Malema won't be arrested, says lawyer

2012-09-21 19:11
(Picture: AP)

(Picture: AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema will appear in court in Polokwane next week, his lawyer Nicqui Galaktiou said on Friday.

"We were notified today that a warrant of arrest was issued for Mr Malema," she told Sapa.

"We don't know which court and when it will happen, but we are engaging with authorities on that. It will be in Polokwane."

She said Malema had not been arrested.

"No, he hasn't. My understanding is that he won't be arrested."

She said the charges against her client were unknown.

"We do not know what the charges are and we don't have a copy of the warrant."

The City Press reported earlier that Malema faced charges of money laundering, corruption and fraud relating to his Ratanang Family Trust and its share holding in On-Point Engineering, a company that allegedly made millions from Limpopo government tenders.

Earlier, authorities would not comment on the matter or confirm the warrant of arrest.

On Tuesday, Malema told reporters in Johannesburg if he was arrested, it would be done illegally.

"If we are illegally arrested tomorrow, we would have been arrested by [President] Jacob Zuma," Malema said at the time.

He said he was willing and ready to go to jail, and was not intimidated.

"I have nothing to hide... I only have my convictions. Nothing will stop me from fighting for economic freedom, not even my death... We are unshaken."

Malema said he had it "on good authority" that there were instructions "to get rid of some us..."

At the time, presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj said: "The presidency is aware that this person is prone to making wildly unsubstantiated and unwarranted claims and statements, and we do not wish to dignify them."

Read more on:    julius malema  |  polokwane  |  limpopo tender trial

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com 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
112 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a strong desire to connect and participate in group related gatherings. You may feel the need to bond or connect with a...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

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 24.com network.

Settings

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.