Publishers of The Zimbabwe Independent and The Standard are embroiled in a legal wrangle over rentals with the property managers of its Forestry Commission-owned Bulawayo offices, according to a report in The Standard.

The wrangle started in November last year after the tenants at the building told property managers, Knight Frank that they did not accept the alleged rent arrears raised in US dollars.

The tenants have since been issued with eviction notices over the disputed rentals.

The tenants argued at the time that property owners were not permitted to levy rentals in foreign currency.

They had offered rentals to the equivalent of R2 000 a month per wing which the owners rejected.

Raphael Khumalo, Zimind Publishers' Chief Executive Officer confirmed that there was a dispute between the tenants of the Forestry Commission-owned building and the property managers.

"Whilst discussions were taking place between the parties, on Tuesday morning all the tenants found notices of eviction from the property managers stuck on their doors," Khumalo said. "Zimind, like all law-abiding organisations, will defend its rights."

Click here to read the full report, posted on the Independent's website.