State owned mobile communications company NetOne has approached the High Court seeking to evict its former managing director Reward Kangai from the company’s house in Greystone Park Harare.
In summons issued on October 13 this year, NetOne argued that its management decided to take the legal route after Kangai allegedly refused to vacate the property.
Kangai is yet to respond to the litigation.
Netone claimed, through its lawyers Sinyoro and Partners that Kangai was allocated the house after he signed a four year fixed term contract on July 1, 2013 and was supposed to move out on termination of his contract on June 30 this year.
“It was an implied term of the contract that upon termination of the contract, the defendant vacate amd handover the plaintiff’s property aforesaid in good condition, fair wear and tear excepted. In breach of the aforesaid implied term of contract, the defendant has wrongfully and unlawfully remained in occupation of the property.”
The company further said despite demand, Kangai had refused, failed or neglected to vacate and handover possession of the property to his former paymasters.
“As a result of defendant’s breach of contract, plaintiff is suffering holding over charges in the sum of $3000 per month, being the fair rental return for the same on the open market,” it said.
The matter is still pending and Kangai who is represented by Messrs Tendai Biti Law HMB Chambers is yet to respond to the summons.