ANCYL: Sars must not take orders from DA

2011-07-19 13:39

Johannesburg -The SA Revenue Service (Sars) should not take orders from opposition parties, the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) said on Tuesday.

However, if Sars decided to investigate a complaint from the Democratic Alliance against ANCYL leader Julius Malema it would cooperate, spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said.

"This is because the ANC Youth League is of strong conviction that all South Africans should live honest and corruption-free lifestyles and be at all times ready to account on the resources they have access to.

"The ANC Youth League supports Sars activities and decisions on any matter unconditionally, and believes that their decisions on who to conduct investigations and lifestyle audits on will never be a result of political instructions and ventilations of particularly racist political parties," said Shivambu.

Democratic Alliance MP Dianne Kohler Barnard said on Tuesday that she had sent a letter to Sars to request that Malema's financial affairs be investigated.

Sars spokesperson Adrian Lackay could not immediately confirm this. He said earlier that if such a request was received, "obviously we will consider it and establish the merits in the claims that the MP will make, and then we will proceed from there".

In the letter, a copy of which was sent to Sapa, Kohler Barnard says: "I am writing to you to express my concern at reports that ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema is building a home worth R16m in Sandown, Johannesburg.

"This comes alongside other reports of excessively high expenditure; including reports that Mr Malema settled a bill of R78 000 in cash at a luxury game lodge.

"Mr Malema alleges that his net ANC Youth League salary is his sole income and that is approximately R20 000 a month. This poses grave questions regarding whether or not Mr Malema’s finances are above board."

The Sunday Independent reported at the weekend that Malema was building a R16m mansion in Sandown. The house would reportedly include a secure basement where he could hide in case of an attack.

Kohler Barnard said: "Numerous questions are being asked about his conspicuous consumption – such as which bank has lent him R16m when he states that his income is just R20 000p/m, or alternatively, which individual has given him that money, and under what finance regulations would such a donation be legal?" 

  • Sinudeity - 2011-07-19 13:45

    As a South African citizen, Im telling SARS to investigate julius.

  • v3 - 2011-07-19 13:47

    But Foul-Mouthed Floyd would have no problem with SARS or any other state organ taking order from the ANCYL (like Inkwenkwe visiting UOFS?)

  • k_hallawaya - 2011-07-19 13:49

    .....I agree! SARS should not take orders fro ANY political party, be ANC/DA, but the taxpayer......And the taxpayer demands any crook suspect should be audited like any other citizen in the republic...........

  • No1Dutchman - 2011-07-19 13:50

    Yes it should automatically be investigated. SAID looks at international news papers and watch South African sports people winning money oversees and when they return to SA they will be asked where there share is. I know of a number of sports people that this has happened to, why not automatically investigate Malema splashing his cash around. My bet is that nothing will happen here to him.

  • Welleducated - 2011-07-19 13:50

    SARS should NOT take order from the DA, they should HAVE done this on THEIR OWN! Duuhhhh...

  • Pure_Oxygen1 - 2011-07-19 13:50

    "This is because the ANC Youth League is of strong conviction that all South Africans should live honest and corruption-free lifestyles..." Then why is the ANC in government?

  • YohYohYoh - 2011-07-19 13:52

    Lol this is the biggest load of horsesh*t I have heard all day: "...the ANC Youth League is of strong conviction that all South Africans should live honest and corruption-free lifestyles..." Maybe you should be supporting a different party then? just saying...

  • c1 - 2011-07-19 13:52

    Clearly a man with a guilty conscience...

  • mark t - 2011-07-19 13:52


  • c1 - 2011-07-19 13:53

    then again, is SARS does not act on this, they must be racist... clearly these people need the wool taken from their eyes when the cheese is in front of them.

  • Liberal Girl - 2011-07-19 13:53

    No surprise here that the ANCYL comes to the rescue, was actually expecting this article...

  • JBP - 2011-07-19 13:55

    Why not, feeling guilty ??

  • PunkBuster - 2011-07-19 13:55

    I'll tell you which bank. The SA Tax Payer Bank @ 0% Interest. Thank you and please come again...

  • Ollie - 2011-07-19 13:56

    I see but the ANCYL can do as they please - and i would like to know how this Malema can build a R16 Mill house - Money stolen from me the taxpayer???? I bet this comment won't be published - whenever i am against what Malema is doing my comments don't get published - News 24 takes their oredrs form ANCYL ? LOL

  • Joe999 - 2011-07-19 13:57

    Maybe he got it from the Lottery Administrators included in the amount for the Youth Festival.

  • Sisie - 2011-07-19 13:57

    Back tracking nicely again! It was actually to be expected after that "dare" this morning. Misinterpretation once again. Litany of the ANCYL.

  • Ollie - 2011-07-19 13:57

    Thanks News 24 - i see my comment has been published

  • BOFFINBOB - 2011-07-19 13:58

    Oh really....Well your parental body wont be calling for an audit, now will they & SARS are part of the " family " as well, so they wont be investigating of their free will. If he ( Malema ) really has nothing to hide, then he should welcome a tax audit to set the record straight.

  • Michelle - 2011-07-19 13:59

    Why not, if Julius has nothing to hide what is there to worry about. ANCYL is very quick to jump on the DA for proposing this. If he isn't guilty, there shouldn't be a problem.

  • ChrisKhoza - 2011-07-19 14:00

    Great response Floyd. Well done.

  • Ryan Tunney - 2011-07-19 14:00

    So why not just say "go ahead and audit Malema" then? Why the whole thing of "should not take orders from opposition parties"? What relevance does that statement have in the context of the rest of Shivambu's comment then?

  • Michelle - 2011-07-19 14:00

    Methinks they protest too much!!

  • schmerz - 2011-07-19 14:01

    Everyday they stoop to a new low

  • JustinX - 2011-07-19 14:01

    ANCYL = Afro-Nazi Communist Youth League. I say no more

  • yank - 2011-07-19 14:02

    And Malema and the ANCYL shouldn't steal and waste taxpayers money !! Go after Malema and all the other tenderpreneurs who get their hands on other people's money.

  • tripwire - 2011-07-19 14:02

    We the Tax payer pay for all the toys of the new government boys. All they do is think of another tax every couple of months , sooner or later the coffers will run dry and you will get a knock on your door with a not so nice request to get out and leave everything to them. Seems like a Zim rerun in Slowmo

  • tripwire - 2011-07-19 14:03

    13 comments but None Show Strange hey ?

  • patrickb - 2011-07-19 14:05

    Julius "Ubuntu" Malema who REALLY cares about the people! We are so proud of him.

  • stefan4kruge - 2011-07-19 14:06

    South Africa is Blind to whats happening.. SOmeone needs to SPEAK UP!!

  • Solo-JHB - 2011-07-19 14:06

    Every citizen has a right to report tax dodgers!

  • Judge DREAD - 2011-07-19 14:07

    The ANCYL has no shame, has no conscience, actually believes they are good and not doing anything wrong, how terrible, how can we allow them to just keep on getting away with destroying this country.

  • FaxM8 Fax - 2011-07-19 14:07

    Shame you just scared they find out where fooliass steals the tax money from !!

  • 50something - 2011-07-19 14:08

    They are so predictable - exactly the kind of response I expected. Surprised that the word "racist" appears again?

  • Bill - 2011-07-19 14:09

    Since when does the ANCYL tell either SARS, or the DA, what to do...!

  • Pete - 2011-07-19 14:11

    "...never be a result of political instructions and ventilations of particularly racist political parties,..." eish Floyd. Ventilation refers to exposure to air - to your hot air in this case...

  • JudithNkwe - 2011-07-19 14:11

    I would love to know how Mr Malema manages his lifestyle on R20 000 a month. I certainly couldn't (not that I would want to either)

  • Stevezim - 2011-07-19 14:11

    "..the ANC Youth League is of strong conviction that all South Africans should live honest and corruption-free lifestyles...." Beautiful Floyd, just beautiful. The reality is that the only conviction you lot should actually have, is the other type....the one that ends with the words,"15 years, hard labour"

  • TheUgly - 2011-07-19 14:12

    Beginning of the end for Malema. Fraud, Corruption, Theft, Laundering... If you have nothing to hide Malema show us your books.

  • smem2 - 2011-07-19 14:13

    Well if they don't have anything to hide then that should not be a problem???

  • Rowan - 2011-07-19 14:13

    "is because the ANC Youth League is of strong conviction that all South Africans should live honest and corruption-free lifestyles" what a load of BS

  • Paul Nel - 2011-07-19 14:15

    Nothing can come from this, point in fact, what happened to the hate speech trial? or did I miss the verdict?

  • piksteel - 2011-07-19 14:16

    why would they care? unless they've got something to hide?

  • Blaq - 2011-07-19 14:16

    roger that, DA must first fix all the inequalities and racism in WC before hovering around like captains and give people orders who f%$@k do they think they are????????????????????????????

  • Marthinus - 2011-07-19 14:16

    Floyd wa is jou pasboek

  • Kenno - 2011-07-19 14:18

    and the ANCYL (creche) must not tell the nation about land grabs!

  • anti crime - 2011-07-19 14:18

    Coming from Floyd"all South Africans should live honest and corruption-free lifestyles and be at all times ready to account on the resources they have access to."OH pleaseeeee lol....

  • BobbyT - 2011-07-19 14:20

    Tough place to grow up?!?! Obviously they are serious about graft!!!!! Beijing - China executed two former vice-mayors from two booming eastern cities for taking millions of dollars in bribes, the Supreme Court and state media said on Tuesday, as the government strives to show it is being tough on graft. Xu Maiyong, the former vice-mayor of Hangzhou, and Jiang Renjie, the former vice-mayor of Suzhou, were executed in the morning, the court said in a brief statement. Xu was convicted of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power, while Jiang was convicted of bribery, the official Xinhua news agency added.

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  • Rod - 2011-07-19 14:22

    Yes! In any self respecting democracy this must be the sole prerogative of the ruling party. Furthermore, to ensure absolute fairness, such calls must preferably be made by entities such as youth organisations which are too young and innocent to have been tarnished by the evil of corruption.

  • JohnT - 2011-07-19 14:22

    This is hilarious. Just worked out on the ABSA website that the repayment on R16 million @ 0.5% interest rate is R70 000 per month! That's R50k more than he earns. Malema should forget politics and become a magician!

      Rev. H-Cubed - 2011-07-19 18:47

      Perhaps he has been paid advance royalties on the book he has written detailing this astounding financial secret.