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Usually a civil debt becomes prescribed after 3 years. But the Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that a claim under the rei vindicatio (repossession of your property) is not a "debt" under the Prescription Act, which prescribes after 3 years. You should therefore appoint a South African attorney to institute proceedings on your behalf to repossess your trucks. You will probably have to pay storage fees. You will also probably have to explain why you took so long to take action. Hopefully Customs did not dispose of the trucks already. A claim for compensation will be a debt that prescribed after 3 years.
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