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Police, organisers meet over Malema vigil

2012-09-25 16:50

Johannesburg - The organisers of a night vigil for expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema were meeting the Polokwane municipality and the police on Tuesday for permission to gather.

"A decision will be taken after that on whether the night vigil is allowed, at the court or anywhere else," said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

"For any grouping to have a night vigil, they would have to have sought permission from authorities," he said.

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

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

Personal capacity

"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.

The ANCYL did not officially endorse the vigil, spokesperson Thabo Kupa said.

"We have not officially sanctioned any gathering in Limpopo," said Kupa.

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

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

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

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

Tight control

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 Engineers, a company which allegedly made millions from Limpopo government tenders.

Comments
  • musamuskid - 2012-09-25 17:01

    aaai, enough now!!! dont we have other news already

  • herman.booysen2 - 2012-09-25 17:02

    I just don't understand why they do no do these type of things for education and other youth causes. Now they participate a personal cause of JUJU ??? WTF !!

  • roger.kaputnick.90 - 2012-09-25 17:04

    Just say NO to Malema.

  • aubrey.k.masola - 2012-09-25 17:05

    FROM JORBUG TO LIMPOPO 2 SUPPORT MY PRESIDENT. ASIJIKE ASIDLALI VIVA ANCYL VIVA

      Jellyarse - 2012-09-25 17:10

      Yes, Aubrey - I see he's been giving you spelling lessons too. Viva woodworkbrains!

      moses.m.masilela - 2012-09-25 17:39

      yess! backward never! forward is where we're heading! on behalf of malema thank you

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-25 18:05

      Jellyarse ~ You only have to read the two comments below yours to understand the level of intelligence of Fatboy's supporters. So very sad that they're too thick to realise just how thick they are. No wonder they're fans of the thieving Fatboy.

      Jellyarse - 2012-09-25 18:30

      No Keith f.murphy, he doesn't owe me anything - he does owe SARS and the SAPS a lot of explanations though but I'm afraid you wouldn't understand that stealing is not acceptable - Juju will understand the meaning of the word "poepsak" pretty soon though, particularly when the big boys in prison decide to take the Fatboy as their Wifey - Yes, Irene, I'm afraid that's the mentality of the current leaders so you can see where they get their ideas from. Keith, get back to school and finish standard four or you'll end up like Juju - thick git!

      tate.morele - 2012-09-25 18:54

      FORWARD NOT BACKWARDS WE WILL END THIS WHITE MONOPOLY AND RACISM, I THINK THIS WHITES DONT HAVE DSTV IF THEY HAVE THEY MUST LISTEN TO BARACK OBAMA S SPEECH THEN THEY WILL UNDERSTAND WHAT MALEMA IS SAYING,ECONOMIC FREEDOM IS WHAT WE ARE FIGHTING FOR ,LIKE IT OR NOT WE WILL WIN AS MUCH AS WE WON AGAINST APARTHIED,VIVA MALEMA VIVA.

      aubrey.k.masola - 2012-09-25 18:56

      @jallyarse or what ever your name is WELL JOBURG OR JORBUG IT WON'T CHANGE ANYTHING, I AM GOING TO POLOKWANE to support him. o rata kaba o sarate.

      Jellyarse - 2012-09-25 19:08

      Aubrey and Tate - you display such ignorance - this whole thing is about Black thieving monopolies that steal from YOU, THE PEOPLE! Headed by none other than the Fatboy - pointless trying to show logic to pathetically stupid people.You deserve him.

      Jellyarse - 2012-09-25 19:10

      and Tate - that's Assistant Installer not Assistance Installer - don't you even know your job title?

      braamc - 2012-09-25 20:55

      Happy for you dude, bwah

      eugene.meyer1980 - 2012-09-25 21:02

      Maybe tomorrow we can read about a bus accident full of Malema supporters. Now that would be great news.

  • gary.a.browne - 2012-09-25 17:05

    And so the media spectical begins . We have all been waiting for poor little fatboy Juju to get what he deserves, a good few nights in a cell cuddling up to Papa :-)

  • nettie.potgieter.5 - 2012-09-25 17:06

    This evil practise that started with Zuma must stop. The countre is fedup with the disruptions.

  • motoloki.lephoi - 2012-09-25 17:25

    This tendancy of supporting people when their facing criminal charges started with JZ and I hope it ends with Juju.It is wrong and momish!!!

      Billy - 2012-09-25 17:53

      its like they have somehow made people think that law is a form of western oppression and criminality is its liberation. law, is rules put together over time, making it possible for large amounts of people to co-exist, people who disobey the law should be held responsible

  • hendrikvs - 2012-09-25 17:32

    Is it a common illness of anc supporters not to be able to open their eyes and see the real world out there? Or are they in denial for wasting their vote to approve corruption and destruction of SA?

  • danny.levin.351 - 2012-09-25 17:34

    Bring in the cops from Marikana...

      jannie.kotze.7 - 2012-09-25 18:12

      As long as they can aim better this time around

      tate.morele - 2012-09-25 19:02

      THATS WHAT YOU WANT ? TO SEE OUR BLACKS BEING KILLED YOU REDNEK RACIST BOERE

  • andrie.langa - 2012-09-25 17:37

    Malema seems like a celebrity,eaven more popular them Zuma! kikikiki!!!

  • manelisi.bunyula - 2012-09-25 17:38

    Why is malema being treated differently to his co_ accused

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-09-25 17:40

    Lock your doors, here comes a large group of unemployed criminals.

  • moses.m.masilela - 2012-09-25 17:43

    JUJU is a leader of fearless comrades, we learn from him! Rise MALEMA rise!!

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-25 18:07

      I'll be sitting vigil as well, but that the fat thief goes to jail for a very long time. I'll also pray for you to grow some brains.

  • neilpretorius83 - 2012-09-25 17:48

    Right now there are more than a dozen ANCYL supporters thinking to themselves \Screw this imperialist court! I'm taking my knobkierie! Aluta Continua!\ SA politics = lol.

      julia.leftwich - 2012-09-25 18:09

      More than a dozen? How terrifying! :)

  • Bafana Joseph - 2012-09-25 17:52

    Zuma,do yourself a favour step down(game over)

  • deon.meiring - 2012-09-25 17:53

    Yes man....change this country into another Zim! This is what the people want! Then they all can be on the same level as the rest of Africa! Go for it! What a joke!!!

  • njdejager - 2012-09-25 18:05

    If all these people could put as much effort into doing their jobs that they do having these vigils and gatherings for everything I am sure it will make a positive impact. Do they not have jobs to go to in the morning?

  • zaatheist - 2012-09-25 18:22

    I think that if any of us we charged with one tenth of the charges laid against this thug that we would be jailed without bail before we could say juju.

  • lacrimosewolf - 2012-09-25 19:01

    & in another part of the world, people are holding a vigil for two murdered police officers. We cannot hope for anything to ever get better whilst so many fail to see the real problems in our country.

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