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Dube, psmas row rages on

By Fidelis Munyoro

The Supreme Court is today expected to hear former Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS) chief executive Dr Cuthbert Dube’s appeal against the Labour Court ruling that reversed a $3,5 million arbitral award he had won.

Former Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS) chief executive Dr Cuthbert Dube
Former Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS) chief executive Dr Cuthbert Dube

Dr Dube won the $3,5 million arbitral award against the medical aid society in a contractual dispute in April 2015.

The arbitrator, only identified as Mr D. Moyo, awarded Dr Dube his claim entitling him to a monthly salary and benefits backdated to January 2014.

But the Labour Court quashed the arbitration award after it granted the appeal by PSMAS and its subsidiary, Premier Service Medical Investments, in 2017.

Dr Dube got a windfall in two arbitral awards, one against PSMI for $2 070 000 and the other against PSMAS for $1 380 000, bringing his total claims to $3 450 000.

But his hopes for rich pickings were damned after the Labour Court set aside the two arbitral awards.

He is now looking up to the superior court to change his fortunes by seeking to quash the lower court ruling and uphold his claim. The Herald