Blessings Mashaya 13 August 2017
HARARE – The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC property recently attached over a
$108 000 debt owed to the party’s former employee – Sally Dura – is set to
be auctioned on Friday.
Dura, along with 15 other ex-MDC staffers, won an arbitration award for
$600 000 for unfair dismissal.
Following the award, the MDC is said to have appealed at the Labour Court,
The applicants then applied for the quantification of the award.
Dura is owed up to 27 months’ salary arrears, damages for 36 months, among
MDC, under case# HC 2411/17, will lose several pieces of furniture,
including a four-piece maroon lounge suite.
The labour-backed party has a series of disputes with its former
Last month, the MDC headquarters was left empty after the Deputy Sheriff
pounced on the opposition party’s offices.
They disrupted a meeting that was being presided over by Tsvangirai, who
ordered his lieutenants to allow the surrogate to do his job, peacefully.
MDC supporters and officials heeded the long-time President Robert Mugabe
rival’s directive hence the exercise was done without incident.
In 2015, the Deputy Sheriff raided Tsvangirai’s residence in Highlands and
the party headquarters but failed to attach any property.
This was after the MDC reportedly terminated contracts of 13 security
aides in August 2010, before the Labour Court reversed the decision and
ordered the party to reinstate them with full benefits.
Judge Justice Priscilla Chigumba ordered the party to pay a five percent
interest on the varying amounts awarded to the employees in addition to
the legal costs.
The Deputy Sheriff left Tsvangirai’s house and the party headquarters
empty-handed after the MDC produced a court order staying the execution.
Some MDC senior officials alleged that the development was the work of
“They (Zanu PF) want to harass us ahead of the 2018 elections. We were
having our meeting and they disrupted (it) . . . This is a small issue;
they cannot stop us,” MDC Gweru urban Member of Parliament Sessel Zvidzai
said during the attachment of the property.