By Kanchele Kachele in Lusaka
Former Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) Executive Director McDonald Chipenzi is demanding K450,000-00 from the organization as terminal benefits.
According to a letter address to FODEP, Mr Chipenzi through his lawyers Messrs Shepande and Company, is demanding that the organization has abrogated the law by not paying him his benefits.
“We have been retained by Mr MacDonald Chipenzi, kindly therefore, note our interest. Mr Chipenzi advises us that he served your organization under three contracts of service fron January 2011 till his dismissal in February 2016 four months before the last contract was due to come to an end,” the letter reads in part.
“Mr Chipenzi was entitled to 1. Leave days, 2. Days worked in the month of termination, 3. Hand shakes, 4. Contributions by the employee to Pension Scheme if any. In light of the above, our instructions are to demand for your payment of K450,000=00 being accured salary arrears and leave days as at 31 July 2018 plus 10% our cost of collection.”
The lawyers states that legal action will be taken if the organization fails to pay.
“Should you fail to settle the same within 7 days of date hereof, we will commence legal proceedings whose attendant costs you shall bare.”