CIVIL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE – JURISDICTION OF THE HIGH COURT TO GRANT FINAL INTERDICTS
LOCAL AUTHORITY LAW – USE OF COERCIVE POWER BY MUNICIPALITY AGAINST THE EXERCISE OF RIGHTS –TAKING THE LAW INTO OWN HANDS – ABUSE OF POWER
Paratus commenced installing fibre optic cables in Windhoek in 2013 as per its carrier license. On 13 February 2020, while Paratus and its contractor were trenching at a site, the municipality’s City Police ordered them to stop their work and confiscated their equipment and a motor vehicle of the contractor. Paratus brought an urgent application for an interim interdict . . .