The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has ordered the seizure of a multimillion-rand helicopter allegedly bought with funds stolen from a company with links to Durban property tycoon and ANC benefactor Vivian Reddy.

The order, which City Press has seen, instructed the seizure of the 1969 Bell Hp Helicopter pending the finalisation and outcome of the commission of inquiry into the trade, dealings, affairs, and property of a private company, iPower Services.

The helicopter belonged to iPower Services, which is owned by former executives of Edison Power which was founded by Reddy.

In the order, dated 31 August 2022, the court ordered that the respondents in the case, which included former Edison Power executives Thaseegavasan Govender, Anisin Moodley and consulting engineer Andries Francois van Heerden, should be restrained from selling any of their assets before the court heard the matter again on 8 November 2022. 

The court also ordered the Sheriff to take all necessary steps to attach and seize the helicopter ‘and any books, registers of title, flight registers, and any other documents in relation to the ownership and return same to Edison Power’.

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