Home Affairs and Culture Minister Dr Obert Mpofu’s company, Khanondo Safaris and Tours has taken a Victoria Falls construction firm to court over a debt of more than $15 000.
Khanondo Safaris and Tours is a leading tour operator in Victoria Falls, which specialises in African safaris and tours, accommodation and activities.
Through its lawyers, Mashindi and Associates, the company has filed summons at the Bulawayo High Court citing Falls Contractors (Pvt) Ltd as the defendant.
Khanondo Safaris and Tours is seeking an order directing Falls Contractors to pay $15 417,64 being an outstanding balance for building material bought from its subsidiary, Khanondo Hardware, on credit.
“The defendant on different occasions bought various building materials from Khanondo Hardware on credit. Falls Contractors paid for some of the material and left a balance of $15 417,64,” said Khanondo Safaris and Tours in court papers.
Minister Mpofu’s company said despite demand, Falls Contractors has failed, refused or neglected to settle the debt.
Khanondo Safaris and Tours wants Falls Contractors to pay the legal costs it incurred in the lawsuit.
Falls Contractors has not yet responded to the summons and has 10 working days to do so. – state media