Gogo Mvuyane is a widow, a pensioner, a retired midwife, a grandmother and my mother. She is from KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. In 2002, she was a victim of an unfair justice system which favors those who have money at the expense of those who do not.
In December 2002 while driving on a freeway, Gogo Mvuyane was involved in an accident where another vehicle bumped into her car from behind causing damage to both cars. During the investigations it was established that the other driver was at fault and he (the driver) also agreed to this. At this point one would expect this to be a simple and straight forward case but this was not to be so.
The car that the other driver was driving was not his but a courtesy vehicle from a panel-beating company and they were the ones who ended up taking over the case. As it turned out, the driver had complained of failing health and asked the panelbeating company to take over on his behalf. As one would expected that the driver would pay all expenses related to the repair of Gogo Mvuyane's vehicle but instead, the panelbeating company sued Gogo Mvuyane for damages to their vehicle. Gogo Mvuyane tragically, could not afford to get lawyer to challenge the lawsuit and thus the panelbeating company won the case by default. What was even more tragic was that after paying for the repair of her vehicle, she was expected to pay all the legal fees incurred by the panelbeaters which were R 9 000 in total.
Since 2003 (when the lawsuit concluded), Gogo Mvuyane has paid over R 15 000 to these legal fees plus interest. In May 2019, Gogo was informed by the Sheriff's office that they would be coming to confiscate her property in order to pay for the reminder of the debt which they claimed was R 18 000 excluding the Sheriff's fees. She has received numerous threats from the panelbeaters' lawyers to pay up the balance of the remaining debt which she cannot as she is a widow and a pensioner. I have been able to gather R 5 000 (from friends and colleagues) which we paid her household property from being confiscated. She still is expected to pay the remaining debt of R 18 000 (plus interest) and this is proving to be impossible given her economic situation.
This is why I appeal to everyone who is able to help Gogo Mvuyane pay for the outstanding debt. Any donation of any amount will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in adv and may God bless you!