Malema court order made final

An interim court order attaching Julius Malema’s assets has been made final.

Expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema held a news conference where he spoke about the Marikana mine crisis and President Jacob Zuma in Sandton, Tuesday, 18 September 2012. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

JOHANNESBURG - The interim court order attaching former ANC Youth League (ANCYL) President Julius Malema's assets has been made final in the North Gauteng High Court.

The embattled former politician faces a R16 million tax bill and had his Limpopo farm and other property seized in March.

Malema had until Tuesday to show why the court order should not be made final, but failed to do so.

In March the court appointed two curators to take over his estate and manage his assets.

It further allowed the curators to dispose of Malema's assets by means of auctions and to pay the proceeds to the South African Revenue Service (SARS).

The curators intended launching an application to have Malema declared in contempt of court last week, but last minute negotiations halted the matter.

He is also facing a R52 million fraud and racketeering case in Limpopo.