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Malema will make it to Parliament - EFF

2014-02-13 12:28
Economic Freedom Fighters leaders hold a news conference. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Pretoria - Financially embattled EFF leader Julius Malema will make it to Parliament after the elections, his party vowed on Thursday.

Several strategies were being implemented, including legal processes, to prevent Malema's sequestration, Economic Freedom Fighters spokesperson Mpho Ramakatsa said in Pretoria.

"The legal work to prevent the sequestration includes lodging an appeal to set aside an admission of a R16m tax bill which Sars [the SA Revenue Service] tricked him [Malema] to sign on the basis that an agreement will be reached.

"The debt owed to Sars by a trust linked to Julius Malema is not R16m, but R4m. Sars ballooned this with 50% interest and 200% penalties," Ramakatsa told a media briefing.

He said "misleading claims" were being spread by Sars and the media saying that Malema would not be able to assume public office after the May general elections.

"Commander in chief Julius Malema will form part of the EFF commissars, organisers, and fighters who will be sworn in as members of Parliament and provincial legislatures immediately after May 7."

Ramakatsa added: "Concerned South Africans" had offered to establish a fundraising mechanism to cover the debt, should the legal challenges falter.

"An independent trust, with an independent board of trustees and operational autonomy, will therefore be set up and announced to deal with issues relating to fundraising that will prevent the [final] sequestration in case the legal processes do not succeed.

"Thousands of South Africans have contacted the EFF offering to donate and contribute money to the commander in chief, which will help prevent the sequestration."

Malema was provisionally sequestrated by the North Gauteng High Court on Monday.

A draft order was signed and made an order of the court.

Malema and anyone else who does not want the order to be made final has until 10:00 on 26 May to give reasons as to why this should not happen.

- SAPA
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