We support Malema: COSAS

2010-02-23 10:15

The Congress of SA Students (Cosas) in Gauteng supports ANC Youth

League leader Julius Malema, provincial secretary Oagile Louw said on

today.


“Comrade Malema, like any other South African, has the right to

contest for tenders. We pronounce without any fear of contradiction or

intimidation that we remain behind comrade Julius,” Louw said.


Cosas was reacting to reports of Malema’s plush lifestyle allegedly

being bankrolled by government tenders.


He said if people wanted Malema probed, then they should start by

re-opening the Truth and Reconciliation Commission process because there were

still unresolved cases there.


Louw said the lifestyle audit backed by the Congress of SA Trade

Union should include the trade union’s own leaders and those of the SA Communist

Party.


Over the weekend, newspapers reported that SGL Engineering, a

company listed under the directorship of Malema, had received R140 million in

tenders from the Limpopo government.


Opposition parties and human rights organisations called for the SA

Revenue Service and Public Protector to investigate Malema.


Yesterday, Malema denied he had benefited from tenders and called

the reports “lies“.

He said he had resigned from the company in

2008.

 

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