News24.com | Court docket freezes about a of prime attorney Barnabas Xulu’s bank accounts in lengthy-working gorgeous fees dispute
- Lawyer Barnabas Xulu had his bank accounts frozen by a court expose.
- A settlement agreement is the matter of a dispute between Xulu and the Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Department.
- The division secured an expose that his bank accounts be frozen, and a house and Porsche secured except the matter is resolved.
Some of critical attorney Barnabas Xulu’s bank accounts were ordered frozen by the Western Cape High Court docket in a lengthy-working fight with the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries over gorgeous fees paid by the division.
Xulu has completed gorgeous work for the division, however the validity of the Provider Stage Agreement (SLA) and a settlement agreement has been the matter of a lengthy-working dispute and inner battles, which have spilled into the excessive court.
It incorporated fees for facing a posh 7.5 million US bucks restitution rate agreement between US authorities, international banking institutions and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) by a convicted lobster smuggler.
Xulu’s products and companies were to be terminated in August 2018, in addition to for the US case, however the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (earlier than the division turned into once separated into Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries), and Treasury, agreed to desire for an amount of R20 million.
The troubles then escalated over whether the agreement turned into once exact or no longer.
The parties had been in a fight over who owes who, and whether he must quiet pay the money again.
An expose in favour of both departments, dated 12 October, gave ogle that Xulu and the company – Barnabus Xulu & Partners Integrated – must quiet give causes why he must quiet no longer pay R20 242 272. 90.
For the time being, Incovision (Pty) Ltd, Setlacorp (Pty) Ltd and Xulu were ordered now to no longer allow the switch, dissipation or withdrawal of funds from their accounts.
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This contains money received, or to be received in future without stride away of the division. Also, First National Bank and Investec Bank were moreover interdicted from permitting switch, dissipation or withdrawal of funds from the three accounts, or any entity Xulu has alter over.
Incovision and Xulu were interdicted over a property in Sheffield Beach in KwaZulu-Natal. An stock of resources on the property desires to be taken, and no resources shall be removed from it.
The Sheriff within the gap turned into once suggested to enter the property for the stock, taking a locksmith, if important, or by force, and the products and companies of Tracker were to be previous to hint and get the Porsche.
Xulu indicated to Files24 that it entails the restitution rate and products and companies rendered to fetch the money again to the South African authorities, to assemble up for the lack of the nation’s marine resources within the lobster case.
This agreement moreover absorbing a carefully brokered settlement with the accused parties within the US, and banks in various worldwide locations.
“[The] ask is, does it must be completed without cost or [does] the lisp must pay for this sweat,” Xulu suggested Files24 in a WhatsApp message when requested for observation.
“Bxi (Xulu) is being paraded as a criminal now to no longer be arrested, however victimised,” he acknowledged.
First National Bank and Investec Bank must moreover give the division bank statements held by Incovision, Setlacorp and Xulu between 1 July 2019 and the date of the expose.
The expose stands except the matter of the R20 million is heard in elephantine.
Xulu had been ordered in January to pay the money again by April.
This moreover comes after an application by the division on 6 October, in which Xulu turned into once to have paid passion by the conclude of business on 5 October of R3.4 million and R380 000.
A subsequent expose on 15 October moreover prevented the switch of shares pertaining to to the Sheffield property’s possession.
The orders were handed down within the Western Cape High Court docket, where Xulu, coincidentally, has moreover represented Glean President John Hlophe on matters working on the Judicial Provider Price.