Pretoria property owners are tackling Moroka Swallows talisman Andile Jali after he fouled by failing to pay levies for the multi-million rand property he purchased in their posh estate.
Sunday World can exclusively reveal that the Lombardy Home Owners Association dragged Jali to the Joburg high court last week after he defaulted on the payment of levies for the R3.2-million property he bought in their estate.
The talented soccer star, bought the posh property in 2016 when he was plying his trade overseas after leaving Orlando Pirates.
In the court documents, which we have seen, the association, which is registered as a non-profit company (NPC), said Jali signed a memorandum of incorporation in which he undertook to timeously pay the levies after buying the property. But he breached the terms and conditions of the memorandum of incorporation when he defaulted on payments. As a result of the former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder’s tardiness, he was over R123 000 in arrears.
The arrears according to the papers, excludes over R46 000, for which the association obtained an order and judgment against him at the Pretoria Central magistrate’s court on August 28 last year.
The association said it had, through its lawyers, sent several letters of demand to Jali but the controversial footie showed them the middle finger.
“Accordingly, the plaintiff in this action seeks payment in the amount of R123 080, being the current arrears less the judgment amount. Wherefore, the plaintiff prays for judgment to be granted against the defendant in the amount of R123 080,” read the papers.
Sources said if the association is granted the order, and Jali still fails to pay the arrears, the trustees of the association would apply for an execution order and sell the property to recoup its money.
The deep throat said Jali’s failure to pay the levies could not be attributed to Swallows’s financial troubles.
“As you can see, he joined Swallows last year in 2023 but the default judgment for over R46 000 was obtained in August last year, just a month after joining the club.
“So the boy has been defaulting and not properly managing his finances before joining the club.”