More Zifa property attached

HARARE - Just one week after attaching property at the Zifa Village, the Deputy Sherriff pounced on the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) headquarters at 53 Livingston Avenue yesterday.

The property was attached as part of outstanding salaries owed to former Zifa communications manager Nicky Dhlamini-Moyo.

Zifa failed to pay an $88 000 arbitration award given to Dhlamini-Moyo, who was unceremoniously dismissed three years ago.

Among the items attached yesterday include the Zifa computer that is installed with the Fifa Transfer Management System (TMS) software.

This TMS software allows the association to collate all the information when clubs register their players during the transfer window period and is linked with all the transfers that occur around the world.

Without this machine, Zifa will be hamstrung because Zimbabwean club cannot even register their players for the forthcoming African continental club competitions that commence at the start of next year.

Also attached yesterday were items that included computers, printers, desks, telephone headsets and some of the football kits used by the various national teams.  

“It’s just a labour dispute. They owe me money and that is what I am come here for. It’s from 2012 for my salaries,” Dhlamini-Moyo told reporters yesterday.

“Arbitration ended at the end of May and they have never made any effort to pay. So at the Village we did attachments but apparently today I have heard (Ralph) Maganga has filed an interpleader saying that the property belongs to Zifa Private Limited which we all know is not true.”

Last week, the Deputy Sherriff had a field day at Zifa Village as they attached property including conference chairs, a deep freezer, a tractor, water tanks, artificial turf and sleeping beds.

The ex-communications manager was sacked under unclear circumstances back in 2012 on allegations of leaking confidential information to the press

She successfully challenged her dismissal at the Labour Court and won the case against Zifa, who are currently faced with a ballooning $5 million debt.

The Labour Court ordered Zifa to pay Dhlamini-Moyo, who was represented by Musoni and Masasire Law Chambers, her salaries and allowances dating back to 2012 due to the unfair dismissal.

Zifa was unable to meet the deadline set by the Labour Court resulting in Dlamini-Moyo instructing her legal team to attach the property to settle her restitution.

It has emerged that Zifa president Cuthbert Dube was in the dark about this labour issue as chief executive officer Jonathan Mashingaidze kept it under the carpet.

The Daily News understands that Mashingaidze turned down Dhlamini-Moyo's efforts to discuss the issue whilst the debt was still $10 000 and only made efforts upon the attachment of property at the Zifa Village.

Dube, sources say called for an emergency meeting with Dhlamini-Moyo earlier this week and promised to pay her $1 000 out of the $88 000 which was shot down.

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