Bell Pottinger owes law firm millions of rands

File: Protesters hold signs calling for Bell Pottinger to stop selling lies outside the international public relations agency's office in London on 15 April 2017. Photo: eNCA/Nickolaus Bauer

JOHANNESBURG - British PR firm, Bell Pottinger owes more than R18-million to a law firm that probed its business dealings with the Gupta’s.

That’s according to a report in the British newspaper, The Times.

The report says creditors were given details about the company’s debts on Friday.

UPDATE: DA wants Bell Pottinger to 'pay back the money'

It says Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the largest companies owed money from the failed public relations company.

The law firm investigated Bell Pottinger’s work in South Africa for the Gupta’s company, Oakbay Holdings.

It found aspects of Bell Pottinger’s campaign in South Africa were potentially racially divisive and unethical.

Bell Pottinger went into administration in September this year.


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