DJ BLACK COFFEE’s mother Faith Dandala is allegedly embroiled in a nine-year-old debt scandal, and has been ducking and diving ever since.
According to a Durban-based businessman, Bongani Ngcobo, Faith borrowed R40 000 from him in January 2008 and hasn’t paid a cent of it till this day.
Bongani said he loaned this money to Faith when she was still a close family friend.
Said Bongani: “At the time she still owned Sonke Office Supplies, a business that used to supply office stationery for different government departments and companies.”
He said in January 2008 Faith contacted and asked him to come to her rescue, as she had received a job to supply stationery.
“She told me she needed monetary assistance of R40 000, as she wanted to order stationery urgently for delivery.
“She said she didn’t have enough money because the other companies she had supplied last year had not paid her,” said Bongani.
He said knowing that Dandala was a close family friend, he decided to assist her.
“After I had deposited the money into her company’s bank account, Faith called me into her office in Berea, Durban, where she wrote a one-line stamped letter confirming she had received the money.
“She said she was doing this because she knew money often caused enemies,” said Ngcobo.
According to Bongani, the problem began six months later, when Faith did not keep to her side of the deal to pay the money at the end of March in 2008.
“She told me she was unable to pay me because her company had been liquidated. While I was still shocked by the news, she phoned me again and told me she had relocated to Cape Town.
He said when he went to check on her in her house in Overport, Durban, he discovered that she had really moved out.
“I kept tracing her whereabouts until I discovered that she had, in fact, moved to the Bluff in Durban.
“I opened a case against her, but she told me that wouldn’t help me because she was well-connected,” said Bongani.
He said even today he hasn’t received his money and despite his attempt of making her daughter, Lungi and Black Coffee.
“All I want is my money I feel she’s disrespecting me because it’s not possible that she can’t afford paying it. She stays in the suburbs and drives an expensive car, yet she doesn’t want to pay back my money.”
KZN police spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbhele, told the SunTeam: “We can confirm that a case of theft under false pretences was opened at the Phoenix Police Station for investigation, but no one has been arrested.”
Faith was not available for comment.
She did not respond to our messages and SMSes this week.