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Malema and businessman linked - charge sheet

2012-09-25 17:56

Polokwane - Clear business ties exist between axed ANCYL leader Julius Malema and businessman Lesiba Gwangwa, the State claimed in court papers on Tuesday.

"From company documentation submitted as part of the bid, it is clear that there is a clear business relationship between Julius Sello Malema and Gwangwa as well as their companies/entities," according to the charge sheet in a fraud case against four of Malema's associates.

"According to the said company structure, Ratanang Trust and Gwangwa Family Trust, each owned 50% of Guilder Investments."

The court papers said Malema's Ratanang Family Trust was an indirect shareholder in On-Point Engineers.

Gwama Properties was 100% owned by Guilder Investment, indicating that the Ratanang Trust had an indirect shareholding in Gwama Properties.

SGL Engineering Project is 70% owned by Malema and 30% owned by Gwangwa.

Segwalo Engineering is 100% owned by Gwangwa, the papers said.

R40 000 bail

On-Point director Kagisho Dichabe, Gwangwa, Makgetsi Manthatha and Helen Moreroa appeared in court on Tuesday and were granted bail of R40 000 each.

They were charged along with companies On-Point, Gwama Properties, Segwalo Engineering and Oceanside Trading.

The State charges that the four misrepresented themselves to the Limpopo department of roads and transport, and a R52m contract was awarded to On-Point.

The court heard that another R1m gratification was paid to Kagisho, Gwangwa, Segwalo and On-Point by Oceanside, Moreroa and Manthatha.

The fraud charges also relate to designs owned by the department.

Weekend reports recorded Public Protector Thuli Madonsela as saying Malema made millions from the R52m tender by On-Point.

Back-to-back agreements

Though Madonsela could not find any evidence that Malema interfered in the tender process, she found that he benefited "improperly" from the contract.

Her investigation found that On-Point acted corruptly by signing back-to-back agreements with subcontractors, the newspaper reported.

Madonsela recommended that the tender be immediately cancelled, that the National Prosecuting Authority and the Asset Forfeiture Unit consider criminal action, and that the Master of the High Court investigate the flow of money into Malema's trust.

Malema was due to appear in the Polokwane District Court at 08:30 on Wednesday.

Malema faces a charge of fraud and money laundering relating to the On-Point tender.

The four accused handed themselves over to the police on Tuesday morning before their court appearance.

Comments
  • Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-09-25 18:02

    Let the truth be told.

      lownabester - 2012-09-25 18:05

      And let the fun begin, We want all the sorbid details. Hope his bail is higher than his friends.

      Martin522 - 2012-09-25 18:10

      With bail set that low, it serves as indication as to the importance of these matters. It is all just a scam.

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-25 18:13

      Besides the truth being told, it needs to be told in a simple plain language so that Fatboy's deluded supporters can fully understand who their hero is. They're not too bright so the reasons for his arrest need to be spelled out to them .... s-l-o-w-l-y ..... until it penetrates.

      Jellyarse - 2012-09-25 18:18

      "The court heard that another R1m gratification was paid to Kagisho, Gwangwa, Segwalo and On-Point by Oceanside, Moreroa and Manthatha." In ANC-Speak that means a kick back directly into their filthy corrupt pockets! Rot in jail you scumbags!

  • mark.richardson.3914207 - 2012-09-25 18:03

    bring the rest of te goverment down jules , come on you can do it . we have faith in you. bunch of idiots.

      sebenza.vanrooy - 2012-09-25 18:07

      I think you meant ET government not TE government??

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-25 18:13

      Troll alert!!!!

  • john32 - 2012-09-25 18:05

    Malema can say the following in court : "eish, i dont know the man" or "eish, I don't handle my finances, someone else does" or "eish, ek gaan k*k"

  • tshepo.ally - 2012-09-25 18:10

    Time for Julius to reveal secrets. Can't go down alone. He must take papa-Zuma and the rest of the family with him.

  • sefako.mokgalaka - 2012-09-25 18:15

    Ayeye Ntau Letebele

  • bongani.sibiya.507 - 2012-09-25 18:31

    Lock him up, let him serve his time then society can be rid of him. We are really really tired of Julius and his jokes.

  • lynne.barker.7 - 2012-09-25 18:32

    Now lets see if his hot shot lawyer can get him off. Interesting days ahead. If his followers still believe that he is innocent they are nothing but idiots no wonder they turn out to listen to his verbal diahorrea,they just think they are going to gain something but Malema is the only one who gains. Hopefully this will put an end to his time in the limelight - he will be behind bars.

  • KennySven - 2012-09-25 18:33

    LITTLE FAT THIEVING PIGGY GOING TO JAIL? GET YOURSELF A GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD AND BLOW THE WHISTLE ON THE cANCer,THE REAL THIEVES.

  • garth.bellingan.1 - 2012-09-25 18:33

    Going down Fatboy!!!

  • jan.nel.1650 - 2012-09-25 18:36

    There is another charge as well. Apparantly he cheated in his woodwork exams.

  • magomarele - 2012-09-25 18:38

    No we know why is he so fat.

  • brendon.nel.7 - 2012-09-25 18:46

    Call me a pessimist but I doubt anything will come of this. The government is fearful of the anarchy that the criminal Malema's followers will bring apon our country should he be found guilty.

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-09-25 18:48

    Yeah, fat and dumb.

  • morama.sebata - 2012-09-25 18:51

    JZ had once been dragged in the same occassions but what are consequences...we are ruled by thiefs....Duduzane,Lonwabo and the endless list!!

  • vusiejavas.londe - 2012-09-25 19:05

    It's not about where is from. It's about who he is & what he has done. I this he deserves no bail but be put behind bars

  • phuti.hlabane - 2012-09-25 19:06

    Y r they not probing Zuma,friends & family?

  • dowwe.duane - 2012-09-25 19:07

    Lock up the rubbish, lock it up!!!

  • steveroodt - 2012-09-25 19:10

    And Bail being paid by the laundered Money. Nice being arrested and use the public money for Defense Attorneys SARS should have frozen their accounts last week

  • Luvuyo Dyantyi - 2012-09-25 19:34

    Limpopo bafoons n moron sheeps will flock to night vigil, wonder what that even means

  • davidlebogang.mataboge - 2012-09-25 19:43

    Even though JUJU can be found guilty,he`s going to be a free man.he knew the hiden secrets of our leading party.And they afraid of him.he did mensioned that there are some MP who are involved in the dead of Chris hani.

  • bongani.buthelezi - 2012-09-25 19:56

    I hope the have a solid case to find him guilty.

  • seun.mogotji - 2012-09-26 06:40

    ...The problem is that these cases ( Malema, Tony, Zuma, Block, Mabuyakhulu) distracts us from the real issues...That is the only sad part. The people that were toyi-toying for Zuma, burning impepho, behaving like mad people...well after Zuma got his pound of flesh, they went back to their shacks, bucket system, eating brown bread with no butter, have kids go to poor schools, still die of diseases of the poor and didnot get a cent from Msholozi. But here is what Zuma got: The Presidency, Free flights for his wives, kids, expensive medical aid for him and his kids, Khulubuse ( multimillionaire), Duduzane (millionaire at 27), His daughter having a lavish

  • seun.mogotji - 2012-09-26 07:00

    ...The problem is that these cases (Malema, Tony, Zuma, Block, Mabuyakhulu) distracts us from the real issues...That is the only sad part. The people that were toyi-toying for Zuma, burning impepho, behaving like mad people...well after Zuma got his pound of flesh, they went back to their shacks, bucket system, eating brown bread with no butter, have kids go to poor schools, still die of diseases of the poor and didnot get a cent from Msholozi. But here is what Zuma got: The Presidency, Free flights for his wives, kids, expensive medical aid for him and his kids, Khulubuse ( multimillionaire), Duduzane (millionaire at 27), His daughter having a lavish

  • seun.mogotji - 2012-09-26 07:00

    ...The problem is that these cases (Malema, Tony, Zuma, Block, Mabuyakhulu) distracts us from the real issues...That is the only sad part. The people that were toyi-toying for Zuma, burning impepho, behaving like mad people...well after Zuma got his pound of flesh, they went back to their shacks, bucket system, eating brown bread with no butter, have kids go to poor schools, still die of diseases of the poor and didnot get a cent from Msholozi. But here is what Zuma got: The Presidency, Free flights for his wives, kids, expensive medical aid for him and his kids, Khulubuse ( multimillionaire), Duduzane (millionaire at 27), His daughter having a lavish

  • alf.pop - 2012-09-26 10:26

    Set his bail at R 16 million, payable to SARS!

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