Deputy Finance Minister Faces Jail For Failing To Pay $15 000

Seed Co Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd, has approached the High Court seeking the imprisonment of Deputy Finance Minister Terence Mukupe after he allegedly failed to pay $15 000 for various crop seeds supplied to him in December 2013.

Last week Thursday, Seed Co issued the summons for civil imprisonment against Mukupe, under case number HC3307/18, challenging him to show cause why he should not be imprisoned over the debt. Seed Co also requested Mukupe to avail evidence of his financial position, which includes income from his wages, salary, other earnings including any other income from any other source. Part of the summons read:

Unless you pay the plaintiff the sum specified . . . or unless the plaintiff (Seed Co) accepts an offer of settlement which you have made to them, you must appear before the High Court on the date and at the time specified . . . If you do not do so, a writ of personal attachment may be issued against you and you may be committed to prison.

More: NewsDay

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