Winnie Mandela embroiled in restaurant feud

2014-11-24 13:00


The Apartheid stalwart has been accused of "bullying and intimidating" the family who owns the property, where the Mandela Family restaurant operates from.

This is according to Sunday World , who are reporting that Ma Winnie has been locked in a legal battle with the Mgubane family since 2006.

According to court papers Ma Winnie claims that the family failed to justify a rental increase from R2500 to R3500, harrassed staff members and disturbed the peace of customers.

However, the family claims that Ma Winnie has taken over their property, ignored eviction notices, accumulated an electricity bill of R151 000 and not paid rent for the past three years.

"We accommodated her into our property after she was kicked off the pavement by the municipality but now she acts like it's her property. I'm tired of her antics and all I want is for her to leave me and my kids in peace," 70-year-old Sophie Mgubane told the paper.

She added that when the matter was taken to court they were told that they needed counselling and that if they went anywhere near the restaurant the police would arrest them. "The whole process made us to believe that indeed the law only serves the rich and powerful," added Sophie.

Ma Winnie's office did not comment to the newspaper.

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