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National ANCYL not part of vigil

2012-09-25 14:31

Polokwane - The ANC Youth League is not officially endorsing a night vigil on Tuesday for its expelled president Julius Malema ahead of his corruption trial, a spokesperson said.

"We have not officially sanctioned any gathering in Limpopo," said national youth league spokesperson Thabo Kupa.

"All of us who are going there, are going in our personal capacities."

The Sowetan reported on Tuesday that more than 15 000 people were expected to attend the vigil outside the Polokwane Regional Court.

Limpopo ANCYL spokesperson Klaas Mabunda told the newspaper it had arranged buses to take members and Malema supporters to the night vigil.

"I can confirm that, after lengthy articulations, the provincial executive committee of the ANCYL has mandated to organise transport for members and Malema's supporters," Mabunda said.

Kupa said he was not aware of this.

Security

According to The Sowetan, Mabunda said the buses would be paid for by businesspeople and "some" ANC leaders.

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said security would be tight around the court and in Seshego, Malema's home town.

The SA Police Service would monitor and patrol the area in and around the court, the city centre and identified areas in Seshego, Mulaudzi said.

The streets around the court would be closed to traffic from 06:00 on Wednesday.

Mulaudzi advised motorists to avoid the area around the court for the whole day.

Only a limited number of people would be allowed into the courtroom, he said.

"Tight control will be enforced by members of the private security company at the court, as well as members of the SAPS.

"No dangerous weapons, such as firearms, knives, pangas or knobkerries will be allowed onto the court premises as well as surrounding areas," Mulaudzi said.

An arrest warrant for Malema was issued on Friday.

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

Comments
  • B.b. - 2012-09-25 14:41

    Ok we r coming, don't worry. Sorry, may u pls repeat the purpose of the vigil,,,

  • john.turner.58760608 - 2012-09-25 14:44

    Obviously nothing worth watching on SABC tonight

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-09-25 16:43

      never was

  • stanton.clarke - 2012-09-25 14:45

    Dont have time to read the story, gotta get back to work. Someone tell me, is Malema dead? I just saw vigil in the headline.

      gretchen.oswald.3 - 2012-09-25 14:53

      I have just tried calling him to find out if he is dead..........there was no answer or voicemail!!

      mark.singh.9889 - 2012-09-25 15:27

      Yes...brain dead

  • Brian Zondo - 2012-09-25 14:47

    Zuma's intelligence is failing him here. dragging Malema to court now will only fuel his rage and claims of Political persecution very much like Zuma used all the trumped charges to appear as a victim manipulation of process. If i was Zuma, i was going to delay any action that could give Malema public attention until after Manguang. Once re-elected deal with him so that people will see legitimacy of both the victory and legal process to bring Malema into book. 'same script different actors'...

      foc.us.10004 - 2012-09-25 14:56

      Surely Mr Zondo it is NOT Zuma thats dragging fatboy to court... there is a slight difference .... the NPA and SARS does not ALWAYS act on instruction from Zuma .... sometimes it appears so but the law is independent.... (or rather supposed to be)

      B.b. - 2012-09-25 15:24

      Good theory, but to be honest with u, NPA and SARS do not operate under Zuma's instructions. U r completely lost my fellow. The reason y Zuma was seen as victim, it was because of the way Mbeki acted against him. Unlike Malema. Malema was given a lot of chances to appeal so that he could regain his ANC membership. So read the news carefully so that u can make good analysis. I like the way u think, but it's way too far to be related to this.

  • carolyn.myburgh - 2012-09-25 14:53

    And the circus rolls into town complete with clowns

      Greypatriot - 2012-09-25 15:07

      This is how revolutions start.

  • gavin.lott.9 - 2012-09-25 14:53

    Julius thinks he'll be the next Mandela

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-09-25 15:01

      hy is pappa se volgende holbunny

      janice.mcmaster.92 - 2012-09-25 15:04

      Hes got very little chance!!!

      Greypatriot - 2012-09-25 15:04

      Different time, different drama!

      B.b. - 2012-09-25 15:15

      Definitely no good timing at all.

  • Greypatriot - 2012-09-25 15:03

    Fortunately it is in Limpopo, the nights are not so cold. Talk about allegiance and solidarity!

  • fnxusani - 2012-09-25 15:04

    As a previous marshall in the amathole region I'm willing to be deployed there together with marikana police force to pepper spray the hooligans of the ANCYL when they try to make this country ungovernable

      andrew.collings.94 - 2012-09-25 15:17

      Me too!!!!!!

      morris.khunou - 2012-09-25 15:40

      THE move to have the soldiers ready until next year February, and can be deployed any where in the country is well calculated!

  • B.b. - 2012-09-25 15:05

    Take the money that u r going to pay for the buses and use it to build houses for the poor people of Limpopo or rather buy books instead of spending it anyhow. I hate this

  • andrew.collings.94 - 2012-09-25 15:16

    So South Africa has a minimum of 15000 people that clearly evolution has gone backwards for. How the hell do you support a leader that may have stolen from you. I just don't understand???????????

  • bheki.moyo.39 - 2012-09-25 15:17

    Malema is a small boy he will never succeed in shaking the foundation of ANC. He is just day dreaming. Halala Msholozi halalaaaaaaaaaa wenze kahle wambeka endaweni yakhe uMalema.

      Chris - 2012-09-25 15:39

      He has done it, ANC have introverted themselves to the cacoon mentality

  • foxiloxi - 2012-09-25 15:27

    Whhhhhhhooooooooohhhhhhhhooooooooooooo Free KFC:-)

  • DrGonzoSA - 2012-09-25 15:29

    So they are able to organise transport and T-shirts at short notice but can't organise text books for schools. Nice to see they have their priorities right.

  • morris.khunou - 2012-09-25 15:30

    The courts operates on material facts before it and not by the amount of people crowding the courts in support of the accused. I wish i had a bus,I will make more money transporting the idle and the unemployed! ANC should make a pronouncement that no leader should be seen addressing or suporting this non-member! IT WILL BE LIKE ENDORSING CORRUPTION!

  • foxiloxi - 2012-09-25 15:31

    Sadly this is politically motivated and the wrong way to get anything done correctly, if Julius must answer for corruption, why are none of the others answering for corruption, it is rampant throughout the ANC but only Julius is being dragged to court?!?! What a load of nonsense, I detest Julius with every single fibre of my being, but he is being used to settle political scores by JZ and his cronies and to keep him tied up until after Manguang!!!

      David Boikhutso - 2012-09-25 15:46

      much as we don't condone corruption,it's so embarrassing to see Zuma using same tactics on this young lad,that were used by Mbeki on him. the whole Luthuli House is a sad joke of seemingly brain-dead leaders. i'm ashamed to be an African at this point

  • thabo.swafo - 2012-09-25 15:45

    We will be in a huge number there at the court to a full support to our ANCYL president.We are not threatening by cowards,we are going to measure the level of our detractors,we are not going to surrender to the chalattans and idiots.This is the moment where we are going to show people on how the young lions are behaving.We are unshaken.Asijiki

  • basil.jacobs1 - 2012-09-25 15:46

    I cannot believe that the ANCYL is laying on busses to transport Malema supporters to the Court. It does not matter if the ANCYL is not footing the bill (?????????), what matters is that they are still showing support for the ex leader who was expelled from the ANC party. Who will pay for the extra policing and lost turnover of the surrounding businesses? Malama's supporters???? I hope justice prevails and that if found guilty he will not be treated like a martyr by his ignorant supporters.

      Onke Mdingi - 2012-09-25 15:54

      ANCYL is supposed to look for the general youth's interests not this.

  • Tim Elliott - 2012-09-25 16:04

    Where is the intellect of these so called ANCYL leaders?Malema is about the biggest impostor ever who is about to stare down the barrel for all his corrupt behaviour and like a herd of confused,dumb lunatics they still support him.Do these people ever use the brains given @ birth to all of us?

  • christina.setloboko - 2012-09-25 16:15

    I still say let the mother earth give us justice here - swallow them up.

  • JohnnoBfree - 2012-09-25 16:19

    The ANCYL is able to get busses and Tshirts to support someone who has stolen from the very people who support him but cannot help to get text books to the student who need them. The support you show for this crook just show me where we are headed. Straight down the toilet. Why not do some good and use those busses to deliver those books and change the way people see you. Part of the solution and not part of the problem.

  • joe.smit.549 - 2012-09-25 16:49

    Support him for what? He hasn't done anything wrong!

  • don.mug.3 - 2012-09-25 17:39

    DODGY TENDERS IS BEE, nothing wrong here

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