before she fell pregnant, after which he abandoned her.


The matter was heard in Harare on the day the Warriors were to leave for Tunisia at midnight on January 19.


Ndlovu immediately left for England after the Warriors’ last match against Algeria three weeks ago. The magistrate reserved judgement pending the availability of Ndlovu to respond to Essof’s claim.


Meanwhile, the South African-based international soccer magazine Kick Off reported in its February 2 issue that Ndlovu’s marriage to South African Kwaito musician Sharon Dee was facing collapse.


The magazine reported that Ndlovu had moved out of the matrimonial home in England just before travelling to Zimbabwe for the Nations Cup preparations.


“Ndlovu has moved out of his home in England and friends say a divorce is on the cards,” reported the magazine.


Ndlovu was arguably the most outstanding player for the Warriors in Tunisia with four goals to his credit. He showed an illustrious fighting spirit in the three matches that the Warriors played.