MaAfrika Hotels says Santam hiding behind semantics in case over lockdown claims

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A general view of Santam Insurance Head Office on June 24, 2020 
Photo: Gallo Images/Jacques Stander
A general view of Santam Insurance Head Office on June 24, 2020 Photo: Gallo Images/Jacques Stander

Lawyers representing Santam client MaAfrika Hotels say the insurer is hiding behind terms and arguing semantics on whether Covid-19 is a notifiable disease to avoid liability.

MaAfrika took the insurance giant to court over unpaid lockdown business interruption claims. The case started on Tuesday morning before a full bench of judges in the Western Cape High Court.

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