According a report by News24, the Guptas have been granted a warrant to seize a property belonging to the EFF which is said to be valued at R180,000, by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday( Its not a house, if that’s what you may be thinking, just something from the party’s HQ worth that amount).
The report says that it will be auctioned off. The sheriff’s office in Johannesburg has been instructed by the court to seize any “moveable goods” at the EFF’s headquarters that can cover the Guptas’ legal costs related to an earlier court battle with EFF leader Julius Malema and his party.
EFF general secretary Gordich Gardee claimed the party had never received a “tax bill” and were not aware of the execution order granted to the Guptas.
“The court order must be served. The question is, has it been served to the EFF or is it being served to the EFF through the media. Is that how a court order must be served?” asked Gardee.
“If there is a tax bill and a demand for payment, they know the offices, they will come here and drop it,” said Gardee.
“And if we have a problem that it is too high, we have an option to go to court and contest the amount. If we think it is a fair amount, we will just pay.
“They are declaring war on the EFF. Whether it is genuine or fake (the execution order), we will send it to our lawyers and they will tell us what (happens) next,” Gardee said.