Zanu (PF) Faces Eviction From Offices

The Catering Industry Pension Fund (CIPF), which owns Development House, which has been home to the former ruling party for several years, has dragged Zanu (PF) to court seeking its eviction from the Gweru premises for failing to pay rentals for the past two years.

Summons filed at the High Court early this month by CIPF show that Zanu (PF) had not been paying rentals, rates and electricity and water charges from the period August 2010 to April this year.

The pension fund wants the High Court to terminate the lease agreement it signed with the former ruling party and eject it from occupying its premises. It also wants the party to pay $5 667 comprising of rental arrears, electricity and water charges and the cost of detergents and fire extinguishers used at the premises.

“As a result of the defendant’s breaches aforesaid, plaintiff is legally entitled to and claims for cancellation of the lease agreement and for the defendant’s eviction from the leased premises,” CIPF noted in court papers perused by Radio VOP this week.