Two defy High Court order

21 May, 2019 - 16:05 0 Views
Two defy High Court order

H-Metro

H-Metro Reporter

Two Harare men appeared in court on allegations of failing to comply with a High Court order.

They were barred them from using a copy of deed transfer, which they used to seize land in Prospect, Waterfalls before destroying property worth $40 000.

Vincent Tom Barris (58) and Washington Ferera (age not supplied) pleaded not guilty to contempt of court and malicious damage to property charges when they appeared before Mbare magistrate Elizabeth Magomere.

They were remanded to June 10 on free bail.

It is the State’s case that on April 7 the High Court of Zimbabwe granted an interim order to Yan Yu the director of Shomet Industrial Holdings Private Limited Company.

The court heard that the order barred the accused persons from using certified copy of deed transfer 621/2009 issued in lieu of the original on October 31 2108 in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purposes.

It is alleged that on April 10 this year Barris and Ferera proceeded to Lot 358 Prospect, Waterfalls and claimed that they were the lawful owners of that piece of land.

The duo reportedly used a JCB Earth mover to demolish a four roomed site office which belonged to Shomet Industrial Holdings at the lot 358.

As a result of the demolition property worth $40 000 was destroyed and nothing was recovered.

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