High Court judge Justice Joseph Musakwa has ordered former president Robert Mugabe’s family business to pay $174 183 to Seed Potato Co-op for seed supplied in 2015. Justice Musakwa entered a default judgement after Mugabe’s company failed to defend the lawsuit. Part of Justice Musakwa’s ruling goes,
Whereupon after reading documents filed of record, it is ordered that: default judgment be and is, hereby, entered in favour of the plaintiff (Seed Potato Co-op (Pvt) against the defendant (Gushungo Holdings) be and is hereby ordered to pay: (a) payment of $174 183, being the outstanding balance for stock of potato seed delivered but not paid for; and (b) interest on all amounts due at the prescribed rate reckoned from September 31, 2015, to date of full and final payment and (c) cost of suit on the ordinary scale.
Seed Potato alleged that Gushungo Holdings had failed to honour a verbal contract resulting in the lawsuit.
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