Zifa property set for auction

HARARE - Property belonging to the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) will go under the hammer at a public auction this week as former employee Nicollete Dhlamini-Moyo seeks to recover outstanding dues. 

The property will be auctioned at KM Auctions in Graniteside on Wednesday as instructed by the Deputy Sheriff of Harare.

According to a notice in the press, the highest bidders are being invited for the property that includes an HP desktop, 2 pce wooden desk, HP printer, filing cabinet, one chair, HP 1102 printer, wooden desk x 2, glass stool, and three pce leather sofa.

There is also a glass table, lawnmower, data card 3 3p 75 plus printer, 8xblack bags, 23 football balls, 19xgreen adidas shorts, 20 by green adidas shorts, 1 full box containing 20 Fifa bibs (purple), and various DVDs and magazines, 23 white shorts, 29 green shorts (legea).

4 x yellow shorts (Puma), 10 yellow jerseys, 13 green jerseys, 2 pce wooden desk, HP desktop, filing cabinet, 2 x wooden desk, 3 pcedisplay, 2 pce wooden desk, 1 x wooden filing cabinet, 1 x wooden desk, data SP7S plus printer will also be sold.

The case has been recorded as, Nicolette Dhlamini-Moyo v ZIFA; HC 6169/14.

Former Media manager Dhlamini-Moyo was sacked under unclear circumstances back in 2012 on allegations of leaking confidential information to the press, with the association also linking her to former chief executive Henrietta Rushwaya — accused by Zifa as the mastermind of the country’s widely-publicised Asiagate match-fixing scam.

Dhamini-Moyo 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 for the unfair labour practice.

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

The association has become debt hamstrung, a situation that has seen several creditors attaching some of the football body’s properties through the courts.

Zifa chief executive Jonathan Mashingaidze, who has presided over the labour disputes, has come under fire for his handling of the rows.

For instance, in the case of Dhlamini-Moyo’s debt, Zifa president Cuthbert Dube is believed to have been in the dark about the lawsuit.

Mashingaidze is said to have turned down Dhlamini-Moyo’s efforts to discuss the issue on several occasions whilst the debt stood at $10 000 and only made efforts upon the attachment of property at the Zifa Village in October last year.

And there are several other cases that Mashingaidze has been blamed for sheer negligence, which effectively contributed to the association’s ballooning debt.

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