HELLENIC Academy, which is expected to testify in Norton legislator Temba Mliswa’s maintenance case, says it can only send a representative after a board resolution.
This meant that the case was deferred to tomorrow.
Mliswa is accused of failing to comply with a maintenance order that required him to pay full fees for his minor children at the school.
On his last appearance, Mliswa took the witness stand and maintained that he complied with the order and was actually owed by the school.
Harare magistrate Ruth Moyo ordered Hellenic Academy to testify in the maintenance storm between Mliswa and his lawyer ex-wife, Cynthia Mugwira.
Magistrate Moyo invoked Section 232 of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act to subpoena the school as she felt its evidence was essential to a just decision being reached in the case.
Led by his lawyer, Allen Masiya, Mliswa told the court that he had never been in contempt of the court order as claimed by the State.
The State said Mliswa received an invoice for $1 216 000 to cover his minor children’s school expenses in December last year.
On January 19 this year, he paid $2 940 000, leaving the first invoice’s balance due.
In her examination in chief, Mugwira told the court that the money should be paid into the school’s account directly, upon request of the invoices, which are issued in accordance with the currency one intends to use.
She, however, told the court that the issue of ratings doesn’t apply because the invoices were independent of each other.