Suspected Zanu PF supporters defy court order

HARARE - Two suspected Zanu PF supporters have defied a court order, instructing them to vacate premises belonging to Masvingo-based businessperson Mohamed Shaheed Lambat.

The two only identified in court papers as B. Gumunyu and Matilda Kamanda, have since approached the High Court with an urgent chamber application, seeking the setting aside of a previous court order.

Lambat, who is represented by Everson Samukange, is the owner of Sibkey Investments (Pvt) Limited, a company cited as the respondent in the application heard yesterday before High Court judge David Mangota.

According to court papers, Gumunyu and Kamanda refused to vacate number 287 Fort Victoria Township, Masvingo by September 6, this year, despite a court order.

“In defiance of the court order and in complete contempt, applicants (Gumunyu and Kamanda) broke into the premises and took occupation the night of the 9th September, 2013 and have therefore not complied with the eviction order,” Lambat told the court.

He added that the two had obstructed the deputy sheriff from carrying out the eviction, while the police failed to be of assistance.

“Applicants seek to hide behind political connection to evade compliance with a court order. Applicants are bad elements who are putting Zanu PF into disrepute,” Lambat said.

However, in the application, Kamanda denies receiving any court papers.

Kamanda claims he was only served with a writ of ejectment, without knowledge of the eviction order.

Mangota reserved ruling to next week Tuesday.


Comments (2)

Vajaira zvekundonhonga. These people are used to steal. They don't want to sweat.

Simbe - 18 September 2013


Makajaidzwa - 20 September 2013

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