FLAMBOYANT Harare businessman-cum-musician Energy Mutodi has been summoned to appear in court over a $40 000 debt he allegedly owes a construction company, Brance (Pvt) Ltd.
In summons filed at the High Court last month, Brance is demanding
$30 000 plus $10 000 interest for supplying interior furnishings for Mutodi’s Borrowdale house.
Part of the summons read: “Wherefore plaintiff (Brance Pvt Ltd) prays for payment of the sum of $39 743,19 at the prescribed rate of 5% per annum from the 11th of February 2012.”
The company is also demanding 10% collection commission calculated in accordance with the Law Society of Zimbabwe by-laws (1982).
“On 23rd of February 2012 the plaintiff and defendant (Mutodi) entered into an open order contract. Subsequent to that, the plaintiff proceeded to fix and supply furnishings for the interior of the immovable property situated at number 1560 Charlotte Brooke, Borrowdale. The total amount of costs for the work done and material furnished amounted to $92 621,50 of which a balance was paid leaving a debit balance of $39 743,19,” the plaintiff’s declaration reads.
Brance said Mutodi had failed to pay the full amount of $39 743,19.
Of late, Mutodi has been hogging the limelight though in the negative. Last Thursday, the musician was arrested for allegedly swindling people in a land deal. He also appeared at the civil court over a maintenance dispute with his wife.