August 24, 2019 / 5:02 PM / a month ago

S.African court impounded Tanzanian Airbus over unpaid compensation to farmer - lawyer

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 24 (Reuters) - South Africa’s High Court impounded an Airbus 220-300 aircraft leased by Tanzania’s national flag carrier following an application by a retired farmer who was not paid compensation owed to him by the Tanzanian government, the farmer’s lawyer said on Saturday.

The lawyer, Roger Wakefield of Werksmans Attorneys, said the Tanzanian government owes the farmer $33 million, including interest, in compensation awarded to him after having his land in Tanzania expropriated. (Reporting by Emma Rumney Editing by Frances Kerry)

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