Malema sequestration order extended to December

Pretoria - The provisional sequestration order against Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema regarding his outstanding tax bill has been extended to 1 December, a clerk in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria said on Monday.

Earlier, the media waited outside the court ahead of Malema's appearance.

Journalists and cameramen were milling outside the court entrance. There were cameras outside the court and on a nearby street corner, along with a news van.

Three police officers stood in the chilly Pretoria morning air near their car, outside the court.

In May, Malema's provisional sequestration was extended and the matter was postponed.

Malema has previously admitted he had not attended to his tax affairs the way the law required. According to court papers, Malema owed the SA Revenue Service R16m, plus interest, after failing to submit tax returns between 2006 and 2010.

In February, Judge Bill Prinsloo ordered that Malema's estate be provisionally sequestrated.

A final sequestration order would affect Malema's political career, as he would no longer be allowed to serve as a Member of Parliament.

Last week Parliament was adjourned after the EFF began chanting "pay back the money" and demanding that President Jacob Zuma be more forthcoming when answering their question on when he was going to pay back a portion of the money spent on security upgrades to his home in Nkandla, as recommended by the public protector.

Nin Ja Kitty 2014/08/25 10:45:45 AM
Oh. So that's it then. Another case postponed, delayed........ it seems to be the norm with all court cases these days. I reckon if Juju had worn his red overall they would have called a close to the proceedings quickly, to avoid possible trouble.
Paul Valas 2014/08/25 10:46:17 AM
Miles Lancmore 2014/08/25 10:48:17 AM
Justice delayed is justice denied but in any case there is enough time for Malema to perfom more comedy in the parliament before december.
David Jones 2014/08/25 10:48:34 AM
The chameleon was not wearing his red overalls this time. This must be very serious matter for him!
Tiekie Black 2014/08/25 10:49:26 AM
delays ..... ! eish!
Bob 2014/08/25 10:54:22 AM
Imagine the chaos that will erupt if this dude is kicked out of parliament. He is in parliament now and the party cant behave...
Sipho Simon Mogale 2014/08/25 10:57:39 AM
juju is better cause he is attending jz is running from justice
konfab 2014/08/25 11:01:10 AM
Hypocrisy, a fine skill for SA politicians
Elvava Seameco 2014/08/25 11:02:50 AM
Malema my President,EFF my vote, Asijiki !!!
Lin Browne 2014/08/25 11:03:38 AM
Bet you if it was me I woulda received the chop months ago. But with politicians - and this little gnat in particular - they get reprieve after reprieve... Nice.