South African Court Issues Warrant of Arrest For Peter Ndlovu
Bulawayo – Former Warriors captain Peter Ndlovu has been issued with a warrant of arrest by a South African magistrate for failing to appear in court in a case in which his ex-wife, singer, Sharon Dee is suing for more than 36 000 Rands maintenance for her and two children.
Dee, of Local is Lekker fame, is demanding R13 000 for each of the two children, which Ndlovu is denying paternity, and R10 000 for herself. Ndlovu must also contribute to bond payments.
Dee, real name Hlengiwe Dlamini, filed for divorce last year citing irreconcilable differences.
Ndlovu is said to have failed to appear at the Randburg Maintenance Court on Thursday and only sending his lawyer.
But in a case of court versus club, the former Mamelodi Sundowns striker chose instead to turn up for a Thanda Royal Zulu match.
His lawyer told the court that the football star could not make it to court because of other commitments.
The striker later turned out as a second half substitute in an Absa Premier Soccer League night match between his relegation-haunted Amabhubesi and Ajax Cape Town, which his team lost 5-2 in Cape Town.
Ndlovu scored the second goal in the thrashing.
His lawyer told the court that Ndlovu did not take the paternity test he had been ordered to take because he was broke and couldn’t afford to pay for it.
The court rejected his lawyer’s story, arguing that he was using dirty tricks to delay proceedings.
The court countered by issuing a warrant for his arrest for contempt of court.
Two weeks ago the 36-year-old striker demanded paternity tests for the two kids he fathered with Dee.
The couple was ordered to take their sons for tests in Durban, where Ndlovu is based.
He was ordered to foot the bill since he was the one who had demanded the test. But the Bulawayo Bullet failed to pitch up.
Ndlovu is reportedly worth millions of rands after playing in England from 1991 to 2004.