Investigations continue in Malema case

2013-04-09 18:50
Julius Malema (File: AP)

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Johannesburg - The curators of the estate of expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema said his contempt of court case was taken off the roll on Tuesday to allow for further investigations, the SABC reported.

The case could be re-enrolled later, according to the report.

Malema had been expected to appear in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday.

The curators brought an application to have him declared in contempt of court for allegedly failing to disclose his assets.

If found guilty, Malema could face a R500 000 fine, a jail term or a suspended sentence.

Cloete Murray, from Sechaba Trust, and Aviwe Ndyamara, from the Tshwane Trust Company, were appointed curators at the beginning of March.

They were tasked with ensuring Malema declares his assets, following a court order.

Even though Malema agreed to do so, he allegedly did not.

Malema owes the SA Revenue Service (Sars) R16m. Last month, he reportedly missed a deadline to challenge Sars's application for the sequestration of his estate to cover his tax bill.

The Asset Forfeiture Unit then seized his Limpopo farm.

In January, sheriffs seized Malema's homes in Sandton and Polokwane. Sars rejected a R4m settlement offer and auctioned Malema's assets in the Sandton and Polokwane homes in February.

Sars declined to comment on the matter on Tuesday.

Asked why Malema's case had been taken off the roll, his lawyer Tumi Mokwena said in a text message: "It's because the applicants must have realised that they had no merits to their application."

Malema also faces charges of fraud and racketeering related to the irregular awarding of a R52m tender to On-Point Engineers in Limpopo.

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