Funeral parlour Moonlight has been taken to court by a coffin-supplying firm, Safmed, for reportedly failing to pay an outstanding balance of $11 000 after the firm supplied 48 caskets worth $36 000.
According to the summons issued on March 2 2012 by Safmed under case number HC2419/12, Moonlight Provident Associates is cited as the defendant. Safmed claims on December 21 last year, Moonlight ordered 35 caskets at $750 per unit.
On January 12, Safmed supplied the 35 caskets at Moonlight’s branch situated along Herbert Chitepo Street and a week later Moonlight made another order of 13 caskets which were also delivered.
Part of the summons reads: “A total of 48 caskets were delivered to the defendant whose value amounted to $36 000. Out of the total amount owed to the plaintiff, by the defendant less $25 000 that was paid, an outstanding balance of $11 000 was left owing.” Safmed further claimed: “Defendant has wilfully disdained from making payment of the outstanding balance of the supplied and delivered caskets in breach of a contract of sale it entered with the plaintiff.” Moonlight has since entered an appearance to defend notice.
Safmed lawyer Andrew Mutsiwa said he entered notice to plead with the intention to bar on behalf of his client last week and was waiting for Moonlight to enter its plea. The matter is before the High Court.