Funeral business loses bid to enforce contract, claim damages, from Zim mining group
Doves Funeral Assurance hoped to persuade the high court in Harare that it had a valid agreement with Zimplats to provide an employee funeral scheme, and that after Zimplats cancelled, it should pay the funeral company more than US $4m in damages for lost profit. But Judge Amy Tsanga wasn’t convinced.
At the end of 2012, Zimbabwe Platinum Mine (Zimplats) called for tenders to provide an employee funeral scheme for its staff. Several months later, in March 2013, Zimplats wrote to one of the tenderers, Doves Funeral Assurance, to say it had won the tender.