Earlier this year, court judgments were brought against popular Cape Town restaurant Visa Marina after it was alleged that it had not paid its rent for more than a year.

Vista Marina was ordered to evict the space it occupied in November 2018, and Western Cape High Court judge Ashley Binns-Ward ruled that the eviction should go ahead without the necessary appeal process.

The application of eviction was brought by the trustees of the Two Oceans Aquarium Trust – this board includes Waterfront CEO David Green and the CEO of Growthpoint Properties, Norbert Sasse.

Vista Marina has recently announced that it has been temporarily liquidated. According to court papers made available to Cape Town Etc, a rule nisi was issued by the Western Cape High Court. A rule nisi means that something is viewed as “useless”.

The board of trustees has been requested to appear in court on April 18 2019 in order to learn the fate of the establishment, and a final decision will be made.

“The Sheriff shall attach all movable property to the Respondent [Board of Trustees] and shall immediately, after effecting the attachment, and shall submit with such report a copy of the inventory,” the court order reads.

Picture: Vista Marina

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