Construction at Malema's mansion continues

Construction at Julius Malema's Sandown home continues, despite his legal woes.

Former ANC Youth League President Julius Malema. Picture: Eyewitness News.

JOHANNESBURG - Construction at expelled ANC Youth League (ANCYL) Julius Malema's Sandown home continues, despite his tax woes.

In September, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) obtained a judgment against the controversial politician after it emerged he owed R16 million in taxes.

The fiery politician did not oppose the case brought before the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Malema, who lost his salary from the ANCYL following his expulsion from the mother body, has no formal regular income at the moment.

Sars will now be free to attach his properties and as a final resort, freeze his bank accounts.

Despite Malema claiming he has no money, construction at his northern Johannesburg home continues.

The ex-ANCYL leader could also face money laundering, fraud and corruption charges, after an arrest warrant was issued for him on Friday.

It is believed the case relates to his Ratanang Family Trust and his business links with the Limpopo government.

His half-built Sandton home, a farm house in Polokwane and other properties could be attached.

Malema is expected to appear in court this week.

He maintains his innocence, claiming the charges are politically motivated.