Kaizer Chiefs founder Kaizer Motaung is reportedly in a legal battle with his family’s former lawyer after the sheriff used a subpoena issued by the South Gauteng High Court to attach R375,000 from his bank account. A default judgment was granted by the court last year for payment of R3,055,188 plus interest and legal costs for services rendered to Kaizer Motaung Jnr.
The Motaungs have reportedly filed a counter application against lawyer Steve Merchak to set aside the default judgment and an order that money taken from their account be returned, Sunday World reported.
Merchak was reportedly looking to attach more assets such as cars, office furniture and equipment which would be taken from Kaizer Chiefs Village in Naturena, and Motaung’s shares in several companies.
Motaung, however, reportedly said he could not be held accountable for his son’s R3 million bill. He was also fighting for his joint estate with his wife not to be attached, claiming his wife entered into the agreement with Merchak without his knowledge.
“My wife never told me that she signed the agreement. My wife never presented the agreement to me for my consideration or signature,” Motaung was quoted as saying.
He further told the publication that helping his son pay some of his bills did not mean he had accepted liability for the bills. He said he, in fact, paid them as a loan to his son, who was expected to repay the loan.