Seized cars: Gayadin wins case

2009-12-23 00:00

CONTROVERSIAL businessman Sunny Gayadin has won his battle with the Msunduzi Municipality over his alleged illegal use of “municipal land” to sell his cars.

Last week, the municipality impounded several cars belonging to his dealership, which they say were being traded illegally on municipal land.

Gayadin responded by taking the municipality to court. He applied for a spoilation order demanding that all the impounded vehicles be returned to him. The order was granted on Monday after the municipality acceded to it. The vehicles have been returned.

Gayadin said he was very happy about his court victory, “There are many people who are trading on municipal land, in town and even here in Manchester Road … so why should I not use it?”

He said he has invested a lot of money in improving the area. “I have spent to the tune of R20 000 improving that area by planting trees.”

He said he reserves the right to sue the municipality for any damage that his property might have suffered.

Gayadin said that despite the victory, he will still lay charges against one of the traffic offi­cers who arrested his employee for alleged assault.

Msunduzi Municipality spokes­woman Ntobeko Ngcobo was not available to comment at the time of going to print.

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