ANCYL won’t endorse Malema vigil

2012-09-25 09:10

The ANC Youth League is not officially endorsing a night vigil today for its expelled president Julius Malema ahead of his corruption trial, a spokesperson has said.

“We have not officially sanctioned any gathering in Limpopo,” said national ANCYL spokesperson Thabo Kupa.

“All of us who are going there, are going in our personal capacities.”

The Sowetan reported today that more than 15 000 people were expected to attend the vigil outside the Polokwane Regional Court.

Limpopo ANCYL spokesperson Klaas Mabunda told the newspaper it had arranged buses to take members and Malema supporters to the night vigil.

“I can confirm that, after lengthy articulations, the provincial executive committee of the ANCYL has mandated to organise transport for members and Malema’s supporters,” Mabunda said.

Kupa said he was not aware of this.

According to The Sowetan, Mabunda said the buses would be paid for by businesspeople and “some” ANC leaders.

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said security would be tight around the court and in Seshego, Malema’s home town.

Police would monitor and patrol the area in and around the court, the city centre and identified areas in Seshego, Mulaudzi said.

Mulaudzi advised motorists to avoid the area around the court for the whole day.

An arrest warrant for Malema was issued on Friday.

City Press reported that Malema faced charges of money laundering, corruption and fraud relating to his Ratanang Family Trust and its shareholding in On-Point Engineering, a company which allegedly made millions from Limpopo government tenders.


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