AFZ officer sacked over debts


A MEMBER of the Air Force of Zimbabwe was sacked following a number of complaints over her failure to pay her debts. This emerged in a High Court application in which Bridget Mutiwebunyu, an ex-Air Force of Zimbabwe corporal, is seeking documents relating to her dismissal proceedings to enable her to make an application for review. A letter dated November 29, 2019 from the Air Force of Zimbabwe to Mutiwebunyu’s lawyers — Takaindisa Law Criminal & Commercial Law Chambers — which is part of the court annexures, showed that she was fired following the complaints. “According to our records, Bridget Mutiwebunyu was discharged from the Air Force of Zimbabwe following a number of complaints from civilians and force members relating to non-payment of debts. “As an organisation, we do not take lightly to members conducting themselves in a manner that is likely to tarnish the image of the organisation …,” the letter reads. Mutiwebunyu now wants a review of the process leading to her dismissal. “This is an application where I seek this honourable court to compel the respondent to make available the board of inquiry proceedings that led to my dismissal so that I can take them on review. “I am not satisfied with the manner in which I was dismissed from the Air Force of Zimbabwe, hence my request for the inquiry proceedings and outcome,” she said.

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