Television and sports personality Robert Marawa has lost his luxury beemer after refusing to pay over R200 000 storage fees to a Joburg storage company.
Marawa has filed papers in the Joburg High Court to obtain a court order to force the storage company, Abandoned Solutions, to return the car.
In court papers filed by his lawyer, Nadeem Mahomed of Nadeem Mahomed Attorneys, Marawa said Abandoned Solutions was in possession of his 2005 BMW 650I Coupe A/T and wanted the company to return it to him.
The BMW branch said it had already taken the car to Abandoned Solutions and demanded that Marawa pay a R200 000 storage fee before the car could be released to him.
“Abandoned Solutions should charge the storage costs to Auto Bavaria, and not to Mr Marawa,” he said.
“We then opened a case against Abandoned Solutions and the police have already interviewed and obtained statements from them.”