Malema case sticks

2013-06-21 20:10

Magistrate Mohamed Shaik has dismissed Julius Malema’s lawyer’s application to have his money laundering and racketeering case struck off the roll.

Reading his brief ruling in the Polokwane Magistrates' Court, Shaik said: “The application to have the matter struck off the role or postponed for 10 days in order to secure a high court date is dismissed. The matter will be heard from November 18 to 29 November at the Polokwane Circuit Court. Should the defence or the state be aggrieved by the judgment, they may apply to the high court for relief that will be suitable for their clients.”

Said a representative of the prosecution team, who didn’t want to be named: “We are relieved that sanity prevailed. The right decision was made by the court. We were afraid we would get a travesty of justice. Fortunately at the end of the day sanity prevailed.”

Malema’s lawyer, Tumi Mokwena, who yesterday opposed the state’s case to postpone the matter and today petitioned the court to strike the matter off the roll – said he accepted the court’s decision. “We accept the court’s judgment, we always do. We will now start preparing for trial.”

He said he will not take the matter to the high court as they don’t have money. “We don’t have money, we must save whatever we have for pressing issues – the trial.”

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