Axed Mighty Mukuru Wanderers defenders Francis Mlimbika and Bongani Kaipa are demanding over K10 million each as their terminal benefits following the sacking from the club, Times Sport can reveal.
Sources indicated that the two met a lawyer who advised them on procedures to follow to get their terminal benefits.
Terminal benefits are the entitlements an employee has upon termination of an employment contract, whether the employee is terminated by the employer or resigns.
Kaipa said he was owed over K10 million including balances in signing-on fee and other bonuses.
“I stopped reporting for training immediately after they communicated about the decision to expel me from the team. I am still contracted to the club for the next 17 months and after making calculations they owe me over K10 million,” he said.
Another source revealed that Mlimbika, who signed a new two-year deal with the club in April this year, is also owed similar amount.
“He only received K800,000 from the K3 million signing-on fee he was supposed to receive. He is remaining with about 15 months on his deal. He used to get K420,000,” said the source.
However, Mlimbika could neither confirm nor deny the development.
“I am close to a fuel pump so I will come back to you,” he said but did not return our call.
However, Wanderers Commercialisation, Public Relations and Media Liaison Director Clement Stambuli said he will revert to us once he gets back into his office.
“I was away on other errands and I have just arrived in the country. Once I settle down and get back in office, I will surely come back to you,” he said.
Both, Kaipa and Mlimbika joined Wanderers in 2011.
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