NetOne has filed a notice of appeal to the supreme court against a judgement that reinstated Lazarus Muchenje as CEO for the state owned company.
The appeal seeks to revers e the recent judgment by Justice Chinamora who had ruled that suspended NetOne CEO, Mr Lazarus Muchenje Must be reinstated rendering his termination of employment null and void, with costs.
In what can only be described as a comedy , NetOne spent the whole of last week telling all and sundry that Justice Chinamora’s judgement that reinstated Muchenje was academic and moot and of no effect.
Yesterday they filed an appeal at the Supreme Court challenging the High Court Judgement. What a joke. Does this mean they could not get enough people to understand their pleas that the Chinamora landmark judgement was academic? Was it because they were told that they were wrong?
Either way as facts stand it appears that the pre-occupation of NetOne is to fire Muchenje without following any due process and for no fault, while pretending that they are firing him for something really bad.
State controlled mobile network, NetOne is operating on auto pilot after the board dismissed the whole executive committee with a total of 10 top management executives , after sending the CEO Lazarus Muchenje packing, a matter Muchenje won in the High Court and they are now appealing in the Higher Court.
NetOne board led by Susan Mutangadura did not renew contracts for top management who earlier on announced their departure from the mobile network.
The whole top ten echelon did not have their contracts renewed but were rather fired via the illegally abused and crafted by the late Justice Chidyausiku’s three months notice route.
As the biblical book of Ecclesiastes says ”there is nothing new under the sun” indeed the old adage what goes around comes around is nothing short of reality the same troubles that former Netone CEO Reward Kangai faced at NetOne , were faced by another former Netone CEO Brian Mutandiro, now Lazarus Muchenje and even if Muchenje does finally go at the beheast of Susan Mutangadura, the next CEO is not safe at NetOne if we do not deal with the main problem.
The bottom line is that it has become lawless at NetOne if they can appeal to the Supreme Court to be allowed to fire someone using a section of the labor act that has been found to be unfair and has been amended already. This is clearly an abuse of state funds by Susan Mutangadura and her board.