- The ANC Johannesburg caucus has until Friday to pay R270 000 to the City of Johannesburg in outstanding legal fees or the city will seize Luthuli House
- The City of Johannesburg obtained a writ of execution which will allow the ANC’s national headquarters to be seized by the Sherriff of the Court if payment is not received
- The legal fees related to the ANC’s 2017 bid to table a motion of no confidence against Mashaba
The African National Congress’ (ANC) Johannesburg caucus has until the close of business on Friday to make a payment of R270 000 to the City of Johannesburg in outstanding legal fees.
If the Johannesburg caucus fails to make the payment it could face the prospect of the ANC’s national headquarters, Chief Albert Luthuli House, being seized by the Sherriff of the court.
The City of Johannesburg obtained a writ of execution against the ANC for failing to make a payment related to the ANC’s failed 2017 bid to table an urgent motion of no confidence against Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the ANC filed an urgent application in the Johannesburg High Court in September 2017 to have a motion of no confidence tabled against Mashaba and be conducted via secret ballot.
The court dismissed the application and said it was not a matter of urgency and awarded costs to the city. The costs were originally R300 000, but the ANC and City of Johannesburg agreed to a payment of R270 000 earlier this week.
EWN.co.za reported that the City of Johannesburg said it wanted to see the agreed amount reflect in its bank account by the close of banking hours on Friday.
The city said the proof of the ANC’s commitment to stick to the payment arrangement would be in the pudding, as the old saying goes.
The ANC earlier claimed it had only learned about the pending seizure of Luthuli House after Mashaba made a media statement regarding the matter.
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