Former First Lady, Mrs Grace Mugabe, may lose property after failing to pay legal fees amounting to $278 000 to Manase & Manase Legal Practitioners.
The law firm represented Mugabe and her son Russel Goreraza in several court cases involving a botched $1,2 million diamond ring deal. Manase & Manase Legal Practitioners obtained a High Court order compelling Grace to pay the bill plus interest. The lawyers have instructed the Sheriff of the High Court to attach movable property belonging to the two to clear the debt. The writ of execution reads:
You are directed and instructed to attach and take into execution the movable goods of Grace Mugabe and Russel Goreraza, the above mentioned defendants, of Blue Roof Borrowdale Brooke, Harare and 409 Harare Drive in Pomona, Harare, respectively and cause to be realised the sum of $278 304 and interest at the prescribed rate of 5 percent per annum, calculated from the date of letter of demand to the date of full and final payment in the above mentioned suit, which the plaintiff recovered by judgment of this court dated January 15, 2019 and also all other costs and charges of the plaintiff in the said suit to be hereafter duly taxed according to law, besides all your costs thereby incurred.