Ex-minister Chikwinya sued over $31k power bill

FORMER Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development minister, Nyasha Chikwinya, has been taken to court over an outstanding $31 765 energy bill owing to the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (Zetdc).

BY CHARLES LAITON

Through its lawyers Chihambakwe, Mutizwa and Partners, the power utility petitioned the High Court on Thursday, claiming payment of the outstanding amount. The former Mutare South legislator (Zanu PF) is yet to respond to the litigation and the matter is pending.

According to the court papers, Chikwinya allegedly failed, neglected and or refused to settle the amount despite numerous demands.

“The defendant (Chikwinya) is indebted/liable to the plaintiff (Zetdc) as at August 31, 2018 in the sum of $31 765, being charges in respect of power/electricity supplied by the plaintiff to the defendant at the latter’s special request and instance in terms of the running electricity supply contract between the two, for account number 2249447,” the power utility said in its declaration.

“The defendant has failed, neglected or refused to pay the above sum/amount despite written demand. By reason of the said failure, neglect or refusal to pay the above sum/amount, the defendant is obliged to pay the same with interest thereon at the prescribed rate which is currently 5% per annum.”

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6 Comments

  1. Comment…Seems almost all ex-cabinet ministers and mps, especially accused of being G-40 are dragged into courts for oweing Zesa and/or CBZ. If one is in the right basket nothing happens. So no prepaid meters for them.

  2. so at some time she was focusing on distributing blue pills to old people in gokwe yet she owes zesa monies what a lady with misplaced priorities

  3. Batai vanhu.

  4. ko vaimbo regererwei chikwereti chacho chichi svika ikoko.is one above the law when in office.Hecho chidzidzo to incumbent ministers garai mabhadhara ma bhiri enyu nda kana wabva panyanga chikwereti chicha kuteverai.

  5. Comment…typical Zpf corruption. Wonder why vachida kufira panyanga???? kkkkkk

  6. “The defendant (Chikwinya) is indebted/liable to the plaintiff (Zetdc) as at August 31, 2018 in the sum of $31 765, being charges in respect of power/electricity supplied by the plaintiff to the defendant at the latter’s special request and instance in terms of the running electricity supply contract between the two, for account number 2249447,” the power utility said in its declaration.

    It is shocking how quickly these Zanu PF minister, grandees, etc. get into all manner of trouble as soon as the all-important party protection is removed. Former Minister Chikwinya should pay form minister Didymus Mutasa a visit for some advice on how to cope with life on reduced or zero income!

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