AN interdict ob­tained by PMB Se­cu­rity in De­cem­ber, to stop a Black­ridge man from al­legedly spread­ing defam­a­tory state­ments about the com­pany, was yes­ter­day con­firmed by the city’s high court.

The man, Wil­lie Sey­mour, ini­tially op­posed the interdict be­ing made fi­nal but later with­drew his no­tice of op­po­si­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to court pa­pers, Sey­mour called the se­cu­rity com­pany on De­cem­ber 4, ask­ing them to send armed re­sponse to a bur­glary in progress in an­other road in the area.

The con­troller who took the call was “con­fused” and strug­gled to as­sist him. He wanted the com­pany to dis­patch per­son­nel to as­sist in prevent­ing a bur­glary at a prop­erty “in re­spect of which there was no con­tract in place” with PMB Se­cu­rity.

Sey­mour then posted the con­ver­sa­tion on What­sApp and the state­ments made their way “onto mul­ti­ple What­sApp se­cu­rity groups”.

He ad­mit­ted he posted the con­ver­sa­tions on three Black­ridge com­mu­nity group chats “only”, but de­nied post­ing them on any polic­ing fo­rums. He also said he re­moved all the record­ings from so­cial me­dia as soon as he re­ceived the no­tice of the court ac­tion. • sharika.regchand@wit­

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