A CONSTRUCTION company has sued former vice-president Enock Kavindele for failing to pay over K100, 000 for renovating his residence in Lusaka’s New Kasama.
In a statement of claim filed in the commercial registry at the Lusaka High Court, Abbeycon Zambia Limited stated that Mr Kavindele contracted it to carry out renovation works at his residence.
The company, which is represented by Messrs Douglas and Partners, said after the works, Mr Kavindele failed to pay the money amounting to K103, 149.
Abbeycon Zambia said efforts to get Mr Kavindele settle the debt failed as he was merely making numerous promises that he would liquidate his debt.
“The plaintiff will further aver at trial that upon completion of the renovation works, the defendant has not paid the plaintiff the outstanding sum of K103, 149 since September 2012.
“Despite all efforts to have the defendant settle his indebtness to the plaintiff in the said sum of K103, 149.00 have proved futile beside the defendant making numerous undertaking and promises that he will liquidate his indebtness to the plaintiff,” the statement read.
The construction firm said as a result of the defendant’s conduct, it has been greatly inconvenienced and had suffered loss.
And in defence, Mr Kavindele denied owing Abbeycon Zambia the money stating that he was ready to prove the payment.
“On the 21st May 2012, the sum of US$11, 000.00 equivalent to K58, 245,000.00 was paid on cheque no. OO0093 drawn on FNB Bank; on the 27th June 2012, the sum of K59, 160.00 was paid on cheque no.0133 drawn on FNB Bank.
“On the 4th December 2012 a sum of K50,000 was paid to one Van Wyky at Protea Hotel, Arcades, Lusaka on cheque no. 000099 drawn on FNB Bank and on 14th May 2014 sum of K18, 200 was paid on cheque no. 000239 drawn on Barclay Bank,” he said.
Mr Kavindele, who is represented by Messrs Kumasonde Chambers, said the construction company was not entitled to any of the relief contained in the statement of claim.