Mash Braai House confirms fire at its Comaro Crossing restaurant

Media statement

Saturday, 10 December 2018

Beloved Johannesburg Shisa Nyama, Mash Braai House, closing amid tenant-landlord dispute

The Management of Mash Braai House can confirm that its branch at the Buzz Shopping Centre in Fourways has had to abruptly close its doors due to a tenant-landlord dispute.

The tenant-landlord battle has been at play over the past two years and on the 27th November 2018, the two parties agreed that Mash Braai House would cease operations from the Fourways premises on the 23rd December 2018. However, the situation hit an extreme this week when the landlord, reneged on an in-principle agreement and closed doors on the 10th December 2018 refusing for the restaurant to operate until the above date.

Ngwato Mashilwane, founder and owner of Mash braai house said that according to information at his disposal, there are co-tenants in the same building who have expressed discontentment about his presence in the building, and the Landlord succumbed to their pressure and reneged from their agreement.

“At some stage, we were committed to a court process on the basis that there is unbearable noise, however we complied and the matter was withdrawn by the Court in Randburg,” he says.

“It has also been brought to our attention that tenants in the centre have withheld payment of rents until Mash is removed from the centre. The Landlord has now all of a sudden, succumbed to tenant’s pressure on the basis of alleged noise that has since been contained to measures required by the Law,” he says.

“The last point of concern is that, there were baseless and uncalled for attitudes and accusation towards the patrons of Mash Braai House and that they leave the centre filthy.

“We, Mash Braai House Management believe that there is more to the forced closure than the reasons advanced by the Landlord,” continued Mashilwane.

Mashilwane further expressed disappointment that the relationship with the centre has ended in this manner. “We had hoped that we could resolve our issues amicably and close our doors on 28 December 2018,” he says.

“We sincerely apologise to our loyal patrons, many of whom will be looking for some enjoyment and entertainment over the December break. We would encourage them to visit our Midrand establishment to continue enjoying the Mash experience that they know and love,” concludes Mashilwane.

Customer queries can be directed to Palesa Majake, Marketing Manager of Mash Braai House on 078 257 5098.

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