HB 147-18 MARTIN JONGWE versus NATIONAL FOODS LIMITED and Anor

MARTIN JONGWE

versus

NATIONAL FOODS LIMITED

and

LABOUR COURT (BULAWAYO- HON KABASA)

 

 

HIGH COURT OF ZIMBABWE

MATHONSI J

BULAWAYO 16 MAY 2018 AND 14 JUNE 2018

 

 

Opposed Application

 

 

Applicant in person

S Chamunorwa for the first respondent

 

 

            MATHONSI J:          The applicant is not a stranger to the courts at all.  In fact for a period spurning more than 8 years he has been a constant visitor either to the Labour Court in Bulawayo where he has a rich record of cross reference files dating back to 2010 or this court where he first made an approach in 2016. In the present application, which he filed in this court on 4 October 2017, the applicant seeks condonation of the late filing of a review application which he intends to launch against the judgment of the Labour Court, per KABASA J, handed down on 22 May 2015, some two years and five months earlier.

            What can be gleaned from the papers placed before me is that the applicant had a labour dispute with his employer, the first respondent, as far back as 2005 when an attempt was made to transfer him from Bulawayo to Harare.  He managed to obtain an order of the Labour Court granted on 1 November 2010, per MOYA-MATSHANGA J, interdicting his transfer to Harare pending proper consultation and clarification of issues he had raised.  That provisional order was 

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