Snigger

A contractor in the platinum-rich Greater Tubatse municipality of Mpumalanga has managed to attach the local government’s vehicles and an investment account, according to a City Press report.

Reportedly, it was the the contractor’s last available option after municipal managers delayed paying Mphaphuli Consulting for work it had done on a R231 million village-electrification project called Operation Mabone.

The Polokwane High Court granted the attachment, which City Press reports “has paralysed the municipality’s traffic department with officers not having vehicles to perform their duties this festive season. This could only change if the municipality paid four invoices of R21.1 million, R3.6 million, R1.8 million and R14.6 million. Other vehicles that have been attached include trucks, earth-moving vehicles and the mayoral vehicles.”

Confiscating the cop cars for non-payment…..

9 comments on “Snigger

  1. If it is run by the ANC he may be getting a few parts of those police cars around his neck. The tyre and some petrol for instance.

    South Africa continues its decline to Zimbabwe. All because people like Rusty thought saying no to mass murdering Communists like Mandela was mean and nasty.

  2. Not the first time. Elliot Investment tried to confestgate Argintina Navy ship in their effort to get the government to paid defaulted bond. There is a reason why Sovereign Bond contracts are written to be resolved in New York.

  3. You’d think The Citizen’s reporter would know that Greater Tubatse Municipality is actually in Limpopo Province and not Mpumalanga. The clue is that the matter was heard in the Polokwane High Court rather than Nelspruit High Court.

  4. I seem to remember Elliot trying to get control of a yacht, but not an actual warship. Was this after the Mexican Peso crisis, so mid-Nineties?

  5. DocBud – “You’d think The Citizen’s reporter would know that Greater Tubatse Municipality is actually in Limpopo Province and not Mpumalanga. The clue is that the matter was heard in the Polokwane High Court rather than Nelspruit High Court.”

    I thought you lived in Australia? For a Brit in Australia, you would put many Japies to shame.

  6. SMFS,

    I’ve actually been to South Africa four times this year, twice for business, which requires me to stay in Witbank, Mpumulanga, and twice for pleasure.

    We did live there a lifetime ago and two of our children were born there. The son who was born in Sandton Clinic (my wife loved that on the day of the birth they wanted to know whether she wanted red or white wine with dinner) took his Australian wife to SA to show her the country of his birth. We flew over to treat them to six nights in a private game reserve.

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