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Still no Malema charge sheet - lawyers

2012-09-25 11:39

Johannesburg - Expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's lawyers have not yet been given a copy of the charge sheet, they said on Tuesday.

"We have not received a copy of the charge sheet, neither have we seen a warrant of arrest with any details of the case," Brian Kahn Inc (BKI) attorneys said in a statement.

"We therefore cannot speculate on its contents."

BKI said Malema found out on Friday that he would have to appear in the Polokwane Regional Court on Wednesday.

"He was informed on Friday, 21 September 2012, that the investigating officer, Colonel William Mahlangu of the Hawks division of the SA Police Service (SAPS), required his attendance in Polokwane."

Malema had repeated his offer to co-operate with the investigation, including agreeing to appear in court without the need to arrest him, BKI said.

The lawyers did not yet know what time Malema would appear on Wednesday.

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.

BKI said that due to the intense local and international media interest in Malema's case, it would set up a website dedicated to the case.

Comments
  • jackal666.daniel - 2012-09-25 11:40

    Patience fat boy

      veldt66 - 2012-09-25 12:18

      Good opportunity to arrest everyone involved in looting this country, I mean everyone including the guy at the top of the ticket''''

      themba.mkhize.5494 - 2012-09-25 12:36

      DONT c this happenning

      liesure.larry - 2012-09-25 14:00

      Can some one hack that web-site and take it down please.. This clown shouldn't het any media exposure....

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-09-25 15:34

      @jackal666.daniel, the country has been patient with Zuma charge sheet for years and DA has been patient with corruption charge dropping tapes from NPA. Now that's patience.

  • Jellyarse - 2012-09-25 11:50

    www.lying_fat_thief_on_his_way_to_jail.co.za

  • JManAtheoi - 2012-09-25 11:54

    Why is he not being arrested? What was the "ARREST" Warrant for then? Show? Typical.

      junaid.vanderwalt - 2012-09-25 12:27

      Zuma is not sure if he should withdraw the charges

      jurie.nel.3 - 2012-09-25 14:12

      Junaid, you may just have a very good point. I hope not, though.

  • martin.ferguson.7311 - 2012-09-25 11:54

    every dog will have their day

  • richard.m.morema - 2012-09-25 11:56

    we know that there is motive behind this plot to arrest, No Charge sheet and time of appearance in court. what charges is here.

      Jellyarse - 2012-09-25 11:58

      Richard - you are either blind, stupid or smoking some serious weed!

      jan.vanommen.10 - 2012-09-25 12:13

      It is time to confess color Madira. No need to confuse yourself.

      JManAtheoi - 2012-09-25 12:19

      You clearly know sh*t.

      Kalari - 2012-09-25 12:51

      of course there is a motive Morema...to get a thief behind bars.

      mantothieve.missingman - 2012-09-25 12:54

      Go back to zimbabwe , you seem to only arrived in S.A last week.

      edward.radingoana.1 - 2012-09-25 15:27

      We don't need to be played child games by BKI. No one can just be called to Court with details. If that was real, BKI would not allow him to go to Court. They know the details, it is just media attention they need in fooling some people. Wake up Morema unless you don't understand the legal proceedings and if not, you just need to be quite because you are embarrassing yourself.

      dee.980 - 2012-09-25 17:06

      Shakes my head at Mr Bang et al ...... If the lawyers STILL do not know what the charges are, then the arrest warrant is certainly premature - and will weaken the case. If you set out to arrest a public persona-non-grata ...then you better have your ducks very much in a row. And how can we all be commenting about Thuli's report that is still in preliminary stage? I've no doubt Malema has enriched himself through dubious or illegal means - but this saga smacks of being too, too hasty - or ill managed if the charges have not yet been tabulated to give to the lawyers..

  • raymond.romans.5 - 2012-09-25 11:57

    You are going DOWN jellyzot.

  • stirrer.stirrer - 2012-09-25 11:58

    I heard they will try to rehabilitate Juju using sport. First they show him a golf ball, and tell him that's the size of his butthole before he goes to prison. Then they show him a soccer ball...

      tgif.wtfaw - 2012-09-25 12:50

      In this case the butt hole is the same as the cake hole !

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-25 13:26

      The cake hole is exactly the size of one kfc rounder

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-09-25 16:34

      Only good thing about KFC is that it fixes my constipation..

  • patrick.m.ellis.7 - 2012-09-25 12:02

    What's the bet absolutely nothing will come of this. JZ got off, Winnie got off, Shaik got off, Yengeni got off, Selebi got off, the list goes on and on.

      eva.walle.75 - 2012-09-25 12:16

      All these events are just so ominously similar to what happened to JZ right before he became president...

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-25 13:27

      becasue zuma wants to lose his puppet master before the elections. That is why juju is going to prison.

      edward.radingoana.1 - 2012-09-25 15:29

      Malema is now an enemy of the ruling party and chances of escape are less

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-09-25 15:39

      Just to add to the list. Apartheid government got off.

  • kim.buren - 2012-09-25 12:09

    What is wrong with this justice system. Can they not present a piece of paper FFS. Or is Malema hiding like a sewer rat?

      gavin.lott.9 - 2012-09-25 12:28

      Maybe they don't wanna give juju's lawyers much time to work on the charges..maybe they have something up there sleeves?

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-25 13:11

      talking of which - what sort of firm would represent juju? I.D.Klein?

  • Rudi Linsley-Noakes - 2012-09-25 12:10

    You know what, I still have no clue why people are so supportive of him. Replacing a corrupt politician with another doesn't rectify the problem? He is out to make war and RSA's youth will support him resulting in a boycott on leadership which could send us into civil war! Malema was a fool, his tender fraud, money laundry, "commissions" aka favour for a favour deals have cost RSA millions! They estimated his wealth over 160 million and now they talk about his house over 10 mill, are people blind??! He has all the money he could want and need all that's left in greed is the need for power? They didn't trial him before - which, if you are assertive, would know it means he is linked to 'protected' people. If it were you or o which owe the IRS as little as 5k they would be more than happy to strap jail time for it. This country needs a wakeup call, you get locked up longer for tax evasion than murder - it's sick!!!

  • uzziphathele.tshabalala - 2012-09-25 12:10

    Shower man want juju arrested,what about others coz they are corrupt as well even Zuma is also corrupt!!!!!

  • uzziphathele.tshabalala - 2012-09-25 12:13

    Shower man want juju arrested,what about others coz they are corrupt as well even Zuma is also corrupt!!!!!n Zuma turn will come!!!!!

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-25 13:12

      let's hope that EVERY corrupt politician/businessman/employer/employee black, white or yellow gets busted.

  • Greypatriot - 2012-09-25 12:13

    My gut feel says the charge sheet will be empty, because the investigating authorities cannot paint themselves into a corner. They are being pressured into building a case against Malema and his associates by the media, sulking politicians and the lost-face trade unions. The best the blood-thirsty can hope for is that he will be required to give evidence in a case of fronting and unfair practice. The sentences? Warnings!

  • damonsb - 2012-09-25 12:13

    Malema is clever.Cant touch this

      JManAtheoi - 2012-09-25 12:20

      You call this guy clever? Wow.

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-09-25 12:17

    Papa wag vir jou

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-25 13:13

      more like - Big Bubba wag vir jou in die stort.

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-09-25 15:40

      So your papa is in prison?

  • HakeemLibala - 2012-09-25 12:19

    Hahahah they are still cooking the charges.... release our Messiah hand off Prof Orchid

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-25 13:13

      wtf?

      jurie.nel.3 - 2012-09-25 14:17

      ???????????????????????

      david.coetzee.77 - 2012-09-25 15:00

      Alan and Jurie I think its called satire

  • erich.goosen - 2012-09-25 12:21

    There is no need to present an accused (or his legal representative) with the charge sheet before or even at the first number of appearances in court. From what I can gather it will take many more night vigils before that stage is reached. Our friend Julius can expect an indictment the size of the Jo'burg municipal valuation roll before the trial starts. Can't see what use a website will have other than to elicit numerous condemnations.

  • Gys Ngobeni - 2012-09-25 12:26

    arrest himmmmmmmm

      uzziphathele.tshabalala - 2012-09-25 14:35

      Why only him????????????????n I'm not his follower!!!!!

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-09-25 12:26

    In this picture, is he saying f*ck?.

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-25 13:15

      nah - he is saying (KFC) F..amily b..UCK..et

  • joe.mangena.1 - 2012-09-25 12:27

    It must very deficult time for anti-Malemas,\r\nyou guys need to be strong to see that juju is innocent.

      david.coetzee.77 - 2012-09-25 15:06

      Joe this guy is beeing accused of stealing from me and YOU. Its just as good as he went into your house and stole your TV.

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-09-25 15:44

      @david.coetzee.77, if this was happening to apartheid government, Zuma, Maharaj, etc, I wouldn't have a problem. Don't apply the law on one and not the other.

  • amos.mo.3 - 2012-09-25 12:33

    U make juju proud zuma! Noma bezi tubula, siyaya! Besi shaya! Siyaya e mangaung. SIYANQOBA E MANGAUNG,

  • henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-25 12:37

    Why would you support somebody that is clearly riding the system for the benefit of himself? I just do not get the African political supporter...

  • PERCYMN - 2012-09-25 12:41

    What is ths lawyer trying to do? Is she mobilising ppl to fight for Malema in court? Why its easy for her to run in the media.

  • wisani.ndabambi - 2012-09-25 12:41

    yaaah

  • sthembiso.jali.58 - 2012-09-25 12:43

    what are officials waiting 4 ? can't wait 2 see this battle.

  • Teuneman - 2012-09-25 12:49

    Maybe it is written and authorised on a .308 bullet...

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-25 13:28

      with Desmond.. would it be a .22?

  • ludwe.dedi - 2012-09-25 12:50

    So what will he answer to if there are no charges brought forward, or they don't wanna give his lawyer enough time to work on the charges?, is that even allowed?......

  • tshepo.maganedisa - 2012-09-25 12:52

    Comrade you will never walk alone

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-25 13:24

      especially not in the prison showers....

  • BraTambo - 2012-09-25 13:01

    Inocent until proven guilty, is per American legal strucure. Under South Africa law it is: You are suspected Guilty until you prove yo are innocent, meaning the onus wholy on you to prove it. In criminal law first there must be reasonably sufficient evidense of criminal offence to open a criminal case, to go and arrest you. Obviously you will only be informed of the charge against you, at the point jou are arrested and aslso informed of your rights in the matter. Malema and his cohorts can rest assured that the evidence against them was very thoughrouly compiled checked before a Warrent of Arrest was issued. It is rediculous arguments that the Police would, must or are obliged to inform you that you are to be arrested and what for before you are arrested.

      jonthan.karrim - 2012-09-26 01:49

      Absolutely true what Bra Tambo had said...Mr Malema is now fully aware of the charges laid against him and all that has been allerged in that charge sheet needs to be disproved by facts that Mr Malema will bring forth. Lets wait for the date of his trial and the findings of the court.The truth will be revealed

      jonthan.karrim - 2012-09-26 01:49

      Absolutely true what Bra Tambo had said...Mr Malema is now fully aware of the charges laid against him and all that has been allerged in that charge sheet needs to be disproved by facts that Mr Malema will bring forth. Lets wait for the date of his trial and the findings of the court.The truth will be revealed

  • mthobisi.ngobese.9 - 2012-09-25 13:29

    The unti Malema's must get ready with their ropes to hang themselves because I bet the outcome of this is no longer gonna please them in million years to come. Thumbs up or Down but the outcome is not gonna change. Mbheki didn't win this, so what makes the shower boy to think he's so special?

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-25 13:30

      yeah - lets 'untie' Malema's ropes...

  • BraTambo - 2012-09-25 13:36

    Banks are obliged to record every transaction above R10,000 with a full acounting trail as from who to who it was transferred and or where did you get the money for free or was it for service rendered. FICA and Financial Disclosure Act.

  • kwaaito - 2012-09-25 16:20

    The state is blundering

  • kopano.thobelane - 2012-09-26 08:51

    we tend to predict the outcome of the trail without relevant merits.....let the hypocratical law take it`s monetory driven course.

  • Molebatsa Sethusa Nkoele - 2013-07-07 01:05

    Zuma has done it..well poor farm boys learns why the mapedi nation do not like certain zulu man..they just dont fight fair bloody corwads..

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