ZimPF Taken To Court

ZimPF Taken To Court
Published: 2016 September 19 02:43:37 (1822 Views)



Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) has found itself in a sticky situation after the party's administration received court summons over alleged failure to pay for t-shirts used on its launch.

The Joice Mujuru led opposition party is failing to pay $15 000 to Adlyn Printers (Pvt) Limited who printed 5 000 T-Shirts in June this year but no payment was made, in violation of the agreement.

The company, through its lawyers TK Hove and Partners, recently issued summons at the High Court claiming $15 000 plus interest.

Interest, according to the summons, should be calculated at the prescribed rate of 5 percent per annum from September 13, 2016 to the date of payment of the debt in full.

In the plaintiff's declaration, it is stated that on June 23 this year, the political party and the printing firm entered an agreement in which Adlyn Printers would print and deliver 5 000 T-shirts to the newly formed ZimPF.

The T-shirts were printed but the political party did not pay the agreed price of $15 000 despite demand.

On August 17 2016, ZimPF's vice chairperson for Harare Province, Emmanuel Chiroto, and the company's representatives met over the debt.

Chiroto, on behalf of the party, signed a deed of settlement in which ZimPF undertook to clear the debt in two monthly installments of $7 500.

The party undertook to make the payments into the bank account of Adlyn Printers director Simbarashe Gukutu.

The first installment, according to the deed of settlement, was to be paid by August 31, while the second installment was agreed to have been paid by September 30.

However, come end of August the political party reneged on its obligation, resulting in the company instituting legal proceedings.

ZimPF is yet to file its response to the summons.





- Herald
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