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VICE PRESIDENT’s SUPERYACHT SEIZED BY SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESSMAN

Dateline: 2023 02 07: CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA
Legal representatives acting on behalf of Daniel Janse van Rensburg have seized Blue Shadow, a luxurious multimillion dollar superyacht, belonging to the Vice President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodorin Nguema Obiang at
Cape Town harbour.
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VICE PRESIDENT’s SUPERYACHT SEIZED BY SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESSMAN

Dateline: 2023 02 07: CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA
Legal representatives acting on behalf of Daniel Janse van Rensburg have seized Blue Shadow, a luxurious multimillion dollar superyacht, belonging to the Vice President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodorin Nguema Obiang at
Cape Town harbour.

On Tuesday, February 7, 2023, Blue Shadow, an impressive 67m yacht belonging to the Vice President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodorin Nguema Obiang docked in Cape Town harbour and was seized by South African businessman, Daniel Janse van Rensburg.


Daniel was imprisoned on trumped up charges for 491 days in Black Beach; a prison described by the United Nations Human Rights Watch as the worst prison in the world. Upon his release in 2015, Daniel returned to his home in South Africa and began the long process of recovery from the ordeal.

In 2016, Daniel instituted legal proceedings at the Cape High Court against Teodorin Nguema Obiang for having orchestrated his detention and subsequent torture at the infamous prison in Malabo on Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea. In 2021 Janse van Rensburg was finally vindicated and Obiang was ordered to pay close to R40 million in damages.

In execution of this claim, the Sheriff of the Court attached and sold all the furniture from Obiang’s residences in Clifton and Bishopscourt and filed an application in the High Court to sell both properties. In September 2022, a book detailing Daniel’s experiences was released by Penguin and during this time Daniel has been embroiled in a protracted legal battle to claim the settlement awarded by the courts as Teodorin Nguema Obiang’s lawyers stalled the process by lodging numerous appeals against the judgement. The most recent attempt was dismissed at the Cape Town High Court in January 2023.  

On Tuesday, February 07, 2023, Daniel, through the Sheriff of the Court, attached Obiang’s

Superyacht “Blue Shadow” in Cape Town harbour and will be putting the yacht up for
auction.

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