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Mowana Copper Mine Sued For P120,000

LEBOGANG MOSIKARE
Mowana Mine
FRANCISTOWN: A maintanance, repairing, cleaning and food supplies company has taken Leboam Holdings which is trading as Mowana Copper Mine (MCM) to court over alleged breach of contract.

According to court documents filed at the Francistown High Court, the plaintiff, Harvest Investments (PTY) LTD, was supposed to clean MCM employees’ guest houses from time to time.

“The plaintiff was to carry out general maintenance of, and repairs to the defendant’s houses aforesaid from time to time. The plaintiff was to supply the defendant’s employees and guests with food or meals from time to time. The defendant was to pay the plaintiff within 30 days, or alternatively within a reasonable time of receipt of the plaintiff’s invoice,” read Harvest’s documents.The documents add that at the time of conclusion of the aforesaid contract, Sipho and Lucas Mlalazi represented Harvest while one Masogo represented MCM.

“The plaintiff delivered to the defendant invoices for services rendered for the contract totalling P120,713,81. In the breach of its obligations

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under the contract, the defendant has despite the lapse of 30 days or reasonable time from receipt of various invoices, failed to pay the plaintiff the P120,713,81 which is due and payable,” read the documents.

Harvest also wants MCM to pay 10% interest from the time of proof of claim and costs of the suit.

Justice Barnabas Nyamadzabo deferred the matter, which the plaintiff first brought before court last year in December, to August 22 for status report.

The plaintiff is represented by Nfila Attorneys while Minchin & Kelly (Botswana) represents the defendant.

MCM is now owned by Cradle Arc, which is listed in the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in London.

The London-listed company is currently ramping up production to 12, 000 tonnes per year at Mowana in order to take advantage of increasing metals prices.



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