Durban Metro wants to jail Tongaat builder

ethekwini_logoThe eThekwini municipality wants Ravi Jagadasan, whose company built the Tongaat mall which collapsed last month, to be jailed for contempt of court, The Star reported on Thursday.

Alternatively, the city also asked the Durban High Court to impose a fine on Jagadasan’s company, Rectangle Property Investments. Two construction workers died and 29 were injured in the collapse. According to the report, the contempt of court application had been set down to be heard in February. In court papers, the municipality alleged the company disregarded an interim order and final order granted against it to stop construction of the mall. – SAPA

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