Pretoria - It was not a good day in court for EFF leader Julius Malema and his party, as two costs orders were awarded against him on Wednesday morning in two different cases. This, while his legal woes largely stem from costs orders against him.
He and his party faced five costs orders against them issued by the courts in favour of AfriForum. An amount of R126 703 was paid into AfriForum’s bank account on Tuesday in relation to one of the cost orders - one which the EFF had agreed to. Wednesday’s cost orders now left Malema and his party with four unpaid orders.
The outstanding amount to AfriForum on Wednesday morning - before two more costs orders piled up - stood at R211 000.
An urgent application brought by Malema and the EFF to stay the execution of a warrant to sell the assets of the EFF on public auction to recover the outstanding costs was struck from the roll by the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, due to a lack of urgency. This came with another cost order against Malema and his party.
AfriForum obtained a warrant on November 1 this year from the court to seize the movable assets of Malema and the EFF to pay an amount of R337 758.68 owed to it by Malema in his personal capacity, and the EFF as party.