Mr Tekkie said yesterday that Pepkor’s interlocutory application to have certain affidavits and procedural steps taken in the Mr Tekkie trademark case declared as irregular steps was dismissed with costs by the Honourable Justice Siraj Desai.
Mr Tekkie executive and co-founder Bernard Mostert said they are grateful that the court dismissed Pepkor’s application and that it ordered Pepkor to pay their costs.
“We are fighting our cases with our own resources, while I guess it is fair to say that Pepkor is doing so with shareholders’ funds. It is of course peculiar that Pepkor has taken such a vindictive and aggressive approach towards us while they are ploughing ahead with a business in Tekkie Town that even on their own version was defrauded from its original owners,” Mostert said.
The interlocutory application was heard in the Western Cape High Court on June 3, but judgment was handed down yesterday. It is the second time that the court has ruled in favour of the former Tekkie Town executives against Pepkor.