Zimdancehall artist Burning Fire, real name Crispen Muza has been ordered to work harder by a magistrate after he tried to resist paying more money in maintenance for his child.
According to H-Metro, Burning Fire, who is yet to make a name for himself, was taken to court by his ex-wife Josephine Mafire who wanted the maintenance payment to be reviewed upwards from $50 to $150 as she was citing the spiking of the prices of basic commodities.
Josephine told the court: “We have one child together with Muza, and he is failing to take care of his child.
“I applied for upward variation because everything has gone up, including school fees for the child. He is a musician and he earns about $300 per month, and he is also hired by several churches playing keyboards earning from that as well.”
However, Burning Fire resisted the application arguing that he could not afford that much as he had five children. He also claimed that he only earns $50 a month and that he was taking care of his mother.
“I have five children that I am taking care of Your Worship, $150 for only one child is too much for me. I am also taking care of my mother,” Burning Fire said.
“I don’t earn more than $50 because I don’t perform at shows every day, but I perform once or twice a month.”
Presiding Magistrate Gladys Moyo was not amused by Burning Fire’s claims and ordered him to work harder and to pay $65 per month instead.