Zifa to lose property

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Cuthbert Dube

IT never rains for Zifa, whose photographer Lazarus Riva, became the latest creditor to demand his dues from the financially-troubled association.

BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA

Riva, who is owed $23 000 by the football controlling body for his services, obtained a writ of execution against Zifa from the High Court.

According to court documents, Riva argued that sometime in 2009 he entered into a verbal agreement with Zifa, where he would cover any event as and when requested.

Riva covered events from 2009 to 2014, charging $23 078 in the process.

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However, despite repeated efforts by Riva to get paid for his services, Zifa failed to honour its obligations towards the contract, prompting the photographer to file a lawsuit against the football mother body.

“You are required and directed to attach and take into execution the movable goods of Zifa (defendant) of 53 Livingstone Avenue, Harare, and of the same cause to be realised the sum of $23 078,81 plus 5% interest per annum being the total sum defendant was ordered to pay in terms of court order granted to the plaintiff on July 29, 2015 together with the sum of $1 718,75 as taxed costs and charges of the plaintiff in the said suit to be, hereinafter, duly taxed according to law, besides all your costs there by incurred,” the writ reads in part.

Zifa is struggling to offset its long-standing debts and former board member, Bernard Gwarada, is one of the creditors, who had secured a writ to attach the association’s property in a bid to recover $90 000 that is owed to his company, LED Car and Travel.
Former Zifa president, Cuthbert Dube, also had his property in Waterfalls attached over a debt.

The football controlling body is currently working without a board after the Dube-led team was booted out of office by disgruntled councillors for incompetence and elections to choose a new leadership has been set for December 5.