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HARDLY a week after former Zifa communications manager Nicky Dlamini-Moyo attached property at the association’s Mt Hampden village over a debt emanating from unfair dismissal, she was yesterday back again to haunt the financially beleaguered association.

HENRY MHARA
SPORTS REPORTER

Dlamini-Moyo yesterday attached property at Zifa’s main offices at number 53 Livingstone over a debt that has been accruing since 2012.

She was sacked under unclear circumstances three years ago on allegations of leaking confidential information to the Press.

Dlamini-Moyo successfully challenged her dismissal at the Labour Court and won thecase against Zifa who has been ordered to pay her $88 000 in restitution. The association is currently faced with a ballooning $5 million debt.

Yesterday, she swooped on the Zifa Transfer Matching System machine, all national team kits, balls and other equipment, desks, filing cabinets and computers, including all furniture in the association’s chief executive officer’s office.

“We attached everything. The office of the Deputy Sherriff will come and carry the property on Wednesday,” said Dlamini. “It’s a labour dispute, that’s all.

They owe me money and that is what I am coming for. From 2012, its money that they actually owe me for just salary and severance package because we went to arbitration and Mr (Ralph) Maganga (Zifa legal advisor) argued and he won that it was not lawful dismissal because I am still employed by Zifa. So if I am still employed by Zifa I am owed 30 months salary. That is where the problem is coming from. What I want is my salary and dismissal letter so that I can look for a job elsewhere.

“Arbitration ended end of May and they have made no effort to pay so we letting the arm of justice take its course. At the Village we did attachments and apparently today (yesterday) Maganga has filed an inter plead saying that the property (attached) belongs to Zifa Pvt Limited which we all know is not true because since when does the Zifa Pvt Limited own beds and Fifa donates equipment to a private company? They are just trying to buy time by using a redundant company but that will not work,” she said.

When contacted for a comment, Zifa communications manager Xolisani Gwesela referred questions to Maganga who could not be reached yesterday.

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