A Zanu PF activist, Tinashe Chikara, has been accused of refusing to pay four workers he allegedly hired to repair an electric fence at his plot in Bulawayo.
One of the affected workers, Lovemore Kafirinyu, told NewsDay yesterday that sometime in December last year, Chikara hired them to repair his fence.
“When we started the job on 10 December 2011 we charged him a down payment of $1 000 which was meant to be paid on or before 12 December 2011 while the full amount for the entire job was set at
$2 000,” he said.
“However, Chikara has not paid us even a cent for the work we did at his plot.”
Kafirinyu said he and his co–workers worked for three days and finished the material that Chikara had supplied them with.
But Chikara shot back accusing the quartet of stealing some of his fencing material and doing a sub-standard job.
“Those workers are silly, they are angry that I did not pay them when it is they who failed to meet the required standards of the job I gave them,” he said.
“Furthermore they stole some of the material I had bought for the job.”
Chikara said he did not report the workers to the police for their alleged theft because he wanted to “deal with them” first.