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huge claim on shembe

By unknown | Feb 14, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 1 ]

Sowetan Reporter

Sowetan Reporter

A Gauteng-based black economic empowerment company has claimed that the squabbling within the Ebuhleni faction of Shembe Nazareth Baptist Church is threatening the survival of its business.

Mopane Marketing Solutions in Midrand claims that the church ordered 6000 umbrellas in December with the slogan "Shembe is the way" written on them.

The company claims the umbrellas were to be used by church members during this year's pilgrimage.

Company owner Clint le Roux said he had been in contact with the church's secretary, Chancy Sibisi, for the payment but was sent from pillar to post.

"They only paid me R3000 out of R204000. Yesterday I spoke to Sibisi, but he didn't come out clear.

"I do not know what's going on in their church, maybe they have displaced the money they are supposed to pay to me. I do not believe that Christians can do such a thing," said Le Roux.

He said the church leaders' actions had had huge impact on his company.

"We are a small business and I do not want to be given stories about the payment. I have also contacted my lawyer to draft a letter and send it to the Durban high court," he said.

Sibisi said they had an agreement with Le Roux that he would make umbrellas and they would sell to church members.

"It has nothing to do with the church. We gave him R3000 after the members bought umbrellas.

"Those umbrellas came very late because the plan was to sell during the pilgrimage," he said.


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This is quite strange. A man claiming to have been done in by a church for umbrellas can easily forget that he himself has ruined a small business (mine),through dishonesty and deceitfullness. I feel no remorse for mister Clint Le Roux from Mopane Marketing. "Youre the biggest crook of all".

Feb 22, 2016 10:21 | 0 replies