Property developer issued with summons for civil imprisonment

High Court

PROPERTY developer George Katsimberis has been issued with summons for civil imprisonment by the High Court Registrar who ordered him to pay US$10 535 to Pokugara Properties, Pokugara Eco Friendly and businessman Kenneth Raydon Sharpe.

The Registrar said Katsimberis should pay the plaintiff's the money being taxed costs and charges following a judgement obtained against him at the High Court in November 2020.

"You, the Defendant (Katsimberis) is hereby called upon to pay to Plaintiffs the sum of US$10 535.00 being taxed costs and charges of the above mentioned. You are required to pay this sum by virtue of a judgement obtained against you in the High Court on the 30" November, 2020, under which you were ordered to pay wasted costs," the Registrar said in the notice..

"If you fail the sum specified above, you must appear before the High Court at Harare this October 2022 to explain why you have not paid it and show cause on why a civil imprisonment should not be made on your account of your failure to pay.

 "You should bring evidence of your financial position it will be in your own interests to give the Court evidence of your position and it will be (2) your income receive from any wages, salary and other earnings and any other income you may receive other source ( you should bring wage slips or other proof of your expenses for as yourself and dependants, bring documentary proof such as accounts for school fees, insurance policies, other liabilities to which you may be subject into your financial position.”

The Registrar said the court will conduct an inquiry into his financial position and advised him to approach the plaintiff's for an out of court settlement or risk being committed to prison.


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