Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the wealthy Gupta family are ready to battle it out again following a warrant issued last year for the controversial family to attach property worth R180 000.
The Guptas obtained a warrant to seize property from the party’s Braamfontein office for auction. The matter was never dealt with properly and it has resurfaced again.
North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria granted the execution.
The order instructed the sheriff’s office in Johannesburg to seize “moveable goods” at the EFF’s headquarters in Braamfontein in order to cover the Guptas’ legal costs relating to an earlier court case involving the party and its leader, Julius Malema.
The EFF and the Guptas have been involved in some sort of war.
Earlier this year they took their fight to court. The Gupta family however emerged victorious and Judge Willem Louw granted an interdict in favour of the Guptas and their companies against Malema and the EFF.
The Judge ordered the EFF, Malema and EFF Gauteng spokesperson Ntobeng Ntobeng to stop making threats of violence against the Gupta brothers, Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta, their companies and their employees.
Malema’s party was also ordered to pay the Guptas’ legal costs totalling just more than R140,000.
Also, Juju’s party owes the Guptas a further R38,000 relating to an unsuccessful attempt by the party to appeal Louw’s decision.