Malema loses lawyers

Comment on this story
malema aug 2 Independent Newspapers Former African National Congress Youth League president Julius Malema. File photo: Bongiwe Mchunu


Johannesburg - Lawyers from Brian Kahn Attorneys said on Wednesday, they were no longer representing expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema.

Details about why the law firm had abandoned 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 Pretoria by the SA Revenue Services, to have Malema's estate sequestrated.

Malema had until February 18 to notify SARS whether he intended to oppose the application.

According to newspaper reports, Malema had failed to meet the deadline.

If the application by SARS is successful, all Malema's properties will be placed under curatorship and auctioned off to pay a reported R16 million he owes SARS.

Malema also faces charges of fraud and racketeering related to the irregular awarding of a R52m tender to On-Point Engineering.

His Ratanang Family trust was an indirect shareholder in the engineering company.

That matter is scheduled to resume in court in April. - Sapa

sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

  5. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. You are only required to verify your email address once to have full access to commenting on articles. For more information please read our comment guidelines