FIRED Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) chief executive officer Henrietta Rushwaya yesterday knocked at her ex-employer’s door demanding to be reinstated and be paid salaries for the four years she has been out of work.
Rushwaya was fired from Zifa in 2010 on allegations of match-fixing and bribery scandals after she was implicated in the infamous Asiagate scandal.
Yesterday, her lawyers from Chinyama and Partners Legal Practitioners wrote to Zifa CEO Jonathan Mashingaidze demanding to be reinstated to her post within 48 hours and asked the mother body to pay the salary arrears within seven days.
The letter was copied to Fifa secretary-general Jerome Valcke.
“Our client was employed by Zifa in terms of written contract of employment for a period of four years at an initial salary of $3 000 which she genuinely expected to rise to $4 000 after a period of six months and to be constantly reviewed after each and every twelve months,” the letter read in part.
“During her tenure of employment as CEO of Zifa she has never received any salary at all from your organisation despite the written contract of employment and your organisation owes our client arrear salaries at the rate of $4 000 per month for a period of 48 months which when calculated translates to $144 000,” the lawyers said.
Rushwaya’s lawyers said the amount should be deposited in full plus interest within seven days in her Standard Chartered account failing which they would issue summons or refer the matter to the Labour Court.
The lawyers also demanded that her ban from football related matters be lifted forthwith as Rushwaya was acquitted by a competent court of law.