News24

Malema owes R15m

2012-05-13 14:39

Johannesburg - Former ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's family trust owes R15m to the SA Revenue Service, the Sunday Independent reported.

The company On-Point Engineers, which is partly owned by the trust, owed a further R3m in tax.

However, Malema told the newspaper he in fact owed R27m.

"From my own calculations and the figure they sent to my accountant, it is not R15m. It is R27m. I do not understand how they arrive at that figure," he was quoted as saying.

Malema said he was dealing with the issue.

"We knew they will happen, especially if you take a political decision against the establishment," he reportedly said.

On Point's chief executive Lesiba Gwangwa referred queries to his lawyer, who said the company was not aware of the tax bill.

According to City Press, Malema's trust received at least R100 000 from a company partially owned by Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale.

The payment was reportedly made by Mvelaphanda Resources in December 2010.

"Mvelaphanda Holdings... has always been and is at liberty in terms of the law to make donations to any trusts involved in social development," Sexwale's spokesperson Xolani Xundu was quoted as saying.

Mvelaphanda CEO Mikki Xayiya reportedly said the company did not respond to media speculation.

Sexwale had stepped up his campaign to become the next ANC president, City Press and the Sunday Times reported.

Comments
  • kim.buren - 2012-05-13 14:48

    LOL Pay up you thief !!

      Themba - 2012-05-13 16:09

      K, the court of public opinion. The real court was waiting for the likes of Tokyo to lose control over him when the anc finally expels. The real court will pounce on him soon enough. Be patient

      mariuskowie - 2012-05-13 17:49

      @Kolobe: His distorted ideas of so called freedom and his brainwashing methods robbed many if a better future. You see him as a form of Robin Hood. Others see him as a plain Hoodlum.

      francois.smith.7 - 2012-05-14 00:14

      Kolobe, I think Kim stated her own opinion to which she is entitled to under freedom of expression. If Malema wants to dispute it, he can do so by filing a claim of crimen injuria against Kim, but then he has to proof that he is not one. The question is how did he get a R 15 mil tax bill on his salary? Trusts pay 40% tax - thus a R 37.5 profit into a trust, when he does not own means of production (stated in his own word). He admitted that he did not work for it, nor did he have the means to produce it, nor did he beg for it and that sort of leaves only one possibility, don't you think Kolobe? Sematla, I am just fine, how is oom Kriel?

      indianajohn - 2012-05-14 07:02

      Kolobe, I really hope I never meet you in person. The enormous vacuum in your head would surely have a detrimental effect on those around you.

      eric.vanvuuren - 2012-05-14 10:24

      @Kolobe - Where Actions speak louder than words... Needless to say he(Malema) has had a busy couple of years. And yes, your intent is right; he needs his day in court. But there should be a line; too what we allow these political figures to get away with. And yes Zuma is also another shining example of a politician “escaping the ends of justice”, which I might add is a crime against the greater public. Let me remind you that every time they steal/misspend from the tax coffers they are in affect forcing the larger part of black S-Africans further into poverty. And yes righteousness should have a limit too.

  • Jacques - 2012-05-13 14:48

    And so it all comes to light... Let's see if someone who earns 20k a month can pay 27 million in taxes!

      En - 2012-05-13 15:10

      He said he earns 20K a month from the ANC. you don't know how much he gets from On Point or other businesses. Just saying

      Jacques - 2012-05-13 15:53

      @En, that may be true- but the moment you have high ranked politicians making enough money through companies doing work for goverment to run up that kind of tax bills, surely that's worth investigation? Scrutiny, at least? The only thing we know he makes legitemately is the 20 k.

      Chris - 2012-05-13 18:13

      Correction.... "used to earn 20k per month". Betaal ou blaar!!

  • siyadyosiba - 2012-05-13 14:50

    Interesting developments. Ratanang Trust --> Mvelaphande, Malema --> Tokyo ---> Donations ---> lobbying for presidency position ---> ????

      Lunga - 2012-05-13 15:15

      im no fan of malema bt have 2 say it is interesting that of this happens to come up when his relationship with the president is crap....and i bet the state controlled sabc is responsible..they should change their name anc-bc

      Hadebe - 2012-05-13 17:12

      Plse, dont be fooled by those thumbs up, dey are lonely n desparate thums, n u knw where they are from? m sure u do, if u want to knw for sure where they come from just say zille is a racist, they will all be convected to thumbs down before u can say anc,

      Sam - 2012-05-14 08:34

      Jeepers hadebe, you really need to visit finishing school

  • nonhlanhla.jama - 2012-05-13 15:14

    Im quiete embarassed with Tokyo Sexwale.

      Nigel - 2012-05-13 17:52

      hadebe the racist hater, don't be so hateful, sister, you need a chill pill, the struggle is over, you should accept this, or you will die of a heat attack.

      stanton.clarke - 2012-05-13 19:03

      Hadebe, quit playing the race card! Can you really justify why a few are "entitled" to enrich themselves beyond their wildest dreams while there are so many poor South Africans strugglig to make end meet! I would also like to know how Julius calculated his tax liability. The taxation of Trusts and Estates is no 1+1 = 2. "From my own calculations..." Ha ha Ha Ha. Hadebe, If these were white or any other ethnic group of politicians/leaders, im sure similare comments would have been posted here as well. SA has very limited resources. There is no way that we all should stand aside and let the elite take and squander as much as they want, irrespective of ethnic group.

  • sizwe.nyembe - 2012-05-13 15:18

    And you want us to believe that you are a champion for the poor. I am 26 and very poor, you are not my champ Julius!

      Sam - 2012-05-14 08:35

      O my gosh kolobe, you cannot be serious.....

      Bomb - 2012-05-14 13:29

      Sizwe......Im white, 38 and poor. Don't know where the other imbeciles get the idea that all whites benefited from the apartheid regime. It seems there is this general assumption that each and every white person in this country owns a farm. If that's the case, I must have misplaced mine. I don't even own property, I rent. I pay water and electr, always have. I buy my own food and clothes. Ive never received anything for free, always had to work for the little I have. So have millions of other whites. There are a lot of poor whites, blacks, coloreds etc. The notion that all whites have it good and comfortable are very very wrong.

  • sizwe.nyembe - 2012-05-13 15:18

    And you want us to believe that you are a champion for the poor. I am 26 and very poor, you are not my champ Julius!

  • Alf - 2012-05-13 15:24

    Why am I not surprised that Tokyo Sexwale's name crops up? He also wants to be seen as a champion of the poor, that is why his company bought 30 farms, or is that an outdated figure?

  • flysouth - 2012-05-13 15:30

    And so the fall of Malema reaches the end-stage! There is only one reason we can read about this today and that is because the SARS has been given the green light by Zuma abd company to take Malema down for the final time. Just as the famous gangster Al Capone could never be charged with criminal violence etc but the FBI used tax laws to imprison him, so will it be with this lout.

  • david.lebethe - 2012-05-13 15:34

    My only gripe about the story is that both Media24 and its sister paper, City Press, is that they know about an information that is, in terms of applicable, confidential and wonder whether they are not breaking the law, let alone authenticity of their report. Sars is also betraying our confidence by keeping mom on a matter that is supposedly between it and its client. Failure to contracdict the report means Sars is vacariously liable to damage caused to dignity and privacy of its client. I wish Malema sues for damages.

      Zahir - 2012-05-13 19:09

      If malema owes the money he must come clean to sars and prove where he got the millions

      willybegood - 2012-05-14 09:16

      So its ok for Zuma's lawyer to use classified info to get him off, but info relating to the tax issues of a megalomaniac who seems to have been caught with his hand in our tax rands is a problem? No David, look at things rationally, not through ANC coloured glasses.

      Chrissie - 2012-05-14 16:05

      O deal Lord!!!

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-05-13 15:38

    If fatboy owes R15m (R27m)in taxes, just how much has the twit pocketed (stolen) overall.

      Judi - 2012-05-13 15:57

      very good question??

      francois.smith.7 - 2012-05-14 00:16

      Profit R 37.5 mil for a R15 mil tax in a trust.

  • Honjiswa - 2012-05-13 15:50

    Are SARS records that easily accessible????

      francois.smith.7 - 2012-05-14 00:20

      Who said News24 got the records from SARS? I did not read it in the article. Nope SARS records are not that easily accessible, but what made you think that?

  • sizwe.nyembe - 2012-05-13 15:52

    I don't understand why some buffoons unlike my comment because we all know that Julius didn't get the tenders that brought him his millions through valid processes. He even said it himself that people who deposits money into his trust are people he helps to secure tenders. He used to use his political influence to help them. This to me is another form of tenderpreneurship. I can't call a polician who solicit government tenders to enrich himself and his cronies my champ, no i can't.

      tobydt - 2012-05-13 17:40

      He used On-Point engineering to give them tenders. Limpopo outsourced its tendering process to a private company (On Point). Thats how Julius pulled the tender strings.

  • Wendy - 2012-05-13 15:53

    Taking what David lebethe saying i olso want to commend on this article who ever owned by malema is no bodys problem he is not a leader for any group. And how did you get that information ? You want to tell me that you pay some one for getting the information, that's why government introducing the new bill because of this .

  • Wendy - 2012-05-13 15:53

    Taking what David lebethe saying i olso want to commend on this article who ever owned by malema is no bodys problem he is not a leader for any group. And how did you get that information ? You want to tell me that you pay some one for getting the information, that's why government introducing the new bill because of this .

      Wendy - 2012-05-13 19:24

      I remember late minister mantu msimang, one of the news paper pay money to a nurse to get a document from the doctor so that they can published the story now . What do you call that? Poor people don't have money to take thise papers to court government must protect them finish .

      indianajohn - 2012-05-14 07:06

      Wendy if you think that this government is interested in protecting poor people, or that the information bill will protect poor people, you are as clueless as the rest of the lemmings.

  • Nigel - 2012-05-13 15:53

    sexwale trying to buy his ticket to be president, buy paying money to Malema to rig the elections, hmmm, so the plot thickens.

  • veritas.odium.paret - 2012-05-13 15:54

    From Champion of the Poor to Champion of People in Debt, Goodluck! I cant even sleep properly knowing that I owe someone R50; debts are simply evil.

  • acsteyn - 2012-05-13 15:59

    The Bulesconi od South Africa. From great CEO to ridiculed politicians. Never the twain should meet. You can't buy leadership. Either you are a leader of people or you are a leader of business.

  • Garth - 2012-05-13 16:03

    Eish I'm sorrrry - will let me me off??

      Sandra - 2012-05-15 15:21

      how bout the "devil made me do it" we've all heard that one before when it comes to rigging!

  • acsteyn - 2012-05-13 16:05

    B - BLACKMAIL B - BELIGERANT E - EVALUATE E - EXTORT E - EXPORT Any other improvements? This could be quite fun?

      Themba - 2012-05-13 16:29

      Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment. Where did you get the other "E?" And what does the word "BELIGERENT" mean? I know of "belligerent."

      Sonja - 2012-05-13 19:01

      BRANKRUPT BLACKLISTED BRAINLESS

      ivan.matshaba1 - 2012-05-13 19:48

      Ohhh since we have the B.E.E, you guys have the B.B.B, thanks for clarifying what it stands for...makes a whole lot of sense, something brainless people cant understand right?!

      Sam - 2012-05-14 08:39

      PGTAEEK Please Give Themba An Enormous Ear Klap

  • ivan.matshaba1 - 2012-05-13 16:09

    Hence he is expelled by yours trully the ANC

  • thapelo.devotion.mothibi - 2012-05-13 16:12

    Malema is quoted as saying \we are working on the issue\ note \Admittance\ Now that's integrity. He's not like the DA members who are trying to justify corruption by saying \its only 70mil ANC got more\, what a lot of rubbish!

      Stlouis Heidtmann - 2012-05-13 16:16

      its not corruption moron read idiot

      IcemanGP - 2012-05-13 16:21

      This TROLL has been putting his lame comments everywhere.

      Elize - 2012-05-13 17:14

      Please can we ignore him people!!!!

      ettienne.hattingh - 2012-05-13 17:32

      Don't waist your time entertaining thapelo's lame and stupid comments. Another Malema/Anc idiot. Bugger off twit.

      tobydt - 2012-05-13 17:41

      Haha! Julius is so f**ked.

      Antwahn - 2012-05-13 18:52

      There's it again the mysterious R70 mil that only trolls like Thapelo know about. Why keep it a secret, Thapelo?

      Zahir - 2012-05-13 18:59

      If malema had integrity he would have payed sars what was due without an investigation

      Antwahn - 2012-05-13 19:17

      Thapelo you say that only trolls call you a troll. But when Thapelo calls trolls who call him a troll, he's likely trolling. You are simply a troll -which is putting it politely, accurately. The amount of shyte you write that goes against all reason, could be amusing at times, but when you fail to give at least sometimes an inkling that at least some of it is tongue in cheek, it ceases to be funny, becomes tedious.

      Zahir - 2012-05-13 19:25

      If malema had integrity he would have payed sars what was due without an investigation

      thapelo.devotion.mothibi - 2012-05-13 21:26

      LOL well Antawh you what's funny is the fact you out of all people choose to ignore the message and concentrate on my type errors ant that gives me sweet lols at least you showing me the brighter side, the funny one if you like.

      Sam - 2012-05-14 08:42

      Tape loo please spare us and shut up

  • Glenda - 2012-05-13 16:18

    Tokyo what has Melema got on you!!??

  • Stlouis Heidtmann - 2012-05-13 16:26

    dude truth hurts doesnt it

  • Tommy - 2012-05-13 16:28

    Im no genius, but I think trusts are taxed at 40%. That means the taxable income was approximately R70m. Now, if you are a champion of the poor you could have built houses for about 230 families (at R300,000 per house) with that money. You could get a couple of small schools up and running with that amount of money. We cant rely on tax money alone to build this country. Even in an effective country like Switzerland only R40 of every R100 worth of tax paid gets back to the people (roads, water etc). The other R60 is mismanaged, stolen, and absorbed by inefficiencies. What is the ratio in SA then? I wouldnt dare to guess... Lets not wait for government to become super efficient. Lets invest directly in the lives of those who need it!! DONT pay your housekeeper minimum wage. Invest in her life. Help pay her child's school fees! (some will abuse your goodwill - do it anyway!!). If shes young and willing to learn, show her how to work on Word/Excel. Theres no shame in being a housekeeper, but she may just have bigger dreams! Get involved in great projects like Ikamva Youth (Google it!!) and Girls & Boys town. Dont just give your money, go and TEACH something! How about a 45 minute course on job interview techniques? Or a 1 hour workshop on how to work well with your money (saving, managing expenses, the danger of debt etc). You and me can be the true champions of the poor. Our collective small actions will have more impact than the "big promises" of any politician...

      Rob - 2012-05-13 18:25

      Hey Tommy. You ever thought of running for President..... Whether you are black or white, green or purple, I would vote for you... Rob.

      Tommy - 2012-05-13 21:12

      Hehe Thanks Rob! I am as white as marmite :) The sad reality is that being president renders you powerless. You have to make popular decisions which are usually not the right ones. Sometimes the right thing to do is to say: "SA Labour costs are higher than international benchmarks. We are not competitive and we are not attracting foreign investment. We need to work together to bring cost of living down, as well as cost of labour. Then more companies will invest in SA, and create more jobs, and we all will win. We will have a higher tax base, so more money for education and healthcare!". But no. The president will say "Give everyone a 12% increase because the union says so. I dont want to disagree with the union because if I do I will not be elected again". If we want to compete against India, China and Nigeria in the long term we need to SUPERCHARGE education and bring our cost of living and labour costs under control. India has more top intelligence percentile children than USA has children in total...and we need to compete against such a powerhouse economy! So dont ever put your faith in a president to save this country, their decisions are angled to preserve their own interests and those of their political party. Put your faith in your fellow South African, and take action yourself to make this country great. If 1,000,000 people do this everyday, in even the smallest ways imaginable (Ive seen a random smile/hello melt a hardcore racist) then we will make SA Great!!

      Francois - 2012-05-14 09:28

      Thank you Tommy, the first time ever somebody is making intelligent, positive remarks!!

      Penny - 2012-05-14 10:50

      Thank you Tommy. This is the first time I've read something worthwhile on News24. It amazes me how someones mindless comment can attract so many replies but your's has attracted only three (inclusive of mine).

      Denny - 2012-05-14 12:37

      Nice post, Tommy. There is always an excuse to *not* do anything to improve the world we live in. There will always be people who believe the lies of politicians who claim that government can solve their problems but there are also many who are *trying* to help themselves. I previously did volunteer work at charity geared towards educating fledgling entrepreneurs about all the laws and regulations they needed to deal with. Perhaps I should do so again.

  • IcemanGP - 2012-05-13 16:29

    So malema's calculations are more than SARS ones, or are there other things that SARS does not know about. ... I still laugh that woodwork failure can actually calculate.

      thapelo.devotion.mothibi - 2012-05-13 16:42

      That's according to sunday independence not sars you moron! can you even read?

      Antwahn - 2012-05-13 18:38

      Nice try Thapelo. But the SI REPORTS on SARS's figures (15 and 3 mil respectively) Now I hear you asking: but it's supposed to be confidential! Well my moron, even the most lowly SARS officer has access to this info. What are the chances that it WON"T leak?

      indianajohn - 2012-05-14 07:10

      thapelo is demonstrating the pathetic tactic used throughout the ANC and I'm getting absolutely sick of it. Deflect deflect deflect. Never will you have the courage to actually take the issue on, or you simply know how stuffed you would be if you did. It's pathetic deflection after pathetic deflection.

  • Sematla - 2012-05-13 16:30

    Sorry postman, I think I have just opened a wrong letter. This one was addressed to Mr Malema.I am so sorry to read the contents. Thank you.

  • Stlouis Heidtmann - 2012-05-13 16:38

    @thapelo devotion to corruption thats what that stands for now i get it

  • Stlouis Heidtmann - 2012-05-13 16:50

    @thalepo you got a tender my friend or just denial which one or do you just like getting screwed by your gov

  • Phelamanga - 2012-05-13 16:51

    We should all support Sexwale as the country's next president. He is so wealthy that the state needn't pay him a salary, and he could use his own transport to get around the country and the world. With the saving on that salary, and the R15m for Zuma's wives, we can start to pay back the e-tolling debt.

  • thapelo.devotion.mothibi - 2012-05-13 16:52

    @stloiuts Hedtmann I'm sorry if you can't read,I'm not for corruption instead I don't appreciate propaganda sensationalism. Why don't we mention julius stance here? Why do we choose to ignore that part? Please don't put words into my \mouth\

      Stlouis Heidtmann - 2012-05-13 17:02

      ok integrity is as far from julius as durban from cape town he is an racist ignorant fat cat that was used for propaganda and fear could only slur ignorant words with no substance at da now you have found some saving grace with him blah blah bs

      thapelo.devotion.mothibi - 2012-05-13 17:14

      I'm not sure if he's a racist or not, cause he s got a \white\ protege his mentoring so that's hush, secondly it doesn't mean if I like he ideals then I agree with all he says or do and even if I hated/disliked him I wouldn't post such ridiculous posts for the sake of satisfying my hateful ego nono no it is not right let's comment on the story itself not the man, well he's saving grace would probably be that he can advocate for the voiceless masses like no one I know of currently. I thought you civil until you \blah blah\ who are you impressing really?

      thapelo.devotion.mothibi - 2012-05-13 21:39

      Well it depends if you kill me times 10 because I'm black then that's racist but if you kill me in self defence or mistake than that's exactly that @Antwah. If chose to call your black land lord cafeteria without the teria part behind his back then you only satisfy your stupid ego that's all no harm to the cafeteria. The farm replacement thingie you are wrong the current occupiers replaced the previous ones we only redressing that's all antwah!

      Antwahn - 2012-05-14 01:49

      FYI, "x10" refers to the repetitive nature of him calling for farmers' murder-chant, Malema and his chaps go for -not "killing x 10". (You don't know how the "song" goes?) The rest of your response is even weaker. I had you fair and square on the blatant shyte you wrote. Malema is a proven racist -without any doubt. Your posturing, convoluted blather won't detract from that. Not even a "nice try", this time.

  • scnzama - 2012-05-13 16:59

    hands off our president.we wil kill for malema.starting with sizwe

      Stlouis Heidtmann - 2012-05-13 17:04

      dictator scnzama is here and julius called zuma an dictator look at his support here violince and crime is your only knowledge

      scnzama - 2012-05-13 17:26

      in the revolution for the emancipation of mankind there will always be casualities.

      tobydt - 2012-05-13 17:43

      In the revolution for the emancipation of South Africa, the ANC top dawgs will all be dragged through township streets in nothing but their underwear, with tired around their necks.

      Chris - 2012-05-13 18:21

      You will kill regardless...it's in your backward nature.

      Antwahn - 2012-05-14 01:55

      Julius would kill for Zuma. His sycophants will kill Zuma for Julius. Julius AND Zuma chant for killing the boers. My, my what a bunch of primitive simians you are....

      johleneh - 2012-05-14 12:45

      Emancipation stems from "ex manus capere": Take out the hand... meaning remove the hand that steals from you... steals your dignity, your right to a happy, CRIME FREE, FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT lifestyle. Anyone see any one person EVER get this from the ANC government? Excluding so called politicians, police men or any of the other elite or "lucky ones" that are necessary to form part of the hand that steals the food from starving childrens lips... and you support this.. what does say about you?

  • Rob - 2012-05-13 17:02

    The key words are "social development"... Just what kind of society were you supporting to develop Mr Sexwale?

  • Rob - 2012-05-13 17:08

    R27 million in tax means a hell of a lot of profit

      Tommy - 2012-05-13 17:27

      R67,5m to be exact...

      Denny - 2012-05-13 18:10

      Correct Tommy (assuming no penalties/interest).

      Tommy - 2012-05-13 19:58

      Well spotted Denny! Ill send my next tax return to you to help me complete it :)

  • pws69 - 2012-05-13 17:25

    Malema stated the following PUBLICLY: His only income is R20,000 a month for the ANCYL He has never worked a day in his life. SO, I have only one question for the people who actually WORK for their money, and pay taxes. How many years would you have to work to earn just what he owes in taxes? I'll give you a hint. The average salary in SA is R18,000 a year. If you could save EVERY SINGLE CENT you earned, it would take you EIGHT HUNDRED AND THIRTY THREE YEARS to earn R15 million. To earn the gross amount TWO THOUSAND YEARS. Where did he get the money?

      indianajohn - 2012-05-14 07:13

      But the most amazing thing is that shortly, an ANC moron will be along to reply to your post with something completely irrelevant. They will deflect and dig up some other old story that has nothing to do with the issue at hand. They will never, EVER simply answer your question.

  • Stlouis Heidtmann - 2012-05-13 17:28

    @thalepo shoot the boer kill the farmer racist his prot thats just a joke and for the masses their just as blind as you nt reallising his made his money screwing you he lives a king while his support lives in shacks the whole world is laughing at us and his economical freedom actually means end of economy land reclaim means no more food for you in weeks he provokes violence is that your stance

  • thapelo.devotion.mothibi - 2012-05-13 17:31

    Bleeding Malemaphobics enjoy your evening and let me enjoy Mancity for now got to concentrate now Malemaphobics..

      tobydt - 2012-05-13 17:46

      Moeletsi Mbeki said that the majority of ANC supporters are either poor or uneducated. Which one are you?

      thapelo.devotion.mothibi - 2012-05-13 17:58

      Don't you think hell probably be the correct person to answer that one perhaps?...well nonetheless I'm not sure if I'm rich or not but certainly not illiterate I'm a qualified diesel mechanics with a lucrative job working in the minning industry plus I'm only 24 years old hey.

      tobydt - 2012-05-13 18:11

      So then, as an educated and working person, why do you support Julius?

      thapelo.devotion.mothibi - 2012-05-13 18:16

      I have choice guy! Are you rich or educated?

      tobydt - 2012-05-13 18:23

      Because you have a choice, you support Julius? Hell, you also have a choice to shoot yourself in the head, that doesnt mean you should.

      thapelo.devotion.mothibi - 2012-05-13 18:27

      Don't bother answering my questions I think I figured out the answer from your last post. I've said I like his ideals chap.

      tobydt - 2012-05-13 18:29

      What ideals? Nationalisation? Or are you merely another anti-white "black panther communist youth league united front against sensibility" member?

      tobydt - 2012-05-13 18:30

      PS, I dont support the ANC, therefore I am at least educated and have some common sense.

      thapelo.devotion.mothibi - 2012-05-13 18:45

      Don't assume what I'm its good thing to ask you know, \Economic freedom\ I'm about chap,mind sharing on your education?

      thapelo.devotion.mothibi - 2012-05-13 18:59

      Nonono you wrong, it means to have the freedom to buy and sell. We need money to buy and money to sell we need education to earn it, we need an opportunity to afford ourselves/country liberty to benefit from our resources. That's \economic freedom we talking about.. Good luck on your career are you DA? Cause theyDA say their members are educated and I've seen a lot appreciating T-shirts and foodparcels out of poverty and lack of education.

      tobydt - 2012-05-13 19:06

      thapelo - "We need money to buy and money to sell we need education to earn it, we need an opportunity to afford ourselves/country liberty to benefit from our resources." Economic freedom means, freedom to buy and sell from anyone. Therefore, you are already free. You know what the biggest problem is? Overpopulation. Unemployed people having 8 kids. Our population could be easily sustainable at 30 million. But 20 million more is just overboard. Now the people with 8 kids are running around, yelling "GIVE ME MY MINE AND MINERALS!" The same people, who got 31% for their matric average, because 30% is considered a pass. Do you see what the problem is?

      tobydt - 2012-05-13 19:08

      You are benefitting from your resources. 97% of all income derived from mines, remain right here in the country. How did the workers of the Aurora mines benefit? One fat scumb@g, who didnt pay a thousand of his workers for over a year. Yeah, thats malema's economic freedom.

      thapelo.devotion.mothibi - 2012-05-13 19:18

      Why I repeating what I said?or is it maybe you can not see the difference? Well mate I'd love to sit and chat more but ill have to go, I agree with you fully on the population issue there,are sure haven't I speak to you about this in order forum? I'm a socialist bud and I don't like the move of my ruling party capitalism style.

      tobydt - 2012-05-13 19:22

      thapelo - "I'm a socialist bud and I don't like the move of my ruling party capitalism style." But julius is a capitalist, pretending to be a fake socialist.

      tobydt - 2012-05-13 19:32

      thapelo - Glad ur starting to wake up about the ANC.

      stanton.clarke - 2012-05-13 19:42

      Thepelo, you're a little prick who leant about apardheid in history books post 1994 when you were at primary school.The students who boycotted the system, burnt their pass books and petrol bombed caspirs are still living today in sqaulor. If you agree with Malema's ideas, why dont you ask him to stand aside so these real freedom fighters can apply for the tenders or teach them how to win governmet tenders so that they also have "the freedom to buy and sell".

      thapelo.devotion.mothibi - 2012-05-13 19:58

      Starting to wake up? Sheish...Clarke and that makes you And old Prick who enjoyed apartheid, and believes the poor should remain poor?those freedom fighters are in the union buildings now and what are doing for country? Their enjoying tender status as we speak. LOL

      stanton.clarke - 2012-05-13 20:04

      Thapelo, you're such an idiot to assume I enjoyed apardheid, in fact, I suffered under that system too! Perhaps the few who arranged protests are in the union buildings, but the thousands who actually carried out the deeds are still being neglected after 18 years.

      thapelo.devotion.mothibi - 2012-05-13 21:16

      Stanton nonon you're are an idiot to even believe that I assume so, there is a question mark there isn't it? Well michael I'm not sure of question are questioning my credentials or my use of language or my line of work even? Well monna I work for one of the best minning company in the world.in a nutshell I perfom maintenance,repairs and installation. What do you do? What are your qualifications? Its good to flaunt you earned them that's if you have.

      tobydt - 2012-05-13 21:49

      Micheal - No need to get personal. Attack the politics, but leave a persons personal life out of the discussion.

  • Stlouis Heidtmann - 2012-05-13 17:34

    @scnzama what if you are the casualties in the story have you thought about that theres alot of anti julius support all over even in his own home town many peoples eyes have opend

  • Thabo - 2012-05-13 17:44

    @ Rob, we are looking at R37,5m.

  • Gareth - 2012-05-13 18:03

    He tells them he owes R12 million more than they worked out and then blames the ANC. How stupid can he be?

      Hadebe - 2012-05-13 21:00

      U both are very dumb, it must be a legacy from apartheid, what he said is, according to the papers he received from sars...

      eil33nn - 2012-05-14 10:05

      @Hadebe, WHY oh why bring in apartheid in this argument?

  • Rob - 2012-05-13 18:22

    Hey 'fat boy'... I am sure you have more than 15 Mil in your bank account(s). I would suggest that rather than pay this amount to SARS you volunteer to donate it to the 'poor' of this country who have no running water, electricity, housing, etc... How much have you earned over the past year - Assuming you submitted the previous years return to SARS..- in order to 'owe' 15 Mil in taxes... Have you got any vacancies for a 'bastad bloody agent'.....

  • Antwahn - 2012-05-13 18:29

    Nooo, I can't believe this! Failing woodwork is one thing, but being a complete imbecile and arguing with SARS that one should pay 27m instead of 15m is too much. But try and keep it a secret. No need to tell him that 15m is actually less than 27m...

  • Zahir - 2012-05-13 18:45

    He wants to pay sars R12 million more ? no more tenders money so maybe tokyo will give him a loan or donation?

  • Comfido Nziyane - 2012-05-13 19:29

    if he was stil da ancyl president he wouldnt b exposed, but now dat da anc has dumped him so he is exposed. why is it always lyk this? anyone in power is above the law, if it was possible 4 all da tenderprenuers 2b investigated u'l b surprised 2c dat many politicians r evading tax. mzansi without a connection u r nothing!

      Lotus - 2012-05-13 22:06

      Malemas affairs must be spread out for all to see,he is a bad role model to young south africans. Everyone needs to see what he has been up to. He used to give ambiguous and rude answers during interviews, acting like an untouchable gangsters.his finances must be fully investigated and the report must be printed in all newspapers so that all south africans can see who he really is.we cannot sit n watch our kids looking up to a rude nuisance like him.I can't even say how many times I heard kids quoting him,\either you go or you jump you jejereg\.how can a politician say such things on national tv.if I had money I would go personally and do a thorough investigation to expose him.he is an embarrassment to black people and african politics.

      eil33nn - 2012-05-14 10:08

      Politicians are exempt from tax...Are MOST of them corrupt, well yes i would like to think that

  • Nhlanhla - 2012-05-13 19:41

    jst wnt malema 2 take the suplus of 12000 he wnt 2 give it sars nd help me pay my study fees @ unisa with it pls.

      Sematla - 2012-05-13 19:58

      You like freebies,go and study ,earn your own money and pay for your own debt.tjerr...basadi?

      riettevr - 2012-05-13 23:22

      I would actually like to see actual tax money going into education. No textbooks, no schools, no Colleges. Why do they expect0us to feel happy for those gov guys in their bmws and mercs living in Their mansions. While their kids go to some saint sumthin sumthin highschool. And universities overseas. They dont care about us at all.

  • bradlesliect - 2012-05-13 20:09

    Karma is B!^TCH!!! Seems things are catching up to ol Mal-enema. Dude, they have a room just for you at Pollsmoor - close to amenities, view of the mountain, free meals....and....conjugal visits with "Pappa". You need to book now cos Pappa is fully booked. Being corrupt, G-Grade in Woodwork, Stealing from the less fortunate, lying to the country...guarantees FREE entry.

  • Michael - 2012-05-13 20:36

    as a politician,you should be only a politician not a buisnessman elsewhere come on...do this and it might help with all the bloody corruption

  • Yamkela - 2012-05-13 21:58

    Lemas affords it all he can pay it up 2moro or in an hour 2 come dnt stress chilax

  • Arthur - 2012-05-13 22:11

    So if I don't pay my R30k of taxes on time I can go to jail - how come fatface can get away with millions in overdue taxes?

      Antwahn - 2012-05-14 00:41

      No, you won't go to jail for non-payment. (Better not have any attachable assets, though.) But you may go to jail for tax-fraud, i.e falsely declaring your tax-liabilities. Point of the complete lack of so called Constitutional equality before the law (joke!) is well taken.

  • Vincent - 2012-05-14 02:31

    News24 you losing it now. New and interesting stories please.

  • Zwelakhe - 2012-05-14 02:32

    Why does Malema thinks his tax problems are political, as the article seems to suggesst? No one does not have tax problems, one way or another.

      Francois - 2012-05-14 09:33

      If you earned the money pay the taxes!! Wonder if SARS will take the money from his bank account the way they do from other taxpayers!