AFRICANGLOBE – Properties belonging to former African National Congress Youth League leader Julius Malema will go under the hammer on Friday, according to reports out of South Africa on Thursday.
South Africa’s Revenue Service spokesman Adrian Lackay said a farm and a string of movable and immovable assets belonging to Julius Malema had been attached.
“Yes, action has been taken against Julius Malema because he owes R16.1 million to the South African Revenue Service. I cannot disclose the value of his assets to be auctioned but I can confirm that they include his farm.
“We got a court order and we are now interested in auctioning the properties to recover the revenues owed,” said Lackay.
Lawyers from Brian Kahn Attorneys said on Wednesday they were no longer representing Julius Malema.
Details about why the law firm had abandoned Julius Malema’s case were confidential, said lawyer Nicqui Galaktiou.
“We have not ‘ditched him’… We no longer act for Malema,” she said.
Earlier in February, Galaktiou said the firm had been instructed to file papers opposing an application made to the High Court in Tshwane by the South African Revenue Service to have Julius Malema’s estate sequestrated.
Malema had until February 18 to notify the South African Revenue Services whether he intended to oppose the application.
According to newspaper reports, Julius Malema failed to meet the deadline.