Security tight for Malema court appearance

2013-11-18 00:24
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Polokwane - Security will be tight at the Polokwane High Court, where EFF leader Julius Malema's corruption trial is expected to start on Monday, Limpopo police said.

Police would monitor and patrol the area in and around the court, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

The city centre and Malema's hometown of Seshego would also be monitored.

"The aim is to ensure peace and stability. No lawlessness will be tolerated and those who break the law will be arrested immediately," said Mulaudzi.

Malema is accused of making nearly R4m from corrupt activities.

He is out on bail of R10 000 and faces charges of fraud, corruption, money laundering, and racketeering.

His co-accused are his business associates Kagisho Dichabe, Lesiba Gwangwa, Helen Moreroa, and Makgetsi Manthata, who are out on bail of R40 000 each.

The trial is expected to run until 29 November.

Mulaudzi said police would also monitor a night vigil by Malema's supporters at Cosmo Leisure Lodge and Conference Centre in Polokwane on Sunday.

On Monday, streets around the high court would be closed to traffic from 06:00.

A supporters' march was scheduled to take place on Monday from Oost Street down Bodenstein Street to the court.



Read more on:    julius malema  |  polokwane  |  corruption

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