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MDC-T Ordered To Pay Khupe's Assistant Outstanding Allowances

MDC-T Ordered To Pay Khupe's Assistant Outstanding Allowances

The Labour Court has ordered the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) to pay an assistant of the party’s former acting president, Dr Thokozani Khupe, outstanding salaries and benefits.

 NewsDay reports that Kudzanai Mashumba took the MDC-T to the Labour Court challenging a decision to deny him a salary and benefits for 10 months.

The matter was heard before a mediator, Constance Kadenga, who ruled in favour of Mashumba, saying he should be paid US$7 600.

 Mashumba was represented by Mangeyi Law Chambers, while Khupe and MDC-T were cited as the respondents.

The MDC T argued that Mashumba was not entitled to a salary or benefits as he was a volunteer.

But Kadenga said the party failed to provide evidence proving its claim. Kadenga ruled:

The second letter dated January 28 was from the office of secretary-general to allow him access to Harvest House, No 44 Nelson Mandela Avenue. Another letter dated July 1, 2020, from the secretary-general’s office was to confirm that the claimant was employed by MDC-T and was to be allowed movement during the lockdown period.

Kadenga added that considering that a bank statement from Steward Bank showing the paid allowances and some WhatsApp conversations were availed before the tribunal, MDC-T cannot insist that there was no employer-employee relationship between the two parties. Ordered Kadenga:

I order that the claimant Mashumba be paid USD$7 600 in unpaid salaries and benefits at the equivalent Zimbabwean bank rate by the respondent.

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Dhuterere 1 month ago

zvatotanga Mwonzora zvimari zviya zvotopera nokusungiswa nevanhu

Shumba Murambwi 1 month ago

More suits are coming Mr. Mwonzora. I'm taking you to the highest court in the land for the murder of a CCC supporter in Kwekwe. I shall present to the competent court of jurisdiction that had it not been for Mwonzora the said supporter would be alive today. That the learned judge take note that Mwonzora,parru passu, recalled my MP whom I and 7345 others voted for out of our volition. And that he did cause for an unnecessary by election which event caused the demise of the said individual. Accordingly plaintiff suffered stress,contumelia & can only be adequately compensated to a sum equal to the amount the defendant was given by Ziyambi Ziyambi from the Political parties finance act

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