Originally by Newsday
Ex First Lady Grace Mugabe has dragged Harare property developer, Arosume Property Development (Pvt) Ltd, to court in a matter of two Borrowdale stands which she claims were donated to her seven years ago. Grace is demanding the stands be transferred in her name.
Through her lawyers, Messrs Chivore Dzingirai Group of Lawyers, Grace also said she was seeking an order for the execution of the firms’ property in the event that it fails to pay the cost of transferring the residential stands into her name.
“In this action (summons dated April 9, 2018) the plaintiff (Grace Mugabe) seeks an order requesting specific performance and compelling the first defendant (Arosume Property) to cause transfer and registration of the two above mentioned properties which were donated to the plaintiff,” Mugabe said.
“Plaintiff is aware that there are certain statutory payments which must be made by the first defendant before transfer of the properties can be affected. It is just and equitable that should the first defendant fails or neglects to make the statutory payments, its movable or immovable properties should be declared executable and the costs recovered thereof be used for paying the statutory bodies and other service providers who will be owed.”
“On or about August 2011, the plaintiff accepted the donation and as a sign of its acceptance of the donation, it accepted the delivery of the original deeds of transfer of the property which were handed to her by the first defendant through its representative and which are still in her possession,” she said.
However, sometime in March this year, Grace said she requested the property developer to cause the transfer and/or register the donated stands to her name, but the firm did not do so, prompting her to approach the High Court for recourse.