Citizens Against Violence and Anarchy Trust (CAVAAT), a local organisation that promotes peace and business, has filed an application at the High Court to have the National Electoral Reform Agenda (NERA) held responsible for the looting and destruction of property in Harare’s Central Business District during a demonstration held in August.
CAVAAT intends to institute a class action on behalf of several affected businesspeople who lost their property in the due to the demonstration on August 26 this year. Although the loss is yet to be quantified, CAVAAT, led by former police assistant commissioner Faustino Mazango, resolved to sue NERA for damages in a bid to assist the affected victims recover their property in terms of Section 3(1) of the Class Actions Act. It is also CAVAAT’s argument that NERA failed to comply with the High Court order that allowed them to demonstrate peacefully.
According to CAVAAT, 32 people had registered their complaints at the time of filing the application.
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