A former successful tenderpreneur who claims his wife not only cheated on him, but also left him penniless and plotted to have him killed, has lost his urgent bid to freeze her bank accounts.
The 47-year-old businessperson sought an order in the High Court in Pretoria to freeze the accounts of his 44-year-old wife and her businesses and to stop her from selling any of the assets in their joint estate pending the finalisation of their divorce.
But the court struck his application off the roll for lack of urgency.
The man also wanted to stop his wife and anyone else from withdrawing or transferring any funds from her accounts and to force her banks to give him copies of her bank statements dating back to February 2018.
The woman’s businesses include a luxury boutique hotel as well as trading and investment companies.
The KwaZulu-Natal businessperson said in court papers he used to be a successful entrepreneur with many businesses and government contracts which financed his luxurious lifestyle.
His wife was also a successful entrepreneur when they met … they decided to join forces even before they were married in 2013.
The complainant claimed they had a verbal agreement that he would conclude all his tender projects in Durban and they would then reposition their businesses in Mpumalanga, which caused him to abandon his home, family and businesses in Durban.
Things started to go wrong when the man found out that his wife was having an affair with another man.