An arrest warrant has been issued for expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema and he is due to appear in a Polokwane court next week.
"We were notified today that a warrant of arrest was issued for Mr Malema," Malema's lawyer Nicqui Galaktiou told Sapa.
"We don't know which court and when it will happen, but we are engaging with authorities on that. It will be in Polokwane."
She said Malema had not yet been arrested.
"No, he hasn't. My understanding is that he won't be arrested."
She said the charges against her client were unknown.
"We do not know what the charges are and we don't have a copy of the warrant."
The City Press reported earlier that Malema faced charges of money laundering, corruption and fraud relating to his Ratanang Family Trust and its share holding in On-Point Engineering, a company that allegedly made millions from Limpopo government tenders.
Earlier, authorities refused to comment or confirm the warrant.
The SA Revenue Service said it had nothing to do with the warrant.
"...We want to state categorically that any and all reports that SARS requested that a warrant be issued for Mr Malema's arrest are completely untrue and without foundation," it said in a statement.
"SARS is not involved in the criminal investigation into and prosecution of this matter."
The Hawks said it did not issue warrants.
"The Hawks don't issue warrants, so we don't comment on that," said Hawks spokesman McIntosh Polela.
Asked if the unit was planning to arrest Malema, he said: "Even if we were planning to arrest him, we won't tell you."
Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa's spokesman, Zweli Mnisi, referred queries to provincial police.
Gauteng police spokesman, Brigadier Neville Malila, said he knew nothing about an arrest warrant for Malema.
Justice department spokesman Mthunzi Mhaga could not immediately be reached for comment.
Malema's close colleague, suspended ANC Youth League spokesman Floyd Shivambu could not be reached for comment.
On Tuesday, Malema told reporters in Johannesburg if he was arrested, it would be done illegally.
"If we are illegally arrested tomorrow, we would have been arrested by [President] Jacob Zuma," Malema said at the time.
He said he was willing and ready to go to jail, and was not intimidated.
"I have nothing to hide... I only have my convictions. Nothing will stop me from fighting for economic freedom, not even my death... We are unshaken."
Malema said he had it "on good authority" that there were instructions "to get rid of some us..."
At the time, presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said: "The presidency is aware that this person is prone to making wildly unsubstantiated and unwarranted claims and statements, and we do not wish to dignify them."