A Reverse Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) official, Millicent Mombeshora, has been hauled to court for failing to pay more than $3 000 in arrears for a cellphone bill she accumulated with Econet Wireless.
Mombeshora is the central bank’s division chief, strategic planning and special projects.
She has not entered a defence plea resulting in Econet seeking a default judgment.
According to the papers filed at the High Court last week, it is stated that the application has come due to neglecting to pay.
“An application is made for an order in terms of the draft order on the grounds the summons having been issued on April 8 2010, the summons and declaration having been served on the defendant on April 28, the defendant having failed to enter an appearance to defend within the time in terms of the rules of this honourable court,” the application states.
According to Econet’s declaration, Mombeshora accumulated the debt over a period starting from December last year which has not been paid.
“The plaintiff (Econet) at the defendant’s (Mombeshora) specific request and instance provided the defendant with telecommunication services amounting to $3 750,58 as at December 31 2009 which despite demand the defendant has refused/neglected to pay for more than a period of 90 days,” it states.
“Wherefore plaintiff claims payment of the sum of $3 750,58. Interest thereon at the prescribed rate with effect from January 1, 2010 to dates of payment,” the declaration states.
Econet has resorted to taking defaulting customers to court to recover costs.
Mombeshora is also a board member with the Zimbabwe Media Commission, which is responsible for licensing newspapers.