A Lusaka businessman has dragged a University Teaching Hospital (UTH) medical doctor to court for failing to pay debt amounting to K170,500, borrowed between August, 2016, and June, 2018.

Kennedy Kauwo, who has sued Sihem Dhifaoui in this matter, is claiming payment of the said sum, interest, plus legal costs.

In a statement of claim filed in the Lusaka High Court, December 14, Kauwo stated that between August, 2016, and June, 2018, the defendant, Dhifaoui borrowed money from him amounting to K170,500.

He disclosed that Dhifaoui had failed to pay him the said amount despite several demands issued to her.

“The plaintiff will at trial aver that the defendant borrowed money, which she has failed to pay to the plaintiff. The plaintiff shall aver that no other payments have been made and the current outstanding sum stands at K170,500. Despite several demands issued by the plaintiff for the defendant to settle its indebtedness, the defendant has failed or neglected to settle the amount outstanding,” read the statement of claim.

Kauwo stated that as a result of Dhifaoui’s failure to pay, he had suffered and continues to suffer damage and loss.

He now claims for payment of K170,500, interest, legal costs of the action and any other relief the court may deem fit.