Malema sequestration hearing set for September: Report

By Drum Digital
13 August 2013

EFF leader Julius Malema's sequestration will be heard unopposed in September, the Star reported on Tuesday. SA Revenue Service spokesman Adrian Lackay said claims made by Economic Freedom Fighters national co-ordinator Mpho Ramakatsa, that Sars had launched a "politically driven activity" against Malema, were regrettable, the newspaper reported. "If untested allegations by a delinquent taxpayer, which are without merit, carry more value in the media that sworn statements by a state institution, which are beforecourt and which are under oath, then such a situation is very regrettable," Lackay was quoted as saying.

It was, however, not made clear on what day the hearing would take place.

According to the newspaper, when asked about the matter, Malema directed the publication to his lawyers and dismissed the hearing as Sars' alleged plan to discredit him.

"Whatever they do is not genuine, theirs is a process that seeks to impress the political master," Malema told the Star.

Last month Malema accused Sars of unethical conduct, rejecting his request for a tax compromise for political reasons, and of selling his cabbage farm to deny him a means of income.

-by Sapa

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