After the ANC brought an urgent application to the South Gauteng High Court, in September last year, in a desperate effort to table a motion of no confidence against Mayor, Herman Mashaba the Court struck the ANC’s application from the roll and awarded costs in favour of the City as a result of their application being “devoid of urgency”.
The ANC has failed to pay over R300 000 in legal fees owed to the City and its residents, and On 5 June 2018, the City of Johannesburg obtained a writ of execution against the party.
It was unfortunate that Court’s time and taxpayer’s money had to be used to prove that the ANC’s baseless accusations were nothing more than a smokescreen to regain control of the City by any means possible, but more concerning is the ANC’s failure to respect the Court order which instructed the them to pay for the City’s legal costs.
Should the ANC fail to honour this payment by Friday, 15 June 2018, the City has instructed its lawyers to proceed with the execution of the court order, which will result in R300 000 worth of property being seized from the ANC headquarters, Luthuli House, by the Sheriff of the High Court.
– Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba