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Malema, Agliotti tax battles in court

Both cases are scheduled to be heard in the North Gauteng High Court today.

Sars will present its final arguments in its cases against Julius Malema (pictured) and Glenn Agliotti on 10 February. Picture: RSC Inc.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Revenue Service (Sars) says it is ready to present final arguments in court in its attempts to have both Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema and convicted drug dealer Glenn Agliotti sequestrated.

Both cases are due to be heard in separate courtrooms at the North Gauteng High Court today.

Sars is claiming around R16 million from Malema and over R70 million from Agliotti in both income tax and value added tax.

If Sars is successful in its bid to sequestrate both men, they will be declared incapable of managing their finances and a curator will be appointed to manage their affairs.

For Malema, a sequestration order would block his path to Parliament.