Lovemore Kadzura in Rusape
THE High Court yesterday ordered fired Rusape town secretary Solomon Gabaza to surrender – within 48 hours – the Red Foton Reg AAE 6811 and two WiFi modems he has been reluctant to hand over since his axing months ago.
High Court Judge Justice Hlekani Mwayera ruled that Gabaza has no legal right to hold on to council property since he is no longer its employee.
“The contract of employment has been terminated from the date of suspension which was followed by dismissal. What is crucial is not the respondent does not accept or agree with the termination. The position is that the respondent is not a council employee as at time of institution of proceedings.
“The respondent is hereby ordered to surrender possession of a red Foton motor vehicle (AAE 6811), Airtel Wifi moderm and Tel-One moderm to the applicant within 48 hours from the date of this order,” ruled Justice Mwayera.
Gabaza was also ordered to pay costs at standard scale.