- AfriForum have given the EFF an ultimatum to pay legal fees associated with a legal battle surrounding ‘land grabs’
- The red berets have already lost five separate legal battles to the Afrikaner rights group
- The EFF reportedly still owe R109 098 to Afriforum
Afrikaner rights group, Afriforum, have given the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) until Friday to pay back a whopping R109 098 for legal fees, or they will seize the political party’s assets.
The fees still owed by the Julius Malema-led party are linked to an ongoing legal battle between the EFF and AfriForum over ‘land grabs’.
The dispute started in 2017, after the Afrikaner rights group took Julius Malema to court for failing to adhere to a cease and desist order from South African courts, The South African reported.
The courts had asked Malema to cease encouraging South African citizens to occupy land that was privately-owned.
On the numerous occasions that the EFF leader disregarded this request publically, AfriForum took Malema and the EFF to court.
The EFF have lost five court cases against AfriForum thus far.
Of the five cost orders from these legal battles, Malema and his party have only paid out two, which means the EFF still owe AfriForum R109 098.
However, the red berets may have to pay even more to the Afrikaner rights group, according to a statement made by AfriForum.
“AfriForum placed the EFF and Julius Malema on terms to pay a further R109 098,30 before this coming Friday for an outstanding order as to costs. Of the five cost orders, Malema and the EFF have paid two, amounting to R235 000.”
“With the payment of this enforceable third order, two more orders will be outstanding. The enforcement of last mentioned is being held back because one must still be taxed and the EFF appealed against another one. It is estimated that the total of the five orders as to cost amounts to about R550 000,” AfriForum explained.
Briefly.co.za gathered that, by the end of the week, the EFF will have to pay up, or suffer the consequences of potentially having their assets seized.
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