BY CHARLES LAITON
Former President Robert Mugabe’s family business, Gushungo Holdings has petitioned the High Court seeking an order to compel businessman, Blessing Murondiwa, to pay $28 000 being outstanding balance of the 122 cows sold to him.
Through its lawyers, Gushungo Holdings recently issued summons against Murondiwa whose address of service is indicated in the court papers as Lady Cee Meats Butchery, situated at the corner of Chinhoyi Street and Nelson Mandela Avenue in Harare.
In its declaration, Gushungo Holdings said between December 6, 2017 and February 13, 2018, it sold and delivered to Murondiwa; 10 cull cows worth $6 900; 40 steers worth $11 416,50 and 72 cull cows worth $41 648,40.
“The defendant (Murondiwa) to date has only paid a total of $31 830,60 leaving a balance of $28 134, 90 of which the said sum is now overdue and payable. Despite numerous demands, the defendant has failed, refused and or neglected to pay the amount,” Mugabe’s family business said.
“The plaintiff (Gushungo Holdings) has been necessarily put out of pocket in instituting legal proceedings to recover its debt from the defendant. It will thus be just and equitable that the defendant be ordered to pay the costs of these proceedings on an attorney and client scale.
“Wherefore plaintiff claims for; (a) payment of the sum of $28 134,90 being the balance for payment of 10 cull cows, 40 steers and 72 cull cows sold and delivered to defendant between December 2017 and February 2018, which amount is now due and payable, (b) interest on the said sum at the prescribed rate from date of issuance of summons to date of full and final payment and cost of suit on a legal practitioner and client scale.”
Murondiwa is yet to file his response to the summons.