State to serve Malema with indictment

Julius Malema and his co-accused will appear in the Polokwane Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Julius Malema. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN.

PRETORIA - Money laundering accused Julius Malema and four associates are scheduled to make their next court appearance on Tuesday, but it's expected to be postponed and transferred to Pretoria.

Malema and his co-accused were arrested in September last year and made their first court appearances in the Polokwane Magistrates Court.

The former politician faces a R16 million tax debt and has had all his assets attached.

Eyewitness News understands the state will serve the indictment on Malema and his co-accused before transferring the matter to Pretoria for trial later this year.

The former ANC Youth League president faces sixteen counts of money laundering.

His former associates and now co-accused who were directors of implicated company, On Point Engineering, allegedly lied to secure a tender to manage Limpopo roads projects.

After being awarded the bid, they then allegedly dished out tenders for kickbacks.

The state will argue that those kickbacks are the funds paid into Malema's Ratanang Family Trust, which he then used to funds his lavish lifestyle.