GRASS WILL SUFFER WHEN I SEE HIM ‘ ’
BLACK Leopards boss Tshifhiwa Thidiela will be cowering behind his father like a frightened leopard when they play Jomo Cosmos at Giyani Stadium on Tuesday.
This is after a Jozi taxi owner, Jacob Mulaudzi told him the grass
“will suffer when they cross paths.
” Mulaudzi hails from Venda, a heartbeat from Giyani.
The two have been at each other s throats over the ownership
’ of a taxi that plies its trade in Jozi.
And as their dispute reaches boiling point, it appears Mulaudzi will need someone to back him up as Tshifhiwa s father David Thidiela
’ has allegedly entered the fray, threatening to destroy Mulaudzi if he harms his son.
Relating the matter to Sunday World, Mulaudzi says Chief, as Tshifhiwa is fondly known in the football orbit, bought a taxi to transport his ex-wife, Afro-pop singer Maduvha Madima for business trips about four years ago.
After he and Maduvha drifted apart, the taxi became a white elephant. Mulaudzi said Chief asked him if he could rank with it.
“” The taxi pirated between “‘ ’ Alexandra and Soweto. After a few months Chief told me he was having financial problems and wanted to sell the taxi. I told him I will settle the outstanding balance as the bank was threatening to repossess it,” says Mulaudzi.
He claims Chief told him to pay R27 000 into a Stannic account, which he did. Sunday World has seen proof of payment. He then said “because the taxi was worth more than the settlement amount I paid, I should keep it and deposit money into his account for a year so that we can buy more taxis, which I also did. I paid R500 into his account every day, he says. ” Mulaudzi says all hell broke loose early this year when he asked Chief to show him the bank balance so they could deposit another taxi. He told me he didn t have “’ money. He asked me to bring the taxi to him to repaint because it had many dents. He sent someone to fetch it but did not return it. When I asked him where the taxi was, he told me it was his and that he could do as he pleased with it.” Sunday World saw SMS exchanges between Chief and Mulaudzi.
Mulaudzi: I need my R27 000.” Chief: I don t owe
“you anything, this is my taxi and I can do as I please with it.”
Mulaudzi says he then phoned David to intervene but he spewed bile. He told me his “son doesn t owe me
’ and that if I touch him he will destroy me.
I told Chief that “wherever we meet the grass will suffer.”
Chief confirmed that Mulaudzi paid R27 000 into his account, but said that was for arrears incurred by Mulaudzi.
He also confirmed that he took the taxi because Mulaudzi was violating their agreement.
He was supposed to pay me “R12 000 every month, R6 000 of which was to be for instalments but he skipped payments.”
OBJECT OF WRATH: Tshifhiwa Thidiela