Trouble for rapper Moozlie as she is due to lose her car after failing to pay it

Trouble for rapper Moozlie as she is due to lose her car after failing to pay it

If the 1,3 million people following rapper and television presenter Nomuzi Mabena on Instagram were to be translated into money, she’d not need to worry about the repo man going after her.

The amount would be enough to settle the outstanding balance BMW finance had borrowed her to get the 2017 BMW 420i Gran Coupe M Sport.

But the figure is simply a headcount of people and not rands.

The lender has taken the MTV Base, Vuzu TV, and Channel O presenter to court for failing to stay up with the monthly installment.

In court papers filed at the South Gauteng supreme court fortnight ago, the lender is asking the court to intervene and force Mabena to settle the debt fully.

It argues Mabena, popularly referred to as Moozlie, has breached sale agreement terms by failing to repay the monthly installments, thereby forcing it to cancel the contract.

According to court papers, Mabena was alleged to pay a monthly installment of R8 416,48 for 71 months, when the residual payment of R158 193 would have kicked in.

But she’s recently fallen behind in installments, accumulating arrears of quite R37 000.

The lender claims that when she couldn’t make payments, it tried to contact her using various platforms but to no avail.

Now it’s demanding the outstanding balance of R422 472,55 in full, with immediate effect.

“Despite lawful written demand, the defendant did not make payment of the arrears,” read the court papers partially.

“The plaintiff has elected to cancel the installment sale agreement, take repossession of the vehicle, and claim the difference between the outstanding balance began in paragraph 5 above and any amount realized from the sale of the vehicle in future.”

The lender claimed to possess offered her several options during a bid to resolve the matter, including surrendering the car voluntarily, developing a repayment plan accepted by both parties, and/or going for debt counseling.

The lender pleaded with the court to authorize the sheriff of the supreme court to “attach, seize and fork over the vehicle (chassis number withheld)” to the plaintiff.

It asked the court to order her to pay the prices of the claim at an attorney-and-client scale.

Mabena was given 10 days to file her answering affidavit with the court but has did not do so.

She wasn’t available for comment and did not answer our SMSes and emails.