Chante Jantjies denies being the creator of Mara Phones. – Chante Jantjies, a former Miss Teen South Africa and news caster, has denied being the founder and owner of Mara Phones.
This follows claims that the company was recently placed up for auction, despite receiving an R1.5 billion funding injection from Standard Bank and the Industrial Development Corporation when it started in 2019.
Chante’s name was mentioned in a succession of Twitter tweets about the company’s demise, prompting her to clarify the situation.
I’m proud to share the opening of my first Mara experience store in South Africa @ Maponya mall ♥️
Bringing you a proudly South African made phone 🚀 Thank you for all the support #4IR #maraphonessa #maramaponyamall #proudlysouthafrican pic.twitter.com/LnbGB2CH5x
— Chanté Siyamthanda Jantjies (@ChanteJantjies_) November 5, 2020
Chante acquired and invested in a Mara Phones franchise two years ago, according to a statement produced by her legal counsel, but never received any payments from Mara Phones or its creators.
“Our client is neither connected to or involved in the day-to-day operations of Mara Phones, nor does our client own or have a portion in the firm as a tiny franchise owner.” Read the statement carefully.
“We will not allow unsubstantiated charges, harassment, or baseless allegations directed at our client.”