South African musician King Monada has been dragged to the papgeld court by his baby mama after he refused to increase his child support from R500 to R1200 a month.
It is fair to say King Monada has made it since emerging on the music scene. The star owns expensive vehicles, including a white BMW 5 and two luxury Mercs but refused to increase the child support for his 11-year-old child from a meagre R500 to R1200 monthly.
This has led his ex-girlfriend to Sharon Masia to slap him with a with a maintenance suit.
An emotional Masia told New 365 that Monada had sired a child with her about 11 years ago after meeting him when they were both still at secondary school.
She said the Ska Bhora Moreki hitmaker has been supporting the child with R500 every month, but she did not complain because she supplemented it with the NSFAS funds to buy food for the child.
“I was getting this fund when I was a student at the Tshwane University of Technology, but because I finished last year and I’m now unemployed, the amount he gives me is no longer enough to support our child,” she said.
Masia who lives just a stone throw away from Monada’s mansion in Ga-mokgoloboto village outside Tzaneen, said she approached the Idibala hitmaker and asked him to increase the maintenance money to R1 200, but he refused saying it is too exorbitant and he can’t afford it.
She said when he refused to increase it, she approached the Ritavi magistrate’s court in Nkowankowa in March to open a maintenance case against him.
“The court officials told us to come on April 19, and when we arrived, he told them that he could only afford R500 a month. They then told me to bring my bank statement and also told him to bring both his personal and business statements to compare our incomes at our second appearance on April 26.”
To her surprise she said, Monada rocked up with his legal team, who told court officials that the musician, who raked in millions of rand through gigs and royalties, could only afford R500 a month.