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Malema's secret fund

2011-07-24 10:33

Johannesburg - A secret family trust of which ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema is the sole trustee may explain how he has been ­bankrolling his lavish lifestyle.

The Ratanang Family Trust, named after Malema’s five-year-old son, was registered at the Office of the Master of the High Court in Pretoria on May 13 2008, five weeks after he was elected president of the youth league.

City Press can further reveal that the trust owns a 3.5 hectare smallholding outside Polokwane, bought for R900 000 in cash in June last year. No bond was registered on the smallholding, which is part of the farm Palmietfontein.

Two independent, well-placed sources with knowledge of Malema’s financial dealings told City Press that the trust was a ­vehicle used by the youth leader and his benefactors to fund his lifestyle. “Thousands of rands” are deposited into the ­account on a regular basis, they say.

Said one source: “Frequent deposits are being made from different banks, especially in Limpopo.”

Deposits

The other source, a seasoned businessman who moves in Malema’s circle of friends and associates, told City Press he deposited R200 000 into the trust’s bank account after Malema facilitated a government tender for his benefit.

According to him, there are at least 20 other business people who do the same.

He said Malema sent him the number of the bank account via SMS. After depositing the money, Malema allegedly thanked him – also via an SMS.

Malema denied that the trust was being used to launder illicit funds, but declined to divulge its purpose or bank balance.

Malema on Saturday failed in his attempt to gag City Press from publishing details about his alleged use of the trust as a slush fund for corrupt payments. Malema’s legal team denied that their client was involved in criminal activity.

Viwe Notshe SC, Malema’s advocate, told the South Gauteng High Court that his ­client did not deny receiving money into the trust, but denied that these payments were bribes.

Contributions

“He says (the payments) are contributions for this cause and that cause.”

Apart from denying that the trust was used for receiving bribes, Malema refused to answer any of City Press’ questions.
 
Judge Colin Lamont slammed Malema for this, saying it was in his power to set the record straight if the trust was clean.

“The applicant (Malema) dealt very ­superficially with fairly detailed allegations made (by City Press), allegations he could understand. He could have dealt with them in more detail,” Lamont said.

The following questions remain ­unanswered:
» Why did he register the trust?
» What is he using the trust for?
» Who are the beneficiaries of the trust?
» How extensively is the trust used in his business and private dealings?
» Why has he never publicly disclosed the existence of the trust when questioned about his wealth?
» When he says he is poor and the police won’t find millions in “my account”, does he also refer to the Ratanang Family Trust’s account?
» Has the trust declared income or assets to the SA Revenue Service?
» Does he use the trust to fund his ­lifestyle?
» Is it true that contractors, individuals and politicians deposit money into the trust, as alleged by City Press’ sources, in exchange for securing tenders, political protection or their political agendas?

Media lambasted

Malema this week lambasted the media for enquiring into his mysteriously acquired wealth, saying his money was nobody’s business.

This came after reports that he is rebuilding and upgrading his R3.6 million Sandown house, and ­installing an underground bunker in the event of his security being threatened.

Malema has persistently claimed he is poor and doesn’t have millions in the bank when questioned about his wealth.

Queries escalated after City Press ­revealed his link to government tenders in Limpopo last year.

In an interview with the Mail & Guardian in March last year, Malema said he lived on “hand-outs” most of the time.

He dared the police to “go to my account and find ­millions. They must take those millions and put them into institutions that can help ­children of the poor.”

Controversial remark

Until now, the only public acknowledgment of the trust was at an October 2009 function in Malema’s hometown, Seshego, at which the newly built Seshego Baptist Church was unveiled.

It was reported after the event that ­Malema himself funded the building of the church in honour of his late mother, ­Mahlodi, who was a member.

President Jacob Zuma and Limpopo ­Premier Cassel Mathale attended the ­function, at which Zuma made his controversial remark that Malema would be a ­future ANC president.

A small bronze plate fixed to the church reveals it was built by the Ratanang Family Trust.

Although his salary from the ANC has never been publicly confirmed, it is ­rumoured to be about R50 000 a month.

According to records from the deed’s ­office, Malema’s trust bought a portion of the Palmietfontein farm near the Silicon Smelters last June. It was registered three months later.

At least three of Malema’s neighbours at Palmietfontein said they knew he owned the plot. They said they had seen him at least three times at the farmhouse, which had been vacant for 10 months.

Said one man: “Personally, I have seen him two or three times. He just comes, walks around the property to see whether it is still fine and then leaves. Nobody stays here.”
 
Another plot owner, who said he was looking forward to living side by side with the youth leader, said: “The place has been vacant for 10 months. The previous owner left. The house has always been like this. No renovations have been done.”

A land claim was registered against the Palmietfontein farm by the Ga-Mothapo community in 1995. In September 2009, the claim was extended to include, among others, the portion Malema now owns.

Meanwhile, Malema on Saturday told thousands of villagers in Tshikondeni, Venda, that: “They can write their nonsense, we don’t care about them. They can say whatever they say about us, we don’t care.”

 

Comments
  • Mr_Mind - 2011-07-24 10:40

    Yo Julius! This is evidence boet! You're a corrupt official! Go to hell!

      ian.teall - 2011-07-24 10:55

      Malema's secret fund is called the Reserve Bank.

      Met - 2011-07-24 11:10

      Corrupt??? Was there any doubt whatsoever then?

      lance ANCY - 2011-07-24 11:11

      This is actually very serious guys! The super rich elite of the world target politicians who they can use for their own evil corrupt purposes. And Malema is stupid enough to fall for this. Malema has a lot of support amongst youngsters and the elite wants somebody like this. In the end we all gonna suffer more. They, the super elite, choose their politicians from all political parties, so whoever won an election they have somebody to control in that party.

      Mr_Mind - 2011-07-24 11:15

      There was never any doubt but now we have evidence! South Africans still have their intelligence, global respect, good media and most importantly, a great system of laws including the Constitution! We will get rid of the scum! Viva South Africa! Down with political sovereignty for individuals!

      Schalk - 2011-07-24 11:25

      There seems to be a whole lot of evidence yet to be uncovered. Indeed, SA will have exciting news for the next month as the details start rolling in and articles average more than 500 comments. Suppose these 500 comments are testament to just how much of a divisive force he really is. The average educated person absolutely hates him and the average uneducated person absolutely love him. Such extremes are a recipe for disaster. City Press must do their investigative journalism quickly and efficiently to put this buffoon away before there really are serious consequences.

      cliffarc - 2011-07-24 11:40

      - Okay SARS, now let's see if all citizens are treated equally and beyond favour and political connection. Their response in this matter will be telling. Seems to me the Anc is implicated in this secret funding one way or another, in the guise of awarding tenders or otherwise. The clandestine actions of the Anc, are coming apart.

      Trolepatrole - 2011-07-24 11:45

      DA must lay charges tomorrow!

      Hux - 2011-07-24 12:16

      Guaranteed that all top SARS officials are receiveing funds from the trust.

      Obama Bin Laden - 2011-07-24 12:17

      Oh and let me guess, the bigwigs in the ANC had no idea about this at all?

      Met - 2011-07-24 12:19

      We should not be deceived. We often , almost comfort us by talking about Zim/ Mugabe as if its an exception in Africa. Sadly, its not. Believe it or not ,there are worse than Zim/Mugabe in Africa. Equally, Malema is not an exception. There are millions like him and even worse. That is why Africa is a dying Continent .We must accept this reality, and the sooner we do, the sooner we can make rational and not emotional decisions based on false hope.

      Michael - 2011-07-24 12:39

      This is just the beginning of a huge controversy that Malema tried to keep under the hood. I am certain more aggravating details will unfold within this week.I am so excited! :-D

      squeegeepilot - 2011-07-24 12:40

      We already knew that Malema is a crook. What is important now as details emerge is how SARS and the ANC react. What happens next could have serious implications for our future credibility in the world and with investors.

      Mike - 2011-07-24 12:53

      Poly, kolobe, zizo, prev-abused, tshepo... WHERE ARE YOU???????????? Conspicuous by your silence when the truth about your hero is discussed. Blind sheep, every one of you!

      cliffarc - 2011-07-24 13:16

      - THe trolls at Luthuli house dont work on weekends.

      Azizi - 2011-07-24 13:27

      Mike where are here we will comment.

      Schalk - 2011-07-24 13:55

      Mike and cliffarc, from what I've heard, weekends are the time when miniMalenemas blow their social grants at the shebeen and practice using the latest big phrase their mighty leader has popularized in random senseless sentences. Stuff like "whites are imperialist right-wingers with tendencies to undermine the revolutionary movement and prolong economic apartheid." They'll be back on their employer's PC on Monday, just a little more irrational than usual due to a huge hangover and the economic realities of the weekend expenditures.

      Vince.York - 2011-07-24 14:03

      What none are stating is the thousands of trusts, deals and nefarious contracts being agreed to each night and day by these in the intricately woven web of vipers. And SARS prefers to remain blinkered apart from all the other authorities and what should be strongpoint/bastions of Democracy. MURKY is the saving grace with extended fully paid up time off options and timely cadre redeployments and finally gracefully golden handshakes.

      Schalk - 2011-07-24 14:20

      Spyker, I really hope the situation is not quite as dire as depicted in your (as per usual) highly colorful post, but only a fool would deny that the country is moving in the wrong direction. SA is much like a blind man walking towards a cliff. Obviously one would like to either stop this man or just pretend that you never saw him. Unfortunately though, this blind man is damn near unstoppable and many innocent people are chained to him. These poor people desperately try to persuade him to change direction and/or break their chains. Those who manage to break the chains choose the suitcase you mentioned, while those whose chains are unbreakable have little choice but to sharpen their swords. This is the sad reality, but the exact distance towards the edge of the cliff is still up for debate. I would like to think that there still is enough time to talk some sense into this unstoppable blind man. The removal of Malema would be a huge step in the right direction. However, if he is indeed slimy enough to wriggle himself out of this pickle and use it to further build on his image with the poor, I will be very glad that I chose the suitcase long ago...

      LBS - 2011-07-24 14:52

      @Mike, don'nt forget Johann001. Bloudy Agent indeed! Trust funds, flashy cars, big mouth daring us to say anything, I hope he rots in hell and that he will soon be hanging himself. SARS and ANC this must be a wake up call - or are you all in on it?

      Robnob - 2011-07-24 15:08

      And @myancmyfutur.... these people are too busy eating their humble pie to get to their bosses PC's and reply.

      Robnob - 2011-07-24 16:08

      ANCYL Website hacked again...go have a look before they get some white IT pro in to fix it... http://ancyl.org.za/

      tryanything - 2011-07-24 19:12

      Time the banks gave out the information of who paid what into what account... Surely there are enough corrupt bank offials available to get the info from

      Warren - 2011-07-24 19:19

      @ Black Star Line: "us ANC supporting Africans." "We'll keep torching the streets for service delivery" "Well, WELCOME TO DEMOCRACY!" I wonder if you realise just how much sense your OWN comment actually makes??? (Read it very slowly again). Bravo!!!

      cuz - 2011-07-25 00:29

      Chief Bully and Big Mouth Malema and business partner in crime Limpopo ­Premier Cassel Mathale have a finger in every pie!!! Investigate Cassel Mathale's Limpopo Mokete Lodge.

      Sabathman 33 - 2011-07-25 08:02

      "There was never any doubt but now we have evidence! South Africans still have their intelligence, global respect, good media and most importantly, a great system of laws including the Constitution!" HA HA HA just watch this space nothing will come of this ..... nothing good anyway .... like a public execution of this Malema TWAT!" South Africa global respect" HA HA HA HA, you kill me!

      Ayoba - 2011-07-25 12:30

      News24 should change its name to Malema24. It is all about Malema.

      Ayoba - 2011-07-25 12:34

      Now done with Malema funds. Lets now go for Zille's secret funds. It could be that Malema's is nothing compared to hers.

      tripwire - 2011-07-25 16:06

      We can all complain about the Corruption being pointed out every day (seriously every day) . But this doesn`t stop the fact that this is the President of SA very soon. The Rule makers are his Teachers slowly leading him into position. Brace yourselves for a very very hard future, he doesn`t like us 'all'

      changeisGood - 2011-07-25 19:22

      So once again the media has "found President Julius Malema guilty" I cannot wait for proof to be shown and a legal trial through a registered court of law recognised by the South African constitution, in many of ANCYL and ANC supporters Julius Malema remain innocent until a court of law can prove otherwise! this article is just speculation based on one person' point of view! I wonder what will the media say once My President is cleared of these allegations! nxx, bloody agents!

  • MWF - 2011-07-24 10:41

    Bloody agent

      cuz - 2011-07-25 00:36

      It is high time Malema is taught a lesson of life. He cannot talk Left and walk Right!

      York Hunt - 2011-07-25 08:18

      So what should we be looking at? Tax evasion, money laundering, corruption, defeating the ends of justice, perjury... Guys help me out here...

  • apie - 2011-07-24 10:41

    This idiot is a disgrace to the human race.

      Valis - 2011-07-24 10:59

      No, he would be if he was human :P

      Pencilgraffiti - 2011-07-24 12:40

      The real scary thing is that our President is 100% COMPLETELY AWARE OF THIS AND SUPPORTS IT...

      Montblanc - 2011-07-24 13:50

      He is even to useles sto work and earn his car/house/money. It is given to him as bribes. How absolutely USELESS peice of flesh is he?

  • Robnob - 2011-07-24 10:42

    What differenc does it really make? His supporters are illiterate at best so these stories will not be believed by them. It is just more proof that there is no end in sight for corruption, underhanded deals and maladministration by politicians. And the masses still shout "Viva ANC, Viva!

      The Spear - 2011-07-24 10:48

      No, his supporters hate whitey so much they won't care as long as he keeps screwing whitey.

      edalsg - 2011-07-24 11:41

      Robnob and the Spear both correct : The only "mission" is steal from the Whites : Corruption simply makes hom a Hero : But I think his time is running out .

      Robnob - 2011-07-24 11:47

      He will just be replaced by the next corrupt politician. It is in their blood, the history of Africa proves this. Some extremely rich and millions of extremely poor relying on aid from "colonial"/white nations.

      Thandi - 2011-07-24 11:48

      His supporters are not just the illiterate masses - you left out the heavyweights of the ANCorruption like showerhead, Evil Winnie, etc. who are hiding behind his outspokenness and clear the path for him to have the influence that enables him to do his stealing and robbing. The ANCorruption is rotten to the absolute core.

      Dominic - 2011-07-24 12:08

      He claims to represent the poor and that they don't care how he gets his money. Wonder what the poor would think if they realised that the money he gets could have been spent on them instead.

      Enough! - 2011-07-24 12:12

      @Rodnob. Stop generalizing and keep to Malema. Sure millions of people in Africa has been exploited by corrupt and greedy leaders but not ALL. Things are changing fast and the tide is turning.

      Met - 2011-07-24 12:24

      A Scandinavian friend gave me the best definition for "Foreign Aid" - "Money of poor people in supposedly rich countries for rich people in supposedly poor countries"

      Azizi - 2011-07-24 15:32

      Robnob yor comment is not that intellectul eiter.

      Robnob - 2011-07-24 15:51

      Statistics are something illiterate gits like you @Azizi will never understand.

      Raymond - 2011-07-24 21:17

      And,what will the end result be??? NOTHING!!!!!This story will die a slow death and juliarse will get away with it.They are a protected species.

      W Mukori - 2011-07-25 19:25

      @Robnob SA has good leaders like Archbishop Tutu and Madiba. It has also some rotten apples like Malema and Zuma. It is not helpful if you start generalising and paint everyone with the same brush!

  • Aj - 2011-07-24 10:44

    F*KKEN KRIMINEEL !!

  • Lee - 2011-07-24 10:45

    He doesn't care thats correct and what you going to do about it. The poor will die for this rich future leader. He is the man that is going to take them to great wealth hahaha. Or more like they will take him to great wealth.

      The Spear - 2011-07-24 10:59

      The poor don't support him. The racist support him, some are very very rich.

      Lee - 2011-07-24 12:04

      Yes you are right. The poor don't ''support'' him, they just vote and worship the idiot. Only Malema will have the last laugh. In the future he is going to have to keep these poor masses in order.

  • Macho Mike - 2011-07-24 10:48

    Eish, what we have always known is being exposed. This woodworker is one groot big thief, fraudster, conman and liar. And the poor will belief Malema, nobody else. Makes SA's future look very bright indeed.

      Azizi - 2011-07-24 15:34

      Try some new rhetoric in that comment.

      themjoker - 2011-07-25 15:45

      you must be white and from a rich family let a black brother get rich wood worker will rule you

  • pistnbroke - 2011-07-24 10:49

    Once a snake, always a snake. Now this is a lying, dishonest, corrupt snake!!

  • tailormade - 2011-07-24 10:50

    We have two separate issues here: 1. What drives/funds the family trust? 2. In what way, if any, does JuJu use the funds of this family trust? regarding 1: It would be interesting to determine the facts surrounding the funding of this family trust. Somehow I don't trust the possibility that this is mere charitable donations. Regarding 2: Even if this family trust is above-board, there are tax limits on the amount an individual can receive as a gift before one is being taxed for it. Further, if this funding is defined as donations...then surely the trust must be registered as some NPO etc. JuJu, you might think that your personal life is of no interest to others..but I agree with the judge on this one. You are the self-proclaimed defender of the poor/young in this country & your moral integrity is therefore of public interest. It' very simple and rather uncomplicated: if you have nothing to hide, then welcome any investigation. In fact, be pro-active and provide detailled documentation needed yourself.

      Ricus - 2011-07-24 21:25

      By the way, funds generated by means of business in the form of Income flows into a Current Account, funds expended by means of Purchasesor Expenses in form Expenditure flows out of a Current Account, Investments that is invested into a Trust Fund by means for the purpose of future planning should never be used for the purposes as Income nor Expenses thus the inflow and outflow of funds on a regular basis, but exactly for the purposes of Investing which is a long term priority, not short term [less than 1 year], not medium term [1 - 10 years], but long term [more than 10 years]!

  • 1nawty0 - 2011-07-24 10:51

    I can certainly see why Zuma thinks Malema will be SA's president one day......!! "He seems to be corrupt enough...!!" Oh... and when there are shortages in the country (like in most other African Countries) we can blame the Europeans and demand Aid from them!!

      lance ANCY - 2011-07-24 11:14

      Zuma is not much a Malema fan, hey! Remember how Malema openly attacked Zuma?

      freedom - 2011-07-24 11:33

      @lanceancy smokescreen boet they are all in one nest! the one can't get by without the other, we have a bunch of criminals leading the nation. Lets see if the African National Circus has anything to say, doubt it!

  • The Spear - 2011-07-24 10:51

    The worst is that the ANC pays him R 50 000 a month to say the things they can't say publicly but want to. No wonder they never silence him. He is their boytjie, paving the way for a new all black future. If you are a minority in this country you should start to worry because after the whites, you will be next. Mark my words.

      Megan - 2011-07-24 12:26

      Does the ANC pay the idiot or does the average hard working South African pay him. Someone needs to get rid of the man once and for all, he is a total waste of oxygen and does nothing more than contribute the the greenhouse effect.

      tripwire - 2011-07-25 16:03

      Yes this is very true , we all are just Bracing for the Day he WILL be president. Knock knock, I am taking what you have.. you may run now Boer

  • Mano - 2011-07-24 10:51

    I'm afraid this is the reality of things all over Africa and I doubt it will ever end. We are after all a democracy and the leaders were voted in. This explains why African leaders detest the media and freedom of speech, that brings out the scums and hypocrits that their really are. How I just wish the masses were literate enough to change all this around.

      Ricus - 2011-07-24 20:42

      I agree 1000000%!

      Warren - 2011-07-24 22:12

      @ Mano: Don't hold your breath, it's in the ANC's best interest to keep the majority of the population uneducated & poor. Then by giving them a handout every now & again (the free chicken & t-shirt springs to mind) they will think the ANC is their saviour & hence give them their vote.

  • grant.hide - 2011-07-24 10:56

    And sars has no reason to investigate? What a load of crooked bollocks.

  • Yelli - 2011-07-24 10:57

    he doesnt care about the people. he is stealing from the poor everytime he allows his friends to get a tender for a school or road or bridge that collapses. he will rape the country for all her wealth before his supporters realise what happened.

      cat29 - 2011-07-24 11:20

      But he is friends with his chommie in Zimbabwe, Mugabe. He believes in Mugabe, wants to be like Mugabe. What can one say. He thinks he is the second Mugabe

      umlaut - 2011-07-24 11:27

      Yes it means the tenders are probably higher than what they should be and it is destroying other businesses unfairly that must present legal tenders, (if the tenders were publicised at all). Maybe the Competitions board CAN ALSO NAIL THIS GUY?? (NOT JUST SARS) Lets hope SARS is still an honest group that will actually follow this up??

      Mandasil - 2011-07-24 11:36

      Unfortunately his supporters are all uneducated, illiterate fools, that enjoy not having anything better than the squatter house they live in, or cardboard box they sleep under. It is time that the "people' woke up and stopped voting for this bunch of dont care crooks . . .but then which party will not be crooked when they get elected. Only in a different way, and to greater or lesser extent??

  • Truth - 2011-07-24 10:57

    This idiot always refers to "WE" as if the people he speaks to is part of his group. The poor people of this country can finally see that his "WE" he refers to must read more like this "They can write their nonsense, you ignorant people bankrolling me don’t care about them. They can say whatever they say about us, my followers don't care because the are illiterate suckers anyway.” It's sad but true, this is how he manipulates the "WE's" into thinking he is just another victim fighting the system he helped to create in the first place. Well done CityPress for exposing this criminal. If SARS does not intervene now we now the whole system is corrupt and we can all stop paying taxes just like juju. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Man I miss Mandela

  • AJ - 2011-07-24 10:58

    All done, it must be noted, with the tacit approval of the majority of South African citizens, many of whom applaud along the way, a few of them millionaires, but most of them having nothing. Considering so many people are ignorant of or turn a blind eye to govt coffers being looted, one cannot really be surprised when so many of them actually are. What passes as satire and slapstick in other countries is seen as valuable political insight in SA - effin' madness. And he's just one of hundreds of 'leaders' filling private hospitals, private schools and private jets; pretty much doing anything to get as far away as possible from the poor and have nots people who are largely the ones who enlisted them to improve their lives, in the first place...

  • lance ANCY - 2011-07-24 10:58

    Who is controlling Malema? The person/s who controls him will surely also make payments to him through this fund. Somebody is behind Malema.....the same person/s who is funding Mugabe? I smell a rat, a big fat rat.....and the ANC should make away with him ASAP!

      Met - 2011-07-24 12:32

      Who is controlling him? Only one thing- his unsatiable greed. He fully relies on the Chinese- thats why he is so outspoken agaist the US. But the Chinese bubble will burst- 65% of their GDB is derived from exports to the US and their capacity to do so, has drastically been reduced.But I suppose that his ABSA account has already been filled to the brim

      LuCypher - 2011-07-24 12:40

      Malema is considered by some to be the puppet of Cyril Ramaphosa and Matthews Phosa.

      Cire - 2011-07-24 17:31

      @Lance ANC. I assume you are referring to - The Illuminati? The International Zionist Conspiracy? Opus Dei? The Freemasons? Multinationals? The CIA? The Bush Family? The Windsors? Who do you consider to be the controlling 'super elite'?

  • Carla - 2011-07-24 11:01

    He is just follow basic human instinct to preserve himself. Every person for himself....

  • Clarissa - 2011-07-24 11:03

    Let's see what SARS says...

      Trolepatrole - 2011-07-24 11:47

      I wonder what floyd is gonna say to sars

      Grazy - 2011-07-24 12:29

      Don't wanna speack to you,..Agent, ...f-off

      M - 2011-07-24 12:49

      SARS will say and do nothing!!!

      Clarissa - 2011-07-24 13:02

      All 'donations' over R10,000 have to be declared and are tax deductible. Individuals who make these 'donations'(for those who refuse to call a bribe a bribe) must declare them too. If SARS fails to act on what has come to light regarding Malema, each one of us should phone their hotline and lodge a complaint. Legally speaking, they MUST enforce our tax laws.

      tripwire - 2011-07-25 16:00

      THis won`t ever hit Sars. The People making the Rules are the people with him at his Hotel getaways.

  • cliffarc - 2011-07-24 11:05

    - This is now a clear cut case of tax evasion. If SARS does not nail this crook , then I say it's time for all law abiding, tax paying citizens to make a stand. And this little zanker has the nerve to call the whites criminals.

  • GT - 2011-07-24 11:05

    Consider that he opened the trust fund straight after becoming president, it makes you think that he got some advise on what was coming way. Time for the press to dig into a few other ANCYL, NYDA, personalities who also fly high with little explination.

      JewelZA - 2011-07-24 18:27

      ...and considering he's now building a bunker(!) he knows something else is coming his way. As I recall, Gbagbo, Hussein, Bin Laden, Hitler, all ended up in bunkers too.

  • Ian - 2011-07-24 11:06

    wow malempara has a family, shame, stinking corrupt anc pig

  • Scaramouche - 2011-07-24 11:08

    I he claimed that he knows how it feels to experience hardship, poverty and being able to identify with shack dwellers and those who are down and out. I don't know what SARS and Co will say regarding the fincial aspects, but for my he seems like a massive con artist!

  • bothann - 2011-07-24 11:12

    Lekker braai boetie!

      bothann - 2011-07-24 11:14

      Actually the majority of our comments should go to congratulating City Press and Ferial Hafajee who has two more than most of us.

  • Captainmorgan - 2011-07-24 11:14

    I think I want to change my career , I want to become a bad carpenter , seems it pays VERY well!!!

      JewelZA - 2011-07-24 18:30

      Tell me about it! R50g from ANC, R25g from the Yoof Leak. That's R75 000 a month just for being an uncouth youth!

  • Clarissa - 2011-07-24 11:16

    Not only is Julius blatantly devious and dishonest for hiding these "donations", the "donors" are meant to submit a IT144 and declare their "donations" to SARS, too. Do yourself a favour and Google the tax laws on SARS and donations. SARS is compelled to act on this. I deeply resent paying tax each year - a vast amount of tax - while these corrupt, outrageously unapologetic buffoons get away with such illegal behaviour.

      edalsg - 2011-07-24 11:48

      Clarrisa you are correct BUT sars is simply the ANC collection devision : They will be told to back off and concentrate on destroying the White Middle class : End of debate

  • FiveAssedMonkey - 2011-07-24 11:16

    When any normal citizen is obviously living beyond their means this is indication to SARS that something may be dodgy. I can almost guarantee that he doesn't declare that additional income. So if SARS are as neutral as they claim, this would be the time to send in one of their lizards to do an audit of his income and returns. Come Julias, let's give that closet a good old shake and see what comes tumbling out. If it reveals that crooked politicians and business people are giving him under the counter donations then all the better for starting to root out some of the filth that find themselves in positions of power in our country...starting with Julias. Viva la'revolution!

      Lucror - 2011-07-24 11:33

      SARS wil not investigate because all cronies warned Oupa Magashula (SARS DG) to keep his hands off the fat little govrnment jester.

      edalsg - 2011-07-24 11:51

      why should Julias pay tax ??? Thats only for White people --dont you get it ??

  • rugbylover.com - 2011-07-24 11:18

    well done to City Press for exposing this! Bravo, not this is the role media must play. Now we can see why the ANC wants to pass that info bill, to stop this type of exposure. Standing ovation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lochi82 - 2011-07-24 11:21

    So the wheel has turned it seems ... hahaha

  • Nfusitjie - 2011-07-24 11:21

    daar kom dit nou...

  • Lucror - 2011-07-24 11:23

    The best of all is. Malema stays in a house worth millions, he drinks champaigne, he drives nice cars. His followers stays in shacks, they do not even have running water close to them to drink, they walk or catch taxi's to work. Can we then also say, Malema thank his supporters for all he has got and their f@#$#*$g stupidity for following him like "Codois" (Hungry, skinny, squatter camp dogs)Guarenteed he will blame the "Madam and her Tea girl" for being caught out.

  • chris.khanye - 2011-07-24 11:25

    Malema is just like the wares sold at the robots - fake!

  • Doug - 2011-07-24 11:26

    Lets see if there really is a justice system in place in the New South Africa ??? Judge Lamont has made the first positive step towards stopping this despot...........the rhino's are still being slaughtered and Malema still walks and talks free.........who's backing these criminals ????

      edalsg - 2011-07-24 11:52

      Last question is Obvious : its spelt A N C

  • waterbear - 2011-07-24 11:28

    Pappa wag vir jou

  • jasmin.haumann - 2011-07-24 11:28

    Hy n skelm en klaar ,how and when did he accumulate all these assets ,go check who and where from and start arresting theme

  • waterbear - 2011-07-24 11:29

    Pappa wag vir jou

      Trolepatrole - 2011-07-24 11:39

      Ek hoop daai pappas met die stink asems gaan daai gemors misbruik in die tronk. Dit is as storkop iets oor sy kriminele aktiwiteite gaan doen, want hy is net so skelm.

  • Snurtle - 2011-07-24 11:29

    Viva Thuli Madonsela Viva!!!

  • Ruth1 - 2011-07-24 11:31

    Who cares?

  • To The Point - 2011-07-24 11:34

    He is the reason people think all blacks are thieves and he has no place to be called African. Malema you are an insult to us all. Your forefathers weep for you and your family. You shame us all.

      G@tvol - 2011-07-24 12:12

      Then STOP voting for him!!!!

      Rev. H-Cubed - 2011-07-24 16:56

      Azizi, "President of the ANC Youth League" is an elected position, is it not?

      G@tvol - 2011-07-24 19:01

      Azizi, you are a complete idiot!!!!! ANC Youth League = politics...... Do you think he has his own party? What happened at the ANCYL conference??? They voted for him!!!

      York Hunt - 2011-07-25 08:14

      @Azizi. Okay, you have just shown us your double digit IQ. Thank you for that!

  • Joseph - 2011-07-24 11:35

    South Africa dont need people like Malema.The country has so many problems that corruption will destroy the dream of the people to have decent homes,education for their children and grandchildren.It was evident when Mbeki was removed and the present regime was installed that an agenda has been set.More over certain rogue elements in the ANC suddenly became prominent.They entrenched themselves strategically in certain positions within the structures of government and were even violent if their wishes are not met.The President could not touch them because they claim to have made him what he is.The group systematically advocated for National Democratic Revolution against the wishes of the older generation of the ANC .That revolution is to be a conduit for the looting of the national resources of the country.Under the banner of peoples Democracy the poor people will be gradually reduced to mere chatting stooges whose Freedom will be determined through the barrel of the Gun by turning the Police into a Force with Generals in control.The country will be a police state subsequently and decisions will be made by the NEC of the ANC.The chant for ZANU-PF form of government nationalisation is no fluke but real.Malema and the group are divisive and that is deliberate to win the support of the masses which lack education to visualise the political propaganda that is being formulated.Fortunately or unfortunately Malema said so much and created so many enemies because of greed.

  • Mandasil - 2011-07-24 11:37

    Your day will come Juju, slowly the wheel turns, but it turns . .

  • Jasper5 - 2011-07-24 11:37

    Send this link to as many people in your mailing lists, so that the world can see what we have to deal with in this country! Hooray for press freedom. Now you know why the ANC is keen to mussel the press!

  • AnakinStealth - 2011-07-24 11:37

    Come on Julius,the villagers,miners & farmworkers in your community that do have work must work harder for you,you need to add in another hour so they can be totally enslaved by youThey should pay a special "Malema tax".And you need to tell showerhead Zuma to open the watertap a bit more,your swimming pool needs more water (you will have to boost the chlorine though) and you need another new car for August 2011,the old one from this month is already dusty.The people must contribute more & Zuma must ok more deals for you so you can build a bigger property to relax in.You should advertise in the local newspapers for BEE & BBEE compliant clearance certificates & special access to govt tenders,all through you,the village chief.That's how Africa works,the poor peasants & villagers must slave all day long so the village chief can live in luxury & actually do nothing except hobnob with the next big chief(Zuma).As for security you need a few more bodyguards with automatic rifles & machine guns (prohibited for ordinary poor honest citizens),you fit the profile very well for Africa's equivalent of an "American Gangster".

  • Ruperdo - 2011-07-24 11:37

    YOU DONT KNOW KNOTING................ ASK HIM ABOUT THE MINRAL RIGTHS THAT HE SOLD ........... ..........................

      Trolepatrole - 2011-07-24 11:42

      What don't you tell us?

      Andy - 2011-07-24 13:28

      Actually, I think i'm pretty good at knoting, i know a fair few knots for different occasions although i'm not sure a knot exists for "minral rigths"

  • Neil - 2011-07-24 11:38

    And so Malema turned the wheel on himself with his stupid mouth.. KaK en betaal is die wet van transvaal, boytjie, jou beurt is hier..

  • 106SA - 2011-07-24 11:41

    Along with the rest of the ANC,all these guys do is steal and cheat!!Viva la ANC....viva la useless!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Vela Stardust - 2011-07-24 11:43

    Fun, fun, fun till SARS takes the bling away! Always knew Malema was corrupt. Pravin Gordhan, do your thing!!!

  • Nathi - 2011-07-24 11:45

    Its high time the Hawks and SARS must thoroughly investgate this man....if they know whats good for the country. We cant afford to have leaders with dubious characters like he has turned out to be. He must be investgated.

  • Keith - 2011-07-24 11:46

    Julius, Julius at last the Newspapers are finally investigating you. I often wondered where your money came from for your lavish life style and for you to be uplifted to becoming Presedent of SA in the future, dear Lord we all need to pray hard. This country will go back to being a corrupt socialist state and infrusture (this word means roads, water and housing, basic service just for those young people that vote him in an follow like sheep will crumble and the poor will get poorer. You however Julius will be living the high life as well as your cronies and shipping your money overseas. Do African Leaders never learn from history!! Must this wonderful country of ours sink into dispair like the rest of Africa. My only hope for the future is that the young people attending Model C schools and private ones will be the forerunners of our future, surely not all the ANCYL are that stupid to accept how rich he really is and what has he actually done for the youth. All he can do is utter shere rubish and keep swiping at rich Whites,and the Media Hand the land over to the homeless and get houses built so they do not have to live on handouts. Dorothy Marshall

      umlaut - 2011-07-24 14:05

      Lets hope some good research is done on where these funds are coming from---Say that mugabe is making a small contribution as to get malema to chase whites out of this country for his vision of a Black Apartheid in Africa----------or that the leader of Venezuela is funding him to buy his future support.??(like arms sales in future...?)

  • BuffaloRider - 2011-07-24 11:47

    Hey Julius...so who's "Garden Boy" are you really??..at least the so called " Madam's Tea Girl" doesn't pass herself off as a "Champion of the poor"...what hypocracy...you are truly the Enemy of the People and should just go off somewhere and disappear....Mampara!!!!