Masvingo tycoon wins against Zanu PF activists

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THE HIGH court has given Masvingo business tycoon Mohammed Shaheed Lambat the green light to evict two tenants who refused to vacate his premises in violation of a court order.

CHARLES LAITON
SENIOR COURT REPORTER

High Court judge Justice David Mangota on Monday dismissed an urgent application by Matilda Kamanda and Bonface Gumunyu, saying there was nothing urgent in their application.

“The court has considered all the circumstances of this case,” he said in his judgment.

“It is satisfied that the first applicant (Kamanda) has failed to establish, on a balance of probabilities, the urgency of its case.
“The application is, accordingly dismissed with costs.”

Last week, Kamanda and Gumunyu, filed an urgent chamber application at the High Court for stay of execution arguing the court order evicting them from the building was granted without their knowledge. In response, Lambat submitted an affidavit where he accused the pair of using their Zanu PF links to avoid eviction.

“The applicants seek to hide behind political connections to evade ompliance with the court order. All my life, I have been staying in Masvingo and I also support Zanu PF.

“I submit that it is not Zanu PF’s policy not to respect the courts of the land. Applicants are bad elements who are putting Zanu PF into disrepute,” he added.

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