- The ANC owes the City of Johannesburg over R300 000 in legal expenses since September 2017
- Mayor Mashaba stated on Monday that he will not hesitate to seize the ANC headquarters if they don't pay by the 15th of June
- Chief Albert Luthuli House has been the ANC headquarters since 1997
On Monday Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba stated the City will seize their headquarters unless they pay their debt.
The ANC has until Friday the 15th of June to pay the money or face the consequences.
The ANC owes the state more than R300 000 in legal expenses. The building - known as Chief Albert Luthuli House - has been the ANC headquarters since 1997.
Mashaba feels this money belongs to the residents of the city of Johannesburg. He stated that it is likely the ANC are unable to pay because of its disregard for the public's money.
Briefly.co.za learned that the mayor also said that the ANC will not be able to use the public's money as they wanted to anymore.
Mashaba feels that the ANC has been abusing public money in the City of Johannesburg.
According to a report by eNCA, the mayor will not think twice about seizing the ANC headquarters if the party doesn't pay.
Mashaba has a legal order that the judgement will be enforced if the ANC does not pay.
The legal fees owed by the ANC are from a High Court case last year. The ANC brought an urgent application to the South Gauteng High Court - they wanted to table a motion of no confidence against Council speaker Vasco da Gama and mayor Mashaba.
The ANC wanted to do this by secret ballot. The application did not go through because it was not considered urgent.
The ANC was then ordered to pay Da Gama and Mashaba's legal fees - the more than R300 000 that is now owed.
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