ARC Save Travel Tours and Car Hire Limited has sued President Edgar Lungu’s former special assistant for political affairs Kaizar Zulu seeking payment of over K132,000 owed to it in outstanding air tickets.
ARC Save Travel Tours and Car Hire is claiming K132,665 being monies owed for air tickets as well as damages for loss of use of funds.
The company is further seeking interest at the BoZ short deposit rate from date of issue of writ to date of judgement and thereafter at the commercial bank lending rate and costs.
According to a statement of claim filed in the Lusaka High Court Commercial Registry, ARC Save Travel Tours and Car Hire stated that Zulu engaged it between October 25 and November, 27, 2017 for the provision of air tickets for various individuals on his account.
It stated that Zulu was issued some invoices on the account, but added that the remaining balance in the sum of K132,665 on his account had not been settled to-date.
ARC Save stated that it, through one of its directors, engaged Zulu on several occasions reminding him of his indebtedness, but to-date he had not settled his dues to the company.
“That due to the negative response by the defendant (Zulu), the plaintiff (ARC Save), through its advocates Messrs Andrew & Partners, wrote a letter of demand to the defendant on June 12, 2020, which letter has not been received by the defendant as he has been avoiding phone calls from the law firm,” read the claim.
“All efforts to locate the whereabouts of the defendant have proved futile even after engaging a courier service to locate the defendant at his last known place of business.”
ARC Save stated that Zulu had made promises via WhatsApp messaging to one of the directors, a Ms Jessy Lengwe, but to-date hasn’t fulfilled his promises.
It added that Zulu had since refused, neglected and/or denied to have the balance of K132,665 on his account cleared.
ARC Save stated that as a result, it had suffered grave loss and inconveniences.