Limpopo ANCWL backs Malema
Polokwane - The ANC Women's League (ANCWL) in Limpopo will remain convinced that ANC Youth League president Julius Malema has done nothing illegal until proven otherwise, it said on Tuesday.
The ANCWL would remain steadfast in its unwavering support of Malema and "no amount of media diversions will deter us from doing so", said provincial secretary Maleke Mokganyetji.
The City Press reported on Sunday that Malema and his benefactors were using a family trust to fund his lifestyle.
The Ratanang Family Trust was reportedly 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 ANCYL.
Malema, who is from Limpopo, is also reportedly building a R16m house in Johannesburg and drives an expensive car.
Campaign to discredit Malema
Mokganyetji said attacks on Malema were part of a campaign to discredit him politically and divert attention from the radical economic policy programmes the ANCYL adopted at its last national congress.
"If indeed there is any substance in these allegations, why are these faceless people not reporting the case against to the police?" she asked.
"Why do they report these allegations to the newspapers? Since when have newspapers become police stations?"
It was clear that the allegations were being made in the media to tarnish the image of the ANCYL and the ANC government in Limpopo, said Mokganyetji.
She said the existence of the trust fund had never been a secret.
"It has been registered like any other trust.... Presenting the trust as a secret is sensationalism at its best."