Zamajobe may lose home
The Star / 24 Jan '13, 08:49am
Also on the wrong side of the law over an unpaid loan is songstress Zamajobe Sithole, who was hauled to court by Absa Homeloans.
The award-winning Afro-pop singer, who turns 28 next month, stands to lose her Kensington, Joburg, home after disregarding a February 2012 court order to pay the bank R1 084 396.29.
13/08/03 Pop Idol Zamajobe Sithole. Credit: Boxer Ngwenya
The former Idols finalist took a loan with the bank in 2007.
But for more than 22 months, the sultry singer defaulted on her mortgage repayments, accumulating interest and prompting the bank to embark on court action against her.
In February last year, Judge Fayeeza Kathree-Setiloane ordered Sithole to pay the R1 084 396.29 with a 9 percent annual interest.
On Wednesday, Judge van Oosten declared the property executable as the bank had heard nothing from Sithole, after the bank voiced frustration over unsuccessful attempts to get hold of her.
“It is ordered that the respondent’s immovable property is executable in accordance with the provisions of rule 46(1) (a)(ii),” the judge ruled.
Sithole did not respond to phone calls or text and e-mail messages on Wednesday.