BEITBRIDGE – Beitbridge Town Council (BTC) which recently lost a High Court case after it attempted to withdraw 167 residential stands from Kingdom Lifestyle Africa Land Developers has had its property attached.
The local authority was ordered by the High Court to pay legal costs incurred by the applicant on a higher scale which it did not leading to the process of attaching properties.
It is not clear what was attached but Two Nations is informed that the legal bill involved amounted to RTGS$350 000.
Beitbridge Town Clerk Loud Ramagkapola, confirmed the development but said that the bill has since been paid and therefore the attached property released. He would not say how much was involved or what was attached.
The court case between the two parties was heard by Justice Siyabona Musithu in Bulawayo.
A source said furniture and a vehicle were attached.
“The council’s property, including a vehicle and office furniture and computers were attached two weeks back. The council eventually paid off the debt because the furniture could have been auctioned,” said the source.
Kingdom Lifestyle was represented by Arthur Marara of Mutangamira and Associates.
Beitbridge Town Council signed an MOU with Kingdom Lifestyle Africa in 2016 for the land developer to service 167 stands. Council then wanted to withdraw the stands arguing that the land developer had not developed the land in the agreed two years. https://masvingomirror.com