ANCYL liquidation case postponed after new R1.5m claim

2014-01-27 11:56

A liquidation case against the ANC Youth League has been postponed in the South Gauteng High Court.

Judge Boissie Mbha today postponed the case to March 24 after a hotel brought a new court application against the beleaguered ANCYL.

A Bloemfontein hotel, trading as Palanquin Hospitality Management, is claiming R1.5 million from the ANCYL.

Palanquin’s legal representative, advocate Steven van Rensburg, said outside court: “My client had thought of taking a different route but decided to bring our own application today.”

The original liquidation order was applied for by Bloemfontein events company, Z2 Presentations. It had originally been tasked with running the ANCYL’s 2008 national conference in the Free State.

The conference left the company R15 million out of pocket after the league did not pay its bill.

Palanquin, which is in liquidation, provided accommodation for the conference delegates.

“Our application was not opposed by the ANCYL. Its lawyers said they would argue that our application has no basis,” said Van Rensburg.

The league had planned to bring its members and supporters to picket outside court on Monday, but cancelled the picketing.

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