How failing legal system lets SA dads off the child maintenance hook

09 June 2019 - 00:00 By SIPOKAZI FOKAZI

After securing a court order to have her ex-husband pay maintenance for their two children, Shelley Simons* felt relieved. She had battled for five years to get him to pay. For two years she received a total of R1,500 a month after the Wynberg Magistrate's Court ordered him to pay.

This year, however, when she went to Kuils River Magistrate's Court to report his arrears, a court official told her the court order was invalid...

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