Khupe To Pay 5 Million Rand For 2008 MDC-T Campaign Material

A South African textile company and a Bulawayo cloth manufacturer have sued the MDC-T at the High Court, demanding to paid close to 5 million Rands.

The two companies are owed the  R4 560 935.37 from the year 2008 when they supplied the opposition political party with campaign material ahead of the disputed June presidential run-off.

The campaign material was in the form of headscarves and T-shirts among other paraphernalia.

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The two companies are Cabat Trade and Finance (Pvt) Ltd of Johannesburg in South Africa and Security Mills (Pvt) Ltd of Belmont in Bulawayo.

The two companies filed a court application through their lawyer Phineas Madzivire of Joel Pincus Konson and Wolhuter Legal Practitioners at the Bulawayo High Court.

The application cited the MDC-T and the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi as respondents.

The applicants want MDC-T to pay R4 560 935,37 or its equivalent in the local currency, or any other currency using the prevailing bank market rate.

The application was granted by Supreme Court judge Justice Bharat Patel sitting with Deputy Chief Justice Elizabeth Gwaunza and acting judge of appeal Justice Martin Makonese on a circuit in Bulawayo.

They ordered the MDC-T the debt with 5 per cent interest calculated from April 2008 to the date of final payment.

More: The Herald

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