Cops bar sheriff from attaching minister's property

HARARE - Police officers manning the Borrowdale residence of Douglas Mombeshora, Lands and Rural Resettlement minister, on Friday blocked the deputy sheriff from attaching household property belonging to the minister’s wife Millicent over a $30 000 debt.

The deputy sheriff visited Mombeshora’s residence at number 78 Crowhill Road Borrowdale in a bid to attach property worth $30 000, following a December 19 court judgment delivered by Justice Nicholas Mathonsi.

Harare businessman Francis Muzeya, owner of Long Park Services operating as Seasons Supermarket, has been locked in a legal dispute with Victory Supermarket owned by Millicent Mombeshora after supplying merchandise which the Mombeshoras failed to pay for.

Millicent had approached the High Court seeking an interdict to stop Muzeya and the deputy sheriff  from removing and attaching goods equivalent to $28 451,53 in respect of the goods Long Services Park had sold and delivered to Victory Supermarket.

However, Justice Mathonsi dismissed Mombeshora’s court application, granting a final order to Muzeya to proceed with attaching the goods at the minister’s residence.

The inventory of the property to be attached from the Mombeshora residence included leather sofas, fridges, television sets, microwave, generator and two motor vehicles, a Toyota Hilux and Mitsubishi Canter, among other goods.

The sheriff moved in on Friday to remove the property but was stopped by police officers stationed at the minister’s residence.

“I did a follow up to find out whether the property was attached and removed by the sheriff as per the court order, but I am being advised that they were blocked by the police at Mombeshora residence and now we have to seek another court order to restrain the police from barring us entry into the premises to attach the goods,” Muzeya said.

Contacted for comment, Millicent referred questions to her lawyer Jonathan Samukange, who said the matter was subjudice.

Comments (1)

Its a circus, the same police who are meant to enforce the law are a law unto themselves...fish roats from the top

Circus - 7 January 2014

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