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Another twist in the Cuthbert Dube saga

Former Premier Services Medical Aid Society chief executive Cuthbert Dube had his case in which he was demanding nearly $1 million in salary arrears and allowances thrown out by the Labour Court after he failed to submit his heads of argument on time. His lawyer Jonathan Samkange argued that his client was not in willful default. He said the medical aid society had therefore nicodemously obtained the judgment.  Dube’s case, according to The Herald was thrown out by Labour Court Judge Euna Makamure who ordered Dube to pay the costs.  Samkange argued that the decision must be rescinded because his client was not served with the chamber application to dismiss his applications. “Applicant was not in wilful default. In fact, what respondent did is clearly what has been described by Justice McNally as ‘snatching at a judgment’ which should be discouraged.  I must point out that at the time the order was granted, applicant had already filed his heads of argument,” Samkange said in his application for rescission. The judge said Samkange’s application reached her after she had already delivered her judgment. Dube made headlines at the beginning of the year following revelations that he earned over $500 000 a month and was paid a total of $6.4 million last year, more than the entire budget for the Ministry of Tourism for 2014. Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi says Zimbabwe should bid for the 2034 soccer World Cup. It will be Africa’s turn to host the international tournament.

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