Harare motorist Itai Masothsa Zimunya has written to Minister of Home Affairs Ignatius Chombo advising him that he intends to sue the Zimbabwe Republic Police after his licence was confiscated in June. The licence which was confiscated by one Constable Vongai Zuka at a roadblock in Harare is yet to be returned.
Part of the letter written by WOM Simango and Associates, Zimunya’s lawyers reads:
Our client, without the driver’s licence, has not been able to use his vehicle for the past two and a half months and has, instead, been hiring cars to take his children to school and his wife to work. He would also hire another vehicle to take him to and from work.
…Itai Masothsa Zimunya, our client, intends to compel the Zimbabwe Republic Police to release his driver’s licence and lay a claim in the sum of $9 000 within sixty (60) days of your receiving of this letter.
He is claiming $5 000 for costs incurred in transporting his children, wife and himself to date. He is also claiming $4 000 for damages for emotional and psychological trauma.