Pretoria - EFF leader Julius Malema's provisional sequestration has been extended to August 25, the High Court in Pretoria ruled on Monday.

Previously Malema had until 10am on Monday morning to inform the court why his provisional sequestration should not be made a final order.

The revenue service claims Malema owes R16 million in unpaid taxes after failing to submit tax returns between 2006 and 2010. He also failed to register his Ratanang Trust for tax purposes to Sars. In the battle, Sars has also attached some of Malema’s belongings to recoup the money he owes.

If sequestrated, Malema would immediately be disqualified as an member of Parliament. Sequestrated people cannot serve as MPs.

The Star and Sapa