SOUTH Africa-based Zimbabwean businessman Mutumwa Mawere had all the reason to smile yesterday after the Constitutional Court (Concourt) upheld his dual citizenship bid and ordered Registrar -General Tobaiwa Mudede to issue him with a national registration certificate.
A LOCAL law firm, Nyakutombwa, Mugabe Legal Counsel has filed a chamber application at the High Court seeking a default judgment against former Zanu PF heavy weights, Didymus Noel Mutasa, Rugare Eleck Ngidhi Gumbo and newly elected Norton MP, Temba Peter Mliswa, with a view to recover a combined $24 929 in legal fees.
Movable property attached from politician Didymus Mutasa will now be auctioned without any hindrance after the High Court yesterday threw out his urgent interdict application.Mutasa, the former Zanu-PF secretary for administration, lost a Range Rover Sport and an assortment of household property after failing to settle a $26 900 debt with a city law firm, Nyakutombwa Mugabe Legal Counsel.
Daniel Nemukuyu Senior Court Reporter
The high court on Saturday threw out a third bid by Zimbabwe People First senior member Didymus Mutasa to save his attached property from going under the hammer.
Mutasa, who owes Nyakutombwa and Mugabe legal fees to the tune of $26000, this time appeared as second applicant with his wife Getrude on the forefront as the first applicant.
SOUTH Africa-based Zimbabwean businessman Mutumwa Mawere has given Registrar-General Tobaiwa Mudede 24 hours to reinstate his Zimbabwean citizenship or face litigation.
Mawere lost his citizenship after he acquired South African citizenship in 2002.
The new Constitution signed into law by President Robert Mugabe early this month provides for dual citizenship by descent.
In a letter to Mudede on Wednesday, Mawere said he would take legal action should the Registrar-General fail to respond to his three previous letters dated May 17, 20 and 22 where he demanded reinstatement of his Zimbabwean citizenship.
Through his lawyers Nyakatombwa Legal Counsel, Mawere said: “Further to our client’s visit to your offices on 17th May and follow up letters of 20th and 22th May, attached hereto our client is yet to receive a response from you and in any event, according to law.
“We are instructed to demand, as we hereby do, an official response to the issue raised by our client before you in person and his letters. Please let us have your response on, or before close of business on Friday, 31 may 2013 failing which we shall be compelled to proceed against your office in the High Court of Zimbabwe for urgent relief pursuant to Section 3 of the Administrative Justice Act.”
Mawere said the decision to deny him Zimbabwean citizenship would disenfranchise him as he intended to participate in the forthcoming polls. Mawere has been linked to the United Movement for Democracy Party (UMDP) which was launched recently although he has dissociated himself from the movement.
The letter was also copied to Home Affairs co-ministers Kembo Mohadi and Theresa Makone, Constitutional Affairs minister Eric Matinenga and Justice minister Patrick Chinamasa.
Mawere claimed he had followed all the necessary procedures to obtain his identity card, but was being frustrated by Mudede, accusing him of being an interested party in the matter.
Although Mudede could not be reached for comment yesterday, he is on record accusing Mawere of failing to follow laid down legal procedures to have his documents changed.
Source: News Day
The farm wrangle pitting Chief Zvimba, Stanley Mhondoro, and 31 farmers has taken a new twist with the chief arguing the farmers continued stay at Lion Kopje Farm was a violation of his constitutional rights.
Source: Herald Zimbabwe
COPAC is facing a US$20-000 lawsuit after it failed to pay a local media production house — Hamtec Investments —for the services rendered during the constitution making process. Hamtec claims Copac engaged the company for production of advertisements that were flighted on Star FM Radio as part of the committee’s awareness campaigns.
A town planning consultancy firm is claiming US$197 000 from four Harare housing co-operatives, being outstanding fees for services rendered in the development of residential stands. Rondev Planning Services (Pvt Ltd) is claiming money from Sally Mugabe, Zvakatanga Sekuseka, Ivhu Inhaka Yedu and Highlands housing co-operatives.
Source: Herald Zmmbabwe