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Malema parties as arrest rumours swirl

2011-10-31 07:43

Johannesburg - The Hawks have refused to comment on allegations that they are about to arrest ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema on charges of corruption.

Eyewitness News reports that Malema has been under investigation for receiving money relating to the manipulation of Limpopo government tenders.

Both ANC Youth League spokesperson Floyd Shivambu and Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela declined to comment to Sapa on Monday.

While rumours of his arrest were circulating, Malema did not appear concerned at all - he was partying up a storm with friends in Mauritius where he attended the wedding of a friend, David Mabilu.

Local pop stars like Mafikizolo and Zakes Bantwini and Professor were among the entertainment.

Malema was one of 300 wedding party guests flown to an exclusive five-star resort for a R10m three-day party.

He was reported to be drinking champagne, dancing, doing a stint in the DJ box at a local club and partying until the early hours of the morning.

Most of the wedding guests were expected back in South Africa on Monday.

Meanwhile, The Times reported that Malema’s Ratanang Family Trust has also come under extensive scrutiny.

Malema is apparently also being investigated by the Public Protector as well as tax authorities.

Comments
  • Juan - 2011-10-31 07:50

    Dancing with the poor! yeah!!!!

      Sean - 2011-10-31 07:59

      The Champion of the poor, dancing FOR the poor!!

      Felix - 2011-10-31 08:07

      I'm sure Floyd gave him a long soothing foot massage after his long walk to thiefdom, so they could dance the night away together.

      Alan - 2011-10-31 08:21

      Dirty dancing. Hmm but seriously - Juju has friends???? The Hawks should investigate them too.

      Angela - 2011-10-31 08:39

      Yes. What happened to his "limp"? It takes a fool to lead fools.

      Servaas - 2011-10-31 08:59

      I PRAY they arrest him.. If they do and he is found guilty they need to make that day a public holiday!

      jruppersberg - 2011-10-31 09:18

      I would love to hand him a jar of Vaseline on the day of his sentencing!

      rbphiri - 2011-10-31 09:22

      He has several charges against him, but the inevitable truth is that he will not be prosecuted for none of the mentioned charges. This has created a law defiant pattern among politicians, such behaviour has been embedded in their primate craniums; which firmly believes that such immoral acts of corruption are constitutional and justifiable. His hearing has been a continous saga of endless delays and excuses, his other charges will be equally treated, eventually all charges will be swept under the carpet as usual.

      Right - 2011-10-31 09:36

      @serv-ASS.....SURE!...Were you perhaps born in Wonderboom????

      Right - 2011-10-31 09:42

      @serv-ASS....I will throw in another USD4000 per month....but your duties will also include cleaning the toilets on the farm and also the neighbouring farms daily. Not much else I think you can do.

      Servaas - 2011-10-31 10:03

      Whatever floats your boat..

      Right - 2011-10-31 10:20

      @serv-ASS...if you want to pray for Malema's arrest....then pray to Zuma....he is the ultimate decision-maker in this case.

      Christo - 2011-10-31 10:22

      Zuma had enough of this clown, he kicked into 5th gear and will sort him out now. Do not underestimate Zuma. He knows what he is doing and got threats from donkeys about next year's allection. Watch him kick some a*s in the next few weeks and see heads roll and corrupt idiots taken down. He will take charge of this country in the next few weeks. Watch this space.

      DuToitCoetzee - 2011-10-31 10:26

      @Right & Servaas. You two can throw so much sh#t towards each other that I sometimes have a good giggle.LOL!!! You two have a lot of the same views, but each colour it in from his on prospective and that causes a lot of arguments. Find common grounds guys!!!!

      Ettienne - 2011-10-31 11:09

      @ Right, care to explain exactly what is wrong with being born in Wonderboom?

      Spyker - 2011-10-31 12:31

      There is a VERY good reason, Malema is partying like there is no tomorrow, or a coming Monday at least... http://www.iol.co.za/sundayindependent/malema-probe-on-ice-1.1126291 Kindly note what the most efficient utility in the world is up to - viz the reason we are coerced into a 25% increase per annum.., http://www.fin24.com/Economy/Salaries-of-Eskom-execs-doubled-20110627 And just to add more spice to the "party" - ie they all know their 'cash-cow' will soon be even more secured.., http://www.fin24.com/Economy/Davies-New-BEE-tender-rules-out-soon-20111031 Trust me, fellow hard-working-, bona fide tax-paying SAcans - this will only end, when you and I take the same course of action, as the people of Egypt and Libya did...

  • Steven - 2011-10-31 07:53

    he was celebrating the Lions victory...........

      rbphiri - 2011-10-31 09:27

      Careful! he might just conjure up ideas to nationalize the team.

      Ann - 2011-10-31 09:31

      Perhaps the lion will eat him? :)

      rbphiri - 2011-10-31 09:51

      If the lions eat him they will probably have indigestion and after defecating, you most likely to find traces of tenders, kfc and idiotism in their faeces.

      Buffel - 2011-10-31 10:07

      rbphiri, Hey "wolfman" I truely like your attitude and your guts to speak out for truth. We need more people like you in this country...

      rbphiri - 2011-10-31 10:55

      Thanks Buffel, the problem is that people have a tendency of not looking beyond race. People vote for the same party over and over and still they don't see change. Some have reached an epiphany that the majority of politicians in the ANC are self serving bureaucrats. People still havn't realized the pattern on how officials immediately start executing their duties when elections are around the corner, after the elections have ended, we see less action taken from the government but more endless, misleading equivocations of change.

  • Houtskool - 2011-10-31 07:53

    Economic freedom apparently means something different to him than to the poor slobs he screws out of money to furnish his lifestyle. I cannot wait when the so called masses gets tired of him and pulls a good old fashioned lynching....oh happy days.

  • Paul - 2011-10-31 07:55

    Its taken till now for tax authorities to start investigating him? makes you wonder if they havent already prepared any evidence to "dissapear" during the investigation as it progresses considering the timespan...

  • Sharmay - 2011-10-31 07:57

    I hope for once the rumours are true..

      clayton.bezuidenhout - 2011-10-31 08:42

      @Luiz You sir, Are an idiot! Do you really think the ANC would investigate him just to keep the whites happy? They haven't done something to keep the whites happy in 17 years, so why would they start now? You are a fool for believing in the lies that spout out of Julius Malemas Mouth. You will one day fall with him, alongside your comrade.

      Deon - 2011-10-31 08:45

      Me 2, I will also be surprised if he pays any taxes. Sars is also looking at him.

      Alan - 2011-10-31 09:01

      @Luis - how do you figure that if the mines become less productive? The only way the Govt. will ever pay those things is if we get rid of corruption, and develop a strong economy. Nationalisation will only harm the economy further, and that means even more misery on the horizon.

      David - 2011-10-31 09:09

      @ Luiz, i guess you not listening in class if you think nationalizing is the way forward....hope you don't fail and waste my money.

      tyron.fawcett - 2011-10-31 09:19

      lol Luiz, yes we the tax payers are paying for your tuition fees, meals, books and pocket money. i thought you said we deprived you of opportunities? anyways enjoy it while it lasts cause when its gone you will just keep looking for free hand outs and all that will earn you is a seat next to Juju in sun city (not the resort)

      Alan - 2011-10-31 09:26

      @Luis. Not at all. There are a lot of lazy Whites as well, and in 'General Terms' they are worse when they have had the benefit of better education and not used it. The Russian economy totally failed and is still in dire straits years after the fall of Communism. There is absolutely NO WAY that with our current breed of corrupt politicians that Nationalisation will work - we are already one of the most unproductive 'industrial' nations on earth, and if we lose our last bastion of the economy - mining income - it's all over. Then China steps in with a puppet Govt (and they have already made great inroads), and rapes the country. First and foremost - we need a Govt that is largely free of corruption, and that is dedicated to the best interests of the Entire Country, and who see themselves as SERVANTS of the Country - not greedy, self serving dictators. That's my take anyway. If you allow the corrupt to stay in poer, or the even more corrupt to get into power, you have lost the game before you have even started.

      Alan - 2011-10-31 09:37

      @Luis. I give up! If you see Zim as the model - there is no point in argument. BTW - most of us agree that Apartheid did benefit Whites, and was unjust. However - many years later most of us have moved on. The challenge is to resore our country, not destroy it even more.

      Luiz - 2011-10-31 09:51

      @allan the zim issue its just to show you that people are fighters not necessarily about economy,about the economy australia has nationalized all most everything and their economy is running well.thanx for agreing that they are still benefiting,so what do you think we must do to have a balance?

      Servaas - 2011-10-31 10:12

      @Luiz: Please note Australia ratted out corruption, they have a qualified president and they do not have a youth league idiot chasing away investors with the stupid things he says.

      Alan - 2011-10-31 10:19

      @Luis. Like my comments elsewhere - fight corruption, vote clean Governance (if it exists), put pressure on for prosecution of corrupt leaders (Govt and Pvt), Pressurise govt to make education a priority, do all we can to revive the Economy ( without it, nothing at all can happen), stop the racial slurring (we all need each other). Improvements can only follow. I think it all comes down to an individual level - we must all be the change we want to see.

      Luiz - 2011-10-31 10:23

      @servaas do you think we can fail to fight against corruption?what is a qualified president?do you need to have masters in economic or in politics to be a president?i think you are the biggest idiot i have ever heard commenting about politics

      Luiz - 2011-10-31 10:30

      @ allan thats not a balance.whites will continue benefiting from mines,blacks want to benefite,coloureds wants to benefite,indians wants to benefite,even nigerians wants to benefite.your views on corruption,education and racial slurr i agree with you.i am puzzled by what people are saying about investers,do they pump money in our economy everyday or they already owns the mines and they just pay tax?sumbody help me

      Alan - 2011-10-31 11:47

      @Luiz. Investors want to make a profit. If a company makes a profit (say like mines from exports), the Govt gets 40% direct Tax, plus tax from all th employed people, plus tax from the products they buy etc.. Right now, the Govt is reaping a lot of tax from mining (for no effort). That's cool. But if the Investors pull out, because they are overtaxed, or because the mines are nationalised, .... the mines will inevitably become less and less productive over time. That will mean less jobs, and less Tax. Add to that the corruption that will occur .. and suddenly our mines are not competetive. Down the tubes they go, or else the Chinese make them productive again (but nobody is going to benefit except the Chinese). That in a nutshell is what Nationalisation in Africa means. No way you or I are going to benefit a thing, and Julius has never been able to explain exactly how anybody (I.e the man in the street) is going to benefit either. We need to look past our noses on this issue.

      rusty.kruger - 2011-10-31 13:08

      @Luiz: you keep calling people idiots, but you can't even spell. And it's not like you need a dictionary, this site has spell check as I type. Just shows how ignorant you are, and that you're a "troll". Google it!

  • Michael - 2011-10-31 07:57

    The expression "Nero fiddled while Rome was burning" springs to mind :p

  • Ian - 2011-10-31 07:59

    FAT PIG, he is nothing but a thief, a liar and a fraud, all he represents is himself, guess what fat jelli tot the only land you will be seeing is the inside of a cell in pretoria central, lock the fk up and throw away the key

      Gordon - 2011-10-31 09:25

      Jislaaik!,you guys really hate this man,don't you?.I think the obsession with him is upsetting the people,and he is enjoying all the attention.Personally i think he is not worth all this and we should ignore him.The ANC is starting to get fed with him and it seems that they are trying to remove him from the political arena.Just hope that they do it real soon.

  • eben.potgieter - 2011-10-31 07:59

    Remember stupidity is not a handicap and ignorance not a defence

  • alan.erwin1 - 2011-10-31 08:05

    I wish they would just get rid of this joke and stop using him and his kind as top news reporting.

  • Paul - 2011-10-31 08:09

    Whatever. Believing that "the comrade" will go to jail for corruption is the same as believing the rapture will happen today because some fool said so.

  • Chirpy - 2011-10-31 08:20

    I sincerely hope that the Hawks pounce on his fat ass and make every accusations stick once and for all..

  • Anele - 2011-10-31 08:22

    Birds of the same feather flock together, they are all hypocrites and fool some people but not all the people. We can see through their eyes.

  • Gammat - 2011-10-31 08:22

    8ta, die boere is op djou spoor

  • George - 2011-10-31 08:31

    yawn.....

  • rogertjenkins - 2011-10-31 08:33

    He has to be shown to be corrupt and then arrested. He has to be totally discredited, or Zuma has a real problem in 2012.

  • Alan - 2011-10-31 08:37

    NEWS FLASH .... Fatboy soon to be given an Orange Suit. Viva AGENT ORANGE!!

  • Guy - 2011-10-31 08:39

    10BAR.....wealth redistribution...???

      Paul - 2011-10-31 09:09

      And where was this 10 bar gotten from TAXES, whites' Taxes?

  • TheRock - 2011-10-31 08:41

    Let him party and get even fatter....hopefully a heart attack is just around the corner.

  • Zee - 2011-10-31 08:46

    water babe- I wonder if he can swim. Imagine a Bay-watch scenario...lol

  • r.mashigo - 2011-10-31 08:48

    if the rumour turns out to be true . . .I'll drink to that!!

  • Angela - 2011-10-31 08:50

    Hier kom groot K*K!

  • Nicky - 2011-10-31 08:54

    I can see a new story coming from ANCYL..Privatise the prisons. Then he will be able to buy his own prison while there on vacation...

      Alan - 2011-10-31 09:12

      whahaaaa!!! And the Construction Tender will go Schabir's 'Shaky' Construction Co. if his health holds out. (I heard many years ago that he was on his last legs?). Eish - Welcome to Africa. Priceless.

  • William - 2011-10-31 08:58

    JUST LOCK THE SWINE UP AND THROW AWAY THE KEY!!!

      Angela - 2011-10-31 09:07

      Tumelo, glad to hear that you find the looting of land and mines by the whites is LEGITIMATE

      Angela - 2011-10-31 09:09

      LMAO at Thumelo

      Gammat - 2011-10-31 09:13

      Tumelo there is no more us and them, white vs black. Its only good vs evil, you can choose which side you are on, and by reading your comment I think you already have chosen. Your land claims is all pie in the sky, we as humans have a right to co-exist, and you as a criminal might choose to be a troublemaker and a law breaker. And in any case, your ancestors stole and murdered and enslaved my ancestors. I got over that because this is now, and then was history. Stop living like a fool.

      Kent - 2011-10-31 09:28

      @Tumelo - so why do you drive a German car? According to your views you should ride a horse cart pulled by a donkey! Go and sell some glasses.

      Mike - 2011-10-31 09:31

      Tumelo that cell phone charger that you sold me at the traffic lights works well. Thanks man.

      Alistair - 2011-10-31 10:11

      Tumelo, If it wasn't for those "RACIST Skinheads", as you put it, would you know what a mine is?

  • Piet - 2011-10-31 08:58

    He fits the perfect dictator picture so well!!!

      Andre - 2011-10-31 12:32

      lol

  • Alistair - 2011-10-31 08:59

    I've just spent a few years in Nigeria, and now am in Sudan... The majority of people that I have spoken to (mostly black Africans) in both countries can see clearly that his antics are going to destroy SA, just as they had their own countries destroyed by greedy gits.

  • pietdrivers - 2011-10-31 09:00

    ZUMA IS GEARING UP FOR THE ELECTIONS VAT HOM FLAFFIE...............

  • ludlowdj - 2011-10-31 09:00

    of course this will in no way prevent or deter the brainless masses from trying to vote him into power. Sometimes people really do get what they deserve.

  • thomas.mazibisa - 2011-10-31 09:03

    he saw it from his elders

  • khulekani.xulu - 2011-10-31 09:10

    I think we need something else on our media, this is not helping us but cause more trouble and distruction between blacks and white and political organisation. we need something more exciting to teach our young generation. let us not poing fingures at each other, let the matter be resloved by right peoples.

      Moduto - 2011-12-20 16:37

      love you for that...

  • Alistair - 2011-10-31 09:19

    SA, and all who want succeed, need to "build a bridge" and get over this Pathetic "racist" culture... Cheats and frauds need to be brought to book, and that's really the bottom line. We must remember that JM is innocent untill proven guilty.... even if he does exploit his mentally challenged comrades.

  • Lauden Kirk - 2011-10-31 09:21

    Tumelo. You right. Just remember no human deserves your power you are your own leader. It's a shame that south Africans believe that they need to sell there soul to another person to get there lives sorted. It starts at home. Race gives race a bad name. White guy is racist a black guy is a murderer a Jew a thief a Moslem is a bomber. We can't live classifying people in boxes. Trust me it's sick how useless we are as a nation. People rule a country not one gov.

  • Hennie - 2011-10-31 09:23

    Malema knows he is going to go to jail. Why else would he bring 'going to jail for my people' into his speeches so often these days. He also loves comparing himself to Mandela. Of course he does this while he blames Mandela for the country's problems. The bad news is, Mr Malema, Mandela went to jail because of his political beliefs. You are going to jail for fraud. A crime. I know your supporters are a bunch of idiots. Why else would they believe all your nonsense as being sincere, but surely even they will, given enough time, know the difference between a criminal and a political prisoner. Or is that wishful thinking. Time would tell...

  • Blessing - 2011-10-31 09:27

    African politics is more like the wildbeast crossing a river infested with a lot of crocodiles. Even if some are grabbed by crocodiles they continue plunging into the river. We can say the end of Southern Africa is now the horizon cause we all know that the bread basket of this region is SA. It was Zimbabwe, then ...

  • ana.curcic - 2011-10-31 09:27

    Perhaps if there was champies in the streets of Jhb. he would not need to be carried by truck. Just wish that "his poor" people would wake up and boot him out of all the public relevance.

  • Sharon - 2011-10-31 09:28

    Malema is a parasite and a liar as well as a demon

  • Comrademayete - 2011-10-31 09:31

    This is pathetic reporting ,please enough of this Malemaphobia......how many of you here have refused attending a friend's wedding...let alone having an expenses paid holiday???? the reporter says.."He was reported to be drinking champagne, dancing, doing a stint in the DJ box at a local club and partying until the early hours of the morning"..Was he supposed to be sleeping on the dance floor ,this is just bullsh*t...don't play the man...doing this only increases his popularity among the critical voting masses(same situation with Zuma....remember the doomsayers saying that was the end of S.A)

      Hennie - 2011-10-31 09:37

      It is killing South Africa. This country is fast reaching the critical tipping point. That is why they are inventing new ways to milk us for money. They have stolen from the South African public to the point that everything is collapsing around us. The ones that are suffering the most support them. Reminds me of an old expression: 'None so blind as those that will not see'

      Alistair - 2011-10-31 09:42

      @Comrademayete... you have a point there... Getting an all expenses paid holiday to and having a good party is not easily turned down. It is however questionable when this is a recurring event. From what I have heard, JM is not a wealthy man, but yet he leads an extreamly wealthy lifestyle. Just makes one think... Doesn't it????

  • Mathapelo - 2011-10-31 09:36

    People of South Africa are rich,i'm sure the friend is an ANC wht wht.

  • Chumscrubber1 - 2011-10-31 09:41

    If only these young black wealthy people could focus some of their energy and money on helping uplift their poor brethren. They seem to be hell bent on gluttony in the extreme. How on earth can the poor believe these people care about them, I'll never understand this?

  • ditantane.kganakga - 2011-10-31 09:50

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  • Pamela - 2011-10-31 09:50

    I really don't understand why fuss when Malema is invited to a party, I believe the guy who invited him to Mauritius for his wedding did not steal that money he worked for it. Its really amazing how we become blinded by the media and lose focus to important things that are done by people.Our focal point now should be economic freedom , and I can happily say I rejoice when I see a black million er rather than be filled with envy. I have been looking at the way BEE is analysed by the media and community and noted that they really don't understand the core part of BEE, firms who are most benefiting from BEE deals are white firms...... Lastly its so said how are government is dictated by the media, I have been looking to all the private development around Gauteng alone they cost almost 5 Billion and who get those tenders its white companies ,there are no tender regulations there you will never see a black company called for designing or construction they all want them as unskilled labour. Our government should look out for the black business & support them rather than listening to the crap from biased media.(its certain that our media is influenced by whites for they control them)

      Alan - 2011-10-31 09:55

      You make a lot of assumptions Pamela .. sadly very little fact there.

      Pamela - 2011-10-31 10:33

      Give me facts if you can..... but I believe I have been around for a while and have analysed how the media operates and how my sector is doing( Civil engineering sector)

      Alistair - 2011-10-31 10:47

      @ Pamela... You really need to "build a bridge"...

      Patrick - 2011-10-31 10:56

      @Pamela. Always blame the media and whites for every possible malady under the sun. It's so much easier is'nt it?

      Pamela - 2011-10-31 11:53

      @Alistair....Haha!!!! shame on u Mr so you think a black lady can not design a bridge... bring it on....& for your own information Civil Engineering its not about Structural Engineering, there are so many interesting fields within that field.

      Alistair - 2011-10-31 12:15

      @ Pamela, The "bridge" you should build is to get over the misconceived ideas that every white person is trying to suppress you. The topic here is actually about JM and his antics. There is really no reason to say that it is a racial issue. It is purely a matter of opinion as to whether or not you agree with his manic approach to the ever dwindling state of our beautiful country.

      Pamela - 2011-10-31 13:34

      @ Alistair the bridge in our terms is different from your understanding.Point of correction when you pick on Malema about the issues he is raising you are picking on us the Youth of this country so never say its about JM because this country belongs to us....so its about all of us

      Grim - 2011-10-31 17:01

      Exactly Pamela. It belongs to us.. Including me.. yes i am white... yes my parents did leave South Africa during apartheid as they did not agree with it. Yes i was actally born there as were my parents and there parents. so why am i not entitled to the land..? Is it because i am white? Please get over your self and see that your racism is only going to detroy things. its not only SA but the world. Look at the bigger picture my love and you will see that essentially we are the same...thats homo sapien..

  • VRalph - 2011-10-31 10:18

    Give the guy a break

  • Ayandalibala - 2011-10-31 10:29

    Mzansi will burn, hands off Juju he iz our only hope 2Mbeking JZ in dat nex Conference, plz Hawks can ya leave him alone uptil he unsits Msholozi plzzzz after dat U can stone him 2death.

      Anette - 2011-10-31 19:17

      Maybe you should learn to spell first! Or better go ask for your school money back. Oh wait you can not because we pay for your schooling, health etc.

  • arcticencounter - 2011-10-31 10:30

    Mauritius will never be the same again. If Zuma had any say in "governing" the country, he would have kicked this clown out long ago.

  • Gail - 2011-10-31 10:30

    When will the poor wake up and see that he is only using them.

  • Kwame - 2011-10-31 10:39

    Im not a JUJU fan at all, think he is a fool, but I think the writer of this article must be related to him. I cant stand journalists that don't report the news and rather report their opinions. Let the reader make his own opinion, don't channel us into thinking that JUJU is useless, he does a great job of doing that on his own. Don't add to the fire its unprofessional So what if he went to a wedding and drank champagne. if he went to a poor persons wedding and drank Stoney would you report it? the fact that he is under investigation for dodgy dealings, thats what this article should focus on, not that Mafikizolo was at the party, who cares if they were.

  • Kgabo - 2011-10-31 10:40

    dancing and drinking where?? and im supposed to follow whatever crap he comes up with claiming on the poor!!im not poor so thank you very much..Julius is a joke and so are his followers..i wonder if they even understand what they are supporting on him, his woodwork stupidity or senseless humor.. that's if he has any,oh! what! its Julius im talking about!!mxm.give me my Bells

  • lyn.duplessis - 2011-10-31 10:43

    Dancing with the devil more like!

  • Shirley - 2011-10-31 11:05

    Oh Lord and the poor yobbs still believe he is a champion of the poor! He will have to double up on his meals whilst hes there-he could of actually lost a few grams after the marches strenuous exersize! He hasnt broken a sweat like that since he heard his Johnnie Walker was going to be late!

  • Joshua - 2011-10-31 11:43

    All I see in these comments, is white hate over black, for all we know, during your white supremacy you had it all, and because we black were non participants we never had any knowledge of it, you suck... you cannot even say anything in one sentence and not express your hate of any black leader, sis...

      Alistair - 2011-10-31 11:51

      @Joshua, You should open your eyes bud. Read all the comments, not only those that fuel agression :)

  • Cheryl - 2011-10-31 11:47

    Ratenang his ass!!!! And so much for the 'limp'....the guy is a complete con artist...and ALL his followers are fools!