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Driver sued diverting revenue for mealie meal transportation to DRC

by Stephen Jakes
28 Nov 2019 at 19:22hrs | Views
Makiwa Transport (PVT) Ltd company has taken a driver and his relatives to court for stealing over US$1500 revenue obtained through the transportation of mealie meal to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The company through its lawyer Bruce Masamvu filed summons at the Bulawayo magistrate court citing the driver Stanley Tarivavi, Sheila Tarivavi and Ignatius Lucky Tarivavi all of Nketa as defendants.

The trucking company demanded payment of US$1500 and interest at the rate of 5% per annum calculated from the date of summons.

It also indicated that Sheila and Ignatius bound themselves as surety to Stanley and submitted that they were liable to Stanley's negligence, malicious or criminal conduct during his time of employ with the company.

It prayed for payment of costs of suit on attorney and client scale.

Makiwa Transport said sometime in March 2019 it entered into an employment agreement with Stanely in the presence of Sheila and Ignatius in which Stanely was hired to drive the company truck to Kasumbalesu border post DRC transporting mealie meal.

On October 16 1st defendant having offloaded the melaie meal at Kasumbalesu border post DRC he was given US$1 500 by plaintiff's customers being balance for transportation of the said mealie meal," reads the submissions.

He supposed to deliver the money to the company office in Bulawayo. On October 20  the driver having damaged the plaintiff's truck dumped it at Chirundu Boarder post Zimbabwean side and disappeared with the US$1 500."

The firm submitted that on the date, its and 1st defendant employment agreement, 2nd and 3rd defendants bound themselves surety and liable to 1st defendant's negligence,malicious or criminal conduct during his time of employ with the company hence they were being sued

Source - Byo24News