Artiste Steve Makoni sued over rentals

The Manica Post - - Local News - Post Reporter

VET­ERAN solo mu­si­cian Stephen ‘Steve’ Makoni has been dragged to court by his land­lord over non-pay­ment of rentals for a house he stays in Rusape’s Ven­gere high den­sity sub­urb.

‘Dhongi’ as Makoni is af­fec­tion­ately known in the mu­sic cir­cles al­legedly owes Rusape busi­ness­man Mr Richard Zi­nenda about $715 in un­paid rentals and rates.

Mr Zi­nenda also wants Makoni evicted from his prop­erty.

Mr Zi­nenda, who is rep­re­sented by Mr Leonard Chi­gadza of Chi­gadza and As­so­ciates, also wants the dread­locked mu­si­cian to pay costs of the suit which will re­sult in the amount rising to $1 222, 75. Makoni did not re­spond to the ini­tial sum­mons is­sued by Mr Zi­nenda on Feb­ru­ary 26, 2018, prompt­ing Mr Chi­gadza to ap­ply for a de­fault judge­ment against him on May 4, 2018.

“Plain­tiff (Zi­nenda) is claim­ing $715 from the de­fen­dant be­ing monies aris­ing from rental, rates and ser­vices ar­rears and eviction of de­fen­dant, hold­ing over dam­ages of $100 per month has failed or ne­glected to pay which amount is over­due. De­spite re­peated de­mands de­fen­dant has ne­glected and or refuse to pay the money due plus in­ter­est plus cost of suit at an at­tor­ney client scale.

“Where­fore plain­tiff claims pay­ment of the sum of $715, eviction of de­fen­dant and in­ter­ests to­gether with costs of suit,” reads Mr Zi­nenda’s sum­mon.

“The Plain­tiff hereby ap­plies that the de­fen­dant has been duly served with sum­mons, the time for en­ter­ing an ap­pear­ance to de­fend hav­ing ex­pired and hav­ing not en­tered an ap­pear­ance to de­fend timeously. De­fault judge­ment may be granted against the de­fen­dant as claimed in the sum­mons to­gether with costs adding up to $ 1 272,75.

In a hand­writ­ten re­sponse to Mr Chi­gadza, Makoni dis­puted re­fus­ing to pay the rentals and pleaded for a pay­ment plan to clear the ar­rears.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Zimbabwe

© PressReader. All rights reserved.