THE High Court has ordered Bulawayo firm, NoFam Enterprises, to vacate its rented premises at a property owned by the National Railways of Zimbabwe Contributory Pension Fund and settle its $28 000 rental debts.
BY SILAS NKALA
Justice Martin Makonese made the ruling last week after the NRZ Contributory Pension Fund sought the court’s intervention to cancel the lease agreement between the two parties and recover its money.
“It is ordered that judgment be and is, hereby, entered in favour of the plaintiff cancelling the lease agreement entered by and between plaintiff and defendants on March 4 2013 and any subsequent addenda due to breach by defendants,” Makonese ruled.
“Eviction of the first defendant and all who claim title through it from shop 6 Pioneer House, Fife Street Bulawayo. Payment of the sum of $27 455,35 being rental and operational costs arrears by defendants jointly and severally one paying the others being absolved. Payment of hold over damages by defendants jointly and severally from February 1, 2018, to date of eviction being $1 000 a month and owner’s charges and attributable share of 1,86% of the total cost per month.”
The court heard that on February 1, 2013, the pension fund leased out its premises to the private firm for a three-year period ending January 31, 2016. It emerged that during the period, the firm accumulated rental arrears amounting to $27 455,35.