A BISHOP with Kuwadzana Apostolic Church in Harare left Mutare Civil court in stitches after he offered to pay $20 a month as maintenance for his illegitimate child with a local woman, Senzani Muguti.

Moses Masinga approached the court seeking a downward variation of his maintenance from $60 which he was ordered to pay last year to $20, saying he could no longer afford.

He told the court that he was married with four children.

“Your Worship I cannot afford because I eke a living from helping casting out demons from possessed people and earn $80 a month,” he said.

But Muguti maintained that Masinga earns a lot of money from the people who seek his services.

She said Masinga had an influential position in the church and gets a lot of privileges from church members.

“This man is trying to mislead the court. He gets a lot of money from his church,” said Muguti.

Magistrate Yeukai Chigodora ordered the Bishop to pay $30 with effect from April 30.