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Tsvangirai judgment delay claim dismissed

by Staff reporter
02 Jun 2017 at 06:59hrs | Views
THE Labour Court has dismissed claims that it is delaying judgment in a case pitting a Harare man against MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai, saying rulings normally took between two weeks and 90 days before being handed down.

Moreprecision Muzadzi recently dragged Tsvangirai to court demanding payment after allegedly facilitating a coalition of the opposition during the 2013 harmonised elections.

Muzadzi, who is demanding two Nissan NP200 vehicles and a $7 800 pay cheque from Tsvangirai, recently asked the Labour Court to explain why it was not proceeding with the case, which awaits finalisation after Justice Lillian Hove reserved judgment on March 6.

"The matter was heard on March 6, 2017 and judgment reserved on this day. Whereas some judgments are handed down within two weeks, this is not always the case. In terms of Statutory Instrument 7 of 2012, a reserved judgment is to be handed down within 90 days of the date it is reserved," Registrar of the Labour Court, Donald Ndirowei, said in a letter to Muzadzi, dated May 30.

"The judgment in question is still within the 90-day period. It will be handed down on the next hand-down date, which is June 2, 2017."

Muzadzi is seeking the court to order Tsvangirai to make good his alleged promise to pay the allowances and hand over the cars, which were to be delivered despite failure by the coalition to secure electoral victory.

Source - newsday