CONSTANTINE GUVEYA CHIWENGA
SUPREME COURT OF ZIMBABWE
ZIYAMBI JA, GARWE JA & PATEL JA
HARARE, JANUARY 16, 2014
T Mpofu, for the appellant
W Manase, with him W T Pasipanodya, for the respondent
ZIYAMBI JA: The trial in this matter was conducted before the High Court contrary to the clear terms of the order of this Court dated 21 March 2013 which had directed that the issues of divorce and proprietary interests be dealt with at the same time.
The law is clear that an extant order of this Court must be obeyed or given effect to unless it has been varied or set aside by this Court and not even by consent can parties vary or depart therefrom. See CFU v Muriro & Ors 2000 (1) ZLR at p 405 (S).