Botswana Congress Party’s Parliamentary candidate for Maun West, George Lubinda is expected to appear before Maun Magistrate Court soon for failing to pay a P5, 127.00 debt.
Lubinda owes a brick layer Rodney Moemedi Mukoya, Payment for 1 300 bricks which he bought on credit on January 9th on an agreement to pay later on the same day.
Mukoya said that Lubinda sent his employees to pick the bricks but when the brick maker phoned later to demand payment Lubinda refused to pay.
“I sold him my bricks at a discounted rate and produced an invoice as per his demands but I was surprised when he switched off his phone when it was time to pay.” said Mukoya who then went on to explain that Lubinda then brought back some of the bricks the following day claiming they were damaged.
Mukoya blamed the damage on poor handling by Lubinda’s employees.
“His boys were rough when loading and offloading those bricks and now they think it is my fault, I cannot stand to to be abused in my business.”
On March 26th Mukoya dragged Lubinda before Maun Magistrate Clifford Foroma where the politician was ordered to pay the brick maker. Lubinda however ignored the court order forcing Mukoya to engage the services of a Deputy Sheriff, Mokiya Mokiya.
“I don’t believe a person of his statue can do this to me, my business is suffering because of him but I will wait for another court’s decision,” said Mukoya after Lubinda appealed the court order.
When contacted Lubinda said that what he knew was that the case was before the court and therefore he was not at liberty to comment on it.
“It is election time and people can be used to tarnish my name but my lawyer is handling everything and we are prepared to face him in court,” said Lubinda.