Panday’s brother in court battle

2015-12-03 10:53


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Pietermaritzburg - The brother of controversial KZN businessman Thoshan Panday has found himself in a court battle with his new wife and father-in-law.

Visham Panday has obtained a court interdict against his wife Lizanne Amanda Naidoo and father-in-law Rajendren Naidoo at the Durban high court.

In his founding affidavit, Panday accused the duo of intimidating, assaulting and sending hitmen to kill him.

In addition, Panday asked the court to compel the father and daughter to return his late wife’s Mercedes-Benz E250, which he claims was stolen by them.

The Witness contacted Rajendren Naidoo, who said he could not make any comments on the allegations as the matter was now in court.

“Some of those allegations are true and some are not. My daughter and I cannot comment at this time as the matter is with the courts and we are yet to file our opposing affidavits,” said Rajendren Naidoo.

Speaking to The Witness, Panday said that after his wife Luan Kalideen passed away in April this year, he found himself in a “bad space” and hastily married Naidoo two months later. However last month, according to his affidavit, Panday says he allegedly caught Naidoo having sexual intercourse with a man in their Sandton home. “I did not create a scene and simply walked away,” said Panday in his affidavit.

He said that after much “cajoling” on her part, he agreed to attempt to reconcile with Naidoo. But three days after moving in together again, Panday said he walked out on her as he could not forgive her indiscretions.

He said that Naidoo then allegedly sent henchmen to his house on two separate days.

“When they [the henchmen] arrived at the gate of my home, these men informed me that they had been sent by [Lizanne] ‘to take care of me’ and pulled out firearms,” said Panday in his affidavit.

He said he recognised the men as being among the hitmen belonging to a well-known crime syndicate in Durban and after he threatened to call the police, the men left, promising to return “to finish the job”.

Panday, previously convicted for fraud and released from prison this year, says he is now a “law-abiding member of society” and Naidoo threatened to have him unlawfully arrested. “I am also aware that she [Lizanne] had insured me for R20 million. While she was threatening me she boasted that she would be rich from the insurance,” said Panday in his affidavit.


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