Court orders council to pay $460,000 to ex-manager

Court orders council to pay $460,000 to ex-manager
Published: 12 February 2019 (101 Views)
THE Harare City Council could find itself forking out $460 800 as compensation to former business ventures manager, Gadzamoyo Dewa after the latter sought to register an arbitral award granted in his favour by the Labour Court.

According to the court papers, Dewa was fired from Harare City Council over a decade ago following his unearthing of massive corruption in the EasiPark joint venture deal, which he alleged benefited council's top brass at the expense of ratepayers.

In March last year, Dewa filed a $1,5 million litigation against his former paymasters seeking compensation for his unlawful dismissal and ill-treatment by the top council officials, but the matter was never finalised.

Dewa said he worked for the City of Harare as an administrative assistant responsible for health services prior to being promoted to business ventures manager, a position he held until he resigned at the end of 2008.

The former manager further said he was re-engaged by the council to represent its interest in its joint venture with EasiPark in February 2011, but after some time the City of Harare's top brass allegedly subjected him to painful working conditions, which he alleged was meant to make him a sacrificial lamb, while plundering the council's resources.

Dewa said he was eventually dismissed from employment in December 2011 after which he then approached the Labour Court and was granted an order which he has now taken to the High Court for registration.

"Applicant (Dewa) contested against the unfair dismissal in the Labour Court and an order was issued affirming the arbitrator's arbitral award remains in force. Applicant, therefore, now approaches this honourable court seeking to have order granted by the Labour Court registered with this court," Dewa said in his declaration.

"The arbitral award sounds money and provides for a monthly salary of $7 200. That money should be paid from the date of suspension and deprivation to date. I have 64 months of deprivation and a total sum of $460 800 which should be paid within seven days.

"I should also receive my benefits that include, use of personal issue twin cab vehicle or equivalent, I must be restored any outstanding fuel of 20 480 litres being 80 litres per week for the 256 weeks. In addition I should get my laptop, phone, medical aid, funeral benefit and this should be paid with effect from December 12, 2011."

In his application Dewa also said sometime in December last year EasiPark, now called City Parking, sought confirmation of a draft ruling order, but the application was dismissed by the High Court, which then ruled that the arbitral award granted by the Labour Court remains untampered with and in force.

- newsday

Tags: Court, Council, Manager,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Zimbabwe govt assaults and arrests human rights lawyer

by Esther Munyira | 24 August 2019 | 1 Views

MDC secretary to spend weekend in remand prison

by Staff Reporter | 24 August 2019 | 2 Views

Civil servants reject pay rise

by Staff Reporter | 24 August 2019 | 2 Views

'Sentence machete-wielding robbers to life'

by Staff Reporter | 24 August 2019 | 4 Views

300 Zimbabweans nabbed in Musina blitz

by Staff Reporter | 24 August 2019 | 2 Views

Gukurahundi remarks ignite storm

by Staff Reporter | 24 August 2019 | 3 Views

Zimbabwe runs out of birth control pills

by Staff Reporter | 24 August 2019 | 2 Views

Solar Ear Tag GPS Tracker

by Justice Maphosa | 24 August 2019 | 3 Views

Mnangagwa calls for innovation in agriculture

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 3 Views

Solar products still expensive despite duty waiver

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 4 Views

Transport computerisation ups revenue to US$375m

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 2 Views

Gumbura wives stand by hubby

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 2 Views

Mupfumira probe 'complete in 3 months'

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 4 Views

Mohadi hails agri-business

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 2 Views

Mnangagwa using borehole for votes campaign in Glen View?

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 2 Views

Zimbabwe under siege once again

by Editorial - chronicle | 24 August 2019 | 4 Views

BCC disconnects water supplies to defaulting rate payers

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 3 Views

Zimbabwe hit by birth control pills shortage

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 1 Views

Nurse head-buts doctor over girlfriend

by newzimbabwe | 24 August 2019 | 2 Views

Kambarami didn't have powers to suspend Town clerk, says High Court

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 3 Views

Econet closes shop in 13 countries

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 1 Views

Technical faults at Hwange cause for prolonged load shedding

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 2 Views

Zanu-PF Masvingo seeks Zivhu expulsion

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 2 Views

Man (32) subjects woman (61) to bizarre 'rape ordeal'

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 2 Views

Chamisa ally to spend weekend in remand prison

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 1 Views

Kazembe Kazembe fights for his party position

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 1 Views

Mudenda's Gukurahundi remarks ignite storm

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 0 Views

Mnangagwa urges farmers to adopt new technology

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 2 Views

Illicit brew kills one, 3 hospitalised

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 3 Views

Police crush teachers' demo

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 2 Views

Woman threatens to kill ex-lover's pregnant wife

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 3 Views

Children accuse mother of witchcraft

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 1 Views

Policeman flees to a toilet for safety

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 1 Views

Woman miscarries after being kicked over $1,50

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 1 Views

Tenant locks landlord out of house

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 3 Views

Afcon renegades blacklisted

by Staff reporter | 24 August 2019 | 1 Views