Bid to embarrass Tsvangirai flops

HARARE - The Messenger of Court yesterday descended on opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s Highlands’ mansion in Harare, seeking unsuccessfully to attach his personal property to offset outstanding salary arrears for some former MDC employees.

This left the MDC seething with anger, with Tsvangirai’s spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka describing the attempt as a politically-loaded move meant to humiliate his boss.

“This is a clear attempt to embarrass President Tsvangirai. The case is between the party and ex-employees and where does Tsvangirai as a person fit in this?

"This is a case of the MDC as an institution, versus the former workers and we are shocked by what has transpired,” Tamborinyoka said.

After failing to attach Tsvangirai's property, the messenger of court proceeded to the MDC’s national headquarters at Harvest House, where he made similar unsuccessful attempts to attach party property.

Officials at the offices showed him a court order in which the party had successfully won a stay of execution on the matter.

“Two truckloads of armed riot police and State media journalists today accompanied the messenger of court in a cheap, well-choreographed drama ostensibly to embarrass... Tsvangirai and the MDC.

“Curiously, the messenger of court wanted to attach... Tsvangirai's property at his Highlands home when the party leader was never part of the dispute. However, the well-choreographed team... moved from Highlands to Harvest House, where the president was having his meetings.

“The messenger... left Harvest House with their tails firmly tucked between their legs when the plot to tarnish President Tsvangirai and the party leadership dismally collapsed like a deck of cards,” Tamborinyoka said.

When the Daily News arrived at Tsvangirai’s house, party security details were manning the place, with one of them also querying why State media and riot police had accompanied the messenger of court.

“It is quite shocking that ZBC reporters arrived here before the messenger of court. It is also curious why the riot police were stationed nearby. To us, it was very clear that this was an attempt to humiliate Tsvangirai.

“Unfortunately, the bid failed and we saw some reporters leaving here disappointed because the scoop never materialised,” he said.

In 2013, the MDC was ordered by the Labour Court to pay $453 000 in damages to former security officers that the party fired under contested circumstances in 2010.

Arbitrator Duncan Mudzengi ruled that the dismissal of the workers was unfair and that they should be paid the damages.

Last year, officials from the Deputy Sheriff’s office also tried to attach property from Tsvangirai’s Strathaven, Harare, house.

Comments (9)

hate T-boy but alas he is not the employer of these guyz. Every Co. is struggling in Zimboland because of mismanagement and forced Govt. in place . The uyz with the guns were never elected into office and do not have the mandated of the people . Sanctions or what this is hogwash . The economy will continue on its free-fall because of this illegitimate Monster.

Sanctioned - 22 July 2015

We are tired of this cheap policking of every issue in Zim. Zanu pf should just accept that they have failed.... I wonder if these so called Zanu followers ever think about their future.... why tarnish your image because of someone who is close to death????.... What will happen to you guyz after mudhara has gone?????? hehehede

yeek - 22 July 2015

Welcome to Mafia state called Zim -Bob -Way where everything is done in a Zim_Bob -way.Kutsvaga mhaka pasina mhaka zvosvodesa.

chigombe - 22 July 2015

you won nkomo onto your side and silenced tekere but nadziva mashaya zano. every move against hits a dead end. you stole elections now you are globe trotting the globe like chimpanzees holding kamkazee vases begging for help. garaizve munyika menyu muindigenise. now china told you straight that the country is a risky destination!!!

josphat mugadzaweta - 22 July 2015

dziva vakafoyira kare kare. chanzi chavo chakaenda. he has also become a handiende. a man who preaches democracy that he does not want to practice. akango fanana na bob. zimbabweans are looking for an alternative not a copy of zanu.

zvirozviyedzwa - 22 July 2015

Mugabe might not even know about what these fools are doing . I bet it's some stupid uneducated idiots who does not know a hat to do with genuine political opposition . We only see this behaviour in Zimbabwe. No one can stop the wind of change , come 2018 those fools will be history

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Where is the sanity of people who cannot distinguish between an individual and an organisation?

machakachaka - 23 July 2015

heeeyyy, pple sei muchitora zvinhu zvese politically. mdc inoda rule of law, but ndoona kuti kana yaaplaiwa kumunhu wemdc munoti zvaitirweyi. ikitirwa munhu wezanu moti varikufumurana. dzidzayi kubata nyaya sezvayabuda yakaita zvisineyi kuti yanyorwa ne Herald or Dailynews.

chimangi - 24 July 2015

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