Damages

by Angelique
(Mufulira)

Good day Sir.


I have a few questions and hope that you will be able to help me with that.

What is the appropriate amount payable to a family for damages, when a woman of 23 got pregnant? The father of the child is not intending to marry her. She is Zambian and he is a South African man and he is married and was married at the time she got pregnant. The child is 6 years of age already. The child was not registered on the father’s name and the father was not mentioned on the register. She did not try to get in contact until recently.

We returned to Zambia recently, and are paying her maintenance. We also offered to pay for school fees and for his medical. She is making demands for a plot and a house to be build on the plot. She also has another child of 6 months old with another man, who is staying with her, but not working. My question is, what is the appropriate amount to be paid to the family for damages and what are we responsible for (Appropriate amount for Maintenance, School Fees and Medical) to settle out of court.


We would like to give the child the support he needs. We are even willing to let him come live with us and put him through school our selves. What are the right steps we should follow according to the Zambian law?

Thank you for reviewing my letter.

Regards

Angelique

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