The National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) — armed with a preservation order — was knocking on the door of ANC heavyweight Mike Mabuyakhulu on Thursday morning. Mabuyakhulu‚ deputy chair of the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal‚ faces graft charges relating to the saga surrounding the R28m North Sea Jazz Festival dating back to 2012 and 2013. An NPA official confirmed to TimesLIVE that a team swooped on 16 locations in Durban and Pretoria in an attempt to preserve assets of Mabuyakhulu and his co-accused. Homes and moveable assets such as luxury cars were attached in terms of a Durban high court order issued on December 14‚ said the official‚ who asked not to be named. Six Mercedes Benzes‚ three Land Rovers‚ three Audis and a Jeep Wrangler were among the vehicles seized. Hawks spokesperson Capt Simphiwe Mhlongo confirmed that their officers had accompanied the sheriff of the court and AFU officials in serving the interim preservation order on the respondents. Reacting...

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