Barbed ire: Politician locked out of his own property in Stellenbosch
Pierre Gerber turned to the high court to regain access to his land after it was fenced off
In parliament, Pierre Gerber was a gatekeeper for public accounts, tasked with keeping trespassers out of the national fiscus.
But a gate is exactly what Gerber does not have to enter his Stellenbosch plot. He has been locked out of his 600m² property next to a prominent wine estate.
The former politician and eagle-eyed member of parliament’s standing committee on public accounts has had to obtain a court order to force his neighbour to allow him access to his land, which he bought on auction in 2003...