Malema's lawyer nips curator claims

Julius Malema’s lawyer rubbished claims by curators his client be declared in contempt of court.

Julius Malema. Picture: SAPA.

JOHANNESBURG - Julius Malema's lawyer Tumo Mokwena said on Tuesday a court appointed curator's proposed application to have his client declared in contempt of court had no merit.

The application was scheduled to be filed in the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday, but was removed from the roll at the last minute.

Malema, who is facing a R16-million tax bill, had his Limpopo farm and other property seized in March.

Mokwena said the contempt application should never have been placed on the court roll in the first place.

The curator appointed to manage Malema's estate alleged that former ANC Youth League (ANCYL) failed to fully disclose all his assets to them as per a court order.

Mokwena said he'd been in contact with the curator's legal team and maintained his client had been compliant.

He said if the curators are unhappy they're entitled to call for an inquiry.

Malema has also been charged with fraud and racketeering related to his involvement in an alleged tender in Limpopo.