AfriForum to seize EFF and Malema's movable assets over R300k debt

AfriForum to seize EFF and Malema's movable assets over R300k debt

- AfriForum handed in a warrant to seize the Economic Freedom Fighters' assets

- The warrant is for a debt of more than R300 000 that the EFF and Julius Malema owes AfriForum

- The debt comes from a court case between the EFF and AfriForum in 2017 over land grabs

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Civil rights group AfriForum handed in a warrant to seize the movable assets of EFF leader Julius Malema as well as the EFF at the Pretoria High Court.

This is to cover a debt of R337 758 that Malema and the political party personally owes AfriForum.

Maroela Media reports the warrant will now be sent to the relevant sheriff who will take note of the EFF and Malema's assets, with the aim of selling it at a public auction.

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This debt has been left unpaid since March 2017, when the Pretoria High Court issued two cost orders against Malema and the EFF.

The cost orders were to pay for AfriForum's legal fees after a court case the group was involved in to stop the EFF and Malema from inciting illegal land grabs.

The court ruled in AfriForum's favour, and an interdict was granted. However, the EFF applied for an appeal, which would have been heard on the 12th of March.

The court had to postpone this appeal after the EFF handed in the relevant papers late.

But when the EFF didn't show up for the postponed court hearing, the court awarded AfriForum the case and the EFF was given a punitive cost order. The court also ruled that the EFF must pay AfriForum's legal fees.

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Briefly learned that Ian Cameron, AfriForum's leader of community safety, said they are determined to get the money and use it to further fight against illegal land grabs.

AfriForum also opened a case of contempt of court against the EFF, which the AfriForum CEO, Kallie Kriel, is confident Malema will be held accountable for as well.

This case is to be heard in court on 14 November.

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