AfriForum to Malema and the EFF: 'We want to teach them a lesson'

AfriForum to Malema and the EFF: 'We want to teach them a lesson'

- AfriForum told the media it would like to teach Julius Malema and the EFF leadership a lesson over illegal land occupation

- The EFF and the lobby group will meet in court next week

- On the weekend, it was revealed that AfriForum was granted a warrant to seize moveable assets of Malema to cover debts

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AfriForum is on a mission to teach the EFF leader, Julius Malema, a lesson. The lobby group laid a charge of contempt of court against Malema over land occupations.

The EFF and AfriForum will face off in the Pretoria High Court next week, where the lobby group will fight for Malema not to advocate the invasion of land in South Africa.

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At the weekend, reported that AfriForum handed in a warrant to seize the movable assets of the EFF leader and the party at the Pretoria High Court.

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

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.

Kallie Kriel, AfriForum's chief executive, said the lobby group wants to teach Malema and his party a lesson.

According to Idependent Online, Kriel said the EFF thinks it's above the law and 'we want to teach them a lesson.'

Kriel said:

"We are advising them to pay this R337 758.68 now, or the sheriff will take his movable assets to recover these costs. It is just that we do not know the sheriff’s schedule, but once he is free he will have to go and recover our money."

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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 12 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.

The case is set for November 14.

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