A JOZI branding company has taken the ANC to court over allegations of non-payment. National Flag approached the South Gauteng High Court, in Joburg, seeking to compel the ruling party to cough up R668 106.09 for services it rendered since October 2016.
Documents seen by the SunTeam this week, reveal both sides struck an oral agreement to have goods and services, including interior branding pillars and stage banners, delivered to Luthuli House.
Read the papers, in part: “During or about the period October 2016 to 2018 and at Jozi, alternatively Kew, the plaintiff (National Flag), represented by Kyle Bollert, and the defendant (ANC), represented by Thandi Shongwe and Thapelo Mosilele, entered into an oral agreement, which expresses that the plaintiff would sell and deliver certain goods to the defendant at the latter’s special instance and request.”
In its court application, National Flag stated the ruling party agreed to make payment.
“The defendant would make full payment on a cash-on-delivery basis in the full price and/or any remaining balance within 30 days.”
National Flag further seeks that the court grant an order, although their agreement doesn’t fall under the National Credit Act.
“In breach of the defendant’s obligation to pay the plaintiff on presentation of its invoices to it or delivery of the goods or within 30 days on the arrangement, the defendant has failed to pay the amount as reflected being due and payable in the said detailed statement.”
National Flag also claims the ANC intentionally failed to make payments even after being sent a letter of demand.
“Despite demand, the defendant has failed and/or neglected and/or refused to pay R688 106.09 as due and payable to the plaintiff.”
ANC spokesman, Pule Mabe, could not be reached for comment and failed to respond to our SMSes.
– Sunday sun