A REGISTERED microfinance company that specialises in lending money and loans, Inclusive Financial Services (Pvt) Ltd, has taken Zanu PF central committee member and the party’s former Matabeleland South provincial chairperson Rido Mpofu’s Sunrise Trading and two others to court to recover an undisclosed amount they owe.
Mpofu’s Sunrise Trading runs Ekhaya Garden Restaurant and Takeaways, but his catering business is reportedly crumbling with workers going for months without pay.
Once Gwanda’s leading restaurant, Sunrise is now a pale shadow of its former self and is of late being shunned by customers.
A notice by the Messenger of Court that was flighted in the Press indicated that unless the case was withdrawn, Mpofu’s Volvo car, registration number ABK 8236, and a pizza-making machine would go under the hammer at a public auction at Siyaphambili Co-operative this morning.
When Southern Eye visited Siyaphambili Co-operative yesterday afternoon, Mpofu’s Volvo and the pizza-making machine were being viewed by potential buyers.
An official at the Messenger of Court office confirmed that Mpofu’s property would be auctioned this morning.
Contacted for comment, Mpofu said the matter had been settled and his property would not be sold.
“The matter has been withdrawn. It’s unfortunate that the notice was flighted in the newspaper. You can come tomorrow (today) and you will see the property will not be sold,” Mpofu said.
Inclusive Financial Services (Pvt) Ltd management said they were bound by client-confidentiality rights not to divulge any information and referred all questions to the Messenger of Court.