HB 155-18 SHIRLEY ODOOM versus PATIENCE MAPHOSA and REGISTRAR OF DEEDS

SHIRLEY ODOOM

(represented by Archibald Mujeni by

Virtue of Power of Attorney)

versus

PATIENCE MAPHOSA

and

REGISTRAR OF DEEDS N.O

 

 

HIGH COURT OF ZIMBABWE

MATHONSI J

BULAWAYO 8 JUNE 2018 AND 15 JUNE 2018

 

 

Opposed Application

 

 

H Shenje for the applicant

M Dube for the 1st respondent

 

 

            MATHONSI J:          The applicant, a woman cherishing domicile far afield in Ghana, and the first respondent, another woman resident in Zimbabwe, have this exceedingly unholy alliance wherein as complete strangers and quite unrelated to each other in any way , jointly own a property in Zimbabwe, being Share  number 14 of Stand 1213 Bulawayo Township. It is flat No 14 Cleedon House, Bulawayo which they hold by Deed of Transfer No 2001/01.  It is the kind of arrangement which can only result in endless squabbles and litigation between them as their respective interests are certainly unlikely to dovetail.  It was brought about by the first respondent’s decision, in her wisdom or lack of it, to purchase the half share of the property then belonging to the applicant’s husband, one Francis Kojo Odoom, at a public auction conducted by the Sheriff for Zimbabwe after the latter had failed to service a debt due to Zimbank which obtained judgment against him and sold his half share.

            Apart from being a two bedroomed flat, the rest of the property from the other rooms all the way to the bathrooms, is indivisible, presenting the practical difficulty of how it can possibly 

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