BnR sues BTC for P2.7m

BnR founding members in consultation with their lawyer outside court PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
BnR founding members in consultation with their lawyer outside court PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Popular events company, Born and Raised (BnR) and Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) are fighting in court following a botched sponsorship agreement. BnR is demanding P2.7 million from its former sponsor, BTC, for what it terms a loss of income and reputational damage due to a breach of contract by the latter.

When appearing before Broadhurst Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, one of the founding members of BnR, Molatedi Kgotla, said the two entities had entered into a two-year contract in which BTC had agreed to sponsor BnR with P250,000 plus P18,000 worth of internet connectivity.

He also explained that the contract was supposed to run from 2019 to 2020. Kgotla said to this day, BTC is yet to pay that money. “We had a two-year agreement with BTC to sponsor our 2019 and 2020 events; the 2019 event went well without a sponsor and as the world grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, we as BnR proposed a virtual event to BTC with also fan parks hosting 50 people each across the country.

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