News24

SAPS applied for Malema arrest warrant: NPA

2012-09-21 16:40

Johannesburg - The Hawks would not confirm a news report on Friday that a warrant had been issued for the arrest of expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema.

"The Hawks don't issue warrants, so we don't comment on that," said spokesperson McIntosh Polela.

Asked if the unit was planning to arrest Malema, he said: "Even if we were planning to arrest him, we won't tell you."

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa's spokesperson, Zweli Mnisi, referred queries to provincial police.

Gauteng police spokesperson, Brigadier Neville Malila, said he knew nothing about an arrest warrant for Malema.

The National Prosecuting Authority said the SA Police Service had applied for a warrant.

"I'm not aware of that. SAPS applied for that warrant, so they are in a better place to comment on that," said spokesperson Vuyisile Calaza.

"At this stage, we know nothing about the warrant or his arrest. No docket has been brought to us."

Justice department spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga could not immediately be reached for comment.

City Press reported that the warrant was issued on Friday morning.

Malema was due to appear in a Pretoria or Polokwane court next week on charges of money laundering, corruption and fraud, it said.

The matter related to his Ratanang Family Trust and its share holding in On-Point Engineering, a company that had allegedly made millions from Limpopo government tenders.

The publication said it was unclear whether Malema would be jailed before appearing in court.

Earlier this week, Malema told reporters in Johannesburg that he knew an "illegal warrant" would be issued for his arrest.

"If we are illegally arrested tomorrow, we would have been arrested by [president] Jacob Zuma," Malema said at the time.

He said he was willing and ready to go to jail, and was not intimidated.

"I have nothing to hide... I only have my convictions. Nothing will stop me from fighting for economic freedom, not even my death... We are unshaken."

Malema said he had it "on good authority" that there were instructions "to get rid of some us..."

At the time, presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj said: "The presidency is aware that this person is prone to making wildly unsubstantiated and unwarranted claims and statements, and we do not wish to dignify them."

Suspended ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu could not immediately be reached for comment on Friday.

Comments
  • joe.mangena.1 - 2012-09-21 16:47

    News24 is a joke

      tshepo.ally - 2012-09-21 17:32

      they are going to issue warrants til the man dies. futile threats.

  • musamuskid - 2012-09-21 16:47

    Nobody knows who issued a warrant.... aargggggggggg....another lie!!!

  • joe.mangena.1 - 2012-09-21 16:47

    News24 is a joke

  • kim.buren - 2012-09-21 16:50

    I can confirm that the warrant of arrest has been issued.

      alex.tarr.52 - 2012-09-21 16:52

      I cannot.

      clint.rusford.3 - 2012-09-21 17:00

      dnt make me laugh kim.. Based on wat is ur confirmation?

      kim.buren - 2012-09-21 17:14

      Clint, I know more than what you will ever know. Keep reading news24 sunshine. Juju is klaar

      rupesh.hari.7 - 2012-09-21 17:17

      I can confirm that a warrant may or may not be issued.

      boltonbarry - 2012-09-21 21:24

      There you go Clint Sunshine. Apparently this is not your day for Laughing

      clint.rusford.3 - 2012-09-23 08:29

      you cant jus say u can confirm kim without any valid point of confirmation.. Wat do u tink we just stupids that mus acept n e type of information just like that? I dnt see the sunshine in that.

      clint.rusford.3 - 2012-09-23 12:27

      u saying u can confirm kim nw pls do confirm?? N24 even changed SARS to SAPS. Nw pls xplain

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-09-21 16:51

    Last warning Juju, Back off JZ and we will let it slide. Keep stirring and we will take you down. Typical ANC tactics.

      roi.boss1 - 2012-09-22 18:45

      Works everytime lol. Politics at it's best.

  • obadia.segwape - 2012-09-21 16:51

    why him alone a priority what about other corrupt officials?

      ben.spreeth - 2012-09-21 17:03

      Good question but it will be a mammoth task to arrest all of them.

      keith.f.murphy - 2012-09-21 19:12

      What about rotten corrupt zuma and his cronies?? They are more corrupt than malema.Arrst zuma and his cronies and send them to the ICC or Kangaroo court somewhere is teh sahara desert

  • mthokozisi.nozibele - 2012-09-21 16:51

    HAHAHAHAHA Dont Drop the Soap....

  • punungwe - 2012-09-21 16:52

    Nelson Mandela was arrested. He ended up President of South Africa. Jacob Zuma was arrested. He ended up President of South Africa. Can you see where my thought train is leading??

      emilyjane.elson - 2012-09-21 16:56

      I hope you're wrong..

      Notrax123 - 2012-09-21 17:03

      B J Vorster was arrested (terrorism - 1940's) - he to became primister.

      Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-09-21 17:03

      @punungwe. Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in jail. So that means Malema will also spend 27 years in jail. Horray! At least we won't mug face for a long time.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-21 17:07

      Get your thoughts out of the gutter!

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-09-21 18:15

      Helen Zille also got arrested...............pasop

  • martin.marais.90 - 2012-09-21 16:52

    Dry bread and black tea for fat face!!!

      emilyjane.elson - 2012-09-21 17:16

      At least he'll lose some weight..

  • christelle.james.7 - 2012-09-21 16:52

    Seems as if the walls are closing in on him. Pity we as suffering countrymen cannot lay charges of inciting racial division, saboutaging forgeign investment, creating instability.....and list goes on and on.

  • willem.vanrensburg.562 - 2012-09-21 16:52

    Just let the law take its course, BEE patient...

  • nicky.m.wagner.7 - 2012-09-21 16:53

    ironic - maybe get some taxpayers money back

  • michael.rampatla - 2012-09-21 16:53

    The ideas won't be arrested they are collective

      Ernest - 2012-09-21 19:55

      ideas my foot.

  • clint.rusford.3 - 2012-09-21 16:55

    dear sars spokesperson.. We do understand that ur business is nt the isuing of arest warents nor the execution ther of.. Wat we wud like 2 knw tho is wetha u applied 4 the bloke 2b arested??? Or didnt our reliable news media reporter ask u da question proply??

  • MoshKaDeph - 2012-09-21 16:57

    They are trying to keep him out of mangaung december. All anc is corrupt

      tgugu2 - 2012-09-21 17:35

      Mosh whether Malema is Prisoned on not He knew very well that he wll never be the part of National conference

      boltonbarry - 2012-09-21 17:48

      You are a little late in realizing that but welcome to the real world non the less

  • jafta.sehona1 - 2012-09-21 16:58

    WE R NOT SHAKEN,WE CAN,T BE INTIMITADED BY THEM,TELL THEM JUJU,SCARY TACTICS DOESN,T WORK ANYMORE,DONE.

      boltonbarry - 2012-09-21 17:49

      Its clear you haven't seen real scary tactics then

      sarah.bouttell - 2012-09-21 17:52

      Snort, ya, tell that to sars...

  • jacques.weidemann - 2012-09-21 16:59

    I think SARS is the only gov dept that actually works!

      ben.spreeth - 2012-09-21 17:05

      Yes, they collect the income for corruption.

  • Eric Mdudus Shaku - 2012-09-21 17:02

    If he is taken by sars ,i am assured he wil go to prison.

      leletu.haya - 2012-09-21 17:30

      If he is taken,then he should be in prison.But he's not!!!

  • rob.munro - 2012-09-21 17:03

    Perhaps they can go after the whole of the ANC next, and their Cadre deployment'ees! Hope Bubba get's him good!

  • jan.matsetela - 2012-09-21 17:03

    Arresting Malema will not selince the ANCYL.

      boltonbarry - 2012-09-21 17:51

      NO but maybe we it will re-shuffle them and get youth league leadership that has passed Grade 12 and when they shout it will be intelligence and not stoopitism......But i doubt it

  • lerato.kay.3 - 2012-09-21 17:04

    If a warrant of arrest was issued this morning by now Malema could have been behind bars. We are tired of this baseless stories, Malema's arrests are just like Mugabe's death a hundred times. Really now how can Sars apply for a warrant of arrest, the best they can do is file charges! Some reporting??

  • martin.marais.90 - 2012-09-21 17:05

    I hope he resist arrest and konstabel Frikkie moer hom!

      Ernest - 2012-09-21 20:00

      or shoot him and pretend as if he was trying to shoot first.

  • sbchinji - 2012-09-21 17:19

    I can't really understand why certain people still don't believe of the warrant of arresr for Malema. This is long overdue and we all know it. Just like when he was facing disclipinary action, certain individuals still thought that Malema was bigger than ANC until he was kicked out of the party. Being kicked out of the party was just for starters which will be followed up by a full meal and summed up by heavy dessert. Those who love watching political games will be following very interesting developments leading to Mangaung. The Pro-Malemas will finally be voiceless.

  • Lungisa Nhlakanipho Zondi - 2012-09-21 17:33

    Malema just can't get off the news. I would hope for his arrest if he has committed a crime and my opinion is, he has.

  • oamis.lacadariedlac - 2012-09-21 17:48

    Julius 'Capone' Malema © Well done SARS.................Next, the assets forefieture unit !!!!

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-09-21 18:14

    Floyd next

  • mzegezulu.nhlapo - 2012-09-21 18:16

    Political conspiracy, state president,mantashe and j mthembu must leave young lion alone its clear that they want to stop him to go to mangaung.freedom chart that's what cde want.

      boltonbarry - 2012-09-22 09:45

      This young lion has rabies. Best he be put down

  • brian.bagnall.54 - 2012-09-21 19:14

    I have said it before and I will say it again "Malems' mouth opens before his brain engages gear"

  • sifiso.msimango - 2012-09-21 19:38

    hhe hhe hee, new sa, useless police officers are so scared for a thug that now they have to first apply for his arrest, sies, believe me they wont arrest him, they will round the dustbin until we forget about it.

  • acsteyn - 2012-09-21 19:45

    A hole eventually comes to all aresholes

  • byron.jay.37 - 2012-09-21 21:02

    "Pandemonium did not reign; it poured." John Kendrick Bangs

  • MoshKaDeph - 2012-09-22 17:02

    Maharaj was involved in corruption and he work in presidency, there were no arrest and story just vanished. Zuma is a corruption champion. Mothlanthe's wife was involved in corruption. Really! Really! Really! I mean really, do u have any idea what does this mean? SARS says they don't have anything to do with arrest, really! What is that sars people hiding from us. Saps arrest many people without applying for arrest before, Hawks are afraid of him because all of them did the similar things as him, really. Is there any way we can cure this virus(anc corrupt)? Answer is NO. We will just have to wait for country to collapse and try to rebuild it again.

  • seun.mogotji - 2012-09-22 18:21

    Maharaj was involved in corruption and he work in presidency, there were no arrest and story just vanished. Zuma is a corruption champion. Mothlanthe's wife was involved in corruption. Really! Really! Really! I mean really, do u have any idea what does this mean? SARS says they don't have anything to do with arrest, really! What is that sars people hiding from us. Saps arrest many people without applying for arrest before, Hawks are afraid of him because all of them did the similar things as him, really. Is there any way we can cure this virus(anc corrupt)? Answer is NO. We will just have to wait for country to collapse and try to rebuild it again.

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