The Supreme Court has dismissed a case where the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) was being sued by its former employee Rita Marque-Mbatha, who alleged that she was sexually harassed in 2002 by her boss.
The accused was former CZI boss Farai Bwatikona Zizhou, who later unfairly fired her in June 2013.
The matter was removed from the roll by three judges of the Supreme Court, Justices Paddington Garwe, Elizabeth Gwaunza and Bharat Patel.
Mbatha reported Zizhou for sexual harassment when she worked as his personal assistant between 2002 and 2003.
After she was fired, she sued Zizhou and the CZI in a US$500 000 suit and won the case against Zizhou who was ordered to pay US$180 000 by the High Court judge Justice Joseph Mafusire late last year. The judge applauded Mbatha for her fighting spirit.
Zizhou’s property has since been auctioned after he failed to pay the compensation. The property that was auctioned at KM Auctions included a Toyota Corolla, LG Plasma TV, Capri Deep Freezer, Small Hisense double fridge, Hisense double door fridge, two small coffee tables, four-piece dralon sofas, 4-piece brown leather sofa, four-piece cream leather sofas, two gym bicycles, two-piece wooden room divider.
The property also included a three-piece TV stand, a generator, four plastic chairs, a three-piece dining table, a nine-piece Sony Home theatre, one side stool, and a heater.
The suit against CZI has been pending.