Zim case against farmers being heard in North Gauteng High Court tomorrow
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
A comprehensive court application to suppress the judgement for the early
registration and enforcement of the South African Development Community
(SADC)’s tribunal in favour of Mike Campbell and 78 others will be heard in
the Northern Gauteng High Court tomorrow.
The applications were brought one by one since AfriForum took possession of
properties of the Zimbabwe government in Cape Town. Initially, the
application was wrongfully brought against the Zimbabwe farmers after a
German bank group, KFW Bankgruppe, also took possession of the properties
and arranged an auction for the properties.
After AfriForum’s legal representatives set out the correct position in
their court documents, the Zimbabwe government partially withdrew their
application and brought a new application where they claimed that they were
not duly informed in terms of the process against them.
In answer to the last-mentioned application, AfriForum indicated that the
court already approved the process of delivering documents to the Zimbabwe
government during a previous court order. A third application was brought by
the Zimbabwe government to also nullify this judgement.
The three single applications were consolidated by means of a fourth court
application which will be heard tomorrow, 14 April and possibly the day
after in the Northern Gauteng High Court.
The proceedings start at 09:30.