Sequestration a political ploy: EFF

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Johannesburg - The EFF on Monday claimed Julius Malema's provisional sequestration was part of an agenda to silence him.

“The SA Revenue Service continues to be used by those in the ruling party who fear to meet EFF and the CIC (commander-in-chief) in particular on the ballot,” Economic Freedom Fighters' spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said in a statement.

“In addition, it seeks to disqualify the most vibrant and radical representative voice of the disadvantages, fighter Julius Malema from serving in parliament.”

Earlier, the EFF leader was provisionally sequestrated by the High Court in Pretoria.

A draft order was signed and made an order of court. Reading the order into the record Judge Bill Prinsloo said: “The estate of the respondent (Malema) is placed in provisional sequestration.”

Malema and anyone else who did not want the order to be made final had until 10am on May 26 to give reasons as to why this should not happen.

His lawyer, Tumi Mokoena said Malema's ambitions to serve in Parliament would be thwarted should a provisional sequestration order against him become final.

He would be allowed to stand as an MP, but with potential complications. Should he be elected, he would lose his seat as MP if the provisional order became final. The EFF said Malema would remain its presidential candidate in the general elections.

“Before the 26 of May, CIC will challenge the provisional sequestration and if not successful, we shall appeal the decision until the highest court of the land,” said Ndlozi.

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