Pastor Paul Sanyangore is set to be jailed after he failed to pay a $12 000 debt. A satellite transmission company Viewsat Limited (Viewsat) has filed an application for civil imprisonment.

Sanyangore through the court papers was advised to approach the High Court tomorrow with his financial position to assess whether he is able to settle the debt or not. 

“You, the respondent (Sanyangore) is called upon to pay to the applicant (Viewsat) the sum of $12 733, 73 being taxed costs plus interest at the prescribed rate from the 12th of October 2017 to the date of payment plus collection commission in terms of Law Society by-laws and legal costs on a legal practitioner and client scale recovered by order of this court dated 9th January 2010 April…,” part of the summons read.

According to the summons, Sanyangore was asked to bring evidence of his financial position, including proof of his income from wages, salary or earnings from any other source.

“The court will conduct an inquiry into your financial position and depending on the circumstances, it may not commit you to prison but instead give you further time to pay the sum due or direct you to pay it in instalments over a specified period,” part of the summons read.