Stig Hove wins case against ZESA

HARARE - Mufare Stig Hove has won his lengthy legal battle against Zesa, which fired him for writing a letter to a newspaper seeking the return of his former boss. The Labour Court last week ordered the parastatal to reinstate Hove without any loss of pay or benefits after it held that his dismissal

was improper, since he had a right to express his views. Hove was fired after writing a letter published in the Financial Gazette, appealing to former Zesa chief executive, Simbarashe Mangwengwende, to come to the rescue of the workers. “If writing to the Press is a prohibited conduct, then such a prohibition is, in my view, a violation of the appellant’s constitutional rights,” said the judgement. The court said if it was no longer possible for Zesa Holdings to reinstate Mr Hove, then both should agree on a suitable amount to damages to be awarded. – Own correspondent

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