Sheriff visits Malema’s house

2012-10-06 17:58

The sheriff of the high court visited former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema’s Flora Park house in Polokwane on Friday and took an inventory of his property and assets.

City Press was reliably informed that the sheriff’s visit came after the South African Revenue Service (Sars) recently obtained a R16 million judgment against Malema for unpaid taxes, penalties and interest.

The matter is unrelated to the money-laundering charge Malema faces.

Sars attaches the assets of taxpayers who default or fail to declare their proper income.

A member of the ANC’s Limpopo provincial executive committee said: “I can confirm it did happen. Malema was not there. They spent about 45 minutes to an hour in the house.”

Although the sheriff didn’t take anything from Malema’s house, the former youth leader is not allowed to sell anything on the inventory.

“He’s still allowed to sleep in his bed,” said one source.

Malema’s lawyer, Nicqui Galaktiou, said she was unaware of the sheriff’s visit.

City Press understands Malema will now enter into “negotiations” with the taxman over the judgment.

Sars spokesperson Adrian Lackay declined to comment.

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