A legal skirmish looms for embattled sugar giant Tongaat Hulett after Durban property developer Colin Kisten - through his company Africa Rising - filed a R410m lawsuit over a property deal gone sour.

The KwaZulu-Natal developer said that Tongaat Hulett - currently staring down a barrel with its financials under scrutiny - made several breaches in contracts of sale of two pieces of land on Umhlanga Ridge.

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