Malema's case removed from court roll

An urgent application to have Julius Malema declared in contempt of court will not proceed on Tuesday.

Former ANC Youth League president Julius Malema. Picture: EWN

PRETORIA - An urgent application to have tax fraud accused Julius Malema declared in contempt of court will not proceed on Tuesday and it remains unclear why.

Estate curators sought the application because Malema allegedly failed to declare all his assets.

The former ANC Youth League President who is facing a R16 million tax bill had his Limpopo farm and other property seized in March.

The Sechaba Trust's Cloete Murray said the matter will not proceed on Tuesday, but did not provide any reasons.

The judge further confirmed that the matter has been removed from the court roll.

Murray and Aviwe Ndyamara were appointed curators of Malema's estate and tasked with ensuring he declared all his assets, but Malema has allegedly failed to do so.

Malema had intended opposing the application which could have seen him slapped with a R500,000 fine or a jail term.

The embattled former political leader is also facing a R52 million fraud and racketeering case in Limpopo.