ORLANDO Pirates defender Siyabonga Sangweni has failed to defend his honour – both on and off the field.
It happened last Wednesday. The KwaZulu-Natal born player failed to stop Golden Arrows scoring two goals against the Buccaneers on Wednesday.
That same day, he failed to defend his case against BMW Finance at the South Gauteng High Court in Joburg.
The former Bafana Bafana player was taken to court by the company after defaulting on his payment. Sangweni is alleged to be in arrears of more than R43 000 for his BMW Coupe.
Judge Teffo granted an order which forces Sangweni to pay the entire bill for the car. If he fails to do this, it will be repossessed.
According to court papers seen by Sunday Sun, Sangweni defaulted on his monthly payment and also failed to make an arrangement to pay.
The dealership said that efforts to contact him were unsuccessful.
BMW Finance said Sangweni breached their agreement when he failed to pay the monthly instalment for four months.
“In breach of the agreement, the respondent has failed to make due and punctual monthly payments to the applicant and is in arrears with such payment in the sum of R43 000,” said the car dealership.
BMW finance said they tried everything to get Sangweni to pay but to no avail.
They argued that they sent the sheriff of the court to his address on several occasions.
But the sheriff couldn’t get a response from him. Sangweni was given 10 days to respond to the letters of demand but he allegedly failed to reply.
After hearing the application by BMW finance in court, the judge granted the company a default judgement against Sangweni.
Neither Sangweni nor his legal representative were in court last week when Judge Teffo made his ruling on the luxury car.
Yesterday Sangweni was not available for comment. Sunday Sun has learnt that he was in camp preparing for the Derby.