Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube, daughter of Jacob Zuma & Uzalo , went AWOL because she couldn’t pay the rent.
Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube, daughter of Jacob Zuma & Uzalo, went AWOL because she couldn’t pay the rent.
A Joburg company has applied for an order to evict former president Jacob Zuma’s daughter and Uzalo creator Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube and her business partner Theogaren Moodley from their Sandton restaurant, Urban Moyo, for failing to pay nearly R3-million in rental fees.
New Park Towers applied for the order at the Joburg supreme court last week and has given the duo 10 days to point if it plans to oppose the appliance.
In the court papers, which are in our possession, New Park Towers said Zuma-Ncube and Moodely signed a lease agreement on February 5 2019 on behalf of their company, Lang Tad (Urban Moyo), to occupy the commercial property in Sandown.
In terms of the lease agreement, Zuma-Ncube and Moodely’s company was expected to pay R65 280 for the office space, R23 400 for outdoor deck or seating, and R11 483 for operational costs. of these payments excluded VAT.
They were also expected to pay R285 750 for pro-rata rates and taxes, electricity and water consumption charges, sewer charges, refuse removal charge, also as other associated charges, and R1 500 excluding charges for administration costs.
The lease period commenced on February 1 2019 and was alleged to endways January 31, 2024.
New Park Towers said despite occupying the property, Zuma-Ncube and Moodely did not pay rent and therefore the charges for his or her company and are currently over R732 318 behind.
The company said that upon engagements, Moodely signed papers acknowledging to be the surety and principal debtor in February 2019 at Edenvale while Zuma-Ncube too signed within the same period at Cresta.
It added that because the duo has did not settle the debt despite several letters written to them to remit payment, it decided to cancel the lease agreement. the appliance for an order is split into two claims and claim 2.
In claim one, the corporate is demanding over R732 000 in rental arrears and an order to evict Zuma-Ncube and Moodely from the offices.
“The first defendant breached the terms of the lease agreement by failing to form payment as agreed of the monthly rental and charges and is presently behind within the amount/and balance of R732 318.28 in respect of the amount as began and computed on the exposition of the primary defendant’s account. Ejectment of the primary defendant and anyone claiming occupation through the primary defendant from the commercial leased premises described as shop 1,” reads the papers.
In claim two, the corporate seeks an order to cancel the lease agreement and a payment of over R1.9-million from the 2 for the remaining terms of the lease agreement.
“The plaintiff has duly demanded from the defendant payment of the arrears amount which amount is presently due owing [sic] and payable and which defendants failed and/or neglected to pay, alternatively demand is formed herewith.
The papers read further: “The plaintiff hereby cancels the lease agreement because the plaintiff is entitled to, effective herewith.
“As a result of early cancellation of the lease agreement, the lessor suffered fair and reasonable damages [positive interesse] within the amount of R1 921 538.04 being calculated for the amount of August 2020 to October 2021 computed and discounted at the speed of 8% in respect of the amount as began hereunder,” consistent with the papers. Zumancube declined to comment.