Haitian Embassy evicted in South Africa, possessions confiscated

Breaking News - The latest embarrassment for the Haitian government. According to website in Pretoria in South Africa, (iol.co.za) a judge in Pretoria ordered all furniture at the Haitian Embassy be kept in a storage until the embassy is able to settle its debt. The embassy has not paid it rent obligation for over 10 months for a total of R550 500.


Personnel at the Haitian embassy did not let their possessions confiscated without a fight. The website reported that upon the arrival of the truck to evacuate the property, personnel at the embassy called police to report robbery. The Police was met by the sheriff as they were ordered to take possession.

Another attempt was made by the the Haitian diplomat by claiming diplomatic immunity. However, this did not work either. Representative for the landlord of the property, Morris Coetze, stated that immunity does not extend to commercial transactions.

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Pete Morisseau says...

This is a real shame for Haïti its self, this government has collected a lot of money money on money transfer on telephone on labadie petrocarib n lot more 10months same thing they do in haiti when the government rent from

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