War collaborators take fight out of court

HARARE - Parties involved in the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Collaborators Association (ZNWCA) legitimacy wrangle have decided to settle the issue out of court.

ZNWCA filed a High Court application seeking to bar some of its members Joseph Kandemiri, Winne Madekufamba and a man identified only as Chimombe from running a parallel organisation and purporting to be national leaders of the organisation.

The organisation claims the trio is not part of the national executive and has no mandate or capacity to represent the group.

“In effect they are running a parallel organisation using the name of the plaintiff (ZNWCA) to which they are not entitled and authorised to do so,” claimed ZNWCA.

The association said the three had written various letters to other institutions in ZNWCA’s name and commented in the media on behalf of the organisation.

“From 2004 to date, the trio have purported to represent ZNWCA at various fora in the country when they have no mandate or capacity at all to represent the organisation,” ZNWCA said.

The trio hit back, claiming the organisation was not represented and the person who instituted the court proceedings was unknown.

“As it is, the declaration is vague and embarrassing and on that basis alone, the Plaintiff (ZNWCA)’s claim should be dismissed,” the trio told the court.

However, the two parties have conceded they are going to negotiate over the issue.

“As previously indicated, the parties are engaged in negotiations that may result in the matter being settled between the parties. In the event that the negotiations fail, the parties will request that the matter be set down,” the letter reads.

The trio’s lawyer has since written to the High Court so that the matter can be postponed indefinitely while negotiations take place. - Tendai Kamhungira

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