Ex-Sables chairman sues ZRU

HARARE - Former Sables chairman Dumile Moyo has filed a High Court lawsuit against the financially troubled Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU), demanding $56 000.

According to court summons, the money is for various services provided to ZRU between 2011 and 2012.

Moyo is also demanding costs of suit to be granted in his favour.

“Payment of $56 000 being the money that the plaintiff (Moyo) advanced to the defendant (ZRU) to cover for the sport kits, players’ allowances, travel, accommodation, medical and other incidental expenses during the period between 2011 and 2012,” reads part of Moyo’s summons.

He added: “Interest on the capital sum at the prescribed rate of five percent per annum from the date of demand to date of full and final payment.”

ZRU, who have been surviving on the goodwill of donations, have not yet fully responded to the application but have filed an appearance to defend.

Moyo was appointed to chair of the Sables committee set by the ZRU to help source funding for the national XVs side among other functions in 2011.

The Harare businessman however, quit his post in a huff in February 2012 as he felt other members of committee were not pulling in the same direction.

His bone of contention was the appointment of the Sables technical team which he felt needed to be beefed up in line with other international sides.

The other members resisted the move as the plan would have been hamstrung by the scarce resources at ZRU’s disposal.

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