War veterans boss loses property over debt


Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) spokesman, Douglas Mahiya (seated left) Former War veterans Minister Christopher Mutsvangwa and Victor Matemadanda (right)

THE Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) spokesman, Douglas Mahiya’s household properties has been attached by the Sheriff of the High Court following failure to pay a debt owed to a local tobacco firm, Tobacco Tinte.
The firm had to seek legal recourse to recover an undisclosed amount after the outspoken Mahiya failed to repay for services rendered to him.
The nature of the service was not disclosed in the general notice which appeared in the press this week.
Tobacco Tinte may have left Mahiya’s house virtually empty after it attached his two upright refrigerators, a television set, a three piece kitchen unit, sofas, a DSTV decoder, a small table, a television stand and a car seat to recover the debt.
The properties went under the hammer yesterday by public auction and sold to the highest bidder.
The sale was conducted by Revelations Auctioneers.
A notice published in the press by the auctioneer stated: “Duly instructed by the sheriff of the High Court, we are offering the following movable property (stating Mahiya’s assets) for sale by public auction at our premises, SCS Complex, 174 Gleneagles Road, Willowvale, Harare on Wednesday, 18 May 2016.”
Mahiya has been one of the fiercest participants in the gruelling ZANU-PF factional wars in recent months.
He has repeatedly fired salvos at Generation 40 (G40), one of the two distinct factions fighting for the right to field a candidate to succeed President Robert Mugabe whenever he decides to exit the political arena.
War veterans have pitched their tent in the other faction code-named Team Lacoste, which is understood to be rooting for Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Mahiya’s woes might be indicative of the plight of war veterans who repeatedly complain that they were not being properly looked after and were wallowing in abject poverty.
Meanwhile, former information deputy minister, Bright Matonga, has been taken to the High Court by a local firm after he failed to pay back a US$280 000 loan advanced to him to finance his farming activities three years ago.
Dubtess Investments had offered its immovable property, stand number 407 Borrowdale Brook to Interfin Banking Corporation as collateral to secure the loan on behalf of Matonga.
According to the firm’s declaration attached to the summons, Matonga and his farm acquired a loan from Interfin Bank sometime in 2010 in a bid to finance his farming activities.

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