Vice-President’s Expensive Superyacht and Homes Seized in South Africa -Details

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Vice-President’s Expensive Superyacht and Homes Seized in South Africa -Details.

Equatorial Guinea’s Vice President Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue has become the subject of a property seizure in South Africa.

According to South African media outlets, Mangue’s two homes and a superyacht have been seized in connection with a human rights issue.

A businessman named Daniel Janse van Rensburg sued the vice president, who is also the son of the oil-ric nation’s president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, for unlawful detention and torture for 491 days in an Equatorial Guinean jail, after a business deal went sour in 2013.

He has demanded compensation of about $2.2m (£1.8m).

“We attached two houses… in Cape Town in a formal application two weeks ago and the superyacht last Tuesday,” lawyer Errol Eldson, who is representing the businessman, told AFP news agency.

Obiang Mangue is no stranger to asset seizures having his properties seized especially in France and Switzerland.

He had a protracted case of money laundering in France which led to arrest warrants and court process that ordered foreiture of among others plush houses and expensive sports cars.

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