Malema case disrupts Polokwane traffic

2013-04-23 08:10
Gallery  |  click on thumbnail to view larger image

Julius Malema in court

See the latest pictures as Julius Malema arrives at the Polokwane Magistrate's Court for his appearance on fraud and corruption charges.

Polokwane - Traffic was backed up on Tuesday morning in the Polokwane CBD, where expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema is scheduled to appear in court with four others.

Impatient drivers hooted and flashed their lights at one another in bumper-to-bumper traffic, with many streets leading to the court closed to vehicles.

Malema's co-accused, Lesiba Gwangwa, Kagisho Dichabe, Samson Manthata and Hellen Morewa, were arrested in October for allegedly fraud involving a road and transport tender worth R52m.

Gwangwa's company, On Point Engineering, was allegedly given a tender without following proper procurement procedure and failed to produce required documents during the process. Part of the profit was allegedly channelled to Malema's Ratanang Trust.

"We are deploying sufficient police, but we don't foresee any threat," said Limpopo police spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

There was no sign of Malema supporters on the streets early on Tuesday morning.


- Are you there? Send us your eyewitness accounts and photos.

Read more on:    ancyl  |  julius malema  |  polokwane  |  corruption

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.