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Legal Personality re: Proceedings Against a Corporate Entity and the Citation of Company Executives

HH32-12 : ZELLCO CELLULLAR PL vs NETONE CELLULLAR PL and DR CALLISTUS NDLOVU and REWARD KANGAI and LYNDON NKOMO
Ruled By: GOWORA J

On 13 April 2011, under Case No. HC3507/11, PATEL J granted a provisional order in the following terms;“INTERIM RELIEF GRANTEDPending the determination of this matter, the applicant is granted the following interim relief;1. The decision of the Respondent to cancel the Service Provider Agreement be and is hereby declared unlawful ...
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HHH565-14 : JOHN OSWALD MEIKLE vs THE STATE
Ruled By: HUNGWE J and MANGOTA J

Is the appellant criminally liable for acts of a company? Coldstream Estate was formerly held by EC Miekle (Pvt) Ltd. This company, from the evidence on record, ceased to exist on 23 August 2006 when the Forestry Company of Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd bought 51% of the shareholding in that company. The new company assumed ...
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SC75-17 : EDWARD MADYAVANHU vs REGGIE SARUCHERA and GRANT THORNTON CAMELSA CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS (ZIMBABWE) and CAIRNS FOODS LTD
Ruled By: GWAUNZA JA, GUVAVA JA and ZIYAMBI AJA

On 21 July 2016, the High Court dismissed the appellant's chamber application for the reinstatement of his claim on the third respondent's creditors list. Aggrieved, the appellant filed this appeal, which we dismissed with costs on 6 July 2017. The appellant wrote to the Registrar requesting the reasons for the ...
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HH213-18 : BULCHIMEX GmbH IMPORT-EXPORT CHEMIKALIEN und PRODUKTE and TECHNOIMPEX SOFIA BULGARIA JSC vs BULCHIMEX GMBH IMPORT EXPORT CHEMIKALIEN und PRODUKTE PL and SARAH HWINGWIRI and R. JOGI
Ruled By: MANGOTA J

Among the cases which the respondents cited in their heads, and in support of the necessity for a resolution, was that of Madzivire Ors v Zvaridza Ors 2005 (2) 514 (S)…, which stated as follows:“…,. A company, being a separate legal persona from its Directors cannot ...
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HH64-12 : SHADRECK MOYO AND 13 ORS vs J. LARRY HOFFMAN and CENTRAL AFRICAN BATTERIES (PVT) LTD
Ruled By: KUDYA J

The plaintiff's pleadings are a mess.They do not comply with the strict requirements of the High Court rules. The face of the summons does not identify the 13 Others. The declaration does not do so either. In addition, it does not comply with the rules of court. It contains extraneous ...
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HB46-14 : TOPPERS UNIFORMS PL vs HYDE PARK INVESTMENTS PL and TOTALLY UNIFORMS PL and AHMED ESAT and NKANI KHOZA and ZULEKA ESAT
Ruled By: MUTEMA J

The first respondent owns a building formerly known as Toppers Building, situate at corner Fort Street and 13th Avenue, Bulawayo [the premises].The applicant leased the premises for several years carrying on the business of manufacturing and retailing school uniforms and other items of school wear. During that period, the applicant ...
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HH198-10 : BIRCH WILLIAMS vs MARIA KATSANDE and DELITTE PRODUCTS (PRIVATE) LIMITED
Ruled By: MAWADZE J

The applicant seeks a provisional order in the following terms:-“Terms of the provisional order granted1. Respondents be and are hereby ordered to forthwith hand over a property listed in Annexture 'B' to the founding affidavit to the applicant upon service of this order.1(a) In the event of the respondents refusing ...
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SC02-21 : EDDIES PFUGARI (PVT) LTD and EDWARD NYANYIWA vs KNOWE RESIDENTS AND RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION and NORTON TOWN COUNCIL
Ruled By: PATEL JA, BHUNU JA and BERE JA

This is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court granting an application for specific performance lodged by the first respondent against the appellants. Apart from granting the relief sought, including the payment of damages in the alternative, the court a quo also ordered the appellants to pay costs ...
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HH424-13 : HONEY AND BLANCKENBERG vs LOURENCE ERASMUS VERMAAK and OTHERS
Ruled By: TSANGA J

The BackgroundThe applicant, Honey and Blanckenberg, instituted interpleader, in terms of Rule 30 of the High Court Rules, for the court to declare to whom it should pay an amount of $70,000 currently held in trust as rentals for certain companies.According to the applicant's affidavit, the companies in question are ...
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HH83-14 : RITENOTE PRINTERS (PVT) LTD and JOHN KANOKANGA vs A.ADAM & COMPANY (PVT) LTD and TARIK ADAM and MOOSA ADAM
Ruled By: CHIGUMBA J

The plaintiffs issued summons against the three defendants on 20 August 2012 seeking payment of:(a) US$230,000 being losses suffered as a result of failure by the plaintiffs to trade owing to wrongful eviction.(b) US$25,000 being damages for injuria.(c) US$50,000 being damages for permanent chronic depression.(d) US$450,000 being the difference between ...
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HH137-19 : STANLEY NHARI vs ROBERT MUGABE and DR GRACE MUGABE and GUSHUNGO DAIRY HOLDINGS (PVT) LTD
Ruled By: CHIKOWERO J

At the end of oral argument, on 13 February 2019, I upheld the special plea and dismissed the plaintiff's claim with costs. The background facts are as follows:The plaintiff is a male Zimbabwean adult: so is the first defendant, the Executive President of the Republic of Zimbabwe until sometime in ...
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SC161-20 : STANLEY NHARI vs ROBERT MUGABE and DR GRACE MUGABE and GUSHUNGO DAIRY HOLDINGS (PVT) LTD
Ruled By: GARWE JA, MAVANGIRA JA and MAKONI JA

This is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court upholding the special plea by the respondents that the High Court did not have jurisdiction to determine issues of employment and labour law.At the centre of the dispute between the parties, both in the court a quo and before ...
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SC14-21 : MAXWELL SIBANDA vs ZAMBE NYIKA GWASIRA and NZ INDUSTRIAL and MINING SUPPLIES and REGISTRAR OF DEEDS and SHERIFF OF ZIMBABWE
Ruled By: GOWORA JA, GUVAVA JA and BHUNU JA

THE FACTSOn 13 July 2011, under Case No HC6750/11, the appellant caused summons to be issued out of the High Court against NZ Industrial and Mining Supplies as defendant to the suit. In the summons he claimed the following relief:(a) A declaration that the parties did enter into a valid ...
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HH601-14 : SHI JINWU vs BIG VALLEY MASTERS (PRIVATE) LIMITED and PHILLIMON MUBATA
Ruled By: CHIGUMBA J

Zimbabwe adopted a policy that was dubbed “look east” as a way of combating economic sanctions that were imposed on it by the international community. The “look east” policy encourages a forging of closer business and trade ties with countries in the east as opposed to the west, the traditional ...
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SC07-17 : CHRIS STYLIANOU and FRED DRIVER AND SONS (PVT) LTD and D.R. HENDRY (PVT) LTD vs MOSES MUBITA AND 25 OTHERS
Ruled By: GWAUNZA JA, GUVAVA JA and BHUNU JA

This is an appeal against the entire judgment of the Labour Court sitting at Bulawayo, handed down on 18 January 2010. After reading documents filed of record and hearing counsel, we made the following order:“IT IS ORDERED:1. The appeal be and is hereby allowed.2. There shall be no order as ...
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