Harare City Council has sued the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) over a $50 000 water and sewer debt for one of its Borrowdale properties.
BY BLESSED MHLANGA
Through their lawyers Gutu and Chikowero, the council claims NSSA has failed to settle its account since August last year and the local authority has been left with no option, but to take the statutory body to court.
“Harare City Council maintains account number 025010673000019 for 49 Domboshava Road, Borrowdale, Harare, through which defendant has an obligation to pay rates, as well as water, sewage and refuse removal charges in respect of services rendered by plaintiff to defendant at the said immovable property,” part of the summons read.
“As at August 9, 2015, defendant owed plaintiff an outstanding balance of $50 024,46 in respect of water, sewage, refuse removal and property tax/rates in respect of the former’s property situate at 49 Domboshava Road, Borrowdale, Harare.”
Acting for Harare, Adam Wenyimo said NSSA was silent on the debt and had not even bothered to respond to the letter of demand he sent to them.
“They have not even been courteous enough to respond to our letter of demand. So we proceeded to file summons on February 2 in a bid to recover the money on behalf of our client,” he said.
Harare is demanding that the bill be paid with 5% interest together with $1 425,61 being collection commission calculated in terms of the Law Society of Zimbabwe by-laws.