Government owned telecommunications company, NetOne has accused its ousted CEO, Reward Kangai of attempting to frustrate the process of seeking his replacement through frivolous litigation.
In papers filed at the High Court in response to an urgent chamber application filed by Kangai last week seeking to bar NetOne from conducting interviews for a substantive CEO, NetOne through the Acting CEO, Darlington Gutu is seeking the dismissal of Kangai’s application with costs.
Gutu in his founding affidavit stated that Kangai was paid a golden handshake amounting to $250 000 as a contract payout for his services which were to be terminated on the 30th of June this year.
As a result, Kangai is now regarded as a former employee who has no right to be heard considering he lied to the court about his status.
The government owned telecommunications company further argues that the matter is not urgent as the High Court in may 2017 held Kangai’s similar application not to be urgent as he had other remedies besides jumping the queue of deserving litigants.