Julius Malema trust is no secret - ANCYL

2011-07-25 12:30

Johannesburg - The trust reportedly used to fund ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's lifestyle is no secret, league secretary Sindiso Magaqa said on Monday.

The trust was used for various charitable causes, he told a media briefing in Johannesburg.

"The trust is registered with the master of the high court and it is public," he said.

On Sunday, the City Press reported that Malema was the sole trustee of a "secret" family trust, registered in the name of his 5-year-old son, which he allegedly uses to finance his lavish lifestyle.

This emerged a week after reports that Malema was building a R16m house in Johannesburg's upmarket Sandown suburb. Responding to the reports last week, Malema said how he funded his lifestyle was nobody's business.

Ratanang Family Trust

According to the City Press, the Ratanang Family Trust was registered at the Office of the Master of the High Court in Pretoria in 2008, just weeks after Malema was first elected president of the youth league.

Citing two “independent, well-placed sources with knowledge of Malema's financial dealings”, City Press says the trust is being used “by the youth leader and his benefactors” to fund his lifestyle.

“Thousands of rands” are deposited into the account on a regular basis, says the report, quoting the sources.

"Frequent deposits are being made from different banks, especially in Limpopo.”

City Press said Malema had denied that the trust was being used to launder illicit funds, but “declined to divulge its purpose or bank balance”.

On Saturday, Malema sought an urgent court interdict to stop City Press publishing a report on the trust, but this was dismissed by Judge Colin Lamont in the South Gauteng High Court.

Lamont ruled that Malema was a public figure and that publishing the story was in the public interest. Further, he had found the evidence contained in the City Press story to be “credible”.

Malema's legal team reportedly argued that his public image could be seriously damaged if details of the trust fund were published.

The City Press had opposed the application.

Opposition parties have called on the SA Revenue Service to investigate his wealth, claiming it is not compatible with his reported R25 000 a month salary.

'Private life remains private'

On Sunday, the DA said it would write to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, requesting her to investigate the latest allegations levelled against Malema.

The ANC came to Malema's defence saying his "private life remains private". Spokesperson Brian Sokuto said he was neither a member of Parliament nor a government official so it was not unethical for him to be involved in business.

AfriForum, an Afrikaner lobby group suing Malema over his singing of a liberation struggle song containing the words "shoot the boer", lodged a criminal complaint against the youth league leader at the Brooklyn police station in Pretoria on Sunday.

A corruption case was opened against him in accordance with the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act of 2004.

Writing on the blog, Constitutionally Speaking, legal expert Professor Pierre de Vos said Malema could face up to 15 years in jail if convicted in terms of the Act and his assets could be confiscated.

De Vos wrote that the Act criminalised almost "all imaginable forms of corruption in rather broad terms". This made it easy, "in theory", he said, to secure a successful prosecution in a corruption case.

He further wrote that the allegations contained in the City Press report "completely destroy Malema's credibility".

This could be restored by Malema suing the paper for defamation. If he chose not to do this, De Vos believed it would indicate that he was corrupt.

  • marguerite - 2011-07-25 12:35

    I don't even know what to say..

      Carbon - 2011-07-25 12:40

      I am sure that was JM's exact same response. I love SA politics!

      cliffarc - 2011-07-25 12:43

      - Two things ; If it was no secret, why was Malema so desperate to gag and prevent City press from divulging it's existence ? Would they publish all the ' charitable' causes ( other than Malema's extravagances) they claim were the beneficiaries. Pathetic attempt Ancyl - try again.

      Together - 2011-07-25 12:54

      SA looks forward to seeing a list of those charities - and surely it would be the ANCYL's pleasure to provide it as they'd get such good publicity.

      GT - 2011-07-25 12:57

      Carbon - it is not politics, it has become and organised crime family. The levels of endemic corruption are immense.

      Grey B - 2011-07-25 13:14

      Say the following: What has happened with JACOB ZUMA'S corruption trial

      letwice - 2011-07-25 13:15

      This trust is for charity, if you look at it in the context of "Charity begins at home"

      Matt :-) - 2011-07-25 13:25

      Maybe Charity is the name of one of Juju's male friends. So every time Juju says "I gave it to Charity", he's talking about his private antics

      PB - 2011-07-25 13:27

      Maybe I'm as stupid as what the ANCYL thinks everyone is - but this article does not really make too much sense to me. FICA was brought in to red-flag unexplained huge deposits and stamp out money laundering and other suspicious movements of money. How come the bank didn't apply whatever steps FICA indicates? 1. The main thing most of us are asking, is whether or not the monies dumped into this trust account has been declared to SARS. The chances of that income being legit is almost non-existent. 2. He kept on denying that there is money coming in from somewhere - now it is supposed to be common knowledge. 3. Of all people, jellybaby would be the one declaring loudest whenever he did any charity donation. Some more info would be very welcome.

      LBS - 2011-07-25 13:41

      Hooo Siya came tolight, threatening us again! OOeeeee we are sooooo scared!

      johan - 2011-07-25 15:15


      pierreedge - 2011-07-25 15:42

      There is one important thing to know here, did the ancyl secretary end his statement to the press with the customary "Fxxx off" or not this time?

      alicia - 2011-07-25 16:21

      A fool and his money are soon parted. A few weeks ago this bafoon said that if he indeed had millions to spend he would give it to the poor. Hope they are gathering in front of his house for the handout.

      Spyker May - 2011-07-25 16:21

      @cliffarc.., The key matter extends far, far beyond the semantics regarding a trust fund. There are extremely rigid laws regarding trust funds, donations and cash transactions. It is almost impossible to imagine JM has not broken any laws in this regard. Should the police and the legal system refuse to prosecute him, then the tax-paying citizens of SA are by default presented with the right, to declare war on the ANC regime. The ANC will immediately be classed as an OPPRESSIVE REGIME and would be in line for an expedient execution akin to Gaddafi. So let us hope the ANC is intelligent enough to sink Malema – else Oslo will look like a Sunday-school picnic... The pertinent matter here is: a) The grounds for awarding state tenders. All the tenders awarded in Limpopo since 2007 must be intensively audited by an independent international auditing firm – specifically the measure (ie due diligence) used to determine the competence of the contractors. If the reports are true – the contractors were evidently incompetent and as such required outside ‘intervention’ to secure the tenders. Should the ANC refuse – we have two options, a.1) Sue the ANC regime. a.2) War. b) The National Youth Development Agency [NYDA]. It is the only state function that Pravin Gordhan could not explain during the budget – he kept referring it to Jacob Zuma, who in turn has NEVER delivered a budget for the NYDA. cont. below..,

      Spyker May - 2011-07-25 16:24

      Almost 90% of the loans granted by the NYDA NEVER, I say again NEVER gets paid back – iow they are not loans, they are blatant ‘hand-outs’ of tax-payer’s money. The “businesses” funded by the NYDA are awarded state tenders, by virtue of certain “connections” – state funds finds its way into JM’s pocket, with minimum checks-and-balances. It is a self-sustaining network. They all need each other. Trying to break the ‘ring’ presents one with the something the experts call “the prisoner’s dilemma”. The recourse is exactly the same as above (b.1) Legal, or (b.2) War. c) The Industrial Development Agency [IDC]. While the IDC presents legitimate ‘budgets’, it is the vanguard of the ANC’s fascist Black Nationalist regime. It presents startling similarities with similar institutions employed by the Nazi’s. Eg > 75% of the IDC’s loans is granted to BLACK businesses. Most majority of these ventures not remotely viable and needs to be permanently ‘rescued’ by the IDC. Despite the permanent life-line by the IDC, the vast majority of these black businesses receive state tenders – again a portion of the profits are channelled back to the like of JM. The trolls you see polluting this website are all beneficiaries of the ANCYL-NYDA-IDC ring of extortion – they may even be rewarded for doing exactly that (eg the Chinese government does it – look up the M&G article on ‘astroturfing’). cont. below..,

      Spyker May - 2011-07-25 16:24

      My friends – this thing is massive beyond our wildest imagination. Few can imagine Apartheid returning to SA, however, the cure is much worse than the cancer... The ‘Struggle/War’ is far from over – in fact it has barely started. If you want a future for your children and theirs, you have only one of two choices – the SUITCASE or the SWORD.

      LagUTroll - 2011-07-25 17:08

      @Notbuyinface Actually it went something like this: Malema : Hi, I'd like to buy this 3Million Rand house Seller: Oh, do you have a loan from Abasa? Malema: no no no, I'll pay cash though Seller: 3Million in cash? But you only earn about 25K a month, how did you get all that money? Malema: um... I saved it all Seller: For 20 years? Malema: ... um... yes! Seller: You've been making 25K since you were 10? Malema: ... um... Yes Notbuyinface, 20 years to save that amount of money JUST for the house, and what about his other houses and car and everything in those houses? If malema is "poor" at 25K + hidden extra, then I'm VERY poor. I deserve a Low Cost House (preferably in sandton).

      Warren - 2011-07-25 19:01

      Hey Magaqa, you poepol, bring back Pink Floyd... at least he was funnier!!!

      cliffarc - 2011-07-25 20:42

      - Spyker May - spot on - we cannot even begin to imagine the sinister forces and agenda's at work here.

      Spyker May - 2011-07-25 20:44

      @Lag.., That is the biggest ‘lag’ of it all. The monthly bond repayment on a R 3.6 million house, at 8%/annum, over 20 years > R 29 000-00 per month. I.e. the bond only, NOTHING else – no insurance, no electricity, water, etc. See for yourself – type the following formula into Excel.., =-PMT(8%/12,20*12,3600000,0,1) Entertain yourself with the monthly repayment on a R 16M bond. =-PMT(8%/12,20*12,16000000,0,1) Add to this the monthly repayment for one R 1.5M car only – ie conservatively with a 10% deposit (iow R 150 000-00, thus more ‘cash’ to explain/declare), 8% interest, over 60 months: =-PMT(8%/12,60,1500000*0.9,0,1) > R 27 000-00. So now we are already at around R 55k/month. This discounts the evidence of multiple properties, cars and tens of thousands of Rands of cash being paraded to taunt honest, decent, hard-working people. Let us add another R 10k/month for other living expenses (just to have a round the number). So let us say he pockets R 65k/month. Pay As You Earn (tax) is a bit complicated and depends on how the ‘package’ is structured. But let us imagine it is very well structured and it = only 35%, then: 65 000 / (1 – 35%) = R 100 000-00 per month, as the absolute bare minimum. I would guess he pockets at least double that. Thus, even if he earns double what he claims, viz R 50k/month, then it does not even remotely correlate with his life-style and/or assets. cont.., below.

      Spyker May - 2011-07-25 20:59

      He is clearly being bank-rolled by others. The question if such donations have been declared, aside – the key question is: By whom and why? It is an open secret that he is being bank-rolled – for one – by Tokyo Sexwale. Sexwale is a snake and devious villain. His sudden return to politics is strangely synchronised with the rise of JM and more coincidently with the calls for nationalisation of mines. He is currently (supposedly) only a non-exec of Mvelaphanda Holdings. A shady BEE co who directly cooperates with the Zuma family (inter alia Khulubuse Zuma) on minerals/mining ventures (or is that adventures...). Dig below the surface and it becomes clear why this devious snake needs someone, to incite the zombie masses, to pull SA into a “revolution” and consequently coerce the nationalisation of the mines. The other is Winnie Madikizella Mandela. It is a murderous evil witch of the most heinous kind. Apart from a criminal record longer than the gravy train – she savagely murdered Stompie Sepei. Rumours are rife that she is siphoning Loto money with impunity. The list is probably endless. The most important is though.., Julius Malema is merely a RODEO CLOWN – he is nothing else. He is a mental retard that is too stupid to hide his loot. But the venom that sits behind him, values the retard that is the King of the Valley of the Idiots, far more.

      PB - 2011-07-26 09:29

      @Spyker May Hell of a good post(s) - facts are facts - only problem is, the stooges who are in jellybaby's catchment area will NEVER acknowledge it. I am most impressed by your very acurate description of jelly and teflon winnie's personalities.

      subtle59 - 2011-07-26 09:48

      Shame guys, he is BLACK

      frangelico - 2011-07-26 10:34

      marguerite,ask him what charities this money is going to,if its money for charity he should not be using it for personal LUXURIES all that money hespent on himself should be given back,distributed amongst the people it was meant for.He should go buy his clothes etc at woolies just like most of us.The Hawks should investigate him,Threaten him with inprisonment,then do it.This man is corrupt he should not be walking the streets a free man.But I fear PAPA VOOMA ZOOMA will come to his resue yet again.

      Peace_Lover - 2011-07-26 15:56

      Spyker pls stop all that conspiracy theory stuff, if you have a cae report to the police. And while at it please investigate the gautrain, the road toll mess and for maximum entertainment the 2010 soccer stadiums that where done by none black companies and give us names and monies payed vs what should hve been paid. Lets fight crime as crime and leave race out of it.

      daaivarksetier - 2011-07-27 07:56

      Yes well it is no secret anymore now, it is out now, But your secret is safe with us and SARS.

  • Fat Rucker - 2011-07-25 12:35

    Charity begins at (an R18m) home...

      PEA - 2011-07-25 12:58

      Learn to spell!

      Pixie1984 - 2011-07-25 14:34

      @PEA do you enjoy being a grammar nazi?

      Matt :-) - 2011-07-25 14:41

      @ PEA - I'm pretty good with English and I do not see the error? Unless you mean "an" before R which is incorrect, however R is used to denote currency and therefore the spoken sentence would be "an eighteen million Rand" - so Fat Rucker is correct.

      ZA_R - 2011-07-25 16:34

      What does PEA stand for "PEA BRAIN"

      subtle59 - 2011-07-26 09:49

      matt u prick..... well done.

      daaivarksetier - 2011-07-27 07:56

      Yes well it is no secret anymore now, it is out now, But your secret is safe with us and SARS.

  • Matt :-) - 2011-07-25 12:36

    All together now... HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

      O-Kay - 2011-07-25 12:40

      HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA....

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      sganja - 2011-07-25 13:15

      Booooooooooooooooooooo All of you.

      JWT - 2011-07-25 13:33


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      LBS - 2011-07-25 13:42

      Lekka lekka! hie hie hie

      mokoenk - 2011-07-25 14:29


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      daaivarksetier - 2011-07-27 07:58

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA BWHAHAHAHA LMFAO Well it is no secret anymore now, it is out now, But your secret is safe with us and SARS.

  • winter123 - 2011-07-25 12:36

    As expected blah blah blah... Nothing will come of this! Even though it might not be illegal or secret, it sure is unethical. But as we all know, the word 'ethics' isn't very high on ANCyl's list now is it?

      SuperTrooper - 2011-07-25 12:39

      There is no such word like "ethics" in his kaltja.

      Susannomore - 2011-07-25 12:48

      It is day 2. How are you so sure that "nothing will come of his"? Just because the fools in the ANCYL still support him does not mean that it can be swept under the carpet and charges dismissed.

      winter123 - 2011-07-25 13:06

      @Susannomore: because on 'day 2', they're already supporting him... I wish I had your positive outlook though lol!

      Illuminated - 2011-07-25 13:20

      you're right susan, he'll be found guilty and sent to prison for 15years just like shabir... and everyone will live happily ever after

      Notbuyinface - 2011-07-25 14:16

      Lets see if City Press will produce proof.

      Juliarse - 2011-07-25 14:31

      @Notbuyinface ... you of course do realise that they have not denied anything... does the trust exist... YES. Is it in his sons name ... YES. Shall i go on or should i help you think some more... eish!

      Enuff - 2011-07-25 14:56

      @Notbuyinface - proof of what exactly? The facts are - 1. There is a trust fund registered by malema, 2. he is the only beneficiary of said trust fund, 3. He lives a lavish lifestyle that his R 25 000 salary cannot possibly support. It is up to malema to provide evidence that his financial affairs are 100% legal.

      Benny66 - 2011-07-25 15:00

      @ Juliarse. Perhaps I'm mistaken but I thought it had more to do with HOW the trust was funded (and possible corruption implications surrounding such donations)rather than who held the trust account?

  • bailey.bubblesqueak - 2011-07-25 12:36

    "Charitable Causes" - well they always say charity begins at home.. 16 million rand homes I suppose....

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-07-25 13:19

      ...Malema's legal team reportedly argued that his public image could be seriously damaged if details of the trust fund were published..... ..LOL..

      daaivark - 2011-07-25 13:49

      Well that would be exactly the point, not so. His image needs to be tarnished.

      Benny66 - 2011-07-25 15:06

      @ Daaivark. Agreed. But it would have to be tarnished in the eyes of his followers (those who voted for him and the rich who are funding his lifestyle) His image is already tainted in your eyes and mine - but that hardly counts! If the allegations that he influenced the allocation of contracts, are correct,THIS would be of some serious concern to me - that he has that sort of clout!

  • Matt :-) - 2011-07-25 12:37

    Yes folks - buying yourself a farm, cash, which has 4 land claims against it - buying yourself a Merc - a R78,000 cash holiday - a R16m rebuild of an already lavish house - THIS IS CHARITY!!! (facepalm)

      O-Kay - 2011-07-25 12:43

      Yes, but the ANCYL didn't just respond, they first had to go think up a response.

      Matt :-) - 2011-07-25 12:46

      @ O-Kay - no, if the ANCYL tried to think, we wouldn't have had a statement yet...

      O-Kay - 2011-07-25 12:56


      gizzy - 2011-07-25 13:12

      Repayment on a bond of R16m is R160.000-00 per month!!!! And on a R3.6m bond is R36.000-00 per month!!! Eish!!!!

      biskit - 2011-07-25 13:38

      Zuma is funding his lavish lifestyle!

      Dave - 2011-07-25 13:42

      they say charity starts at home Matt, i think Juliass took that one to heart....

      Sceptic - 2011-07-25 19:24

      he didnt buy the merc, it was given to him because he is poor!

  • CharlSkeptic - 2011-07-25 12:37

    Its defenitely no secret anymore.... I get seriously pissed off when someone assumes I am as stupid as they are. Does the ANCYL really think we will believe their lies? How come did it take them so long to come up with this latest crucial piece of explanatory evidence... Clowns

  • Boxxer - 2011-07-25 12:38

    If the so called "secret trust fund" was no secret why avoid answering City Press questions.

  • Mnr. Smith - 2011-07-25 12:38

    Julius is flippin the middle finger to South Africa, and somehow they still love him.

      Together - 2011-07-25 12:57

      I think that it's more that they've been taught to hate everyone else - which is the worst part of Malema's abuse. Imagine trying to isolate youth league youngsters off from the rest of the country and the world? It cruel to turn them into narrow-minded haters. I think that he hates his followers a lot. Why? Because if you love something, you set it free - you don't cage it into your narrow ideas. He has stopped his followers from being free-thinkers - I hope some of them escape.

      Illuminated - 2011-07-25 13:26

      the masses love julius because he hates white people just like they do... they couldnt give a damn if he robbed fort knox on camera...

      Together - 2011-07-25 13:38

      Sure, but now his supporters have caught him robbing THEM on camera - surely they don't hate themselves?

      Albo - 2011-07-25 13:52

      @Illuminated - don`t bite the hand that feeds you

      cliffarc - 2011-07-25 20:47

      - Albo - run that past us again - Who's feeding who here ? Engage your brain idiot.

  • Trevor Obery - 2011-07-25 12:38

    If this is the response by the ANCYL to the allegations...then either they are clueless or they think the public are. Either way..the ANCYL owes it to the public to come up with a better explanation, or take drastic measures against its leadership.

      CharlSkeptic - 2011-07-25 12:43

      They cant. They are simply intelectually incapable. One-eye leading the blind....

      Marcell - 2011-07-25 12:44

      Their voters are clueless.

      Dominic - 2011-07-25 12:53

      They're still hoping to become a charitable cause.

  • Leeb123 - 2011-07-25 12:41

    Someone needs to give Juju a high five in the face...!

  • Pixie1984 - 2011-07-25 12:41

    Almost choked on my coffee from laughing so much.... charitable causes? hahahaha I can't believe that's the best that they could come up with... why the urgent court interdict then mmmmm?

      Matt :-) - 2011-07-25 13:42

      Juju uses the fund to do loads of charity but he wants to appear humble, and doesn't want the world to know what a good, charitable man he is... LOL just kidding

  • siya.block - 2011-07-25 12:42

    I just love the intelligence in in this guy... he is very good. he is definately going to be our and your president in the near future, you'll better get used to it now... JUJU ubafumene... you have masses behind you, do not doubt that..

      Gomez - 2011-07-25 12:46


      Wacko - 2011-07-25 12:48

      My pres never he is a dumb ass woodworker.........

      Leeb123 - 2011-07-25 12:52

      The masses are slowly but surely starting to think for themselves, and are seeing the bigger the picture. Do not doubt that!

      Tokkel Loshi - 2011-07-25 12:52

      Wahaha He will be your master , I pay for all my own stuff remember I dont rely on the ape and C , you do

      CHIPPER_CHAP - 2011-07-25 12:53

      off course you would love his intelligence or lack thereof. soort soek soort LOL.

      O-Kay - 2011-07-25 12:57

      Siya??? No hugs yet?? No wonder you're so angry and confused!

      DoublySalmon - 2011-07-25 12:57

      Malema is a charity case, with his academic record he surely qualifies.

      Pixie1984 - 2011-07-25 12:59

      someone should give you a pap spoon... you like stirring.

      keithb - 2011-07-25 13:00

      Yes, siyablockhead, one corrupt president following another corrupt president, supported by corrupt ministers, voted in by blind sheep.

      Together - 2011-07-25 13:01

      Hi siya.block - your comments reflect the worst part of Malema's abuse. Imagine trying to isolate youth league youngsters off from the rest of the country and the world? It's cruel to turn you into narrow-minded haters. I think that he hates his followers a lot. Why? Because if you love something, you set it free - you don't cage it into your narrow ideas. He has stopped his followers from being free-thinkers - I hope some of you escape.

      Mike or Mpho - 2011-07-25 13:02

      we already have a not-too-intelligent president, no thanks

      gizzy - 2011-07-25 13:15

      You want to hear the talk in Phillipi. Juju better not show his face there for a long time!!!! I enjoy telling them how much juju's monthly instalments are on his R3.6million house (R36.000-00 per month) nevermind the repayments on R16 million (R160.000-00 per month). The word is spreading and very fast!!!!

      frangelico - 2011-07-25 13:17

      @siya.block JUJU has masses of what behind him?sh*t & illiterate mobs with blinkers on who can't see how he is taking you & your kind for fools good luck if you think he will be the next president(of the ladies knitting club)

      DeonL - 2011-07-25 13:21

      To rule from jail?

      DJI - 2011-07-25 13:21

      Wacko, please don't insult woodworkers. tx

      Shivermetimb - 2011-07-25 13:38

      No Siya, JZ has dealt with the threat. Bye Bye JuJu, hello happiness . . .

      Felix - 2011-07-25 13:38

      Have you had your ARVs today?

      Jbird - 2011-07-25 13:39

      Siya, just shows your calibre as a man. The guy is almost certainly corrupt but you will still vote for him. Man what qualities do you look for in a leader?

      Matt :-) - 2011-07-25 13:41

      What is greater - the amount of zeros behind this dude's total tally of corruption, or the amount of zeros on this dude's school report?

      Matt :-) - 2011-07-25 13:47

      @ Siya - "Juju you have masses behind you" Yes, indeed his fat a$$ is a HUGE mass

      Kallie - 2011-07-25 13:48

      Ja right, and Madonna is a virgin???

      Opinionated - 2011-07-25 13:48

      Siya.block..... aka Mental block ;)

      Ryan Tunney - 2011-07-25 13:49

      @siya.block, and I just love the lack of intelligence in you....

      angie - 2011-07-25 13:51

      Well said Justin, well said. I think we have had more than we can take from this A$$HOLE!!!!

      ZA_R - 2011-07-25 13:53

      We took JUJU out of the BUSH!!! but couldn't take the BUSH out of him, but SIYA, it seems that you are still stuck in the BUSH.... hehehehehehe :)

      robbo - 2011-07-25 13:55

      I wonder what stake these "masses" have in the country ?

      willieera - 2011-07-25 14:00

      its all so clear now, Siya is from one of the schools that chose to burn their books. Basic education will show the masses the error of their ways however the masses are not educated, like Siya, hence support for people that are blatantly corrupt. Siya don't burn your books read them, learn from them, especially history books.

      Optimus-Prime - 2011-07-25 14:14

      Intelligence to do what? disregard the plight of the poor? do people not get that Julius is merely hiding behind the blind masses of poor people? but i guess it really doesn't matter to you siya.block because you're probably living large compared to most in this country. like the benefactors of Apartheid you will reap the benefits of having a "leader" like Julius, while the masses suffer in poverty.

      JJDXB - 2011-07-25 14:22

      Are you educated? It is a rhetorical question…!

      Sizwe - 2011-07-25 14:43

      JuJu is that you? Are you using siya.block as an alias?

      Jake - 2011-07-25 19:19

      @siya; So the brainless malema drone can type or maybe you have somebody holding your finger for you, your idiot hero will never be president I am sure of that.

      Sceptic - 2011-07-25 19:26

      over his dead body! LOL

      Sammy - 2011-07-26 12:34

      TROLL much pumpkin?

      Dayat Atime - 2011-07-26 12:39

      @Siya "he is definately going to be our and your president in the near future" - This statement alone shows how you view our new South Africa. You segregate based upon criteria and this is counter productive. This is simply a on to serious business... Do you really think that it should be the masses behind Julius? Or should Julius show that he is behind the masses? He is, and has been, living the life he has been promising others without delivering.

  • Gerhard - 2011-07-25 12:42

    This reflects the integrity of the whole ANC...rotten to the core

  • bentz5000 - 2011-07-25 12:43

    "ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema has failed in his application for an urgent court interdict to prevent the City Press from publishing details of a claimed trust fund" Yes Juju. Its no secret We believe you. Stupid idiot

  • omrisho - 2011-07-25 12:43

    juju a charitable cause - wtf???

      Matt :-) - 2011-07-25 13:48

      Yeah the chap giving him R200k for a tender was making a charitable donation to the "get Juju to lose 50kg" charity. And then Juju went and spent it on clearing out KFC...

  • daaivarksetier - 2011-07-25 12:44

    Yes well not anymore now everyone knows about it, after the news came out. Before that it was a secret.

  • Zizo Snr - 2011-07-25 12:44

    A church and a school were built from the trust. There is nothing secretive about the trust. Just businessmen making donations that's all.

      Denise - 2011-07-25 13:15

      Come on Zizo, think! The church was Julius's mothers church, I dont know about the school but surely surely you cant condone donations being used by Julius for an excessively expensive car, house and farm?? Surely you believe that money must then be meant for the poor and should be used that way? Is the fact that Julius is black and the YL leader enough reason for you personally to accept him using funds, that could help so many people, for himself? How many people could that R16m provide houses for? Do you really think it is ok??

      gizzy - 2011-07-25 13:18

      Are the church and school still standing? And what about the shoes he promised the poor? Some whitey had to fulfill his empty promise.

      Andries - 2011-07-25 13:23

      Yes and its funding a wannaB-E-E dictator military compound in SANDTON as a stronghold for the revolution for the poor.

      kwabeni - 2011-07-25 13:24

      Zizo, just a church and a school? Seeing that you are so well informed, can you tell us who the other beneficiaries and the businessmen are as they have failed to do so when they had the opportunity during the press conference.Remember that they have finally admitted that MAL-ema is a public figure, so the public has the right to this info

      sjacksch - 2011-07-25 14:26

      @ Zizo - Why did he try and get a interdict ? He`s got nothing to hide ???? Malema is nothing but a criminal that thrives on the uneducated masses that believe his bull sh@t !! For 100th time , If the South African masses were educated , Malema wouldn`t exist !!

      Dave - 2011-07-25 14:37

      and your forgot the 16 milliion rand house he's building too. Many poor families will benefit from that i'm sure, maybe it's 1 for you and 10 for me....

      TGR - 2011-07-25 15:15

      Zizo, you are a fool, one cover up after another, he is fooling you. Do you know what the school and church cost? Do you really think that his charity is for the poor? No self richment, the poor stay poor!!!!! You could build 6 schools and 6 churches with the EXTRA money he spends on himself. Open your eyes or wear thick glasses, you are going or are blind.

      Snoopy88 - 2011-07-25 17:02

      So why must 'charity' donations go through a secret account in HIS name? I'm sorry but it all seems highly irregular... I'm sure SARS will get to the bottom of this. The leader of this gang of thieves will not take kindly to Jnr here stashing so much for himself. Or is that his cut?

      Mgayi - 2011-07-25 17:26

      Point of correction ,a school was renovated . Nevertheless if the moola is derived or channeled via tax payers' coffers then it is in the interest of the very tax payers that the moola trail be publicised . The vast majority of Saffers are living in complete squalor BUT the very leader who professes to be the only remaining politician who is welcomed in squatter camps chooses to demolish a house ( R3.6M) and spend a further R16M on the very plot ????? If he really cared about poor and impoverished why not erect RDP houses on the very plot he bought outside Polokwane ? tis about time my boy Juju walked the talk

      cliffarc - 2011-07-25 20:56

      - Zizo - I could build the the houses of parliament, a soccer stadium and an airport, simply by inflating the price of a tender with a crooked contractor. Get the picture ?

  • Jacques Jones - 2011-07-25 12:44

    fair enough maybe the fund was started as a trust for charities. last time i checked donations given for charity should go to those who really need it. but julius wanting a house and needing shelter is two very different things

      Dave - 2011-07-25 14:38

      surely the charity should've been registered in the organizations name? or are there "tax benefits" for putting it in your own name?

  • JDog - 2011-07-25 12:44

    waste of a news feed, juju must be blocked from all media

      Unskinny Bob - 2011-07-26 11:30

      They can stop reporting on him when he's in jail where he belongs.

  • THULANI - 2011-07-25 12:45

    Rubbish, you empty brains.Come on useless.Why did you call press conferrence?

  • Alfistifred - 2011-07-25 12:46

    Let's rename the ANC Youth League to ANC Fools League!!!!

  • Voyager - 2011-07-25 12:47


  • EuropeanAfrican - 2011-07-25 12:47

    Then why did he try and prevent the article from being published??

  • MamaYaone - 2011-07-25 12:48

    Julius Malema & ANCYL...EPIC FAIL!

  • Meezer - 2011-07-25 12:48

    What damage could this have done your public image? You got NO image left! If the trust was charitable, then you should have embraced the coverage. Good on you Judge Lamont, one judge not eating out of his "charity bowl"

  • ChrisG - 2011-07-25 12:48

    Quick Julius!! Nationalise the prisons and get them ready for your arrival.

  • BrokenLink - 2011-07-25 12:49

    The non secret trust he filled a court application for to prevent publishing it....? Can these ANCYL idiots even read?

  • Watcher - 2011-07-25 12:49

    I fear that we will see the total ANC propoganda machine spring into life to deflect attention away from the basic facts, namely that there is a prima facie case that warrants a full and complete investigation. It would be refreshing if for once the there would be no political interference and a transparent juduicial process followed to prove or disprove the allegations. My experience gained from watching how the ANC deals with these matters does not inspire confidence as the approach is to deal with it behind closed doors, perhaps a slight sideways shift and no noticeable sanctions. This has however gone way beyond just the ANC and the government of the day needs to to show all S Africans and concerned citizens elsewhere in the world looking to invest in this country that they show neither fear nor favour and evryone is equal before the law.

  • Goose - 2011-07-25 12:49

    Aha! So a charitable trust is set up in his 5 year old's name so that Juju can use it. And it is also a charitable trust used for charity? I see.... So why did he not put it in his own name(Answer: because he is a deviant thief) Either the trust is for charity or it is for Malema(there is no such thing as a trust for charity where the beneficiary can spend all the funds on himself) Black folks: Wake up else you will lose what little credibilty you might still have after continuing to vote for this imbecile.

  • Tokkel Loshi - 2011-07-25 12:49

    And so the wheel turns , Will it open the eyes of he's supporta's I doubt it ,

  • Kevin - 2011-07-25 12:51

    The ancyl are so thick that they think the public will believe there lies. Come on useless government ,investigate ,prosecute and jail . It's time for Fat boy to pay for hiscravings of the spoils of the Western ways.

  • Charl - 2011-07-25 12:51

    Can I also apply for some of this charity money – electricity, rates & taxes, toll roads, etc. are killing me!

      Matt :-) - 2011-07-25 14:46

      No Charl, those are not charitable issues... now if you asked for something you REALLY need, like a Rolex watch, brand new Merc to replace the Nissan, couple of kilos of Moët's best to wash down the the caviar and KFC, then maybe Tata Juju will grant your wish... lol

  • tennilleg - 2011-07-25 12:52

    Seriously can the ANCYL not employ someone to first approve what they say in public BEFORE they say it because it blows my mind that they even thought for a split second that this was a respectable response to the whole trust fund question. A fund for charitable causes being used to build mansions and buy luxury cars does not make Malema sound like the champion of the poor which he claims to be.

  • nn.prv - 2011-07-25 12:52

    So where is the story ,all i see i one paragraph from ANCYL and the rest is what we have read before ! Trully award winning journos.

  • Matt :-) - 2011-07-25 12:52

    Julius Malema's 10 Commandments... 1 Thou shalt have no other leaders before Mugabe. 2 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to whites, nor serve them. 3 Thou shalt always take the name of Zille in vain. 4 Remember the sabbath day, to go on a long weekend at R78,000 cash. 5 Honour thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which thou buildest a R16-million house. 6 Thou shalt not kill the Boer. 7 Thou shalt not commit adultery - ANCYL members are by definition not adults. 8 Thou shalt not steal. Rather call it expropriation. 9 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. No need, that's what the ANCYL spokesmen are for. 10 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, rather build one for R16-million. But thou shalt covet thy neighbour's ass.

      ZA_R - 2011-07-25 13:57

      Brilliant :)

      Ingie - 2011-07-25 14:49

      Dont forget and Thy must shower after sex

  • Jack - 2011-07-25 12:53

    Two charitable institutions are beneficiaries: 1. The Julius Malema Automobile Procurement Association 2. Sushi-holics Anonymous

  • Eric West - 2011-07-25 12:53

    The Fat Boy didn't even pitch up for his own press conference! What a wanker!

      Matt :-) - 2011-07-25 13:50

      UK has Fatboy Slim SA has Fatboy Skelm

      Ingie - 2011-07-25 14:50

      Because as usual he has F..all to say.

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  • Martin - 2011-07-25 12:54

    Another fu*king lie! Malema is a liar and a thief. This greedy, ignorant racist must be held accountable and ultimately should be prosecuted.

  • Cayllex - 2011-07-25 12:55

    Innocent till proven guilty...

      gizzy - 2011-07-25 13:22

      Never to appear in court because buddy's will make sure of it. Guilty in the eyes of the public is the only way in this corrupt wasteland!

  • Say-my-say - 2011-07-25 12:55

    he will probably sell the land back to the gov for R30 mill as part of the claim.... stupid ain't so stupid after all....

  • Spinnie - 2011-07-25 12:56

    Question is what is the Ratanang family getting out of this? Live is good in the new SA, crime pays.

  • Andries - 2011-07-25 12:56

    So please tell us of all the number of charities that benefited from your trust give the media a list of everything that your trust has done for poor ppl. You shouldn't be ashamed please tell us warrior of the poor.

  • kelehenry - 2011-07-25 12:56

    Bullsh**t, although im an ANC supporter, this is a lot of crap. if he is not doing any shady deals why beat around the bush about his earnings? if the trust fund is for charity why is it registered in his sons name? I just want to c how this is gonna turn out.but the charity story they need to revise cause this is crap.

      Dean - 2011-07-25 13:32

      And yet you'll continue voting for the useless ANC. This isn't an isolated case. The whole party is a bunch of corrupt idiots. They never once gave a crap about anyone besides themselves, and that's sure as sunshine not gonna change anytime soon. But I'm really, REALLY glad you all feel liberated... Keep voting for them and eventually you will reap what you sew.

      gizzy - 2011-07-25 13:47

      You need to find more like minded people (yes the anc do have a few) and start a revolution from within. The party and country are relying on people like you.

      tokoziza - 2011-07-26 07:18

      ... "this is gonna turn out.but the CHARITY STORY they need to REVISE cause this is crap"... Revise!! OMG! That is exactly why this country is in the "crap" it is in. Everything is revised to suit the ANC's pocket already. This was the BEST story they could come up for Malema's outrageous, disgraceful, deceitful, disgusting, (I could go on for a while), behaviour. And you are still an ANC supporter and no doubt still vote for the ANC? What a wonderful brain you have kelehenry! I suggest you wake up before it is too late, kelehenry

  • nic - 2011-07-25 12:57

    ah please man. If it was so easy to get a conviction in a corruption case how the hell did Zuma became president. These people make and break laws as they please and cover it up for on another. DOn't get me wrong, there are very few things that I want more than this creep in jail but lets get real... p1sses me off beyond belief but he won't

  • william.botha - 2011-07-25 12:58

    "His private life stays private". Ok, hows this hypothetical scenario, I'm a private thief, I launder moneys from Nigeria, so it is nobody's business, it is my private life. Rationale escapes these guys, really, this is not a joke, this is most probably the largest mob of organized crime in the world.

  • GetRich - 2011-07-25 12:58

    "The trust was used for various charitable causes, he told a media briefing in Johannesburg." They say charity begins at home :D

  • JT - 2011-07-25 13:00

    So was the charity opened in the name of his 5 year old child? And Julius is using it for his own lavish lifestyle? Can't be surprised unfortunately that a low-life like this is in a seat of political favor.

  • Mike or Mpho - 2011-07-25 13:00