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Catholic nun in trouble for failing to settle US$12,000 debt

Dominican Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (the nuns) have taken their colleague Yananai Nyasha to court after she failed to pay back US$12 616 she borrowed last year.

A ROMAN Catholic nun who is under the Dominican Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus has been taken to court after she failed to pay back US$12 616 she borrowed last year, with the money now wanted together with interest.

Fellow nuns took Yananai Nyasha to court saying she was supposed to pay off starting in December last year but has failed.

Parties had agreed that she would pay US$1 000 per month beginning on December 31 2020 but Nyasha has not paid a cent to date sparking fears of being duped in the nuns.

The matter is now before the High Court pending a full hearing. According to court papers, on November 30 , 2020 Nyasha acknowledged her indebtedness to the nuns in writing. The total amount she owed them was US$12, 626, 51.

Parties also agreed that interest at the rate of 18 percent would start accruing on the whole outstanding amount.

“In breach of her own acknowledgement of debt, Nyasha has not paid any instalment to date. By reason of the aforesaid breach, the whole debt became due and payable together with interest at the rate of 18 percent per annum. Further by reason of her breach, the defendant is liable to pay US$12616, 51 together with interest and costs on a legal practitioner-client scale,” reads the declaration by the nuns.

According to their website, the Dominican Missionary Sisters are an international Congregation of Catholic Sisters – women of contemplation and action, proclaiming the Good News of a God who loves and calls us.

The Zimbabwean Region has 100 members with 90 sisters living and working in Zimbabwe where we preach through education, healing ministries, media work as well serving the poor and orphaned.

The organisation owns and operates some of the best schools in Zimbabwe, including Dominican Convent High School in Harare, Dominican Convent Primary School in Harare, Dominican Convent High School in Bulawayo, Dominican Convent Primary School in Bulawayo, St Dominic’s, Chishawasha, and St John’s College in Emerald Hill.

They also run St Martin’s Convent Primary School in Harare, Emerald Hill School for the Deaf, Harare and Dominican Nursery School in Gweru, among other institutions.

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