MDC-T in salary row

MARONDERA — Kenneth Jack, a security officer at the MDC-T offices in Marondera, has camped at the party offices demanding to be paid outstanding salary arrears for the past 23 months.

Report by Jairos Saunyama

Jack (53), who claims the party owes him $11 000 in unpaid salary, recently caused a scene after he grabbed keys to a room where the party keeps its 18 campaign motorbikes after the provincial executive allegedly attempted to force him out.

He has since camped at the party offices in Morningside suburb and vowed to stay put until he has been paid.

Last year, Jack allegedly removed cupboards and pelmets from the party offices and sold them in Dombotombo, but he was later arrested and charged with theft.
On May 4 this year, Jack wrote to MDC-T’s human resources manager at Harvest House, one Chakanyuka, threatening to impound the party campaign motorbikes.

“I Jack Kenneth do hereby inform you that I need to be paid all my dues amounting to $11 500 for 23 months. For four months I have been working without any single day off because I was doing day and night duties. I also emphasise that if you fail to pay these dues within five working days, I will impound all 18 bikes,” reads part of the letter.

Last week, Jack told NewsDay he was now surviving on alms from well-wishers. However, MDC-T Marondera provincial chairperson Piniel Denga denied that the party owed him money nor was he a party employee.

“I know of the case, but the truth is that Jack was accommodated for free at the party offices since he had nowhere to go. He doesn’t have a contract with us, but we were just helping him. He once dragged us to court, but he lost the case and currently we are working on issuing an eviction order as he is refusing to leave the premises,” Denga said.

18 Comments

  1. The case sounds to be a smear campaign against the MDC.Why is the said Jack too patient with the organization.But on the other sideWhy did the party take too long to seek the said eviction order? Its two blind contending against each other.No sympathy.Allow the to push.The fittest will survive.

    1. Don’t waste your time talking politics. See how a Zimbabwean teenager girl became a millionaire just by selling dog insurance. Very interesting. Go to (THECHEAPESTDOGINSURANCE.COM) to see the various methods and companies she was using to do that (THECHEAPESTDOGINSURANCE.COM). A simple idea but very realistic. Dog insurance is more expensive than the insurance for human beings because any dog is a potential danger. WAKE UP AFRICANS. Don’t waste your time talking politics.

  2. When your employer owes you money, don’t put the law into your own hands like Jack. You’ll find yourself being charged, thus embarassment after embarassment. I encourage Jack 2 seek legal advice b4 he commit a crime due 2 his ignorance.

    1. U Don’t waste your time talking politics. See how a Zimbabwean teenager girl became a millionaire just by selling dog insurance. Very interesting. Go to (THECHEAPESTDOGINSURANCE.COM) to see the various methods and companies she was using to do that (THECHEAPESTDOGINSURANCE.COM). A simple idea but very realistic. Dog insurance is more expensive than the insurance for human beings because any dog is a potential danger. WAKE UP AFRICANS. Don’t waste your time talking politics.

  3. So u had no written contract bt a verbal contract since you have admitted that you were assisting him.Humbavhaka uhu.How much were you paying this guy during the time he was guarding your premise.

  4. NDIYO MBIRI YAVO YEKUSADA KUBHADHARA REMEMBER THE CASE OF MR MUNAKIRA WHOSE DUES WERE PAID AFTER A STRUGGLE WITH THESE GANGSTERS .THEY ARE GREEDY PIGS .

  5. we cant call this news worth at all nxa,they agreed on accomodating only since is a vagrant so now he wants to be paid fo his 23 months stay ,the isssue was dealt with in courts after all mitigation factors were presnt and a verdict was upheld againist him,so now he wants to solicite sympathy in media this is Zanu pf smear campaign against MDC ,they need to replot the game again .

    1. Where does come into the case. Mdct claims it agreed to accommodate the complainant and does not mention zpf. Mdct must act like adults, accept responsibilities and not like children

  6. thabani

    it is news worthy my dear brother, it is a case that involves a destitute person either trying to abuse his situation to extort money from MDC T or MDC T using its power to suppress a destitute person. whichever way you look at it,its newsworthy.

    why do you say its smear campaign by zanu jongwe? we all know that zanu is evil but in this story mdc t official confirms that they actually housed that person. it therefore means that this relationship was purely btwn MDC T and Jack, unless if you are are suggesting that Jack was sent to MDC T offices by zanu jongwe to seek accomodation.

    still if that is the case, then MDC T’s intelligence department is very weak, they should have long detected this and corrective measures taken. let the law take its course, its unfair to just say everything bad that befalls mdc t will be cooked at zanu jongwe offices.

    if you support MDC T, always know that your party has flaws as well and because it is a public institution, it should never run away from public scrutiny.

  7. sadza mushumha

    Coming from a party with a strong base in trade unionism. Is it not ironic?

  8. poor jack used and dumbed like a condom typica of mdc t leader anorova nyoro and dumbs women like condoms

    1. Do you think you are making any sense.

  9. Jack must be a mental case. The MDC made the mistake of wanting to help him

  10. This guy might have been a vagrant but taking advantage of that by using your job is not fair. You should at least pay him something because after all he is a human he feels the pain. Two years without salary is not a joke. Mwari azoregerera vamwe vanhu nekuti havana zvavanoziva

  11. The MDC must not abuse the destitute Jack by refusing to pay him his pay.Wasnt Jack employed as a guard?

  12. MDC and Jack a small reminder of what will happen if by some impossible chance it becomes MDC and Zimbabwe. Vote wisely

  13. i think MDC T is worse than Zanu, first they hijack our revolution then they get into a GPA for selfish reasons their leader is a bedhoping bull and now they practise slavery

  14. Unamanga lo. NXaaAaaaAaaaaa

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