Steve Dhongi Makoni is facing eviction from a house in Rusape after he failed to pay the rent.

Makoni has been dragged to court by his landlord, Rusape businessman, Richard Zinenda over the $715 in unpaid rentals and rates.

“Plaintiff (Zinenda) is claiming $715 from the defendant being monies arising from rental, rates and services arrears and eviction of defendant, holding over damages of $100 per month has failed or neglected to pay which amount is overdue. Despite repeated demands defendant has neglected and or refuse to pay the money due plus interest plus cost of suit at an attorney client scale.

“Wherefore plaintiff claims payment of the sum of $715, eviction of defendant and interests together with costs of suit,” reads Mr Zinenda’s summon.

“The Plaintiff hereby applies that the defendant has been duly served with summons, the time for entering an appearance to defend having expired and having not entered an appearance to defend timeously. Default judgement may be granted against the defendant as claimed in the summons together with costs adding up to $ 1 272,75.

Makoni disputed refusing to pay the rentals and pleaded for a payment plan to clear the arrears.