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The law firm of MDC-T secretary-general Mr Douglas Mwonzora had property attached over outstanding rent arrears to the tune of $34 000.

Mwonzora and Associates also faces eviction from Fidelity Life Centre along Raleigh Street in Harare after defaulting on rent due to Zimre Properties.

The Sheriff of the High Court on February 20 this year attached office furniture on the instructions of Zimre’s lawyers Mhishi Legal Practice.

Last week, officers from the Sheriff stormed Mwonzora and Associates’ offices to remove the attached property and to eject the law firm but the process was stopped by Zimre’s lawyers to allow for a settlement.

Some of the property had been taken outside the building when the process was put on hold.

The attached property includes, a desktop computer, five desks, Fridge Master refrigerator, two filing cabinets and a set of four blue reception sofas.

The Sheriff is also armed with a writ to eject Mwonzora and associates from the 4th floor of the building.

The ejection and attachment process was effected after High Court judge Justice Amy Tsanga issued a consent order to that effect.

Justice Tsanga’s order dated January 13 2015 reads:

“It is ordered by consent that the lease agreement between the parties be and is hereby terminated and to this end, the first defendant (Mwonzora and Associates) shall vacate immovable property, 4th Floor, Fidelity Life Centre, Number 5 Raleigh Street on February 28 2015, failing which the deputy sheriff be and is hereby authorised to eject the first defendant.

“First defendant be and is hereby ordered to pay plaintiff the sum of $33 294,43 . . . ”

In terms of the order, Mwonzora and Associates was supposed to pay $5 000 by February 28.

Thereafter monthly instalments of $2 500 until clearance of the debt.

Payment, according to Justice Tsanga, should have been paid at the first day of every month.

However, the law firm did not comply with the order resulting in Mhishi Legal Practice through Mr Harrison Nkomo obtaining a writ of execution and a writ of eviction.

Source : The Herald