De Klerk fights to keep wealth secret in divorce case
Former president FW de Klerk will continue his legal battle to keep his financial status out of the public eye.
Nicole Noordien is divorcing De Klerk's son, Willem, and has demanded R33000 a month in maintenance from the senior De Klerk because his son often missed payments.
It has been reported that a Randburg magistrate ordered that De Klerk make known his finances by today. However, De Klerk won an urgent bid in the Johannesburg High Court on Thursday allowing him to keep his financial status confidential.
The interdict was granted pending the outcome of a review in the same high court.
In court papers, De Klerk claimed he had already given financial support to his son and his two granddaughters by means of a trust.
De Klerk insisted that disclosing his personal finances was administratively illegal, and would infringe his right to privacy and damage his reputation.
De Klerk said that, until his son could afford to pay, money for the children's maintenance and school fees would be drawn from the trust.