Summonses issued to Levitt invalid

2012-06-19 11:00

Johannesburg - The Western Cape High Court has declared three summonses issued to former Auction Alliance boss Rael Levitt and two colleagues to appear before the National Consumer Commission (NCC) invalid, according to a report on Tuesday.

Acting Judge Rob Stelzner ruled that the summonses to Levitt, Auction Alliance chairperson Sango Ntsaluba and chief financial officer and acting chief executive Darren Bruce-Sneddon, were inconsistent with the Constitution, reported The Star newspaper.

The summonses, issued in April, called on the trio to appear before the National Consumer Commission (NCC) for questioning.

But the high court judgment said the NCC did not have the power to issue a summons on this matter.

The high court judgment said that Levitt had already been found guilty of bid rigging by the NCC.

"...Any further inquiry would be an evidence-gathering exercise for purposes of a criminal trial," reads the judgment.

In April, the NCC threatened to have Levitt arrested if he failed to appear at its hearing.

The matter relates to the auction of Dave King's Quoin Rock wine estate to billionaire Wendy Appelbaum for R55m.

The NCC had found Levitt guilty of bid rigging and fraud.

  • Jellyarse - 2012-06-19 11:19

    He obviously has too many friends in high places who've received their kickbacks! lock him up, the corrupt thief!

  • gavin.lott.9 - 2012-06-19 11:24

    Hell hath no fury like a women scorned, especially one with billions...good luck Levitt, you pig!

  • steve.mario.31 - 2012-06-19 11:47

    Hang thes scum

  • steve.mario.31 - 2012-06-19 11:47

    Hang the scum

  • dawood.timol - 2012-06-19 12:09

    this thief will walk..his kind around the world especially in the US do this all their lives and they are protected..Hang this scum of the earth.

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