May 14 2011
Zindzi Mandela and her business partners intend filing replying court documents in the Los Angeles Superior Court after boxing promoter Duane Moody applied in the US court to sue her for R50-million.
Moody claims Mandela approached him to help secure the biggest fight in boxing history, a bout between Floyd Mayweather jr and Manny Pacquiao, scheduled for November at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto.
It would have formed part of Nelson Mandela’s 93rd birthday celebrations and would have been announced at a press conference on his birthday on July 18.
The Sunday Tribune reported last week that Moody claims that negotiations were at an advanced stage, but, at the last minute, Mandela could not come up with the cash she’d promised.
The case was lodged at the Los Angeles Superior Court on April 15, and Moody is claiming damages for breach of oral contract, promise without the intent to perform and negligent misrepresentation.
But one of Mandela’s business partners, Michael Lodge, president and chief executive of VisionQwest Resource Group, told the Saturday Star this week that there would be a response.
WE ARE EAGERLY AWAITING THAT RESPONSE