Malema misses tax deadline

Former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema has missed the deadline to challenge the SA Revenue Service’s (Sars’) application for the sequestration of his estate to cover a R16 million tax bill.

Malema filed a notice of intention to oppose the application in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on February 18. He had until last Monday to file his answering affidavit.

According to a court document dated March 14, Malema failed to file the affidavit, national daily The Times reported today. As a result the application was set down on the unopposed motion court roll.

The hearing has been scheduled for April 17. Malema’s lawyer Tumi Mokwena refused to comment, the newspaper reported.

In December, Sars secured a court order for the attachment of Malema’s assets.

In January, sheriffs seized his Sandton and Polokwane homes. Sars then rejected a R4 million settlement offer and auctioned Malema’s assets in the Sandton and Polokwane homes in February.

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