Gabonese opposition leader Jean Ping’s home was seized by the state on Friday.
On Friday a judicial officer Friday tendered a “seizure of property and a dozen cars” notice to Gabonese opposition leader Jean Ping in the presence of several armed police officers who had invaded his residence.
The seizure of property of Mr Ping’s residence and valuables follows the ruling in a defamation case against him dating to 2015, and filed by Hervé Patrick Opiangah, a close associate to President Ali Bongo. Jean Ping had been fined about a million dollars in damages to Hervé Patrick Opiangah, councillor for the presidency, for “defamation”.
He was given a one-month deadline before his property was sold at auction.