Zesa board seeks court interdict to bar Gata

THE Zesa Holdings board on Saturday approached the High Court at Harare, seeking an interdict order against the entity’s executive chairperson, Sydney Gata.

Insiders told the Zim Morning Post that the board approached the courts and the case will be heard at 2:30pm this afternoon (Monday).

The urgent chamber application will be heard at 2:30pm this afternoon (Monday), said the source.

“The board wants to bar Gata from coming to work as per the minister’s directive so that investigations are carried out.

Energy minister, Fortune Chasi, suspended Gata, last week and ordered an investigation into the alleged corruption cases.

Gata, however, took a swipe at the suspension notiice and vowed to fight back saying only the appointing authority, president Emmerson Mnangagwa, has the power to suspend or recall him.

Gata, the current Zesa board chairperson and is into his third term now, was last week served with a letter of suspension letters following allegations of corrupt use of the parastatal’s properties, including four vehicles he allegedly gave for use to some of his family members.

There are also reports that Gata last week refused outright to sign a letter of his suspension written to him by the Zesa board, resulting in the approach now to the courts for relief.