Incriminating report kept from appeal court in demolition case

Incriminating report kept from appeal court in demolition case

Findings of hidden Durban Council's internal probe ‘contradicted advocate’s argument’ at appeal court.

An advocate who successfully represented eThekwini Municipality in an appeal to have a high court demolition order reversed, thus saving the city millions of rands in damages, could find himself being questioned about why he did not disclose a confidential city report that was “explosive”,  “highly incriminating” and contradicted the argument he presented to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA).

This is yet another twist in a nearly six-year-long saga involving the construction of a yet-to-be completed luxury apartment block on Durban’s Berea. Nicknamed the Monster on the Berea, it has panoramic views of the city, the Port of Durban and the Indian ocean, while obliterating the views of neighbours (noses190, 212 & 230).

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