Zimbabwe: Nuns take debtor to court over $12,000 debt

The DOMINICAN Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (the nuns) sued Yananai Nyasha after she failed to repay the US$12,616 borrowed last year.

The nuns are also demanding interest on the amount Nyasha was supposed to repay from December last year.

The parties had agreed that she would pay $1,000 per month starting December 31, 2020, but Nyasha has not paid a penny to date, raising concerns that she was being duped by the nuns.

The case is now in the High Court pending a full hearing.

According to court documents, on November 30, 2020, Nyasha acknowledged her debt to the nuns in writing.

The total amount she owed them was $12,626.51.

The parties have also agreed that interest at the rate of 18% will begin to accrue on the full amount outstanding.

“In breach of her own IOU, Nyasha has not paid any installments to date. Due to the above breach, the entire debt has become due and payable with interest at the rate of 18% per annum. In Furthermore, as a result of its violation, the defendant is liable to pay US$12,616.51, plus interest and costs according to the attorney-client schedule,” the nuns’ statement read.

The case has not yet been heard.