Pay R73,000 borehole bill, Wiese ordered

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Pay R73,000 borehole bill, Wiese ordered

FREE TO READ | Judge says the spat, centred on how much water was being produced, is ‘much ado about nothing’

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On top of the billions he lost in the Steinhoff implosion, Christo Wiese faces a bill of R73,000 after being ordered to pay a borehole driller who sued him.

The Shoprite chairman’s  Lourensford Fruit Company  suffered a defeat at the Supreme Court of Appeal in a case described in the judgment as “much ado about nothing”.

Wiese and his son, Jacob, are directors of the company, which refused to pay up after Promech drilled a borehole on the billionaire’s farm in Somerset West in 2011...

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