Malema: Hawks 'have a lot to go through'
Johannesbrug - An investigation into alleged
fraud and corruption by ANC Youth League president Julius Malema has started,
the Hawks said on Sunday.
"We are looking into the [Ratanang
family] trust, and whatever any avenues our investigation brings us
to,"Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela said.
"We will not be taking cues from the
media in our investigation. We have our own ways of finding stuff out."
He said the Hawks made the decision to
initiate the investigation over a week ago.
"There is a lot that we have to go
through, so it is difficult for us to say when the investigation would be
completed. We are not committing to a specific date yet."
He said the unit would take action against
Malema based on the results of the investigation.
This follows the ANC's announcement on Friday
of dates for disciplinary hearings for both Malema and party spokesperson Floyd
Malema recently said the league would send a
team to Botswana to consolidate local opposition parties and help bring about
regime change. It believed the government there was "in full co-operation
with imperialists" and undermining the "African agenda".
The ANC publicly rebuked the league. The
league in turn said it did not believe it was in the wrong or going against ANC
policy. It expressed disappointment at being publicly rebuked before the matter
had been internally discussed.
The hearings would take place on August 30