CHINESE businessman Jack Huang’s lawsuit against the Namibia Public Workers’ Union (NPWU) secretary general Petrus Nevonga and former Ondangwa Councillor Christian Itope today resumed in the high court.
Huang is suing the two to the tune of N$3.2 million, which he contributed towards the formation of their company, Jinhao Investment close corporation.
In addition, he allegedly loaned Itope and Nevonga an amount of N$1 600 000 in their personal capacities.
Evidence before court from Huang’s bank accounts at FNB and Nedbank indicate that the total amount of money Huang gave out is in excess of N$6.5 million – which is more than the N$3.2 million he is suing for. Amongst the N$6.5 million, Huang paid a total N$1.2 million to an accountant who would help set up the business. Initially, Huang says, Itope and Nevinga had agreed to repay Huang his money but failed to do so.
Huang is challenging the duo and Jinhao Investment cc to prove that they did not receive the money.
The two, however, strongly deny that they owe Huang.
“If it is found that payment was made, then it was a loan to Jinhao,” the duo claim.
The matter is before Acting Judge Kaijata Kangueehi.
Kadhila Amoomo is representing the respondents and Shimakeleni Appolus is representing Huang.