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ANCYL condemns Malema charges

2012-09-25 12:48

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League has condemned what it terms the use of state resources to settle political scores, in reference to charges brought against its former president Julius Malema.

"We were shocked by these developments as the warrant was timely executed to coincide with a long weekend," the ANCYL said in a statement on Tuesday.

"This, in our view, was meant to ensure that he spends the whole weekend in jail."

It also condemned leaks to the media regarding the arrest and a report prepared by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

"Such lack of restraint and conniving was meant to feed further into the court of public opinion that is in session in the media," it said.

South Africa's legal system upheld the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.

However, what had recently happened was not in line with this principle.

Political scores

"The fact that even some ministers intimated knowledge of the charges points to political interference in the administration of justice and it must be condemned," the ANCYL said.

State institutions should not be used to settle political scores.

The ANCYL trusted that the criminal justice system would carry out its work with integrity and credibility.

It had to be freed from political interference.

"All South Africans are called upon to defend the Constitution and the principle as contained in the Constitution that every individual is innocent until proven guilty."

Malema's lawyer said on Sunday a date and venue for his court appearance had not been confirmed.

"We have not received confirmation from authorities on a date or venue," said Malema's lawyer Nicqui Galaktiou.

Charges

City Press reported that Malema was to appear in the Polokwane Regional Court on Wednesday on fraud and money laundering charges.

The Sunday Times said he would appear with five other people and four companies.

However, Galaktiou said that "even though the media has been publishing all this information", his camp did not even know what charges Malema might face.

"We do not have charges," she said.

An arrest warrant was issued for Malema 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.

On Sunday, National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Bulelwa Makeke refused to comment on a possible court appearance.

Tender

"Until he appears in court, then we can talk about it," she said.

Also on Sunday, City Press reported that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela had found that Malema made his millions from a fraudulent tender.

Although Madonsela could not find evidence that Malema interfered in the tender process, she found that his Ratanang Family Trust benefited "improperly", the newspaper reported.

This was according to a copy of Madonsela's provisional report into the R52m tender won by On-Point Engineers from the Limpopo roads and transport department.

Malema's family trust was one of the two shareholders in On-Point.

The newspaper also reported, in another article, that the SA Revenue Service (Sars) had obtained a R16m judgment against Malema for unpaid taxes.

Sars spokesperson Adrian Lackay confirmed that the judgment was obtained in the North Gauteng High Court on September 11.

He told the newspaper the amount included unpaid taxes, penalties and interest.

Comments
  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-25 12:53

    These comments are to be expected from this band of uneducated thugs who fail to understand the law and Fat Boy's stealing of taxpayers money.

      darren.raath.5 - 2012-09-25 12:58

      the ANCYL needs to be disbanded.they are a disgrace to society and the youth.

      john.kirkwood.9619 - 2012-09-25 13:00

      typical uneducated morons

      george.pistorius - 2012-09-25 13:02

      Fat boy belongs in jail... He never worked a day in his life,not even in school!!!!

      gestoffle.vaneerdenvark - 2012-09-25 13:02

      Of course they condemn it, they all as thick as thieves - birds of a feather.....

      MagdaKus - 2012-09-25 13:05

      "use of state resources to settle political scores"- yes well- this only shows how those currently in command of ANCYL think themselves...

      Johnny31456 - 2012-09-25 14:39

      Remember - these people do not know anything about taxes and income tax and VAT and tenders... People who do not pay any tax, do not and will not understand at all. Thus futile to try to reason with them - they simply do not have any tax paying experience. Not even VAT since bread and eggs and milk are VAT exclusive. Sorry - I forgot - liquor does carry vat.

      seniorintellectual.mokadze - 2012-09-25 14:47

      NEC of the ANCYL is generally educated. Ronald Lamola, for instance, is a qualified lawyer, attorney. This nonsense of you launching personal attacks on people you disagree with instead of debating the issue at hand is in itself an indication that you may not be as educated as you claim to be. Does calling other people, whom you don't even know, uneducated thugs make you an educated person and better than off? You claim to be au fait with the law and accuse other people of being ill-informed when it comes to law yet you expose your lack of understanding/knowledge of the law. You say, 'Fat Boy steals taxpayers' money'. The law says one is deemed innocent until proven otherwise. Which law degree did you study for and where? You are such a hypocrite! If I were you I would not embarrass myself like this.

      heini.botes - 2012-09-25 14:59

      @ seniorintellectual....almost hose myself after reading this, you go and debate your issues while the country goes to sh*t! Hehe, senior intellectual, cracks me up every time!!! Fat Boy deserves what's coming to him

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-09-25 16:27

      Okay, lets not just attack the youth league. Rather tell us what they said wrong and what is correct. Show how matured you are. If you don't make sense then please allow some of us to call you stupid.

      tinotenda.panashe - 2012-09-25 16:44

      What do you mean uneducated? What where they supposed to say? No one has been proved guilty here. He has his day in court and I presume the judges should not be influenced by the media which seems to also have an agenda. The gatekeepers of society are supposed to be neutral but they seem to have taken sides.

      KennySven - 2012-09-25 17:59

      JUJU = JUST UNEDUCATED JUST UNEDUCATED,He is Dumb,Fat and Stupid we all know this and the State Tender Board = Not so Dumb or Stupid,now getting Fatter F#CKING Thieves? Fire Them all Without Pay,They are All as Guilty as MALEMA

      sedeshan - 2012-09-25 18:47

      I agree - they need to be disbanded. They have never been a representation of the country's youth, they opted instead for the perfect example of stupidity.

  • frans.vanderpoll - 2012-09-25 12:54

    I swear if I must see this moron's face one more time I'm gonna vomit all over it.

      DJPotifar - 2012-09-25 12:56

      Amen brother.

      kim.buren - 2012-09-25 13:00

      Start vomiting Frans as we have not seen the end of this knob. Just stay clear of a fan

      frans.vanderpoll - 2012-09-25 13:04

      @Kim - don't worry I'll wait for the perfect moment! Lmao.

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-25 13:10

      Maybe you will feel better when this face is behind bars?

      Dave - 2012-09-25 13:16

      .....puts cover back on half eaten lunch box.....thanks

      gavin.lott.9 - 2012-09-25 13:53

      I condemn the ANCYL party at my house tonight people!

  • paulvernonza - 2012-09-25 12:55

    Their idea of the LAW is that it is only applicable to whites, Too small minded to understand that all are equal before the law. If Malema is innocent the findings of the court will support that.

  • galmzala - 2012-09-25 12:58

    then if all of ANCYL are shocked or were shocked then they are just bunch of idiots

  • kim.buren - 2012-09-25 12:58

    The ANCYL are not the justice system. This can be expected, you low lifes.

  • nathiesmallboy.dlamini - 2012-09-25 13:00

    Indeed things are not going well with Malema

  • renard.souza - 2012-09-25 13:02

    Eish, when it rains it pours comrade! Hahahahaha. Next thing u know the Ancyl will be accusing Thuli Madonsela for being a colonialist or something as ridiculous as their level of education.

  • henk.tredoux.7 - 2012-09-25 13:03

    Please get real! "settling political scores". Let us not forget, he was President of the ANCYL.....a political movement. He openly lobbied for Zuma to become president....political support! He obtained tenders or the benefit there from, through political contacts. He has been part of the political landscape of SA for a few years now! Off course the action/s against him is political....Politics 101!

  • renard.souza - 2012-09-25 13:04

    I believe his lawyer is also a white colonialist, must be one huge conspiracy! Bwahahahaha

  • nikondaniel - 2012-09-25 13:06

    "This, in our view, was meant to ensure that he spends the whole weekend in jail." Nooo you idiot, we dont care about the weekend, its the better part of the remainder of his life on earth that we want his ass in jail for. see?

  • roftyleroux - 2012-09-25 13:09

    I hope they strip him naked and take everything he ever owned. Then and only the can he ever refer to himself as "The Prince of the Poor". See Malema ... no man is above the law ... not even a little f***nut like you!

  • ntsiki.mdeni - 2012-09-25 13:11

    ANCYL is only condemning how Justice system seem to be influenced. Either by media or Ministers who have voiced they opinions. You guys report, as usual, stories only to make glitzy headlines and attract comments!! ANCYL is not defending Julius Malema.

      Tony Lapson - 2012-09-25 14:30

      - which would only be the case if they: (1). Did the same in previous 'unfair' trials... Which they didn't. (2). Didn't organize the transportation of "supporters" to protest... Which they did (3). Condemn corruption of all kinds from friends and foe... Which they don't.

      seniorintellectual.mokadze - 2012-09-25 16:09

      Amen this sober comment

  • ingrid.oberholzer - 2012-09-25 13:14

    If I don't pay my taxes I get charged with interest and if I still don't pay I go to Jail. If I rig a tender the same happens, why must these cadres be exception. In anyother country the rule applies.

      morama.sebata - 2012-09-25 13:59

      Duduzane Zuma Must follow if Malema get's convicted.

      colin.langley - 2012-09-25 14:45

      Amen Morama!

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-09-25 15:04

      Yeah and uncle jacob

  • bheki.dingiswayo - 2012-09-25 13:14

    If there is somebody that the ANCYL knows has violated the Constitution they should report this matter to the police and that person should be arrested.

  • rodney.currie.79 - 2012-09-25 13:18

    Divide and conquer

  • Heinrich Swart - 2012-09-25 13:19

    "It had to be freed from political interference." then stay out of it numbnut.

  • mveleli.mbombo - 2012-09-25 13:19

    Innocent until proven guilty people should stop these critics we have seen worse....

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-25 13:40

      Already found guilty last week on Tax evasion case, last year on Hate speach. He has thus already a criminal record.

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-09-25 16:31

      @deon.louw.7505, out of respect I will not call you stupid but your comment is stupid.

      Cameron - 2012-09-25 16:41

      Thabang, the truth hurts ne?

  • hunter.tseke - 2012-09-25 13:22

    Arresting Malema won't solve inequalities in this country. Let's deal with real issues fellow south africans...

      whites.mustunite - 2012-09-25 13:32

      Arresting criminals and corrupt politicians is a good start dont you think?

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-25 13:41

      It will help if he is "stealing from the poor".

      jomardl - 2012-09-25 14:19

      Arresting corrupt politicians might solve our problems but IT'S A BLOODY GOOD START!

  • mandlapm69 - 2012-09-25 13:25

    Viva Julius Malema Viva

      whites.mustunite - 2012-09-25 13:32

      What has Malema done for you?

      mandlapm69 - 2012-09-25 13:39

      He deserves a fair trial. He must not be discussed in media before his day court. Zuma also ran away from his corruption charges. So must he.

      jomardl - 2012-09-25 14:21

      Really - so all corrupt politicians must be allowed to 'run away from their charges'?? Damn, you're smoking the good stuff aren't you?

      Tony Lapson - 2012-09-25 14:37

      Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you an example of what drags South Africa through the mud. Exhibit A: An assumably young lion brainlessly defending his leaders' corruption charge without a concept of law and ethics. Exhibit B: An assumably bitter white man who has the name "whites.mustunite" without a second thought into the consequences of the misinterpretation of his name... quite effectively assuring other young lions that ALL white people are racist.

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-25 14:41

      He lost his tax case already this month as well as a hate speech case last year. So we probably can discuss that.

      gerda.vanrooyen.39 - 2012-09-25 15:15

      Mandla, it is because of people like you that everything in this country is going for a f.... joke!!! You make me want to puke all over you and Mal-emma.

      KennySven - 2012-09-25 18:11

      JUJU = JUST UNEDUCATED JUST UNEDUCATED I really like FAT BOYS Ray Bans,Does he ever take them off?Oops sorry I didn't realize those were his NOSTRILS.

  • mrp721 - 2012-09-25 13:27

    It's got nothing to do with political scores you idiots, it's got to do with Julius Malema thieving his way through life!!!! Morons!!!!

      seniorintellectual.mokadze - 2012-09-25 15:08

      Can't you see any link between Julius Malema, as a political figure and his current acrimonious relationship with the political party from which he was recently expelled? Surely one has to be an idiot/moron not to see that link. A perfect example of state machinery being used to settle political scores is when Malema was barred by the police from addressing the miners at Marikana. That decision was obviously politically motivated and so are the charges.

      Cameron - 2012-09-25 16:43

      Seniorintellectual.....pls change your name, its a blatant lie!

      tate.morele - 2012-09-25 18:29

      if we are idiots you are a rednek racist boere

  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-09-25 13:36

    So, when Malema was licking JZ's backside during JZ's trial in Pietermaritzburg a few years back, it was fine for "state resources" to be used. How short their collective memories are!

  • jacyjays.letsoalo - 2012-09-25 13:36

    Who is Julius Malema, what did he do for South Africa? Did he help anyone to achieve anything beside spewing bile! The ANCYL says they condemn the 'leaking' of his imminent arrest to the media but when Mbeki was sacked it was related to the Media! If Malema is suspected of illicit dealings let him face the entire might of the law! He is but one of the South Africans who is under every rule and regulation in South Africa! The ANCYL must also remember how another mans bitter medicine is sweeter to others! So let him have his cake and eat it! Some of struggle day and night and help ppl for nothing yet we receive nothing and we don't cryu! If found guilty let him be fined or punished appropriately! Finish and Klaar

      seniorintellectual.mokadze - 2012-09-25 15:16

      your analysis smacks of poverty of intellectualism and sheer subjectivity. Your hate for Malema should not cloud your ability to put issues in perspective. You know that Public Protector's reports have to be released to the concerned individuals first then to the media. That is a standard practice. Your anology of the case with Mbeki's is also to put is midly 'weak', becasue Mbeki was never investigated by the Public Protector nor the police.

      Tony Lapson - 2012-09-25 15:46

      "senior intellectual" Fools and fanatics are full of themselves, and never doubt or question their own words.

      roelfie - 2012-09-25 16:49

      "seniorintellectual" You lecture that @jacyjays.letsoalo must prevent his hatred for Malema to cloud his judgement, yet your love for Julius is blatantly clear for all to see. Either you have a crush on old Juju, which your profile pic suggests... Or you are Julius defending yourself, as your profile pic may also suggest...

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-09-25 13:37

    Guilty or not, Malema must face these charges head on, either way he must get on with it and either clear his name, or face the consequences: sooner rather than later. The question to be answered to the public of South Africa is... IS HE A MAN IN THIS MANS WORLD...........(Excuse me, eating that one bar) That being said, if he gets his slate clean now, his foes will have more to fear from him in the future, as they themselves set the president, The result of all of this will be that the ANC corrupt will stand in court in future when Malema takes up the office of president.

      uzziphathele.tshabalala - 2012-09-25 15:39

      I don't c Malema going to jail till\r\n all corrupt ones goes to jail too

  • sphiwe.nkhuna - 2012-09-25 13:41

    Malema must be jailed so that these blacks can stop their Economic freedom talk. We as whites have enjoyed our free land and Gold from this country while they starve and slave for us. This Malema is too big for his shoes, even Mandela did not care about wealth of this nation. Who does he think he is at 31 years and is already talking about land ownership? Fat boy does not know his place, whites are not going to part with their hard earned wealth. We worked hard for these millions and vast land, we keep this country eating. Blacks must be unionised while we are executives of the corporate south africa.Even BEE was designed for white benefit. Malema is a threat to the status core, we must be silince and jailed. ANC is a party for whites with black voters like DA,look the people who benefit from its policies.

      seniorintellectual.mokadze - 2012-09-25 14:33

      i agree with u. u think like a true economic freedom fighter. anc is looking at the interests of the whites and since malema is a threat to white people's interests they want to get rid of him as expected.

      colin.langley - 2012-09-25 14:50

      Cheeses....you guys are thick as pig crap! U think white people just sit on the bums and wait for a business to grow? Blame BEE dumb dumb. We whites can't get jobs so we have to work hard and start our own businesses and employ YOU!!!!!!!!!!! Stop blaming us you f'ing retards. Blame yourself!

      Tony Lapson - 2012-09-25 15:44

      Please explain what 'economic freedom' means to you. Please explain how you plan to obtain this 'economic freedom'. Please explain how 'economic freedom' will make millions of people happier. If you can furnish me with a single intelligible point on ANY of the above, I will fight for your cause. No response, or emotional responses with no factual ground will result in you confirming the mentality of Malema and his followers.

      seniorintellectual.mokadze - 2012-09-25 16:33

      @Tony, you should understand economic freedom within the context of poverty alleviation. Those who have must share with those who don't especially if their wealth was attained through political, racial discrimination such as apartheid. For example, it obscene especially in rural areas, to have a farm that is bigger than the entire rural village. It is even more obscene when that farm was forcefully taken away from the villagers by the apartheid regime to a single white individual who did not even work for it. For the record, I am not racist in case I come across that way.

      Tony Lapson - 2012-09-25 18:13

      You aren't talking about anything new... This is communism. Here's another question for you... Does communism work?

      seanrossouwslr - 2012-09-25 19:48

      So the ANC is looking out for the interest of the whites (me) which is why I could not get in to study medicine due to a racial quota system? Which is why I will have to try twice as hard as my colored peers to find a job when I graduate? Hahaha what fantasy world do you live in?

  • Eterni80 - 2012-09-25 13:46

    Stupid is as stupid does. The ANC (Y)useless league is subject to the same laws the rest of us peasants are. You wouldn't know a honest days labor if it bit you in the ass.

  • lvmashamba - 2012-09-25 13:56

    Malema u must go 2 jail with ur friend jz en reunit with ur friend

      Paul Van Schalkwyk - 2012-09-25 14:21

      howzit peeps, we must not get too hAppy about juju going to jail.....his not going anywhere, maybe a couple of times to court. thats it !

  • themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-25 14:11

    All those who hands were in the cookie jar with Juju must be spending sleepless nights and panicking. I hope he sings like a canary and brings all the rotten `cadres` with him down.

      sehloho.xaba - 2012-09-25 15:13

      i believe there is some one who is on top position who have been making things happen 4 them.i sus pect mr pre..... malema's big friend.

  • bruce.bennett.752 - 2012-09-25 14:12

    In this case he is guilty until he can prove that he is innocent. Lock him UP!!

      sehloho.xaba - 2012-09-25 14:58

      since well he lyk to acuse others without a proove i a agree with you HE IS GUILTY until proven inocent by the court of law

  • ditshegobt - 2012-09-25 14:15

    Is Malema still a threat to others?

      sehloho.xaba - 2012-09-25 14:49

      Oh... big NO malema is not a threat to anybody meybe to himself but a disgrace to youth

  • jomardl - 2012-09-25 14:17

    Oh no! They're cracking down on fatboy and we haven't even had a turn at the trough yet! Boo frickin' hoo you lazy lowlifes.

  • Michael - 2012-09-25 14:19

    Lamola, people like you should be removed from ANCYL, we need new set of leaders who have ineterest of youth at heart, you are a member of member of the ANC.

      seniorintellectual.mokadze - 2012-09-25 15:22

      Lamola represents our interests well as the ANCYL. If he was not then he would have been removed long time ago.

  • firstseed.mbeva - 2012-09-25 14:19

    Any genuine alternative out there?

  • seniorintellectual.mokadze - 2012-09-25 14:27

    Malema my president. Education or no education the man is intelligent and more effective leadership-wise than those with huge bookish knowledge. These charges are politically motivated and will probably hopefully not pass the constituational/legal muster. Tomorrow Polokwane will come to a standstill as we support our beloved leader.

      Tony Lapson - 2012-09-25 14:38

      Please tell me more about how "intelligent" you are.

      colin.langley - 2012-09-25 14:57

      Yes, my beloved leader who will solve all our problems like a messiah! He is Jesus reincarnated! He will turn dams and rivers clocked with human excrement to fresh drinking water. He will take one fish and one loaf of bread and feed everyone. He will wave his magic wand and all the children of SA will be bright and educated. He will clean up our streets and have an effective police force filled with family members who really care for you. He will all give you a free beret. He will make us all love one another equally even if we like it or not. We will all have the same wage so those with intellect will have no chance of reward. Yes, our Beloved Leader...lead us into the land of milk and honey where there is no milk and honey. I praise you..oh profit of magic and thank you for distributing some of the wealth to me so i can live like and emperor amongst my people and make sure they never question our authority again.

      Jaap - 2012-09-25 15:07

      "SENIORINTELLECTUAL" An idiot is an idiot and will remain and IDIOT! But then we must feel sorry for you, yes?

      tate.morele - 2012-09-25 18:37

      VIVA MALEMA VIVA, WHITES ARE AFRAID OF YOU.

      klasgoran.olsson - 2012-09-25 19:19

      It is to late for Malema....There has been to much...It was not 100 % with Zuma, was it? DonĀ“t do the mistake again. Malema is done. Leave him to the court system and go on making South Africa a civilized country

  • Mjak8s - 2012-09-25 15:05

    The ANCYL exposes itself to selective amnesia. It was Malema who told the media first that he has been reliably informed by his cronies in the hawks about an imminent warrant of arrest issued against him. In fact he went as far as to say he was waiting for them to come and arrest him as they have his adress. Now we are being told by this useless league that his rights have been violated when Malema himself decided to waive those rights when he was busy spewing his verbal diarrhea during his press conference.

  • mathivha.obert - 2012-09-25 15:33

    People here must stop being angry & begin to use their brains. Malemaphobia turn the so-called "defenders" of the constitution to disregard well established "innocent until proven guilty" doctrine in our criminal justice system. Whereas Malema must simply explain himself before the court of law, any fool can see political meddling here. Obsession must not take away that basic sense of judgement to an extent that we reduce ourselves below average. Commentators, stop being angry!

      seniorintellectual.mokadze - 2012-09-25 16:04

      You are probably the first one ever to speak sense on this platform

  • blaine.dillon.5 - 2012-09-25 15:48

    Soon Malema will get tax payers money again, just in a different form like prison food.

  • elsje.botha - 2012-09-25 16:10

    I don't know what the point is. 1. He is not found guilty, because 'there is insufficient evidence of his dealings in this tender and trust', and he goes free. 2. He is found guilty, sentenced to 20 years, and developes SERIOUS kidney failure sometime towards the end of next year. He has served a total of 6 months, if we are lucky. Those are the only two scenarios that will follow this warrant of arrest, that is, if the case is actually heard at all.

  • mzondistanley - 2012-09-25 16:56

    These are Crockdire Tears , The Game is just starting why do you Blame others of Corruption yet your hands are in it???

  • moses.m.masilela - 2012-09-25 17:11

    I'm supporting the youth's plan to support malema! viva YL viva!

  • klasgoran.olsson - 2012-09-25 19:16

    As an outsider it is so sad to read all this stories and the comments as well. South Africa could be such a wonderful country, the real rainbow nation. The Malema stories, day after day, tends fo draw the attention to an indivual level. This hinders the macro perspective that should focus on how to improves schools and other infrastructure...Education is a prerequsite to create an equl country I guess, but much more also has to be done. Now the medias trap people into this stories and peoples gets devided....Let the lawmen, in a serious way, investigate all Malema crime in a respectful and objective way. After that let the courts judge. After this close the door to this man and unite in getting South Africa to live up to its potential.

      klasgoran.olsson - 2012-09-25 19:18

      Sorry for bad spelling and sometimes bad constructions of the sentences :-(

  • ntethelelo.sangweni.7 - 2012-09-25 19:35

    This limpopo youth never cease to amaze me,how on earth can you support someone who is feeding himself with something that belongs to you

  • rabothata.ramohale - 2012-09-25 21:40

    I say he should spend a year in jail maybe there he can learn what it means to poor

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