The contractor who has been named and shamed by at least three clients in the Daily Voice for not completing work, says he is quitting the building industry.
Last week, a Mitchells Plain man says he paid Kurt Pieterse R25 000 for a carport, wall and a corrugated iron gate, but the work was never finished.
Ricardo De La Cruz from Portlands said he signed a contract after meeting with Pieterse and his two brothers, Denzil and Joe.
Pieterse this week tells the Daily Voice that he could not continue with the work as Ricardo needed a building plan for the carport.
“He asked us to make adjustments to the gate. This affects the height of the wall and the entire building structure.
“He needs plans and we get into trouble if we do work without it. He knows this.
“We will have to make arrangements to sort it out. This was on him,” Pieterse said.
In January, Bellville pensioner Kishor Harri, 64, opened a case of fraud against Pieterse.
He said he paid Pieterse R21 000 to pave his driveway and rebuild the fence and gates, but this didn’t happen and he was forced to use his children’s education savings to pay a new builder R30 000 to complete the work.
In February an Ottery couple said they paid Pieterse R21 000 two years ago for work he never completed.
Pieterse says with regards to Harri’s case they will resolve the issue through the court.
“I have made arrangements with the Kings from Ottery and we are in the process of setting up a contract for an acknowledgement of debt.”
Pieterse says the “attacks” on his business and his character have affected his health.
“For the sake of my family and my health, I have left the contracting business.
“I ask any client of mine to make contact with me if they feel I have wronged them.”
Clients are urged to contact him directly on 072 956 7575.