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A firm has dragged the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to court seeking payment of $147 000 for the jumbo envelopes supplied for use in the July 31, 2013 harmonised elections.

Century Technology (Pvt) Ltd claims Zec failed to pay for the envelopes despite numerous demands.

The firm contends it delivered envelopes worth $51 000 on July 29, 2013 and another batch worth $96 000 on August 7, 2013. Zec was to pay for them in full as per the invoice.

“In breach of the agreement, the defendant has refused to pay to the plaintiff a total of $147 000. The money is now due and payable,” the summons read in part.

According to the summons, sometime in 2013, Zec cited as the defendant, and Century Technology, entered into a contract of sale in which the firm would supply the electoral commission with jumbo envelopes and tents to be used during the elections.

The firm, which is being represented by Mr Harrison Nkomo, says in January this year, Zec acknowledged its indebtedness by way of a letter to the company. The company is also claiming interest at the prescribed rate from date of judgment until full payment, arguing the breach of contract had occasioned it an excessive loss. Zec was still to respond to the application.

Source : The Herald