Quiet vigil ahead of Malema's day in court

2012-09-26 07:02
Gallery  |  click on thumbnail to view larger image

Malema night vigil

Supporters of expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema held a night vigil at the Nirvana community hall in Polokwane in Limpopo. Police say there were no incidents during the night vigil.

kalahari.com

Polokwane - There were no incidents during the night vigil held ahead of Julius Malema's court appearance, police said on Wednesday.

"Nothing happened on the vigil. People behaved themselves at both venues - Seshego and Nirvana Hall," said police spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

Police monitored both venues throughout the night, he said.

"We hope that the people would continue with the good behaviour in court this morning."

Mulaudiz said police officers were already in court before the crowds' arrival.

Malema would appear in the Polokwane District Court on money laundering charges amounting to R4m.

The Mail & Guardian reported on Wednesday that less than a thousand people had assembled for the night vigil - far fewer than organisers had expected. Earlier, there were reports of at least 2 000 people arriving.

Malema himself did not appear at the vigil, despite rumours that he was due to appear at 20:00, then at 22:00, and then at midnight.

Former ANCYL member Sindiso Magaqa told the crowd to be "ready for anything" in a rousing speech, even the "same murderers" from Marikana.

- Are you there? Send us your eyewitness accounts and photos.
- SAPA
Read more on:    anc  |  ancyl  |  julius malema  |  polokwane  |  limpopo tender trial
NEXT ON NEWS24X
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
32 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/Oscar Pistorius
 

6 impressive camping tips

Check out these great tips that will make your camping experience so much better!

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Free outdoor yoga classes
Watch: 5 skills to improve your BMX riding
Action camera for all occasions
Tips on how to set your fitness goals
Traffic & Train Alerts

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to R1000 on Hisense smartphones!

View the large range of Hisense smartphones. Buy today and save up to R1000!

Deal of the week!

Save R1200 on the Samsung 48” smart full HD LED television now only R8799. Buy now!

Toys 4 for the price of 3

Buy 4 toys and get the cheapest FREE! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing prices – As seen on TV

Get mind blowing prices on 1000’s of products! Shop now.

Save 20% on Nivea beauty products!

Buy any two Nivea beauty products and save 20%. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is an easy social flow and the need to blend in, yet you may not feel entirely comfortable. Something beneath the surface...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.