South Africa: Malema to Appear in Court This Week

Julius Malema will appear in court in South Africa this Tuesday to face charges of contempt of court. (Google Images)

News 24 is reporting that former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema will appear in court this Tuesday in South Africa to face charges of contempt of court. An application was made by Cloete Murray of Sechaba Trust and Aviwe Ndyamara of the Tshwane Trust Company, the curators of his estate, that Malema neglected to declare his assets.

News 24 writes:

[The curators] were tasked with ensuring Malema declared all his assets following a court order and despite Malema agreeing to do so, he did not carry this out in practice.

Malema’s lawyer Tumo Mokwena told the newspaper that her client intended on opposing the contempt of court application.

If found guilty, Malema could face a R500 000 fine, a jail term or a suspended sentence.

Read more at News 24 and Mail & Guardian.

This news brief was written by Kaitlin Higgins, editorial assistant for The Burton Wire.

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