A Lusaka businesswoman has filed a lawsuit against former Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) boss, Chanda Kabwe, seeking that he immediately returns to her a Volvo Light truck for failing to pay the outstanding balance of K110,000 since 2022.
Catherine Kunda, who is into a business of trading and transport lodged a suit against Kabwe in the Lusaka High Court, alleging that he had refused to settle the K110,000, despite several reminders.
The litigant stated that the former senior government official agreed to buy her light truck motor registration No. AHB 73892M at a total cost of K330,000 in December,2021.
Kabwe made an initial deposit of K120,000 and the two parties agreed that he would settle the remaining balance of K210,000 by January, 2022.
Kunda claimed that the defendant managed to pay only K100,000 in March,2022 and not the full outstanding balance.
“The defendant has neglected, refused or ignored to settle the outstanding balance of K110,000 despite several reminders by way of phone calls and physical contact and correspondence with the defendant,” she stated.
The plaintiff is, therefore, seeks an order that the simple contract for the sale of the motor vehicle between the parties be cancelled forthwith .
She is further seeking an order against Kabwe that he returns the property in dispute in the same state it was as of March, 2022.
Kunda is claiming damages for inconvenience of non payment of the outstanding balance and loss of use of the her motor vehicle.
She had also asked the Court to order the defendant to pay her damages for unjust enrichment .
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