A Delta Mananger(smallhouse) who was recently ordered by the High Court to pay $50 000 in adultery damages to Rudo Boka, the wife of the man that ‘she is bedding’ has filed an application at the High Court seeking to have the previous ruling set aside.
Delta Beverages finance and administration manager Lorraine Chitereka who lost the case in which she was accused of having an adulterous affair with Rudo Boka’s husband, Noah Mutambanengwe, has filed an application for rescission of judgement.
Lorraine is claiming that she was duped by a bogus lawyer who pretended to be representing her but failed to do so which resulted in a default judgement.
Part of her new application reads:
This is an application for rescission of a default judgment granted against me and in favour of the respondent (Boka). The respondent concedes in her application for default judgment that an appearance to defend was duly entered…upon obtaining knowledge of this judgment, I attempted for the umpteenth time to check …, through my supposed lawyer.
However, for reasons that appear in detail elsewhere in this affidavit, my ‘lawyer’, later turned out to be bogus and is in fact on the run. Regrettably, therefore, my default was occasioned by my reposing trust in, as it subsequently turned out, a fraudster posing as a lawyer. I paid (lawyer’s name withheld) a total of US$2 125 and he drew up the appearance to defend and request for further particulars … In simple terms, I was duped and assured that my case was being actively defended when the reality has turned out otherwise now.
The matter is yet to be heard.