Ex-Zimnat top employee wins car wrangle case with company

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By Staff Reporter

A FORMER Zimnat Life Assurance manager has won a Supreme Court appeal that would see him keep a contested motor vehicle in his possession.

This is after the company had tried to grab it from him at the end of his contract.

Edwin Tsvere was employed as a business relationship manager by Zimnat Life Assurance before he was forced into retrenchment in December 2018.

However, before he was dismissed from work, Tsvere had managed to get a car loan from Zimnat Financial Services, a subsidiary of Zimnat Life Assurance.

When he was retrenched, the company asked him to surrender the vehicle a Hyundai Fanta Fe valued at US$45 000 claiming it belonged to the company.

Tsvere disputed this saying he had purchased the car on a loan. Zimnat Life Assurance dragged him to the High Court where he lost the case last year. He decided to appeal against the judgment at the Supreme Court.

The matter was heard Friday before judges Paddington Garwe and Chinembiri Bhunu who ruled in favour of Tsvere and returned back the vehicle to him.

Tsvere was represented by Callum McGowan of Samkange and Venturas who was instructing Advocate Julia Wood.