The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (Caaz) has filed a $500 000 lawsuit against Chinese diamond company Anjin Investments, after the company allegedly defaulted in paying rentals for using Harare International Airport. Anjin is the same company which is reported to have funded the construction of First Lady Grace Mugabe’s $7 million Grace Mugabe Junior School in Mazowe.
Part of the summons filed by Caaz, through their lawyers, Gill, Godlonton and Gerrans Legal Practitioners read:
In breach of the terms and conditions of the aforesaid lease agreement 1st defendant (Anjin Investments) failed to pay its rent and operating costs in full or at all and accumulated arrears thereby in sum of US$578 632 as at December 30 2016. Notwithstanding Plaintiff’s (Caaz) demand 1st defendant has refused to settle its indebtedness.
The copmpany was supposed to pay monthly rentals of US$13 800 and US$1 002 in utility fees. Caaz is demanding costs on a legal practitioner and client scale.