Defiant BLF supporters, who had invaded a posh house in Brooklyn, Pretoria, belonging to a deceased’s estate, stood by quietly as the sheriff, guarded by a private security firm, placed their belongings on the pavement on Friday.

Rapport reports that the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) granted an eviction order on Thursday after the BLF withdrew its opposition.

BLF leader Andile Mngxitama wrote to the attorney representing the estate to say the BLF did not have the funds to continue its opposition to the application.

Renier de Meyer, of Interactive Security, hired by the executor of the estate, said the damage to the property is estimated to be R500 000. Apart from unflushed toilets and filth, the electrical cabling was ripped out and fixtures stolen.

Mngxitama reportedly responded with an expletive when asked for comment about the state of the house.

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