SC 22-14 - MAPINGURE v MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS & ORS

MILDRED     MAPINGURE

v

  1.     MINISTER     OF     HOME     AFFAIRS
  2.     MINISTER     OF     HEALTH     AND     CHILD     WELFARE
  3. MINISTER     OF     JUSTICE     LEGAL     AND     PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS

 

 

SUPREME COURT OF ZIMBABWE

GARWE JA, GOWORA JA & PATEL JA

HARARE, MAY 28, 2013 & MARCH 25, 2014

 

I Mureriwa, P Mungwari and F Traquino, for the appellant

T Mpofu and C Saruwaka, for the respondents

This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court in Case No. HC 4551/07, handed down on 12 December 2012, dismissing an application for default judgment against the respondents.  The latter, having failed to file their plea, were barred in the proceedings before the court a quo.  The appellant’s claim, as amended, was for damages in the sum of US$10,000 for physical and mental pain and US$41,904 for maintenance in respect of her minor child.  Her claim as against all three respondents was dismissed with no order as to costs.

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