Three vehicles belonging to Norton MP Temba Mliswa have been attached and are set to be auctioned over a $136 000 debt.

The debt is for legal fees arising from a matter he lost to a private property developer and Norton Town Council.

Mliswa’s vehicles, a Mercedes-Benz (registration number AEK 1985), a Mazda T3500 truck (registration number ABG 8923) and a Vintage Dodge (registration number ACB 8557), were attached by the Sheriff of the High Court on November 1, 2018 and are set to be removed on November 7, 2018 for sale in execution.

Maparahwe Properties (Pvt) Ltd and Norton Town Council won a land invasion case involving Mliswa and his 629 co-applicants. They were awarded costs by the High Court.

But Mliswa is challenging the seizure of his cars saying the costs in the matter were not awarded jointly, but each applicant (629) had an obligation to pay his or her proportionate share of the costs and the maximum amount of each being $216.

 “For reasons best known to themselves, the second and third respondents have just picked me and want me to pay much more than I am required by the law to pay. Accordingly, my assets cannot be attached, let alone removed on account of the costs in HC 4619/17,” Mliswa said.