EFF leader Julius Malema wants the Western Cape High Court to sequestrate the estate of ANC MP Boy Mamabolo more than three years after they buried the hatchet over ‘false and defamatory’ comments made in 2020.

News24 reports that Malema and his wife Mantoa Matlala have applied to the court to have Mamabolo's assets held by the Master of the High Court.

The application has its genesis in the aftermath of Mamabolo's claims that Malema had committed acts of violence against his wife.

In March 2020, the two politicians reached an agreement that would see Mamabolo fork out about R170 000.

Malema initially sought R2m.

In his founding affidavit, Malema said he and his wife were jointly seeking the sequestration of Mamabolo's estate on account of his failure to settle the R173 853 94 debt. In the court document, they set out to demonstrate that he was unable to pay the debt and was therefore insolvent.

Malema said he did not seek any relief against Mamabolo's wife, Khomotso Malotane, ‘unless she is married in community of property’ to the ANC MP. 

He has listed National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula as the third respondent so that she can be forewarned that she may have to remove Mamabolo from Parliament in line with Section 47 of the Constitution if his application succeeds.

Malema set out how Mamabolo admitted liability on three occasions but later reneged.

According to the documents, the courts have already attached the property of Mamabolo's mother, Makekana. However, the R6 000 asset was later released after a legal objection by Mamabolo in November 2022, reports News24.

Malema said his lawyers rejected a R10 000-per-month payment offer and demanded the full amount.

On 7 December, Malema said in court documents that Mamabolo promised to up the amount to R20 000 per month for nine months, begging Malema's lawyers not to proceed with the sequestration of his estate.

The ANC MP reneged on this payment.

Malema avers that Mamabolo is ‘factually insolvent’.

In correspondence annexed to the court documents, Mamabolo said he relies solely on his R32 000 monthly Parliament net salary ‘and therefore I can only afford to pay R10 000 every month to your client’.

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