IN THE INDUSTRIAL COURT OF ESWATINI
Case No. 371/2018
In the matter between:
TIMOTHY DLAMINI 1st Applicant
NTOKOZO SIBANDZE 2nd Applicant
ELISHIMI AMBRO ALI T/A SAAD MOHAMMED SAAD 1st Respondent ELISHIMI ROOMY 2nd Respondent
THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER3rd Respondent
THE KING’S OFFICE4th Respondent
Neutral citation: Timothy Dlamini and Another v Elshimi Ambro Ali T/A Saad Mohammed and 2 Others (371/2018  SZIC 64 (26 May 2020)
Coram: S. NSIBANDE J.P.
(Sitting with N.R. Manana and M.P. Dlamini Nominated Members of the Court)
Date Heard: 02 March 2020
Date Delivered: 26 May 2020
The Applicant approached the Court on a certificate of urgency on 30th August 2019 for an order in the following terms:
“1. That dispensing with the Rules and manner of service provided for in terms of the Rules of Court, and enrolling the matter as one oF urgency.
2. Condoning the Applicant for non-compliance with the Rules of the Court.
3. That an order be or is hereby issued directing the 4th Respondent to deduct a financial security of E151 306.00 (one hundred and fifty-one thousand three hundred and six Emalangeni from the account receivable of the 1st Respondent as security through the High Court of Eswatini account should the private dealings between 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Respondents come to end by the month of August 2019 therein.
4. That Rule Nisi do hereby issue returnable at the time and duration to be judiciously determined by the above Honourable Court calling upon 1st Respondent to show cause as to why an order in terms of pray 3 should not be made final by the Honourable Court in favour of the Applicants hereto.
5. That granting the Applicants costs of suit of this application.
6. That granting the Applicant further and/or alternative relief herein.”
 Despite that the matter came on a certificate of urgency, the matter was postponed on numerous occasions and finally heard on 2nd March 2020. The 1st and 2nd Respondents took issue with the application and submitted that the same application had been brought by the Applicants against the same Respondents for the same order under case No. 82/2018 and that the matter had been dismissed. They called for the matter to be dismissed as it is res judicata.
 The Applicant explains that the Respondent in case 82/2018 had been improperly cited and thus he has now cited the Respondents properly. The Respondent in 82/2018 was SAAD MOHAMMED SAAD GROUP. The 1st Respondent in the current matter is Elishimi Ambro Ali t/a SAAD MOHAMMED SAAD and the 2nd Respondent is ELISHIMI ROOMY.
 It appears from a reading of the papers that the Applicants seek security for costs and seek an order directing and/or compelling the 3rd/or 4th Respondents to attach a sum of E151 306.00 from the account receivable of the 1st Respondent. They allege that there are private business dealings between 4th and 1st Respondents.
 A perusal of the Applicants founding affidavit reveals that it has not been attested to by a Commissioner of Oath. In the case of Swart v Swart 1950 (1) SA 263 (0) the Court, dealing with a similar defect in an affidavit stated that the Court has a discretion whether to allow or reject the affidavit and dismiss the matter. It further stated that grounds for the exercise of any discretion to condone the defect should be placed before the Court.
 In casu the Applicants placed no grounds for the exercise of the Courts discretion in their favour. We therefore dismiss the application without dealing with its merits or the points raised by the Respondent.
 We wish to point out that should the Applicants wish to file a fresh application they may do so. They need to be mindful though of the 4th Respondent’s attorney’s submissions. Although the 4th Respondent did not file any papers in opposition to the application, the said attorneys submitted that 3rd and 4th Respondent had no business whatsoever with the 1st or 2nd Respondent.
 In the circumstances we make the following order:
(a) The application is dismissed.
(b) Each party to pay its own costs.
PRESIDENT OF THE INDUSTRIAL COURT
For Applicant: Mr. M. Mabuza (Mabuza Labour Law & Associates)
For Respondent: Mr B. Mdluli (Bongani G. Mdluli & Associates)