Malema's Polokwane mansion fetches R1.4m

2013-07-23 11:40

Johannesburg - The Polokwane house of Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema was bought by town planner Tshimangadzo Makhokha on Tuesday.

Makhokha, who has a stake in Khoza Development Properties, bid R1.4m for the house at auction.

Wearing a leather jacket emblazoned with African National Congress emblems, he said he was happy to have won the bidding.

He said his desire to purchase the house had nothing to do with the fact that it was owned by the expelled African National Congress Youth League leader.

He planned to use it as one of his company's properties, he said.

The bidding, which lasted only a few minutes, opened at R500 000, followed by a bid of R600 000.


Auctioneer Aggie Stroh, of Eli Stroh Properties, who had expected the property to fetch R1.5m, said he was satisfied with the sale.

Besides its high wall, the house was not unlike other properties in the area.

Stroh advised the buyer to consult the local municipality about the abnormally high wall, which appeared to be almost double the size of others in the area.

"It is illegal... You see those marks...that is where the wall is supposed to end," Stroh said, referring to markers placed on the wall.

He also told Makhokha a borehole on the property might not be fully functional.

Makhokha left the premises, at 23 Mopani Street, Flora Park, in an Audi A4. He had a driver.


The SA Revenue Service attached the house to recoup a R16m tax debt owed by Malema.

Malema's incomplete mansion in Sandton, Johannesburg, was sold at auction for R5.9m in May.

His farm in Limpopo fetched R2.5m at auction in June.

Several of his household goods were also auctioned off earlier in the year.


  • Brandon Foley - 2013-07-23 11:49

    I could have sworn Julius said he didn't have any property in Polokwane not so long ago??????

      kalabafazi - 2013-07-23 12:22

      I was thinking the same Hamish. If a mansion is determined by the price the I can happily announce that my house has now become a mansion!

      Kyle Marks - 2013-07-23 12:24

      Would you say that racial inequality is natural and that the reason for the 20:1 wealth gap between whites and blacks is just about merit, or would you say that racial inequality has been brought about by white social engineering (past and current racism, preferential treatment of whites and government handouts to whites) and that the government should play a role in bringing about racial equality? In other words, when it comes to politics, do you stand on the left or the right? Unite against white supremacy!

      Johan De Beer - 2013-07-23 12:28

      You cannot unite against any kind of supremacy. You can only counter it by becoming more supreme yourself

      Kyle Marks - 2013-07-23 12:45

      There is something psychologically wrong with you if you can live in a society saturated with injustice and not feel the urge to raise awareness by making as much noise about it as possible. But then again, we’re living in a society (tailored by whitey) in which rational human beings such as me are accused of being crazy, insane and sometimes even mean just for talking about injustices that have overflowed from formal colonialism and injustices brought about by current racism. If you’re a person of colour and you see no reason to speak out against the injustices of white privilege, white supremacy and profound racial inequality, there is something psychologically wrong with you. The black (people of colour) mind needs to be thoroughly decolonized. People of colour unite!

      Fortes Fortuna Adiuvat - 2013-07-23 13:26

      Hi Kyle, this is not the US. What are you on about. The current racist policies are against the whites. Not for them...

  • PF - 2013-07-23 11:50

    Sorry Julius must try harder next time to keep some of your Economic Freedom gains.

      Poloyatonki Kgosi - 2013-07-23 12:35

      We will rebuild Malema’s empire again..

      Julie Elisabeth Craytor - 2013-07-23 12:54


      Makgale Makgalemele - 2013-07-23 13:18

      Somthingsatonki, it is annoying that people are so fascinated with Malema as if he is the alpha and omega of all maladministration under ANC. Ask Nompembe ,the audotor, he will tell you that Eastern Cape, Northwest and Mpumalanga are the worst run provinces where they even kill each other but nobody murmurs about them. Kgosi, Limpopo is under attack. If ANC members do not learn out of this, I will cry " Africans do not learn and democracy in SA is stillborn ( e ganela mpeng ).I really agree with Kyle Marks.

      Roy Wadhams - 2013-07-23 13:53

      @Poloyatonki Kgosi,will you do that with more stolen money or will Malema go out to work? I pity the country if this thief,Malema must land up in government because this will add him to the long list of corrupt thieving ANC crooks

  • Moni Morena - 2013-07-23 11:54

    This guy may put a brave face nd loud mouth on the public,,,,but deep down he is hurting and shivering about his about to come jail term.

      Johnson Smith - 2013-07-23 12:15

      Look what prison did for Madiba.

  • Makhosonke Mqikela - 2013-07-23 11:56

    I hope the businessman who bought the property is not a Juju sympathiser.

      Eddie Bantjes - 2013-07-23 12:52

      Exactly as you say Makhosonke. A brother in disguise.

      LAVOLPE-ZN - 2013-07-23 13:06

      Can't be... he left in an A4. Surprising low class for the ANC travel budget

  • Makaveli Amaru Shakur - 2013-07-23 11:59

    That's right my President, let your comrades buy all your properties on your behalf and I know you'll retrieve them when you become the Head Of State.Show Zuma than u can be clever than him & his (SARS) puppets.Viva Juju viva.

      foxiloxi - 2013-07-23 12:02

      Do you like having your tax money stolen by Politicians (Julius/Zuma/ANC) while South Africans starve in their shacks with no running water or toilet facilities?!?!!?

      Johan De Beer - 2013-07-23 12:30

      Makaveli, the worms are feasting on that rubbish in your skull

      Garth Bellingan - 2013-07-23 12:39

      Butt wipe for Malema, PRICK

      Makaveli Amaru Shakur - 2013-07-23 13:05

      And little do you punks know that Mr Makhokha is an ANC member and Juju's long term buddy.Malema will certainly bounce back.Viva Eff Vivaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

      Mbali Mamba - 2013-07-23 13:24

      LOL troll alert!

  • Boikanyo Elton Mokgatle - 2013-07-23 12:00

    Dnt worry Juju we are fully behind you,leave this apartheid beneficiaries bluffing

      Sydwell Mabitsela - 2013-07-23 12:46

      u r stupit, like Mugabe blaming evrthing on apartheid.

  • Bheki Dladla - 2013-07-23 12:01

    easy come easy go!! just like that

  • Brenda Pretorius - 2013-07-23 12:02

    Eish Groot bek Juliaas! Wat se jy nou? You always have something to say.... Even if you don't make sense half the time. So I guess next year u just gonna take, what does not belong to you.

  • Léviter Au-dessus des Montagnes-Bleues - 2013-07-23 12:04

    783 counts still pending in someones distance! AMANDLA Caligula of Nkandla and lacky mpshe

  • Shirley-Ann van Loggerenberg - 2013-07-23 12:05

    Siestog Oubaas, Only R1.4. Was not a good enough house for our future President anyway. LoL

  • Sipho Simon Mogale - 2013-07-23 12:10

    And finaly flush him to jail or and u JZ u will also go to jail which is long overdue "what goes around comes back around"

  • Leo Les - 2013-07-23 12:11

    if nkandla is auctioned where will zuma stay?????? underground maybe? coz it has an underground apartment,

      Sydwell Mabitsela - 2013-07-23 12:24

      one of his ....wifes mayb

      Sydwell Mabitsela - 2013-07-23 12:25

      one of his 1000....wifes mayb

  • Happy Moloto - 2013-07-23 12:11

    people loose things everyday..there is nothing special about this..president Malema will make a comeback next year..

      Makaveli Amaru Shakur - 2013-07-23 12:16

      That's true happy.There's always light @ the end of the road.

      Julie Elisabeth Craytor - 2013-07-23 12:19

      you dont mean tunnel?! Moron!

      Brandon Foley - 2013-07-23 12:23

      light at the end of the tunnel.....not road. And sometimes, that light is a fast moving freight trains headlight. Which is a b1tch if you're stuck in the middle of the tunnel with nowhere to go.

      Happy Moloto - 2013-07-23 12:27

      look here Julie..thats what you idiots who cant think of anything to say on this forum look can you say something about this article pussycat..

      Makaveli Amaru Shakur - 2013-07-23 12:30

      @Julie & Brandon.I decided to use road because it doesn't sound like a cliche.You retards can't tell me nothing about metaphors/quotes for that matter.

      Julie Elisabeth Craytor - 2013-07-23 12:36

      @ fast moving freight train that will knock them all back to dreamland! @ Happy, you look can actually think of plenty to say about this forum, but my comments would probably be delelted by N24, you are all a bunch of blind missfits!

      Julie Elisabeth Craytor - 2013-07-23 12:37

      Whatever Mkaveli, you trying to use big english words doesnt suit you!

      Brandon Foley - 2013-07-23 12:44

      @mak.....can't tell me anything.....not nothing....!! Return to grade 4. If, of course, you ever got beyond it!

      Julie Elisabeth Craytor - 2013-07-23 12:46

      Mooi man!

      Makaveli Amaru Shakur - 2013-07-23 12:52

      @Brandon,I'm using international grammar not RSA grammar you idiot.i.e in America,they say 'nothing' instead of 'anything' in many sentences and or,in some instances they do say "you are crazy",rather they say "you is crazy".Gosh you such a retard.

      Julie Elisabeth Craytor - 2013-07-23 12:57

      Im still to hear an american say "you is crazy"....hahahahaha! what bull! go back to school freak!

      Julie Elisabeth Craytor - 2013-07-23 13:21

      Lol...oh, now i get it "homey"...hahaha! ...shame..

  • Robert Blackie - 2013-07-23 12:11

    Jip jip !! he got R9.9m already. SARS wants another 6.1m Almost there china ! Stop being corrupt and life will treat you better. Find Jesus in your life !!! You'll be amazed....And then you will stop hating white people in this (OUR) land. Good need it.

      randomhero6661 - 2013-07-23 12:21

      But doesn't your god say you should love thy neighbor as thy self? you clearly don't love this guy. Sucks hey!

      Govoza Iphenti Lihleli Kabi - 2013-07-24 08:04

      wow i ddnt know this land is owned by whites,how amazing to learn that

  • Shaun Cousins - 2013-07-23 12:17

    Is this guy Blacklisted by any chance, HEHE excuse the pun..

      Heather Lombard Henning - 2013-07-23 20:20


  • Eric Mdudus Shaku - 2013-07-23 12:20

    People keep on commenting here that malema will be president of this country next year,are this people ok?

      Julie Elisabeth Craytor - 2013-07-23 12:22

      No, i think they're bored!

      Sydwell Mabitsela - 2013-07-23 12:43

      They r lvng in anada planet m sure. Mayb if he was staying in Zimbabwe.

      Makaveli Amaru Shakur - 2013-07-23 12:45

      What about those who support a rapist president or a white party that eliminates black members,are these people ok?

      Brandon Foley - 2013-07-23 13:10

      @Mak......wasn't it Juju who was prepared to kill for that president? Wasn't it Juju who was prepared to go to war for that president? Yo'all suffering from memory loss their bro? That was a bit of Americanism, 'specially for you bro!!

  • Bathandwa Ngoma - 2013-07-23 12:22

    Hope is applying for RDP house, I just cant wait to have him as my neighbour.

  • Sydney Mavhungu Sadiki - 2013-07-23 12:22

    dis money is going to help someone to build more houses for security improvement!!! Guez who...

  • Willow Segole - 2013-07-23 12:23

    Next in line Jacob Gedle Zuma.I want to be part of the bidders when that Mansion is sold,to me obviously,with everthing in it including Gedle,he will make a great Herd boy cause thats his God given talent.

  • Johan De Beer - 2013-07-23 12:25

    I would hardly call that a mansion.

      Happy Moloto - 2013-07-23 12:35

      true..certainly nothing compared to what settlers live in..anyway how old are you Johan..there is something i want to help you with..

      Julie Elisabeth Craytor - 2013-07-23 12:38

      @ Happy - i think you and your bunch of missfits need help hun!

      Julie Elisabeth Craytor - 2013-07-23 14:01

      Then you should rightfully PAY YOUR WAY!

      randomhero6661 - 2013-07-23 21:15

      and happy scores a tottie! settlers? it's getting old mate!

      Johan De Beer - 2013-07-24 07:56

      Happy, I'm old enough to have worked for everything that I own, without a single cent from Government. Old enough to have paid my share in taxes for this country so that others can benefit from it. Old enough to employ 43 people in my businesses, which I have started myself - not taken over from any other person, black or white. What would you like to help me with?

  • Chris J Jacobs - 2013-07-23 12:26

    A town planner? With a development company? Conflict of interest? Just wondering.

  • nkululeko.zulu.5 - 2013-07-23 12:27

    Stop blaming juju, is he the only one corrupt? What about Head of State 783 Pending Counts..come on good pepole..

      Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-07-23 13:34

      Makaveli Amaru Shakur. I don't hate Malema,in fact I don't hate anyone. Hate is a waste of time and bad for your health. Take it from Gogo who knows.

  • Mandy Pepler - 2013-07-23 12:30

    Just sad that the money recovered by SARS will end up in the Zanc pockets anyway.

  • Mouteng Wilfred Moraba - 2013-07-23 12:30

    They may sell his entire material things but never ever your soul and wish.You are a true leader Malema,You are not buyable like other leaders.You were given Tons of Millions but never surrendered to fight against the poverty of the majority. That is Y I going to offer U a mark

  • Archie Kwenda - 2013-07-23 12:31

    R1.4 milllllllllllllllllion. In Limpopo..................eish. and R200 million in Nkandla ......who is fooling who

      Makaveli Amaru Shakur - 2013-07-23 12:41

      Good point,and some people still peceive Malema as a bad person.There's a huge difference between R1.4m in the Polokwane Surburbs & R200m in Nkandla homestead.

  • Monwa Mahlaba Wushe - 2013-07-23 12:32

    Easy come easy go!

  • Sydwell Mabitsela - 2013-07-23 12:35

    Whats next? his undies, i bet they worth millions and yet he claim 2 b poor. Thief, so many houses wen majority of ppl lives in poverty. Feel it u reap what u sow.

  • Tommo Too - 2013-07-23 12:36

    EFF=Economic Free For all

  • Lavisto Dogman Mavisto - 2013-07-23 12:43

    Nkandla is next!

  • Richard - 2013-07-23 12:44

    Malema has true financial talent. I do not know anybody that can stretch R 20 000 per month salary so far to be able to acquire all these assets.

      William Mafukidze - 2013-07-23 13:08

      unless if you are new to Politics and everything else eludes you..Politics does pay irregardless of your education or the job that you actually hold, as long as you play your cards right, you a nobody who is vocal can become a billionaire overnight..i wont be surprised to find out that every minister has more than 20 properties and companies. Most even have their hands deep in the mines..while you squabble, argue n fight, the are moving on with their lives ...

      Sipho Simon Mogale - 2013-07-23 13:11

      This is theft at its best

      Govoza Iphenti Lihleli Kabi - 2013-07-24 07:56

      the guy is gifted jus like some whites who earn much without suitable qualifications

  • Beeg Balaboy - 2013-07-23 12:51

    malema: i have never had 1 million rand in my life. 3 months later malema: yes, I owe sars 16 million.

  • Jo Davies - 2013-07-23 13:01

    Can't have been much of a mansion if they only expected R1.5.

  • Sipho Simon Mogale - 2013-07-23 13:02

    And he expect us to vote for him surely as irresponsible as he is, how can he run the country his resting place jail, he is corrupt if he was not non of this would have come

      Nokwanda Mfundisi Skwash - 2013-07-23 13:14

      i dont think he will do right things in his party bcos of curruption

      Sipho Simon Mogale - 2013-07-23 14:19

      Skwash av thief is a thief all the way even after jail

      Govoza Iphenti Lihleli Kabi - 2013-07-24 07:51

      u all here are missing something juju is not corrupt,he is a good negotiator thats the space he wont go to jail and his money will come back like it or not and when that happens *#+(=)

  • Beeg Balaboy - 2013-07-23 13:02

    personally, I either want less corruption or a greater chance to participate in it!

  • Love Ness - 2013-07-23 13:03

    And the construction cartels thieves, just write an apology in Sunday Times and all is forgiven. Diversion, the real corruption that pulling us all down flies by and you waste time frothing about Juju.

  • Jo Davies - 2013-07-23 13:05

    How much is a "ton of millions"? And if it is as much as you make it sound, why didn't he share with the poor, help establish basis amenities such as water?

  • Tux Vincy Sethapo - 2013-07-23 13:05

    ppl were cheerin Juju noty so long Ago wen he was campaignin he was a youth league head!!! now that he trumped upon the big Dogs of the country everything he built is no things fall apart!! i wanda why he is investigated after he was pushed down and expelled from his position!! the constitution of south africa did not afford him immunity at the time he was a youth league leader and why did they not harm his property then and while it was still less millions!! i stand to say this is happening coz he is no longer the puppet of ANC!!! all people are celebarting seeing ths happening where is that democracy and equality MADIBA fought for? he ddnt fight for ur freedom in order to tyrannize those not in power but to make all equall.i bet if u employ a foreign investigation commitee, ull see that big names are envolved in corruption and they are not disclosed coz of power they have!!! u cannot fight corruption by corruption no way!!!! Anywai Juju u still had to pay 4 ur taxes even if u in power neh? now they tryna embarass the poor nigar. call 4 equality b4 the law guys not to force the law only to embarass those hu trumped the big Dogs of the economy in SA!!!

  • Nokwanda Mfundisi Skwash - 2013-07-23 13:06

    very good

  • Mpho Ramatsoma Snr - 2013-07-23 13:07

    R1.4m R5.9m R2.5m +whatelse,surely SARS working on behalf of Zuma 4 Nkandland..but surely Malema isnt far behind in terms of payments with a balance of less than R6.5m,BIG UP 2 THE FORMER ANC YOUTH LEAGUE LEADER HE s Played his part....

  • Kim Gaul - 2013-07-23 13:08

    How can a house this size be bought for 1.4 million? I think Malema set his cronies to buy back his house for him! Something fishy here

  • Raymond Mavita - 2013-07-23 13:16

    president malema dn't wry de nation bihind u,let de enermy enjoy 4 now,came next general election ther wl cry,eff is here

  • Takalani Nengovhela - 2013-07-23 13:19

    It is very pitful to the people who are believing to the people who are anti- Julias Malema, here in news24. Ordinary citizens who can't use this website(poor people) are saying yes Julias. So becareful to those capitalists that are making you happy now, cause 2morr will be suprised by Julias. He is powerful than all politicians

  • Lehlagare La Ga Monakedi - 2013-07-23 13:21

    next auction, Inkandla, followed by five wifes, EFF is here to stay and My president Malema as from next year, watch the space.

  • Dale Fourie - 2013-07-23 13:29

    Malema for president????don't come cry at my door for food if he becomes president.....

      Lesedi Black - 2013-07-23 21:47

      U a the one who will be a begger we will take everything that belong to us

  • Mpho Leopeng - 2013-07-23 13:30

    Good. Now we waiting for his day in court.

  • Beeg Balaboy - 2013-07-23 13:33

    the house was valued at R875000. However, 340 kilograms of sushi in the fridge, 500 bottles of cognac,a Breitling watch found in the cookie jar and an entire season of "who wants to be a millionaire" pushed the price up to R1.4 mil.

  • Magomarele Gomi Thobejane - 2013-07-23 13:48

    He's still short of R16m to settle his SARS debt. They must sell everything he holds close to his heart, including his chick...;)

  • Mina Moo - 2013-07-23 14:05

    Oh my word! The poor people who firmly believe that Julius will be president... hahahahahaha! They were probably all in his woodwork class! Ag shame.

      Julie Elisabeth Craytor - 2013-07-23 14:07


      Mina Moo - 2013-07-23 18:57

      Clearly all his supporters on this forum attended the same woodwork class and school... it is quite evident looking at the spelling and grammar of some here... LEARN TO WRITE PROPERLY ... people might take you seriously when you start paying the proper respect to the english language. Do you see anyone else on these forums mutilate your language like you do ours? No!

      Jones Malwela Mosima - 2013-07-23 22:49

      Come on,go an take your anti-psychotic drugs and come and comment again. U stupid Down Syndrome Product.

  • sam.khaz - 2013-07-23 14:13

    white people in this country are ain't Black it does matter what you do as a Black person they will find way,to drag you down

      Julie Elisabeth Craytor - 2013-07-23 14:30

      @ Guy - it is unfortunate that the minority of black people ruin it for the majority...

  • Mina Moo - 2013-07-23 14:16

    @Guy: are you related to Robert Mugabe? (",)