Vuyo Mbuli caught in billboard row

2012-07-02 10:57

Johannesburg - Television presenter and businessman Vuyo Mbuli has allegedly reneged on an agreement to pay the Matlosana City Council, in North West, a share of revenue from a billboard he managed, The Times reported on Monday.

Mbuli, his wife Savita, and their company Zazise Communications were ordered by the High Court in Pretoria in March to give a full account of the income derived from the billboard since November 2006.

On Friday, the council asked the court to declare Mbuli and his company in contempt of court for failing to comply with the order.

Order for his imprisonment

The municipality reportedly intended seeking leave to apply for an order for his imprisonment should he fail to comply.

The council claimed Mbuli, a presenter of SABC2's Morning Live breakfast show, had agreed to pay it 20% of the income from billboards erected on municipal ground in Klerksdorp from February 2006.

It claimed Zazise had not paid the municipality since November 2006. The court ruled in the council's favour by default, because Mbuli did not file opposing papers in March.

According to the newspaper, the municipality said Mbuli promised it a potential R12 000 a month.

Mbuli told The Times he was aware of the litigation, but preferred not to comment. Savita Mbuli said she was no longer involved with the company.

The case was postponed to 30 July.


  • Warren Mudge - 2012-07-02 11:24

    smooth operator!

      Kamfwa Brooke Vibetti - 2013-05-19 23:58

      Well on the 2/72012 Warren Mudge called Vuyo Mbuli a smooth operator! Well now I think he pulled a Real Smooth one on you, he smoothly walked away, he won't read your so highly opinionated, judgemental view. Now from where I'm standing, you need a new hobby, seeing your life revolved around Vuyo! Next TARGET?! Read some wisdom from the bible Jude 1:9-10. Old wisdom, Voyo Mbuli is still one of God's SECRETS, get this SHARP, SHARP! Unique EXiT line, NO ViOLENCE! People look around you, if you have no debt, you're no longer among the LiVING!!! Sharp, sharp, peeeooopple!!!!!!

  • bendkoker - 2012-07-02 11:42

    R12000 a month over 6 yrs is a lot of money for a strugling municipality - almost enough money for a new luxury car for the mayor.

      Mthetheleli - 2012-07-02 18:28

      You know them well!!!!!!!!!! LOL

  • motho.batho.98 - 2012-07-02 11:46

    Scandalous Vuyo as usual!

  • badballie - 2012-07-02 12:00

    Get used to this sort of thing its obviously the African way.

      fdalana - 2012-07-02 12:53

      you're sounding as if the word 'corrupt' was first included in the engish vocabulary after the British contacted the africans.

      alf.pop - 2012-07-02 20:55

      Has he already had job offers from the ANC? His crooked deals dovetail perfectly with ANC policies and make him a perfect candidate!

  • ivan.frantz.3 - 2012-07-02 12:04

    People will do anything to put money in their pockets ! and It mostly involves crooked or illegal activities .

  • tshiamo.stevens - 2012-07-02 12:43

    My friend used to work for his now defunct Growth Magazine as editor. At best he was paid one third of his salary; at worst on the 50th of the month. Printers, freelancers and employees were seldom paid on time if at all they did.

  • derekneilmaclachlan - 2012-07-02 14:47

    It took him years to pay the builder who did renovations on his house in Port Alfred as well!!!!!

  • musamuskid - 2012-07-02 15:32

    R864000.00 is a drop in a ocean, he is learning form best!!!

  • thabo.shaku - 2012-07-02 17:04

    Vuyo own up!

      Lawrence Matsila - 2013-05-19 08:46

      Rest in peace,on soul in human body are in de hands of de lord

      Kamfwa Brooke Vibetti - 2013-05-19 18:48

      It is SAD, that at a time of the passing of an immaculately gifted human being, people want to berate him on Law Suits. Here's NEWS FLASH for you lousy insensitive journalism, even dogs get Law suites! Which village dd you craw out off. Have some respect for the dead, why don't you FOCUS on Vuyo Mbuli's HONOR

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