With the Economic Freedom Fighters having made the second payment in favor of AfriForum, the political party is not even halfway finished with the amount owed to the civil rights group. AfriForum maintains that the EFF should be declared bankrupt should they fail repay them
Civil rights group AfriForum has announced that the EFF and it's president Julius Malema has paid the second amount owed to the group.
Despite posting a proof of payment, the group's claim has been denied by Julius Malema, who claims that he couldn't afford to pay even if he had wanted to.
This payment relates to 5 court orders made against the political party in favor of AfriForum.
Julius Malema and his party have yet to win a court battle against AfriForum. A court ruling told the leader to stop calling for land grabs in early 2017. Malema had failed to heed this order and was sued for contempt of court as well as being ordered to pay costs related to failed appeals and interdicts.
Added to this, the party had lost two cases within hours against AfriForum in 2018. They had failed in appealing another contempt of court ruling and an appeal against seizure of EFF property.
If AfriForum is telling the truth, this second payment from the EFF amounts to R108 960, bringing the total amount paid to AfriForum up to R235 664.38.
However, the party still has a long way to go, with R315 000 needed to settle the R550 000 bill.
AfriForum released a statement yesterday, explaining the situation, saying:
“The payments that Malema and the EFF made to AfriForum this week and on 13 November were to settle cost orders that had been issued on 12 September 2017 and 18 February 2018, respectively.”
“Malema and the EFF are currently appealing the interdict that AfriForum obtained against them on 7 March 2017, while the two cost orders of 14 November 2018 must still be assessed.”
Leader of the AfriForum movement, Kallie Kriel, has been calling for the party and it's leader to be declared bankrupt, should they fail to pay the remainder of what is owed.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!