Zuma son loses 4x4

2012-10-27 00:00

PROPERTY, including a luxury SUV belonging to President Jacob Zuma’s son Edward Zuma, goes under the hammer next month to pay off outstanding debt from his lavish wedding last year.

Notice of the auction of Zuma junior’s assets was advertised in Durban newspapers yesterday after the high court granted an order.

Durban wedding planner Paul Mann had filed papers in the high court earlier this year, ordering Zuma (35) to pay the outstanding amount of R1,5 million.

Zuma subsequently paid about R400 000 and, in May, Mann filed papers calling on him to pay the balance and interest at 15,5% a year.

Mann told the Mail & Guardian that, following several broken promises to pay the money, he had gone to court again.

Now, Zuma’s goods will be auctioned by the sheriff in Durban on November 7.

Notice of the sale in execution published in the media lists a number of items attached from Zuma’s Durban North home. They include a black BMW X5, two double-door fridges, two three-piece lounge suites, two LCD TVs, an amplifier with five speakers, two DVD players, bar stools, camp chairs, a DSTV decoder, a dining room table and six chairs, and two microwaves.

Zuma’s wedding to Phumelele Shange last year was a very glossy R2,5 million affair with 500 guests hosted at Tala Game Reserve, near Camperdown. It was attended by top names in South African circles, including the President, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Sports Minister Fikile Mabalula, former police commissioner Bheki Cele and singer Yvonne Chaka–Chaka. It was later aired on SABC3’s Top Billing show.

Contacted for comment on the latest developments, Zuma said he wanted nothing to do with newspapers and cut the call.

Zuma is no stranger to legal battles over unpaid bills. A Pietermaritzburg school also took him court for R17 457 in unpaid fees.

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