Pay R73,000 borehole bill, Wiese ordered


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’


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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