ZBC sued over $62k hospitality debt

Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG) Limited has petitioned the court seeking an order to compel the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) to settle a $61 733 bill.

BY CHARLES LAITON

Through its lawyers Matsika Legal Practitioners, RTG issued summons against ZBC on August 3, 2018 and the latter is yet to enter an appearance to defend.

In its declaration, RTG said the unsettled hospitality services bills were in respect of the firm’s three hotels, namely New Ambassador Hotel, The Rainbow Towers Hotel and Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel.

“Between the periods April 2017 to May 2017, the plaintiff (RTG) and the defendant (ZBC) entered into a credit agreement, ‘stay now pay later agreement’, in terms of which the plaintiff was to provide hotel and hospitality services to the defendant at its special and specific request on a credit basis,” RTG said.

“The defendant undertook to pay all the various amounts accrued for services rendered. The following were, inter alia, the express and implied terms of the contract, namely that: the plaintiff was to provide hospitality and hotel services at its various hotels, namely New Ambassador Hotel, The Rainbow Towers Hotel and Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel to various guests of the defendant at its specific and special request.”

RTG further said it was also agreed between the parties that ZBC would make payment of the various amounts levied by the hospitality firm upon delivery of the service within three months or within a reasonable period.

“Pursuant to the agreement, the plaintiff provided hotel and hospitality services to the defendant at New Ambassador Hotel, The Rainbow Towers Hotel and Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel.
The costs of the services so rendered amounted to $61 733, which remains due, owing and payable,” RTG said.

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