Malema 'was a good neighbour'

2013-05-09 08:45
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Johannesburg - Julius Malema’s former neighbours in Sandton have described him as friendly and gracious.

His incomplete house in Sandown Estate will go under the auctioneer’s hammer on Thursday, reported The Star.

The house was attached by the court after he missed the Sars deadline to pay the R16m tax bill that he owes.

It is hoped that the three-storey house will fetch between R2.5m and R3m.     

Malema bought the property in 2009 for R3.6m. He then tore down the existing house and began building a new structure which included a private cinema room, cigar lounge, pool, spa bath, wine cellar, coffee bar and provision for a lift. The fittings, flooring, plumbing and windows have not been installed, Sapa reported.

Normal life

One of Malema’s former neighbours, Chantel MacKenzie said he had been a good neighbour and had tried to live a normal life.

She said he had been unfairly judged by some because of his political views.

She said she remembered being invited to his housewarming party.

"That was a really great party. He apologised to everyone in advance for the noise,” she said.

Another neighbour, who didn’t want to be named, said Malema led a quiet life.

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