Peter Mashigo has been accused by his estranged wife of being a deadbeat dad. The actor, who was featured on numerous soapies and telenovelas, including The Throne and Isibaya, has allegedly failed to pay papgeld, reports Sunday World!omora actor
It is alleged that Peter Mashigo has failed to pay child maintenance for 11 years and is now in arrears of R390 000, according to court documents.
The publication reports that Peter Mashigo was expected to fork out R3 000 a month towards the maintenance of his two children, a 15-year-old and 24-year-old. His wife alleges he last paid maintenance in 2009.
She alleges that Peter Mashigo was not only refusing to fulfill his fatherly responsibilities but was also fighting her over the use of a piece of land they acquired before separating. This is despite an agreement they had signed allowing her to build a home for the kids.
She said their dream collapsed because of Peter Mashigo’s philandering ways, which led to the end of their 20-year marriage.
She alleges further that Peter Mashigo had promised to give the land to his girlfriend, who is almost the same age as his daughter, charging that she had to halt construction after Peter Mashigo made a U-turn on his commitment.
She said this happened after Peter Mashigo had rocked up at the property and ordered construction workers to down tools, telling them that they did not have his approval to build on the site.
“I had to stop paying the construction workers because I had already bought the material. I am now paying for storage on top of paying rent and school fees on my own,” she explained.
According to the Sunday paper, Peter Mashigo did not wish to comment on the matter.
According to Sowetan, in 2019 the troubled actor Mashigo was also fired from The Throne, Mzansi Magic confirmed.
The show distanced itself from Mashigo after he was caught on video assaulting his lover Ndundu Sithole in the streets of Pretoria in April last year.