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Prominent family engaged in court battle


A prominent Polokwane family was expected to approach the High Court of South Africa’s Limpopo Division on Wednesday (13 December) for an application to have an earlier interim order set aside that, among others, is denying the young wife, her teenage daughter and two brothers access to their Nirvana home after reportedly being refused entry upon her return from vacation last Sunday.
Local lawyer Eliot Buthane of Buthane Rasemana Attorneys confirmed the application on behalf of his client, her daughter and her two brothers who were listed as respondents in a matter brought on behalf of the elderly head of the family on 5 December. He explained that the earlier urgent application has resulted in an interim order with the return date of 22 February 2018 and that they would have approached the court with yesterday’s application to have the date brought forward and the ruling set aside.
The interim order interdicted and restrained the respondents and any other persons acting through them from entering the residential premises of the applicant in Nirvana, his son’s residence and business premises in Bendor and the city centre as well as the place of residence and business of the applicant’s attorney in Nirvana and the city centre.
From copies of the court documents at Polokwane Observer’s disposal it was established that the four respondents and any other persons acting through them in the matter were further interdicted and restrained from threatening, either directly or indirectly by phone calls, text or whatsapp messages or in any other way, the applicant, his son or any member of his immediate family as well as the applicant’s lawyer or any member of his immediate family.
In responding to a request for comment, TAR Attorneys’ TM Omar placed on record that they were the attorneys of record in the matter, that the facts in the matter were contained in their application which was before the court, that the matter was in the court’s hands and that in terms of publication, Polo­kwane Observer had confirmed that no names would be mentioned in the best interest of all parties.