I will not pay R50 000 fine, says Malema

2010-12-03 07:27

Julius Malema would not pay the R50 000 fine imposed on him by the Equality Court in Johannesburg, the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) leader is quoted as saying in today’s Sowetan.

“I deliberately refuse to pay the R50 000 as a matter of principle. They can attach all my property,” Malema told members of the ANCYL in Midrand.

He said “every piece of legislation will be used to fight this court order”, the Sowetan reported.

Malema was fined R50 000 after losing a case brought against him by the Sonke Gender Justice Network.

The Equality Court ruled he had to apologise for saying in public that President Jacob Zuma’s rape accuser had a “nice time”.

The ruling also ordered him to pay the fine to a centre for abused women, which he had failed to do up to now, prompting the Sonke Gender Justice Group to start attaching his assets.

He has now applied to court for a condonation order, which would ask the court to condone, or forgive the fact that he had not paid his fine, but he would have to give good reasons.

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