Madonsela to probe Malema over tenders

2011-08-19 10:02

Johannesburg - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will investigate the awarding of tenders by the Limpopo government to On-Point Engineering, a company linked to ANC youth leader Julius Malema, an official said on Friday.

"She will investigate the conduct within the state entities that led to the awarding of the tenders," said Kgalelelo Masibi, a senior manager in the protector's office.

She was asked by Sapa to confirm a report that appeared in The Star newspaper on Friday, quoting Madonsela as saying: "Then there is an allegation that On-Point Engineering might have awarded tenders to itself or to its own subsidiaries or may have awarded tenders to some people in a corrupt manner."

Madonsela reportedly said that additional information had emerged from complaints about On-Point Engineering laid by opposition parties Cope and the Democratic Alliance and civil rights group Afriforum.

"Now that they have given us additional information, which was only this week, we have then assessed and decided that we can investigate," Madonsela was quoted as saying in The Star.

Protector only probes state affairs

Masibi said on Friday morning that if the protector received complaints, a preliminary investigation was first conducted to establish if there were merits to investigate further.

Masibi could not say if the probe involving the Limpopo government and On-Point Engineering was still preliminary or if the protector had already found there was enough evidence for a fully-fledged investigation.

She said it needed to be made clear that the protector investigated only state affairs, and not private companies.

"The public protector does not investigate private people but people who are entrusted with state resources."

On-Point Engineering reportedly has a contract worth more than R50m with the Limpopo government's roads and transport department to manage a project unit involved in awarding tenders to build and fix roads.

Secret trust fund

Malema is a registered director of SGL Engineering, which has allegedly benefited from tenders awarded to On-Point Engineering.

The City Press reported this month that Malema was using a secret family trust to fund his lavish lifestyle.

The Mail and Guardian reported on Friday that Lesiba Gwangwa, who is Malema's business partner and who co-owns On-Point Engineering with Malema's Ratanang Family Trust, also owned stakes in other engineering consulting firms that have won tenders in Limpopo that may be worth hundreds of millions of rands.

Last year, the public protector investigated tenders awarded to Malema's SGL Engineering.

She said her office "could not determine" whether tenders awarded to SGL by three municipalities "complied with the relevant procurement legislation and other prescripts, due to poor procurement record-keeping by the said municipalities".

  • ReThan - 2011-08-19 10:05


      supporter - 2011-08-19 10:15

      GET THE MAD MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Phlegm - 2011-08-19 10:19

      You go Thuli, cause a dilemma for this hypocrite Malema!

      Thandiwe83 - 2011-08-19 10:23

      Great news - lock this idiot up if he is guilty. I don't want the small business I am expanding to employ 103 people to be nationalized as have worked so hard building it up from just me..

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-19 10:23

      @ News24 - thanks for the weekly Malema article. But today is my birthday and I'm a loyal News24 commentator, so please can you publish an article entitled "Julius Malema has been sentenced to jail without appeal" and show a picture of him in an orange outfit, standing next to Mr Big? Thank you in advance :-)

      Taboo - 2011-08-19 10:23

      Finally. Took a while, but lets hope its worth the wait. I hope they find FATBOY guilty, maybe then he will see what it like to only be able to shop at PEP Stores.....

      MissGremlinSays - 2011-08-19 10:23

      @ holy snake. Death threats are not included in the "freedom of speech" act. N24, trace his IP and report him/her please.

      ReThan - 2011-08-19 10:24

      HolyTwat, She is listening to the ANC also you moron! Go do some work, if you have any.

      saabnut - 2011-08-19 10:24

      And if she finds anything irregular, what do you think will happen? NOTHING. The entire government is too chicken&%#$ to take Malema on. Banana Republic of note...

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-19 10:27

      Give that woman Thuli a Bells! Give that man Juju a cell!

      GinSA1 - 2011-08-19 10:29

      Mat, I see your birthday has been announced in at least 2 Posts now. Happy birthday

      Popit - 2011-08-19 10:40

      Should we play you "king of wishful thinking" now or a bit later. It will be swept under the rug by next week.

      Vernon - 2011-08-19 10:41

      @matt,you crack me up,really!!

      MandlaSithole - 2011-08-19 10:44

      @Matt; I can't trump that

      Thandiwe83 - 2011-08-19 10:46

      @sganja: Surely if Malema is wasting our money you would want it stopped? It would save us tax payers millions in the long run, rather than Malema's mates getting our money..

      Tolerant - 2011-08-19 10:51

      He is going down.

      Netherlands - 2011-08-19 10:53

      I believe Malema has "LEFT THE BUILDING".... Strange that since the City Press brought out those findings, which HAS TO BE FACT, he has "GONE UNDERGROUND"!!!! Reason I say the info from City Press is TRUE, is that City Press WILL EXPECT Malema to Charge them with Defamation/Slander/Personal Damages etc etc...IF THE INFO THEY PUBLISHED WAS NOT TRUE!!!!! Malema is in for a BUMPY RIDE... or better still "PLUMPY...THE RIDE IS GOING TO GET BUMPY!!!!!!

      Ryan Tunney - 2011-08-19 10:53

      HolySnake, why don't you go back to your tribal culture where you blindly follow and obey the chief. Go back to the your own oppressive culture (before apartheid) that oppressed you and your people and move on. Seems like you're crying out to lapse back into your beloved oppressive system. Apartheid afforded you the right to live under your own culture with your own leaders and you didn't want that - what do you want?

      Spaffy - 2011-08-19 10:55

      I am gaining more and more respect for this Thuli woman...

      Andrew - 2011-08-19 10:56

      @Holysnake. Go get an education so you can make an intelligent contribution. You are too stupid to know that you are stupid.

      McDaNife - 2011-08-19 10:57

      This women is brave but doing her job. Hope others can follow suit.

      SpetsnazLaz - 2011-08-19 11:01

      @HolyFlop Do you really think that you are going to have a better life than now if Malema has more power? Do you think you will be better off with things to come. Without some kind of structure in life you will only go backwards. I'm not saying away with the ANC but I'm saying that the wrong people are incharge now. People like you need to realise that now or it will be the end of black's running this country. Catch a wakeup. Don't be a FOOL.

      GypseyAnn - 2011-08-19 11:02


      cooked - 2011-08-19 11:07

      Mail and Guardian beats Madonsela to it:

      sganja - 2011-08-19 11:16

      Thandiwe83 who said MAlema is using your money? By the way why my fisrt post was deleted? News24 users are really cowards..

      Democrat - 2011-08-19 11:18

      I see HolySnake is quite cross.

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-19 11:24

      Thanks guys :-)

      Thandiwe83 - 2011-08-19 11:27

      @corruption deniers: Malema is taken my hard earned taxes and allegedly awarding government contracts to friends. If this is true he needs to go to prison. Zille has invited an audit into her finances so perhaps she has nothing to hide.

      Shadoz - 2011-08-19 11:30

      I see someone kicked polydonkey in the head again cause he is rambling like a bafoon

      Thandiwe83 - 2011-08-19 11:31

      Even the Young Communist League want Malema probed!

      Thandiwe83 - 2011-08-19 11:33

      Sorry for the grammar in my last post - I make some errors when typing on my phone!

      The Observer - 2011-08-19 13:29

      Thandi - you must remember that sganja is one of those who bends over for some of malema's crumbs of the table. Parasite in the true sense, once a stronger faction than fatboy’s comes along, he will jump ship and bend for the next piece of the pie ranting and raving about his new revolutionary leader. sganja might as well live in excrement, cause his head if full of it.

      DandyLion - 2011-08-19 15:05

      Thandiwe83, I love your comments!

      Spyker May - 2011-08-19 15:40

      If.., ie a BIG IF.., he is found guilty.., - Will the tax payers get their money back..? - Will the ANC and/or the ANCYL carry (civil- at least) liability for allowing him to continue unabated - surely they must have known... WHAT ABOUT TENDERS IN OTHER PROVINCES..? WHAT ABOUT THE ARMS DEAL..? NOTE: The time has arrived.., --- For ALL state/provincial/municipal tenders to be audited/vetted by a TOTALLY independent auditing firm - the state can clearly not regulate itself. --- For tax payers to form a "union" and take a class action against the state/ANC for all the corruption. It is time to bankrupt the corrupt out of the government and for the country to be given to those who are morally competent.

      LBS - 2011-08-19 17:00

      Thandiwe83 you rock, girl! Thuli for President!!!!

      DoublySalmon - 2011-08-20 22:18

      poor procurement record-keeping by the said municipalities is a crime!

  • Mad Hatter - 2011-08-19 10:05

    Here come da hot steppa , turn it up!

      TBOOZE - 2011-08-19 10:30

      self claimed poor "millionaire" ....yhee right

      tim - 2011-08-19 11:11

      :) nothing will happen to juju. He is the future prez.

  • ian b - 2011-08-19 10:11

    Working together we can steal more Nothing will happen to the hit song singers and shower rose protex soap brigade

      Notuagain - 2011-08-19 11:32

      Love me tender....

      kolobe - 2011-08-19 12:33

      last she investigated SGL nothing came up, targeting malema will not diminish intentions on the youth.malema has become an idea.

      Sickoflondon - 2011-08-19 12:49

      Kolobe, rarely does anything vomit out of Malema's mouth that is not an insult to human integrity. He has never advocated hard work as a solution to anything. Once all the wealth is redistributed then what? He is a populist, grabbing to the easy notion of nationalisation. Where is the same passion for actually improving SA? The ANCYL should be focussing on education, preparing the next generation to be prosperous. Not filling their heads with the idea that wealth can be taken. If everyone spent more time working together then everyone would be wealthier. Instead you would rather blame whites for all your problems. Even the ones that were banned from SA (like my mother was). How convenient to forget the whites that fought apartheid harder than your family ever did Kolobe. They were braver too, as they gave up their privelages for you and your descendants. Your comments, and Malema's, are an insult to all the pple that fought against racialism and discrimination... Black and White. The ANC should ashamed to have him in their ranks.

      Ingie - 2011-08-19 12:59

      @ Kolobe- Malma has become an Idea what pray do you mean by that comment??? makes no sense just like Malema

      kolobe - 2011-08-19 13:04

      malema is a messenger, empowerment along racial lines is an "insult to all the pple that fought against racialism and discrimination... Black and White"

  • cooked - 2011-08-19 10:11

    This is fantastic news! It's a pity that she can't investigate the idiot directly. I wonder if (when) she finds any irregularities, if anything will actually happen the him? We are of course, still waiting for action on Cele and crew....

      saabnut - 2011-08-19 10:27

      And Siceka, and Selebe, and, and, and, and- the list is endless.

      Craigr - 2011-08-19 11:06

      Yep, she will uncover many things 'cos there is so much. She will send her findings to Mr Zuma, who will in turn will send it to a minister in Northern Limpopo, where it will "get lost by accident"

  • Nintendo - 2011-08-19 10:13

    and nothing is gonna come of it (findings) swiftly swept under carpet

      sganja - 2011-08-19 10:39

      I agree....

  • ANCrCriminal - 2011-08-19 10:13

    Malema the new jailhouse king

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-19 10:26

      Will he meet Elvis in the jailhouse while carving out rock :-)

      DandyLion - 2011-08-19 15:06

      Pap wag vir jou!

  • Shivermetimb - 2011-08-19 10:14

    Pointless exercise. Malema is a private citizen. This is not her domain.

      tkotze - 2011-08-19 10:22

      But if corruption was identified on the state side there will be a strong case for a follow up case of corruption on Malema. Even if not the case and people on the state side is convicted of corruption by the protector it will make Malema's possible influence in the future on politicians a little bit less - they will have to decide if they want to face Malema with possible political influence, or the courts due to corruption.

      Malope - 2011-08-19 10:25

      @shivermetimb. Are you naive, mad or a blind loyalist. he may be a private citizen but he is allegedly involved in plundering of state resources, dummy!

      MissGremlinSays - 2011-08-19 10:26

      Yes. But she can go after On-point, (the company of which he has a stake) as it was the recipient of numerous government contracts.

      Shivermetimb - 2011-08-19 10:39

      The fact that Malema may have received money from someone who won a tender does not make it a crime because he is not part of government. Therefore this does not constitute corruption. He is filling the same role as any PR. If you want to nail Malema, then you need to charge him with a real crime, for example fraud and tax evasion in respect of his trust. The tender approach is simply stupid because he will walk away scot-free. The eventual outcome is that the state will in future be unwilling to prosecute him for a real crime because he is clearly the target of malicious prosecutions. So, Malope. No, not naive nor blind. You and everyone like you instead of screaming for his blood put in place a proper strategy to bring him to book, because otherwise he will be the next president of SA.

      Tolerant - 2011-08-19 10:54

      If he is abusing state funds he will have to "pay" even if he is a private citizen.

      Uthando - 2011-08-19 11:51

      Shiver- Ofcourse. So since Madonsela cannot investigate private individuals, I'm sure Malema shouldn't mind if she investigates whether or not his fat fingers are not ploughed into public money :)

      RonJeremy - 2011-08-19 12:05

      Malema is going down. He's best get the practice anyway cause once he's fat ass is in jail, he'll be going down a lot !!!

      Statistic - 2011-08-19 12:51

      Shivermetimb, go sleep brother, you seem a slight bit clueless.

  • GypseyAnn - 2011-08-19 10:17

    Fantastic news! No where for you to hide anymore Ju Ju!

      sganja - 2011-08-19 10:40

      Hey GypseyAnn are you happy for nothing?Malema do not need to hide..

      GypseyAnn - 2011-08-19 11:14

      @sganja - of course he does! All his dark and dirty secrets could very well be revealed for the whole world to see. But then again, the world sees the atrocities in the name of "Bob" and do nothing. NEVERTHELESS, WE WILL KNOW THE TRUTH AND THAT WILL BE SATISFYING IN ITSELF!!!

      sganja - 2011-08-19 11:56

      Ok GypseyAnn

  • pitchblack - 2011-08-19 10:18

    We welcome your investigation Thuli Madonsela...although the headline in misleading. Its not possible for the Public Protector to investigate the Pres of the ANCYL.

      AjAxxxx - 2011-08-19 11:00

      boy you must be getting nervous...

      RonJeremy - 2011-08-19 12:06

      But it's a state funds corruption issue, so it's very possible moron!

  • Sean - 2011-08-19 10:18

    The report she submits to the esteemed Idiot, er... President, will be damning. Then the Idiot will say, ' I will read it and make my decision'... and then just like the Cele/Gwen report, nothing will happen. It's so frustrating....

      VargVikernes - 2011-08-19 10:23

      Takes him longer than average to read something from start to finish. Takes time to keep consulting the English-Zulu dictionary.

      Realist - 2011-08-19 12:12

      Maybe because he can't READ toooo lekker fast so it takes african time which could be forever. Look how fast the West & NATO made decisions to sort out the Libyan issue. Yet the African grouping can't even sort Bob out in Zimbabwe in more than 2 years. The difference being "The slow pace of African Time"

  • MissGremlinSays - 2011-08-19 10:19

    No disrespect to the public protector, but this investigation will have the same conclusion as the last. Unable to determine whether due process was followed due to "poor procurement record-keeping by the said municipalities". Translation: All records with any relevance have been destroyed.

      Vince York - 2011-08-19 10:43

      INCORRECT:- A position such as this does not simply accept loss of documentation or missing and destroyed trace. It rather DEMANDS the reconstruction of the trace and flow of all transactions and from that accurate benchmark, prosecutes all along the timeline that performed anything illegal or acts to subvert or even attempts to do such, until eventually the main culprits on top of it all are also brought to book. Otherwise the Public Protector is SEEN TO BE AIDING AND ABETTING CORRUPTION & NEPOTISM too. (Yes corruption is scandalously expensive and detrimental to the citizens in every way). AND this even includes all the cash transactions that have been laundered from deal to deal and Trust to UnTrust and over-inflated commission con-scheme too. Something that seems sadly lacking in SA is that rewards derived from corruption MUST BE PAID BACK IN FULL to the state coffers or wherever originated where legally entitled and THEN penalty and fines and interest charged on top of that. Finally:- WHO lays charges in private capacity if not the Public Protector? SPELL IT OUT for Mr/s Joe/sephine Average. Even use kiddy comics if that's what it takes to reach the populace with less than 30% conscience or ubuntu these days. And this needs to be wrapped up before a stooge cadre deployment like the nomination of "compliant" Chief Justice is finalized nullifying the last check & balance of Democratic SA.

  • Ed - 2011-08-19 10:19 can only respect this lady. With the numerous assasinations and death threats to anybody opposed to Malema and the Premier, as well as the fact that Juju is so 'all powerful', this lady deserves ALL the credit she receives. Good luck are quite possibly (after Madiba and the Arch), our countries greatest ambassador! Ed.

      Craigr - 2011-08-19 11:24

      ... Problem is, before she can unravel too much dirt on the 'click'... Wham, a cabinet reshuffle and she will be "assigned to a new post".

  • Ashley - 2011-08-19 10:19

    "you cant touch this (us)....."(MC Hammer), I am singing it as we speak!! They are saying they will investigate but trust me, it will not happen as quickly as we think. JuJu and the crowd wont let anyone in, giving excuses left right and center.....aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh this is gonna be interesting. The whole debacle surrounding the DA tender with Hunt Lascaris will be more important so they can discredit Helen and team. But the difference will be that DA will be cleared and JuJu will not (if it ever will be announced).....bring out the probing and yes WhiteMalema the industrial gloves will be a necessity.

  • Facts - 2011-08-19 10:20

    This is the type of person I can vote for in the future and I am not black. I hope "they" somehow protect Thuli Madonsela because I cannot see the ANC liking and being used to members striving for justice and NO corruption.

  • panafricanis - 2011-08-19 10:21

    Julius is not a public servant....I think she is becoming big headed now....The hawks are more relevant for this kind of investigations, she can only investigate the comany that makes business with the state On point engineering, as far as the Ratanang trust is concerned then she does not have a right to do that...her constitutional mandate is in the public sector not the private sector....

      cj - 2011-08-19 10:31

      panafricanis, there are state tenders involved, which is why it is directly the PP'business. If her investigations uncovers fraud, it will be referred to the Hawks, Anti-Corruption Unit or whatever.I personally think there is suddenly quite a strong political will in certain factions of the government and ANC to nail Julius, and this thing is not gonna die.

      pitchblack - 2011-08-19 10:33

      hence she wont find any wrong doing by JM...people are too blinded by the hate of Malema that they cant even undestand that.

      cj - 2011-08-19 10:47

      No, she can, and has to investigate the whole set up in order to determine whether there is state corruption involved. This will include - how did On Point get the R 50 Mill tender to award contracts,( it's pretty obvious) who are the shareholders and directors of On Point (Ratanang trust is one), and is there a connection between the On Point and companies that got tenders ? It all seems pretty clear cut to me. Malema and his cronies were so arrogant that they did not even think its necessary to hide their corrupt activities very deeply !

      Tolerant - 2011-08-19 10:59

      She has the right to investigate him if he has abused state / provincial funds.

      SpetsnazLaz - 2011-08-19 11:12

      However the rule, he will still hang himself in time. Uneducated people don't survive long. That is the way nature works. All the FOOLS on this forum that punt JM will follow soon after. How do I know this? A little bird told me.

  • Smindlo - 2011-08-19 10:21

    viva Thuli viva. I can see Malema admitted to hospital soon with chest pains, bwhahahaahahahaahaha

      Kenno - 2011-08-19 11:11

      LOL! to true!

      RonJeremy - 2011-08-19 12:07

      Malema will meet Shabir Shaik on the golf course after a month of doing hard time

  • nn.prv - 2011-08-19 10:22

    Just get it over and done with.Its now stale

  • Greg - 2011-08-19 10:22

    I will believe this only when it actually happens.....

      saabnut - 2011-08-19 10:29

      Sadly, not when, but IF...

  • Coconut - 2011-08-19 10:23

    "Poor record keeping". How pathetic an excuse. By law you are required to keep records for a minimum of 5years. It is quite obvious that proper records were not kept in order to fool investigator. It MUST there be assumed, due to "poor record keeping" that irregularities have taken place and the relevant parties must be fined or better still return ALL money received.

      Andrea Naude - 2011-08-19 12:00


  • Lucky - 2011-08-19 10:25

    Just a gut feeling..Malema knows things in Luthuli House which the big wigs want to stay buried in the House, thats the only logical explanation for him being forever treated with kids gloves and no discipline being taken against him, if worst comes to worst the matter and Jullius will just disappear into thin air..He knows way too much...hence he has so much influence

  • Sir-Vic - 2011-08-19 10:28

    Welcome to mother earth Malema.....this woman (Thuli Madontsela) has no favours. Well done Thuli....I can't wait to see Julius Malema and Bheki Cele behind bars.

      sganja - 2011-08-19 10:44

      Lol they will not be arrested...

      Shivaskar - 2011-08-19 11:52

      If they can't arrest him, someone will put him away for good. Can't wait! His death day will be a public holiday!!

  • Goose - 2011-08-19 10:29

    Hahahahaha Poor paperwork. That is PRECISELY why the paperwork is poor, so they can commit crime and just get away with it. The fact that the paperwork is so poor should be reason enough for both Malema AND the council employees being locked up! You don't pay a speeding fine the apes want to arrest you and lock you up in SA, yet their own can commit massive fraud and screw the country and give the judicial system 2 middle fingers. It's in their gene's....

  • Marcus Westin - 2011-08-19 10:32

    Please, let justice be served for ONCE in this corrupt country! Get rid of this criminal individual. He is such an embarrassment for our country.

  • Komasa - 2011-08-19 10:33

    Poor procurement record keeping is a transgression of the law and they should be charged with fraud anyway. JM is not the idiot everyone makes him out to be, but a cunning manipulator that needs to be brought back into line.

  • free-thinker - 2011-08-19 10:39

    i hope she doesnt take bribes!

  • kaMazibuko - 2011-08-19 10:39

    This is good, investigate the government officials.

  • AndV - 2011-08-19 10:40

    Gooi die aap in 'n hok en plaas hom in die hoekie van die dieretuin sodat hy nie die ander diere kan pla nie! Mens wonder net hoekom die Hawks en SARS nie lankal die aangeleentheid ondersoek het nie? Ai, die land.

  • sganja - 2011-08-19 10:40

    Thuli Madonsela must go.....

      bill - 2011-08-19 11:38

      you criminal bastard!

      sganja - 2011-08-19 11:47

      I'm not criminal haha

      LUTHULIHOUSE - 2011-08-19 11:47

      I disagree with you comrade, Sganja, that is misleading, I say let the investigation be given a chance to either confirm what we read in the City Press or Let Pres JM use this opportunity to clear his name. Crime & corruption is not a part of the future of the ANC.

      omrisho - 2011-08-19 11:59

      may i ask why?

      umhlopo - 2011-08-21 11:48

      your goat is going to prison you will have to find another to sleep with

  • Mark - 2011-08-19 10:42

    Happy Birthday to Matt. Hope you have a wonderful day and may God bless you. I dont really know who you are but i see that you have annouced it a few time today so i will just do my part and wish you.

  • jen - 2011-08-19 10:42

    It is time that the capitalist Malema is investigated. Preaching anti capitalism, imperialism to his uneducated masses while he is exactly that. But if you look at the mentality of the strikers and protesters who largely make up his supporter base, it is easy to see why they believe him. But like Zuma inc. he is probably untouchable.

  • 2shy2call - 2011-08-19 10:43

    We condemn the corruption at all. All our trust on you Thuli.

  • MandlaSithole - 2011-08-19 10:43

    Amen. Thuli Madonsela for preseident

  • Nawe - 2011-08-19 10:46

    @pietdrivers Ruppert,Oppenhierms, Christo Wiese and Kok Brothers. CLOWN!

      callan - 2011-08-19 10:58

      Hardly a comparison Nawe, not one of those guys got stinking rich OVERNIGHT thru blatant theft of public funds.....Sure, they were quite obviously benefited by the political situation at the time, but all of them are world class bussiness leaders - putting their names on the same page as Juju "100% for Zuma, 20% for Woodwork" Malema is nonsensical

      AjAxxxx - 2011-08-19 11:04

      Wow. Wow. Wow. Nawe has to be joking. No one can be this stupid.

      SpetsnazLaz - 2011-08-19 11:15

      Look Nawe. Your future is very bleak. I know.

  • spacecowboy - 2011-08-19 10:48


  • Mark - 2011-08-19 10:49

    "Then there is an allegation that On-Point Engineering might have awarded tenders to itself or to its own subsidiaries or may have awarded tenders to some people in a corrupt manner." On-point Engineering lists 2 of their key values as "honour" and "integrity" on their website. So much for that!

  • Vernon - 2011-08-19 10:52

    This women gives me the goosebumps. Thuli ,it weighs 15kg and strongly suggest you start wearing one.

  • callan - 2011-08-19 10:53

    Papa wag vir jou JuJu.....

  • Ek_Ruik_Rot - 2011-08-19 10:57

    They will try everything to try and stop/derail this investigation. I suspect that it is not only Malema that benefited from sady deals in government. We will be shocked to see how many people have done the same things. With these crooks governing our country, we have only a small chance that such investigations will ever find anyone accountable for their actions.

  • ginger13 - 2011-08-19 10:57

    this just in "due to poor record keeping" the south african national animal julias "juju" malema, has walked away with millions of rands ment for the poor the same people he himself proclaims to be a economic revolutionary for hahaha..... Public Protector you are wasting your time! even if he goes to jail he will be out in a week look at the prez. best friend Shabier Shaik....

  • missile - 2011-08-19 10:57

    Nothing will happen to Malema, he is politically protected. Good, honest, tax-paying citizens perceive him and others to be breaking the law and getting away with it. This eventually has the effect of those same citizens reasoning: "if he doesn't have to, why should we?", causing more and more damage to an already damaged country. The bottom line is, if the law does NOT apply to some, why should it apply to the rest??

  • Natalie - 2011-08-19 11:00

    Ironically that he is being investigated by a Woman's month,also after calling a political opponent a "tea-girl" AND after having to pay a fine for disrespectful comments about a lady that was raped. I say - you go GIRL ....hoped he is nailed Thuli .!!!

  • amabok - 2011-08-19 11:03

    Go Get Him!

  • The_Realist - 2011-08-19 11:03

    what about toxic jellytot's cousin who received a contract without even tendering?!?!

  • echo - 2011-08-19 11:05

    I love it when a comment gets removed! lol! The corrput investigating the corrupt. Get an external auditor with a reputation to investigate!

      AjAxxxx - 2011-08-19 11:07

      do you actually know what you are talking about? "Get an external auditor with a reputation to investigate!" Give me a name please, so I can contact "them" and tell them we have someone with an reputation to INVESTIGATE!

  • John Jameson - 2011-08-19 11:09

    Problem is, even if this succeeds, Malema is small-fry in the ANC after all, and not the big cheese he thought he was. Everybody knows the ANC is irked by him after they rebuked the Youth League so strongly on the Botswana story. So basically, A: - The opposition is misguided in tackling Malema and not the root of the evil. B:- Thuli hasn't grown a pair, it's just that the subject of her investigation has been cut down to size and tenderized before she dared to take a bite. And C: - The ANC bigwigs are probably happy to let Thuli do their dirty work and finish him off.

  • CraigColinRoyMcLeod - 2011-08-19 11:13

    Nothing will come of this, just use the time the DA buys us to get your money and families to the first world.

  • Janine - 2011-08-19 11:15

    Things seem to be going badly for our "friend" Malemma lately - more and more accusations against him. I have a sneaky feeling that he may have pi**ed off someone that he should not have if he wanted to keep going along on his merry way. Going to be interesting to see what comes to light next.

  • sganja - 2011-08-19 11:15

    Thandiwe83 who said MAlema is using your money? By the way why my fisrt post was deleted? News24 users are really cowards..

      Mannie777 - 2011-08-19 11:36

      Wonder why ... your comments really suck.

  • Snys - 2011-08-19 11:17

    You go GIRL!!!!!!!!!!

  • LUTHULIHOUSE - 2011-08-19 11:24

    This is an opportunity for every TOM, DICK, HARRY, WAYNAND, WILLEM, KOBUS and their POPPIES to comment, i reserve my comment until the investigation is concluded and a verdict is made, in the meantime I will buy a dom perignon and keep it until then. I say no to corruption!!!