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WCape maintenance defaulter abandons bail

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A Western Cape man who owes R113,600 in child maintenance abandoned his bail application in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, the justice department said.

“[He] will remain in custody until his next appearance on 9 January 2015,” said regional department head Hishaam Mohamed.

Last week the court heard that Faizel Petersen, 39, had not paid maintenance for his four minor children since last year.

Petersen was arrested last Monday following a tip-off after police tried to find him at five different addresses. He worked as a taxi driver and lived with his parents on a farm in Philippi.

He was currently serving 120 days in jail for contempt of court after failing to comply with the maintenance order. SAPA

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