Court name
Supreme Court of Zimbabwe
Case number
22 of 2022

Chinoingira v Sabre Services (Private) Limited and Another (22 of 2022) [2021] ZWSC 22 (18 November 2021);

Media neutral citation
[2021] ZWSC 22
Coram
Bhunu JA
Chiweshe JA
Mwayera JA

Judgment No: 22/22

Case No: SC 329/21

DISTRIBUTABLE  (19)     

EX-TEMPORE

 

EZEKIEL     CHINOINGIRA

v

  1.     SABRE     SERVICES     (PRIVATE)     LIMITED     (2)     BALWEARIE     HOLDINGS     (PRIVATE)     LIMITED

[Company     Number     45/77]

 

 

SUPREME COURT OF ZIMBABWE

BHUNU JA, CHIWESHE JA & MWAYERA JA

18 NOVEMBER 2021

 

 

No appearance for the appellant

T. Magwaliba, for the first respondent.

No appearance for the second respondent.

 

 

BHUNU JA:

1.         At the conclusion of submissions by counsel, the Court delivered a unanimous ex-tempore judgment. Counsel for the first respondent has now requested written reasons for the ex-tempore judgment.

 

2.         It was couched as follows:

            “We hereby present the unanimous decision of the court.

  1. This is an appeal against the whole judgment of the High Court (the court a quo), in which it struck off the roll an urgent application seeking to interdict the respondent from evicting the appellant from a certain farm known as the Remainder of West Hay Sabona Bon without a court order.

 

(b)        The court a quo in striking the matter off the roll upheld the point in limine raised by the second respondent to the effect that the appellant sued a non-existent entity namely Balware Holdings (Pvt) Ltd as the first respondent.

 

(c)        It is common cause that on 8 July 2020 the court a quo dissolved the first respondent as a company under case number HC 2860/20. The order is still extant.

 

(d)       It is trite that the order is binding on the parties and the world at large it being a judgment in rem, as submitted by Mr Magwaliba. We accordingly find that there is no merit in this appeal. Costs follow the result.

 

(e)        In the final analysis it is ordered that the appeal be and is hereby dismissed with costs.”

 

 

CHIWESHE JA                    I agree

 

MWAYERA JA                    I agree

 

W.O.M. Simango & Associates, respondent’s legal practitioners