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Farai Mushoriwa versus City of Harare

Country/Territory
Zimbabwe
Type of court
National - higher court
Date
Apr 30, 2014
Source
UNEP, InforMEA
Court name
High Court of Zimbabwe
Seat of court
Harare
Judge
Bhunu
Reference number
HH 195-14
Language
English
Subject
Water
Keyword
Water supply Water charges Water rights
Abstract

The applicant had received what he calls an overcharged water bill from the respondent, and without any notice the staff from the respondent closed his access to water. The applicant filed an urgent interdict to court coupled with a spoliation order stating that the termination of access to water because of a disputed water bill without a court order was unlawful. The judge ordered the respondent to open the applicants’ water supply until the dispute relating to the water bills was settled.

Full text
Mushoriwa v City of Harare HH 195-14- right to water.pdf
HH 195-14.pdf
Website
www.zimlii.org