DA calls for tax probe into Malema

2011-07-17 11:24

Johannesburg - The Democratic Alliance will on Monday ask the SA Revenue Service to investigate ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema's finances, the party's police spokesperson Dianne Kohler Barnard said.

MP Kohler Barnard said the move has been prompted by reports that Malema is building a R16m mansion in the wealthy Johannesburg suburb of Sandown.

"I will be writing a letter asking for an investigation into his finances. The time has come. It is inconceivable that someone who claims to live on a R25 000 salary from one of the ANC bodies can get a bank loan for R16m.

"One needs an investigation into where the money is coming from. If someone is handing out money to him we need to know who it is."

The Sunday Independent reported that Malema had torn down a house on a plot he bought in Sandown in 2009 and was building a modern new multi-storey home with a party deck and a secure basement where he could take refuge from attack.

Kohler Barnard said if reports of "an underground bunker" were true it showed that Malema had no confidence in government's efforts to fight crime.

The ANC Youth League has refused to comment on reports of Malema's new house.

The DA also called for an investigation into Malema earlier this year, when reports surfaced that lucrative government tenders in Limpopo were awarded to companies linked to him.


  • Chris - 2011-07-17 11:41

    The investigation findings will most likely reveal that he is not paying his service account (property taxes), because the city of johannesburg is still not capable of issuing him with an account since he bought the property. This enabling him to use these monies without any fear that he will receive an account during his life time.

      DW - 2011-07-17 14:07

      A loan from a bank for R16m would not be attainable on the back of unpaid service accounts. There is a lot more to this. He is able to show massive income to qualify for this loan. The DA is right. If he has more income than he is declaring to SARS, lock him up. I have to pay my taxes. So should he

  • Bush Dweller - 2011-07-17 11:41

    This guy is a thief

      Black Mouth - 2011-07-17 14:50

      what did he still? who is not a thief ? poeple who came with three ships and today they own everything ?

      Aluicius Jones - 2011-07-17 15:32

      NO he isn't - THEY ALL ARE -

      djg - 2011-07-17 18:24

      and he gets away with it......with a smile

      HCrouse - 2011-07-18 10:55

      Hey FIN24. You need s new special section on your red banner above for corruption. You know like this: HOME - COMPANIES - MARKETS - ECONOMY - CORRUPTION - OPINION

  • BigMoose - 2011-07-17 11:42

    "Hello Mr. Malema, this is SARS calling." "Who?" "SARS" "F**k off." "What did you say?" "F**k you. F**k off"

      McFreak - 2011-07-17 17:36


      Bidartbru - 2011-07-17 18:26

      LOL Bigmoose!

  • braamc - 2011-07-17 11:44

    Tender fraud, income from failed mines perhaps, donations, or plain simple theft and corruption? What is R16m for a new house.

  • Leonard - 2011-07-17 11:53

    Malema is building an underground bunker because he knows that some Right Winger is dying to hang his nuts from a towbar.

      Mad Dog - 2011-07-17 14:14

      Not only Right Wingers! I should think that more than a few Left Wingers are now after his blood!

      Joe_Public - 2011-07-17 14:44

      Hitler built bunkers too. So that he could safely dictate to the brain-washed masses that were killing themselves on his behalf.

      Risen Ape - 2011-07-17 15:35

      Mmm ... who can guess what food Malema will stash in his bunker. Anyone?

      Deckard - 2011-07-17 19:54

      LOve it..ROTFLMAO

  • Ross - 2011-07-17 13:43

    This chap is very powerfull afterall he is a President maker. SARS won't do anything, Gordhan will lose his job, remember he is an Indian and Julius don't like them.

  • sainsaudi - 2011-07-17 13:54

    On top of this, paying R78,000-00 cash for a weekend jaunt at the Kruger Park smells fishy. How can a person draw this amount of cash from a bank without fear of this being investigated? He should be investigated as this will lead to a lot more investigations of other ANC kleptocrats. This sudden splurge of money is an indication that this man is only for himself, bugger the poor. If people cannot see this, then they are really stupid.

  • Nuck Choris - 2011-07-17 14:00

    Cosatu must surely ask for an investigation. It is plain for all to see that corruption is a play here. Do you know what earnings you have to declare to get a loan for R16mill. Surely the freedom of information act must uncover this. Come on SARS I am sure this must fall into those top 200 wealthy persons that were going to be investigated. I am receiving a R1000 refund from SARS and they want to audit me. Amazing

  • DW - 2011-07-17 14:05

    The most sinister thing about this story is that he is building an underground bunker. The types of atrocities in the rest of Africa and the world come to mind when dictators come into power. No ordinary person needs protection in a bunker. What does this evil man have in mind in future that he thinks he could need to take cover in a bunker of this type? Dont give him the power. Dont let him become president - ever.

  • Gerald - 2011-07-17 14:22

    I know people in Limpopo who are struggling because that fat Malema's companies are 'fairly' winning all the xmillion tenders. So Bernard sit down with your peanuts salary arg. It will never hold. Even if they do dance to your guitar, big if, nothing will materialise. Look at Zuma. He then became president of all things. Even taxis can shuffle billions tax free with the govt juuust fine. Some battles my frind you must...

  • StBad - 2011-07-17 14:43

    Malema is hilarious... carry on digging your own grave mate!

  • v3 - 2011-07-17 14:45

    Why is Willie "Cover-up" Hofmeyr not setting the SIU or Asset Forfeiture Unit onto this matter? They are meant to investigate instances of "inexplicable" wealth. Could it be he is following the "if you are connected you are protected" rule?

  • Black Mouth - 2011-07-17 14:47

    Thanks and glory be to God an African child is progressing.There are many others that i know who are also taking progressive strides like this particular investment.Malema is just 1 black child who will forvere make shake evrything that is yellow, pink or white until it dies of heart attack. poeple own Big ships, manshions, plots and farms and its ok so long as they are not black, you guys are mad. you should not wait for a person to build a house and you start writing letters, do it beacuse you want to put order and good cause, not as you do.DA? WILL YOU DO THE SAME IF IT WAS PIET OR KOBUS OR KOEKEMOER? This is what you will DO and expect us to vote for you, never not with this biaseness,racial and negetivity, infact if you had a chance you were going to bring back your old stinking systems into the country.

      Carbon - 2011-07-18 09:31

      Black, your comment is dumb. You like to speculate and to ignore the facts.

      Nuck Choris - 2011-07-18 10:43

      Before the old stinking system you were in skins and could only tell time by the rising and setting of the sun, and even then you were late for meetings. Whatever god you worship must be of satan if he supports malema

      HCrouse - 2011-07-18 10:47

      Just mouth, eh? Pity you've apparently got no black brain powering that mouth.

  • lassie95 - 2011-07-17 14:49

    I hear rumours that the band, "Simple Minds" invited Malema to be their lead singer.

  • Don-the-man - 2011-07-17 15:08

    Haha - so the DA thinks they will get SARS to investigate our leader. Little do the DA plonkers know that SARS are firmly under our control and will never do anything to PRISIDENT MALEMA. Just wait until our elective conference next year where our one and only PRESIDENT will move into a senior government position so he can push through all the land grab and nationalisation laws. No more honkeys with bank balances, property or in any position of authority, anywher.

      York Hunt - 2011-07-18 09:41

      Great trolling effort!

  • Echo Bravo - 2011-07-17 15:19

    Become the ANCYL LEADER and you can steal from the poor and live in luxury. This will also get swept under the carpet.

  • JedEye - 2011-07-17 15:25

    *sigh*... as if anything would actually happen to him should the findings reveal anything crooked. Once again, to all you liberal extremists out there, watch the proceedings of this story... I bet one month of my (legitimate) salary that he gets away scott free regardless of the outcome. The future of SA gets bleaker by the day... Africa's gem... goodbye Kruger National park... goodbye white rhino... goodbye seaside holidays at the KZN coast... you have left behind a legacy that none will forget...

  • ProudlyKgomo - 2011-07-17 15:28

    It is about time.........

  • Phaedioux - 2011-07-17 15:39

    And people were arguing that SA is not a Banana Republic!

  • LenaSmyth1 - 2011-07-17 15:44

    SIU Corruption Hotline 0860 748 748 (0860 SIU SIU) EVERYONE MUST WORK AGAINST CORRUPTION!!!!!!!!

  • LBS - 2011-07-17 15:45

    Oh what a good example he is to the poor! Me myself and I... but of course the illiterate youth followers think they will follow suit.

      grant9 - 2011-07-18 08:00

      Ja. The ignorant will say, "If Juju can do do it, maybe one day I can too".

  • CGlass - 2011-07-17 15:50

    What happened to free speech. Do we NEED our comments checked first?

  • Larry Laffer - 2011-07-17 16:14

    As the voice piece of the ANC it would not surprise me that they are bank rolling him.

  • Fred - 2011-07-17 16:27

    Agreed , if not one of the banks led him the money, to get in the good books with him, which is quite possible, they have done that in the past with other"leaders", it is just impossible that a guy with his income can affordit. Alternatively one of his "brothers" is paying for it. But don'y expect much from such an investigation from SARS, they never will investigate one of their own.

  • michal.mierzwa - 2011-07-17 16:38

    Bigmoose, you are a legend. ROFL. You made my week awesome!

  • laageen - 2011-07-17 17:10

    The time has come, 3 years late but never too late. The day when all the politicians and their corrupt connections are exposed, the wordl media will crash with aweful details. Wishful thinking off course. In another dimension ll these men and women will have to show their faces to the people they betrayed and robbed. Hopelfully more than wishfull thinnking. Happy afterlife.

  • Kathleen - 2011-07-17 17:10

    He decries everything colonial and 'White' but wants to live like a colonialist. What an inferiority complex!

  • Scaramouche - 2011-07-17 17:13

    So the call to Nationalise might just be a call to Malemalise...

  • Christopher - 2011-07-17 17:25

    The DA has as much chance of getting this done as Helen Zille has of falling pregnant. It smacks of grandstanding. Why not DO something effective about Julius and his empire rather than just making a noise?

      CamsComment - 2011-07-17 21:14

      And what do you suggest Chrispoher?

  • Frik - 2011-07-17 17:26

    Yes baby, about time.

  • McFreak - 2011-07-17 17:36

    What a joke! As sincere as the DA may be in exposing him, if indeed he has done anything wrong, they will never succeed! He is merely laying the cornerstone of the Banana republic that he and his ilk are determined to create. They are slowly but surely raping our constitution, ripping the heart out of our morals and all they can do is use foul language when their actions are questioned. Pravin better get a foul language disctionary..and most probably build a basement where HE can hide when they come for him!

  • djg - 2011-07-17 18:21

    typical da....wait for newspaper reports first and then they act...should be proactive

      Carbon - 2011-07-18 09:25

      Like the ANC?

  • djg - 2011-07-17 18:25

    Good for you...the truth will prevail!

  • Popit - 2011-07-17 18:35

    As if that's going to happen.

  • Alan - 2011-07-17 18:41

    It is ludicrous to say the least that an illiterate nitwit could be left to do his own thing with public money and still maintain that that he is the champion of the poor. Surely, he can be seen for what he is. Good on you DA for the challenge. Lets see what the "vultures" SARS will do in this case. Decent citizens who are all law abiding are handled differently. Time will tell.

  • HendrikAfrika - 2011-07-17 18:51

    You are wasting your time, his cronies in the ANC will ensure that he comes out clean. You should rather investigate it yourself and then send the news allover the world - not to the ANC or government - that way you will have a bigger effect. Let the goverment hear it on SKY news.

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  • Obama - 2011-07-17 20:03

    A lifestyle audit on most of these guys is long overdue. I remember COSATU called for one last year and they were just ignored. Perhaps the DA will have better luck.. I hope they do.

  • ex-pat - 2011-07-17 20:11

    Hitler died in a bunker...

      Alf - 2011-07-17 21:43

      Hi ex-pat. That makes two of us who think positively!

      Marcell - 2011-07-18 05:31

      Male enema will, as Hilter take the easy way out one day!

      Nuck Choris - 2011-07-18 10:33

      Smartest retort to date. Well done. Do you have the ammo

  • Shivaskar - 2011-07-17 20:25

    Penalty, interest and jail coming for you! Unless you have high friends in low places, that will save you. This investigation is likely to take an indefinite time to complete. He knows that he has no talent whatsoever, wait ........except to commit fraud.....he's a natural at that.

      Enough! - 2011-07-18 00:07

      Malema is and remains but a puppet in Zuma's hands! Nothing more nothing less. And its never been about the poor but about their own pockets stealing from the very poor and corrupt in every way. Time we wake up and smell the coffee. Zuma's first agenda was to take all political power from the Xhosas then to get as much economical power and wealth as possible. The ANC of today not the ANC of yesterday and its time we wake up!

  • CK - 2011-07-17 21:41

    It is about time!

  • CK - 2011-07-17 21:44

    It's well overdue!

  • Lizelle - 2011-07-17 22:41

    This is absurd!!!!! I wonder if the people he "stands" for know about his spending! Does he advertise that on his rallies? I wonder! The biggest problem in this country is what our politicians do with our taxes! There is people who after 17 years still have no electricity no water no basic needs and he is building R16 million homes! Can anyone tell me what one has to earn to be able to get a mortgage for such a home?

      HCrouse - 2011-07-18 10:43

      At least R320 000 a month

  • KFACTOR - 2011-07-17 22:44

    If you wanna know where this comes from and where it is going, read "The State Of Africa" by M. Meredith. Nothing lasts forever.

  • Mark - 2011-07-17 22:50

    Lovely - He instigates a civil war and then runs and hides in his bunker when it happens.... Great leader that is...

  • TinaM - 2011-07-17 22:59

    Wish I could "like" this more than once!!!

  • Dishy - 2011-07-17 23:37

    You only need to look north of the boarder to see where SA is heading.... It's what Africa is all about. Face it. Change has to come from within - and it it's not coming from these guys very soon.....

  • Blip - 2011-07-18 00:14

    Malema's not smart enough to have his money laundered.

  • Mark - 2011-07-18 04:01

    It would be quiet interesting to see if anything happens. Maybe a slap on the wrists at worst.

      Morne Loubser - 2011-07-18 10:29

      Probably not even. This man get's away with murder and hate speach. It's not what you's who you know.

  • jakes - 2011-07-18 06:42

    This malema chap is a criminal just like the rest of the anc "comrades"!!! Soon this gravy train is going stop!!!!

      Doug - 2011-07-20 19:04

      Who is going to stop the train mate!!

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