Luke Tamborinyoka spokesperson of MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai is seeking $400 000 compensation from the police for alleged unlawful detention in 2007. Tanmborinyoka claims that he spent over two and half months in remand prison before the charges against him were dropped. $200 000 is for damages and $200 000 is for pain, shock, suffering, psychological trauma, contumelia and loss of amenities of life.
Tamborinyoka filed an application at the High Court seeking the conversion of his compensation demands from Zimbabwe dollars to United States dollars. The lawsuit was initiated in the Zimbabwe dollar era. Tamborinyoka is suing then Home Affairs minister Kembo Mohadi, Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri, Assistant Commissioner Musarashana Mabunda, one Superintendent J Chani, Officer-in-Charge Harare Law and Order and Detective Kambanje.
Part of his court papers read:
The amendment that I seek does not alter the cause of action. When the claim was made there was only one currency in use, the Zimbabwe dollar. The claim was, therefore, made using that currency. But subsequently and around 2009 the currency was under the siege of inflation and had become valueless
Kembo Mohadi is a Zimbabwean politician who is the Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and second secretary of Zanu-PF. He is also the Minister of Defence, Security, and War Veterans. Mohadi is a member of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) where... Read More About Kembo Mohadi
Morgan Tsvangirai was a Zimbabwean politician and leader of the Movement for Democratic Change party and Trade Unionist. He was Prime Minister of Zimbabwe during the Government of National Unity era from 2008 and 2013. Tsvangirai died on 14 February 2018 at a hospital in... Read More About Morgan Tsvangirai