High Court judge, Justice Isaac Muzenda has ordered Bulawayo businessman Delma Lupepe to spend three months in prison after failing to pay a $280 000 debt to Ecobank. Justice Muzenda ordered the civil imprisonment after Lupepe failed to meet a March 21 deadline. Justice Muzenda said,
Whereupon after reading documents filed of record and hearing counsel it is ordered that: judgment be and is, hereby, entered for plaintiff (Ecobank) against the defendant (Lupepe) for a decree for civil imprisonment for a period of 90 days against the defendant until he shall have paid the sum of $280 946,67 together with interest thereon at the rate of 35% per annum from October 12, 2017 to date of payment together with costs of suit on a legal practitioner and client scale by virtue of a High Court order dated March 26, 2012 under case number HC630/11 whichever happens first.
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