Question posted in the General Law category relating to Eastern Cape
Good day, I would like to know what the procedure is to defend a small claim against me(the company). I work for the company and reside in the Eastern Cape, however the court summons is for the Tshwane- Pretoria district. The claim is also for R20 000.00.
I can not get to the hearing as I do not reside in the area, I reside and work in the Eastern Cape.Can I get someone to file an affidavit for me, on my behalf declaring that I need judisdiction to be moved to the Eastern Cape, and that the summons be made out on the company name only. Do they appear the court hearing or and on the day of the hearing, and what is the full process to do so.
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Yes, you should get somebody to file an affidavit for you explaining that the small claims court in Pretoria does not have jurisdiction to deal with the matter since you live in Eastern Cape.
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