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Malema's general up for assault

2011-09-11 12:26

Johannesburg - ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema’s confidant, Jacob Lebogo, will be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a political rival with bricks and bottles two years ago. 

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) took a decision last week to prosecute the league’s Limpopo provincial secretary and two other young men, Abel Mpofu and Peter Moyo, after considering fresh affidavits submitted by the alleged victim and the suspects in March this year.

City Press reported in September 2009 that hours after campaigning against candidates endorsed by Malema for the leadership of the ANC in the Peter Mokaba region, Matlala Maremane’s car was forced off the road by another vehicle.

It was allegedly driven by Lebogo, before he was dragged into the streets of Polokwane and severely assaulted.

At the time, Lebogo denied assaulting Maremane, saying he “collided” with him while driving against oncoming traffic in a one-way street. 

Maremane was also arrested and released on bail for the same amount after Mpofu opened a counter-charge of assault against him.

In a September 2 letter addressed to Maremane, a senior NPA official wrote: “After I perused the case docket, including your affidavit I received on August 5 2011, I have decided to prosecute the persons who committed the offence of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm”.

The NPA said Maremane would be informed of the date of the trial as soon as the matter was placed on the court roll. Lebogo did not respond to messages left.

Comments
  • Phoenix - 2011-09-11 12:36

    Digging up a two year old case? Looks like somebody has it in for the ANCYL.

      Logs01 - 2011-09-11 12:55

      Yip, The ANC has been protecting these clowns for years, while doing the ANC's dirty work. Now that they are even "out of control of the ANC", the Cadre are going to do everything in their power to "neutralize" them somehow. The ANC Cadres will walk away with the accolades of "applying the law". What the ANC does NOT realize is the these ANCYL Apes are going to STAY a problem and threat for them and SA, even if they kick them out of the ANC, locked up and all.

      Atholl - 2011-09-11 13:29

      Hope they don't prosecute the general ... he will be needed. ..... for the Invasion. .. of Botswana . a heavily armed, highly disciplined, intelligent, articulate little general is part of the big general's plan to invade .. to seize Botswana land!

      Charles N - 2011-09-11 13:46

      What's worse... the fact that they now want to prosecute, or the fact they didn't want to prosecute when the ANCYL were in favour? How many others are they not prosecuting because of political favour?

      DeathDealer - 2011-09-11 13:47

      Yea, for sure ,they can try , but when the DIS and MI get hold of them ,there might be nothing left to return to SA . But then again that might be a good thing :)

      Andrew - 2011-09-11 14:24

      The knives are out, the ANCYL have overstepped and Zuma is going to purge the threat. In a Wikileaks document the US noted how clever Zuma was and that he appears to wait too long when in fact he is giving rope.

      Oldbuck - 2011-09-11 14:54

      I like the way they refer to this criminal as malemas general,has malema now formed an army that these common criminals are being given military titles,hell soon they will be holding military parades and practising their manouvers in the rubbish dumps,you know the left and right rolling that was made popular by umkhonto

  • Dave50 - 2011-09-11 12:37

    Time for the ANCYL to run and hide they have made to much sh1t and attracted too much attention. Look at the Rand exchange rates falling now. Youth manipulated by grown men and he is still a child to his mother, and to the rest of us for that matter. ANCYL sheep lots of BAAAAAAAAAAAAAA but no brains, down the Zim road we go and who will suffer the most ?.

      OZNOB - 2011-09-11 15:19

      @vlooi I think he must be the rotten vegetable in the patch to be spewing such foul vapours for us to consider

      Robert - 2011-09-11 16:27

      the people who will suffer most will be his own people

  • vegetarian - 2011-09-11 12:42

    Also it is interesting to note that the abuse of state machinery to suppress opponents is in full swing. This minor assault happened in 2009 yet is now reactivated and used as one of the tools to fight those associated with Malema and the ANCYL.

      DeathDealer - 2011-09-11 12:55

      Go suck on a carrot man,and stop complaining . Every action has a equal and opposite reaction.

      Heibrin - 2011-09-11 13:00

      So let me get this straight... you don't want a crime - assault - to be investigated because a)it's too old (statue of limitations is 7 years, if not mistaken) or b) because the perpetrator is an ANCYL member?

      OBwun - 2011-09-11 13:08

      Assault with bricks & bottles is minor? WTF is major then?

      Phillip-Cpt - 2011-09-11 13:18

      And so it should be vegatarian, if people this high up in the ANCYL are willing and capable of dragging people out of their cars and beating them for not conforming to their views, then these people should face their day in court and be prosecuted accordingly. People like that dont belong in a political party (although the ANCYL is more of a joke than a subsection of a party). They belong in prison..

      vegetarian - 2011-09-11 13:23

      @Heibrin I did not say the charge is old, I am saying for the same reason they thought it was not worthwhile to pursue the charge then, It should not be pursued now. That they got new affidavits is rubbish because they could have obtained the affidavits then. Another thing there is no limitation of 7 years in the South African law. You can still be charged for a 20 year old crime, though the delay obviously has a negative impact on the case, especially the quality and reliability of available evidence.

      Jono - 2011-09-11 13:25

      It's interesting 'vegeterian' that you've suddenly found your voice wrt the abuse of state machinery? Where were you when that same state machinery was used to hinder the pursuit of this case??? You, and the ANCYL leadership are no different to the NP creators of apartheid. You create a version of events that suits your agenda, you create a system that provides for the elite (your elite) whilst literally abusing the youth, and you are more than willing to resort to violence to have your way. You have no morality! You have no truth! May Malema and the ANCYL end up on the trash heap of history. BTW it's laughable when you talk of a media agenda, because funnily enough this is the same media that used to take on the NP govt? So what's changed? NP-ANCYL, same character.... different faces. And please stop pretending that you care about young people in this country. The fact is, you'd rather spend 40million running a joke of a conference than spend that money on actually helping young people gain employment, start businesses etc. The only thing you want for young people in this country is for them to fight your fight. The day people like you, and the ANCYL heads, go and live amongst the poor youth of our country, give your time and money to actually helping them and furthering their cause, is the day you earn the right to speak on their behalf! Self-delusion is sad, sad, thing.

      gatvol4corru - 2011-09-11 13:38

      thanks to your anc & ancyl brats

      scipio - 2011-09-11 13:53

      FOOL

      jka - 2011-09-11 14:13

      Its actually not uncommon at all for an assualt case to take this long to get to court in SA. The wheels of justice turn slowly in this country - the time frame on this case is not enough to assume some sort of agenda as you so clearly want there to be. Can you not accept that the ANCYL are being run by people with an agenda? A greedy, violent agenda.

      Oldbuck - 2011-09-11 14:15

      @ jono - your reply to the veg has left him speechless,it will probably take him an hour at least to try a comeback if ever,i think you caught him offguard he wasnt expecting an intelligent and truthfull response

      Gaina - 2011-09-11 14:18

      It is suspicious that they took so long to prosecute.

      Heibrin - 2011-09-11 14:47

      @vegetarian: The new statements were obtained in March, providing ample evidence that jka's statement is true, unless you believe someone in the ANC foresaw in March already that Malema were going to make these statements in September? Like I said, I might be mistaken, however I meant the number of years, not the FACT that a set of laws governing the statute of limitations on crime exists in South Africa. Remember, Google is your friend, and you can phone him anytime.

      Oldbuck - 2011-09-12 10:16

      i would then be careful of who i support if i was you

  • Slapper - 2011-09-11 12:43

    I think the ANC is trying to send a message. Play along and get along, challenge the ANC and you are off the Gravy Train and in the S**t.

  • Slive - 2011-09-11 12:43

    lock the whole bunch of ancyl leaders up, they are hell bent on inciting racism and malema (twat) has been at it again this weeknd, i doubt the CancER will will ever silence him, FAT PIG maelma

  • Scamatoon - 2011-09-11 12:46

    How long till JellyAss Malema gets shot? Shoot the malema, 1 bullet 1 malema. If he can sing it we can sing it

      Dmitri - 2011-09-11 13:34

      Assualt with bricks!!!Typical caveman mentality.

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-09-11 13:37

    eish,the ANC masters taught the runts well. Idiots dont belong in a cultured society. Send Floyd,Malema and the rent-a-crowd-animal-farm to Jacob's mate,Bob in ZimBOBwe

      Woofix - 2011-09-11 14:13

      @ gatvol4corru: No overthere they will just get an extended course in boboonism and corruption. Send them for a vacation to the Philipenes. . .they got plenty of hungry crocodiles over there.

      KanaMay - 2011-09-11 15:46

      If they are to be exiled to Zimbabwe, it should be incognito with a secret warrant of arrest if they disclose their true identities. If they tried living as an ordinary non-ZANU citizen, they might understand why Zimbabwe is in such a mess.

  • Daniël - 2011-09-11 13:58

    Savage Peasant!

  • Frans Smith - 2011-09-11 14:08

    about time the ANC wakes up and round up the ANCYL top dogs - they nearly waited to long... hopefully they can still rescue the situation?

  • michael.e.bowery - 2011-09-11 14:18

    No Atholl, Diamods. Botswana, at Orapa, the worlds biggest producer of industrial diamonds mate!

  • BTRX - 2011-09-11 14:29

    My problem is, where is the so-called peacefull loving black people in this country? Why do we not hear from them, it is always the white people comdemning Malema. It is no wonder that whites are negative, we do not see or hear any positive news from black people in this country. Are we the only people worried about this?

      flummoxed - 2011-09-11 14:49

      I don't believe that whites are in the minority in their condemnation of a lunatic such as Malema however, the proportion between the more mature in the black community and youth is slowly but surely tipping the scales as to who has the loudest voice. Its called Anarchy.

  • WaggaMamma - 2011-09-11 14:32

    Nice people these ANC Youth League types!

  • vegetarian - 2011-09-11 14:50

    @Scipio If you have the tiniest of brains you will notice that nowhere else in the world has it happened that people are forced off their land and allow the status quo to prevail even when they are back in charge. Point to me a single country where that has happened. That is not going to happen even here in South Africa. If South Africa's whites are interested in everlasting peace, they should embark on an initiative of their own and try to reverse the injustice before hotheads like Malema and company lead this country into a path of destruction. Even if Malema is silenced by the ANC for now, someone else who has learnt from the mistakes of Malema will emerge and bring about the inevitable economic change. Alternatively, you can continue deluding yourselves that the status quo will remain forever, but that is not to be.

      BOFFINBOB_UNBANNED - 2011-09-11 15:21

      vegetarian....Economic change will come about by hard work, product knowledge, high work ethics, smaller families etc...NOT by running around, with fists clenched, singing, wailing, dancing & trashing towns, cities, learning institutions, etc.

      Chris - 2011-09-11 16:20

      Hello Dave, Australia, New Zealand, America, South America, Nigeria and then of course in South Africa. Here is the rub lad, will the Zulu nation allow the Khoza nation to rule? The Khoisan 'owned' the Cape did they not. Then again you are correct when saying 'South Africa's whites are interested in everlasting peace' but know that it will never happen here because Africa has never succeeded in delivering anything else but war amongst people. Malema is purely a scape coat, nay a sacrificial lamb, for Jacob Zuma and he has received his pieces of silver over and over again.

      Jono - 2011-09-11 17:54

      @vegetarian once again you reveal your self-interest. If you are truly interested in reparations, truly interested in justice, and righting the wrongs of past evils, then you have to present land reparations as returning the land to the original owners - the Koi San. Yet once again (just like the NP of old) you present the facts in a slanted and self-biased way. Throughout history the powerful have dominated the weak, 'might' has dominated 'right', it's not a racial issue it's a horrible side of humanity. Now, in order to get back land that whites took from the Bantu tribes (land that the Bantu tribes stole from the Koi San) you propose to take the land by any means possible (including force) because now you can?? So you are no different in character to any of the colonialists that people like you make so much noise about. Self delusion is a sad, sad, thing!

  • WoodworkPh.D - 2011-09-11 15:30

    What is the meaning of "General" in the new SA?! So sad.

  • sakhile - 2011-09-11 16:15

    I do not understand this situation because it clear that ANC members are ruled by this Malema

  • kilo39 - 2011-09-11 16:25

    Lady Justice is still moving slowly and with extreme difficulty after her rape ordeal at the hands of 'you know who!'

  • samuel peter - 2011-09-11 16:29

    ag shame juju conflict wont help but only isolation to yourself,but go back to the drawing board and ask for forgiveness.so you could be guided by the elders pls dont forget you born in 80ties and there is still so much to learn in life.pls we all love you and no man is an island go back and do what is best for you but not a hard nut to crack.i thank you by PSM

  • v3 - 2011-09-11 17:37

    That's what they mean when they say it's lonely outside the ANC. No wonder Jacob 783 appointed the worst candidate as Chief Injustice. He follows Simelane, Mpshe, Love, Hofmeyr, Mokate, Radebe and other corrupt strategic deployments.

  • Verdade - 2011-09-11 17:39

    Savage! The wheel turns you rubbish!

  • sarecen - 2011-09-11 18:34

    What do you expect from ANy ANCYL member? What have the done to further education? What have they done other than to support Zims leadership? How have they helped the poor? They offering JSE shares? And has malema explained what they will do with them? What has the ancyl done to further the black youth, other than promise them stolen land, stolen shares, stolen wealth, that will last max two years, and then what? Will they then turn on wealthy black people? And then what? After all is destroyed? Do not be fooled by malema, a true leader will further you, create real oportunities, real futures not false hope to cover up his ways

  • Janine - 2011-09-11 18:38

    Hang on - isn't this the same guy who is suspected of organising the marching and rioting at Loot Freely House?

  • brinjal - 2011-09-11 18:55

    "Bricks & bottles", just showing his class & education.

  • Raymond - 2011-09-11 20:59

    What a lot of thrash these people are,if you can call them people.

  • Nasdaq7 - 2011-09-11 22:27

    Assholes. I have no other words to describe them.

  • Mamaile - 2011-09-11 22:31

    di sa tlo loma le barafi!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wayne - 2011-09-12 06:22

    In true African style...when you don't have the education or common decency to defeat your opponent with clever retort or an intelligent argument, attack him physically. Africa for Africans. Viva comrade Adoons.

  • matla - 2011-09-12 08:11

    These rural morons must be booted out of the ANC

  • Mandla - 2011-09-12 08:22

    Bricks & a bottle, how archaic & barbaric....

  • Tlou - 2011-09-12 09:09

    Let the law take its course.It is apparent that he organised buses for Malema's supporters to disrupt the disciplinery hearing.He is bully and arrogant and must go down.

  • Tlou - 2011-09-12 09:20

    Wake up ANC.Malema and his friends are hampering the image and reputation of ANC on daily basis and this will cost you membership.Mr Mandela faught for black domination and also faught for white domination and South Africa is for us all.ANC, come on guys you gave these Idiots enough time to do as they wish.Expel these Idiots for the good of our country.

  • Jason - 2011-09-12 10:10

    Thats right, prosecute and send these rubbishes to Prison, where they belong!!

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