GEORGE NEWS - Five former Tekkie Town employees want to appeal an interim interdict recently obtained against them by Pepkor. It prohibits them from selling certain footwear that compete with Tekkie Town stock.
According to a media statement from the group, their application for leave to appeal was handed in on Monday 19 November at the Cape Town High Court, which had issued the interdict against them on 7 November.
The group is made up of Tekkie Town founder Braam van Huyssteen, Bernard Mostert, Dawie van Niekerk, Gert Claassens and Michael Brown, all founders of the newly established Mr. Tekkie.
Van Huyssteen says in the statement, "We view the application to appeal to be the responsible avenue to defend ourselves and also the legal system from the vexatious behaviour by Pepkor, Steinhoff and its senior leadership. The list, purported by Pepkor to be 'Annexure A' of the ruling, was indeed not 'Annexure A' but unilaterally produced by Pepkor nearly a week after the ruling was handed down."
He says the "Pepkor-fabricated" list was never placed before the court. "It was never audited or verified and, contrary to Judge Elizabeth Baartman's instruction, was not provided to the respondents or the court before judgement was delivered."
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