The red berets‚ however‚ said on Sunday that they had no record of being served with a costs order.
The cost orders stem from a lawsuit brought by AfriForum against Malema and the EFF for an interdict to prevent them from inciting people to grab or enter land illegally.
On March 7‚ 2017‚ the high court ruled in favour of AfriForum and granted the interdict. Malema and the EFF had applied for it to be set aside.
The rescission application was to have been heard on September 12‚ 2017‚ but was postponed after Malema and the EFF’s heads of argument were filed late. The judge issued a punitive costs order against Malema and the EFF.
At the next court appearance in March 2018‚ the legal representatives of Malema and the EFF did not turn up and the court ruled in favour of AfriForum – issuing a further cost order against Malema and the EFF.
Ian Cameron‚ AfriForum’s head of community safety‚ said the organisation was determined to collect the money and use it to fund the fight against illegal land grabs.