High Court Grants Default Judgement After Minister Mukupe Ignores Summons In $29 000 School Fees Case


Harare High Court judge Justice Owen Tagu granted a default judgement against Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Terrence Mukupe. This comes after the minister ignored the summons from a private school which alleged that the minister owes $29 948 in unpaid school fees for his two children. In its summons, the school had said,

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Defendant (Mukupe) is the parent and natural guardian of two minor children (names withheld). As per the educational services offered to the defendant’s children, plaintiff (name withheld) charged tuition and levy for the same

The customer ledger for the defendant shows that the defendant owes the plaintiff a total of $29 948 for the services rendered to the defendant’s children. The period for the amount above is August 2017 to April 2018. The above amount is still owing and accruing interest. Despite demand, defendant has failed, neglected, denied and/or delayed to pay the capital debt in question.


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The High Court of Zimbabwe is one of the Superior Courts of Zimbabwe. The High Court deals at first instance with all high value and high importance cases. It also has a supervisory jurisdiction over all subordinate courts and tribunals. Appeals from the High Court... Read More About High Court

Owen Tagu is a Zimbabwean lawyer and a judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe. He was appointed by President Robert Mugabe in 2013. Justice Tagu was sworn in on the 14th of July 2014, by President Robert Mugabe himself. Before his appointment as a... Read More About Owen Tagu

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High Court Grants Default Judgement After Minister Mukupe Ignores Summons In $29 000 School Fees Case