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Judge orders unemployed men to stop having sex as they cannot pay child support

By Mason White 11:57 AM February 23, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
A man was jailed after failing to pay his child support.

During sentencing, Judge Abednico Ndebele said that being unemployed is not an excuse for not taking care of children.

Unemployed men were surprised when Ndebele said that they should stop having sex, as it could lead to pregnancy and not paying child support.

“If you are unemployed, you should not have sex and stay away from women since you can no longer afford to care for children,” Ndebele said.

Zivanai Chitima of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, was held in contempt of court after he stopped paying $55 a month in child support to his former wife.

Chitima reportedly owes his estranged wife $375 in back child support.

He was ordered to pay or face jail time. The man had argued that he could not afford to pay $55 each month to his wife Ndanetsei Nyandoro because he does not have a job.

The judge sentenced Chitima to 3 months in jail after which he will have to find a way to pay his child support.