VAAL TRIANGLE - The Emfuleni Local Municipality says the Gauteng High Court this week ordered BXC South Africa to repay all monies removed from the local municipality’s bank accounts. Emfuleni’s Makhosonke Sangweni said in a statement that the court handed down judgement on Monday between Emfuleni and the Beijing BXC South Africa, and Sherriff of Court, Johannesburg Central. Sangweni said this comes after BXC South Africa had been awarded a default judgement on 18 September 2020 which subsequently led to the attachment of municipal bank accounts. Delivering the judgement, Judge HM Barnardt said he held a view that the municipality was not in wilful default of entering an appearance to defend proceedings by BXC South Africa. The municipality argued that the summons was not properly served, rendering subsequent proceedings null and void. The Court ordered the suspension of the execution of the 18 September 2020 default judgement and BXC South Africa to repay all monies removed from ELM accounts. This was after ELM successfully applied for an interim interdict, effectively stopping the execution of the default judgement.
Meanwhile, FF Plus Councillor Gerda Senekal confirmed in a statement that residents can make their municipal rate payments into the new FNB account. The News Team has attached an image with the details.
PHOTOS: (Emfuleni Local Municipality)