Charge of theft laid against Mark Fish

2013-03-07 00:00

THE new owner of the home that belonged to Mark Fish has laid a charge of theft against the former Bafana Bafana midfielder after breadfruit trees were removed from the property.

The Boschkop police station, east of Pretoria, has confirmed that Pieter Nel, the new owner, had yesterday laid the charge of theft of trees against Fish.

Fish is currently in Spain and did not respond to celphone calls or messages.

His partner, Salomé van Rensburg, who lived with him in the house, said the issues concerned three breadfruit trees which, according to her, belong to her mother, Regina Lehmann.

The house, which was registered in the name of Fish’s company Gemvest-104, was last year sold on auction to Nel for R5,1 million.

Nel said Fish and Van Rensburg moved out of the house on March 3 and when he arrived on Monday, he saw “seven or eight” places in the garden where plants had been removed.

He asked for CCTV footage and and on it saw how Fish had left the estate on Saturday, March 2 with a Range Rover and a trailer on which “five to six” breadfruit trees, a swimming pool net, as well as other plants had been loaded.

He estimated the value of the removed property at R15 000.

Van Rensburg yesterday disputed Nel’s assertations that the plants formed part of the fixtures and fittings that could not be removed from the property when they moved out.

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