Lawyers sue Kasukuwere


Youth Minister Saviour Kasukuwere is being sued by a Harare law firm for allegedly failing to settle a $3 778 debt in legal fees.
The minister allegedly engaged a legal firm to represent Zanu PF activists arrested for political violence during the bloody run-up to the 2008 presidential run-off. The law firm — MT Chiwaridzo and Co Legal Practitioners — successfully applied for bail pending appeal for the two Zanu PF activists at the High Court. But Kasukuwere failed to settle the debts leading to the court action.
The two, Godfrey Tsenengamu and Vitalis Hozo were arrested, charged and convicted for public violence in 2008 for the violent role they played in a bid to secure the re-election of Zanu PF and its President, Robert Mugabe.
Kasukuwere, according to the lawyers, is now denying owing any money to the law firm saying he had nothing to do with their engagement.
In his defence Kasukuwere’s lawyers Mutamangira and Associates said the lawsuit had been directed to the wrong person since their client did not engage the lawyers. Zanu PF has of late been accused by its embattled supporters and activists of abandoning them during their time of need. Lawyers too have reportedly stopped representing Zanu PF and its activists saying the party is failing to settle legal fees.