Former Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Ignatius Chombo has been taken to the High Court by the Lower Manyame Sub-Catchment Council. The council alleges that Chombo owes $44 000 for his farm in Rafingora. In its court papers, the Council says,
On August 8, 2017, the plaintiff, through its undersigned legal practitioners demanded the sum of $20 298 from the defendant (Chombo), being the outstanding levies as at that date. Despite the defendant making some payments towards the debt and acknowledging the debt verbally by June 2018, the plaintiff had invoiced the defendant a total amount of $43 997, 35…Despite demand by the plaintiff, as at the date of drafting the summons, the defendant has failed to settle his outstanding debt. It is just and equitable for the defendant to pay costs on an attorney and client scale, for the reason that he has neglected to pay despite acknowledging the debt.
Chombo is yet to respond.