MASVINGO – Runyararo Primary School has once again lost a court case in which the head Tsungirirai Gono was trying to avoid paying an IT technician who repaired the school’s computers in February 2020.
Magistrate Grace Tupiri threw out Runyararo’s case in which the school applied for debt cancellation.
David Israel Angels the director of IAO DTECH Consultancy invoiced the school US$3 750 for the work. He complained in court that Gono demanded a bribe of US$150 for her to authorise payment of his money.
The battle has been raging in the courts for a year and Runyararo is being represented by Rodney Makausi of Saratoga Makausi Law Chambers.
Court documents seen by The Mirror indicate that Angels serviced the computers and computing network on February 12 and 24, 2020.
In April this year Gono applied for the cancellation of the whole debt after accusing IAO DTECH of contravening Statutory Instrument 212 of 2019 (exclusive use of the Zimbabwean dollar for domestic transaction) by charging for his work in US$.
The application was dismissed by the courts.
Gono then filed an application for absolution from the instance seeking dismissal of the case arguing that Angels had failed to prove his case. This was again dismissed last week.
Earlier Gono filed for a peace order against Angels whom she accused of visiting her at home and demanding his dues.
Court documents filed by Angels state that Gono intimidated witnesses who are teachers at Runyararo and connived with prosecutors and magistrates to delay the case.