The Sandhurst property was reportedly put up as surety.
“The five-bedroom mansion‚ complete with wine cellar and private chef‚ costs R80‚000 a night to rent‚ and has accommodated the likes of US rapper Nicki Minaj‚” the Sunday Times reported at the time.
In the Sunday Times report‚ it was said that correspondence showed that Makamba had fallen short of his obligations to the bank.
Makamba refused to comment at the time.
High Street Auctions’ lead auctioneer and director‚ Joff van Reenen‚ said that Villa Royale stood out “in a suburb where extraordinary is the norm”.