RURAL ELECTRIFICATION AGENCY
SUPREME COURT OF ZIMBABWE
ZIYAMBI JA, GWAUNZA JA & PATEL JA
HARARE, JANUARY 27, 2014
T. Magwaliba, for the appellant
R. Chingwena, for the respondent
ZIYAMBI JA: The appellant was employed by the respondent as an Accounting Officer. On 22 May 2009 he was handed a letter suspending him from his employment on charges of habitual and substantial neglect of duties in terms of s 4(g) of the Labour (National Employment Code of Conduct) Regulations, 2006, (“the Regulations”) and inviting him to attend a disciplinary hearing on 29 May 2009. He was advised in the letter of his right to appear in person or with a legal representative and was warned that in the event of his non attendance, the hearing would proceed in his absence and possibly to his detriment.