GWERU CITY COUNCIL
HIGH COURT OF ZIMBABWE
HARARE 28, 29 May and 4 July 2018
Z W Makwanya, for the plaintiff
T Magwaliba, for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th defendants
TAGU J: The plaintiff’s claim against the defendants is for payment of (a) the sum of US$52 000.00 for pain and suffering incurred by the plaintiff as a result of injuries sustained by the plaintiff; (b) the sum of US$22 000.00 for public humiliation; (c) the sum of US$41 000.00 for loss of amenities of life which include difficulties in driving, walking and sleeping; (d) the sum of US$1000.00 being expenses incurred in medical bills resulting from the second to forth defendants’ assault on the plaintiff; (e) the sum of US$14 000.00 being punitive damages; (f) interest at the prescribed rate of 5% from the date of judgment to the date of full and final payment and (g) 10% collection commission in terms of the Law Society of Zimbabwe Regulations.
The claim arose from an incident that occurred at the first defendant’s premises on the 21st March 2016. What happened was that the first defendant’s property had been attached in execution which caused the first defendant to institute interpleader summons in case number HC 03/16. The first defendant’s claim was dismissed and this Honourable Court declared that the first defendant’s