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Malema warrant 'politically motivated'

2012-09-22 18:15

Johannesburg - The issuing of a warrant for the arrest of expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema was politically motivated, former ANCYL secretary general Sindiso Magaqa told eNews Channel Africa (ENCA) on Saturday.

Magaqa, who was speaking in his capacity as a member of the Friends of the Youth League, said in an interview that he did not know what charges Malema would face.

He believed the charges were trumped up to serve political purposes.

"There is nothing substantive about these charges, these charges are brought to fight political battles in the ANC," he said.

Malema's allies were not shaken by the move, because they knew there was "an orchestrated campaign to silence him," Magaqa said.

The timing of the warrant - two weeks before nominations are opened ahead of the ANC elective conference in Mangaung and shortly after the Marikana shooting - raised suspicions about the intentions behind it.

He said the youth would rally in support of Malema.

"Young people will react, young people will defend the leader that represented their interests."

Magaqa said that the battle for economic liberation would not be stopped by the arrest warrant.

"We are focusing our programme. We will be in each and every mine, each and every society agitating people to liberate themselves so that at the end of the day their children will be economically liberated."

Malema is expected to appear in a Polokwane court next week.

ENCA said in an unsourced report that Malema would had himself over to authorities on Wednesday.

His attorney, Nicqui Galaktiou, could not immediately be reached to confirm this.

The City Press reported on Friday that Malema faced charges of money laundering, corruption and fraud relating to his Ratanang Family Trust and its share holding in On-Point Engineering, a company that allegedly made millions from Limpopo government tenders.

On Tuesday, Malema told reporters in Johannesburg if he was arrested, it would be done illegally.

He said he was willing and ready to go to jail, and was not intimidated.

 

Comments
  • squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-22 18:36

    No, only the timing is politically motivated. Julius is a crook. The HAWKS were just held back so that Juju BlobBoy can be neutralized during December at Manuang...

      Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-09-22 18:45

      Time for Malema to face the music and enjoy the hospitality of correctional services. There's nothing political about this. He is just a crook.

      da.durbanite - 2012-09-22 18:48

      Don't worry Squeegee This street kid and his boss are afraid that next week skeletons will be out, all their fellow street kids supporters will know next week how this fatty boom boom and his lapdogs stole millions while he was chomza with the prezzie..He's finished!!!!!!!!

      Martin522 - 2012-09-22 18:54

      I wish that the name Malema would become a virus that kick any pc and journalist to the moon. Am so tired of this bunch of rubbish, and it is supposed to be informative.

      lownabester - 2012-09-22 18:57

      Pity they did not take him before he started all this touble. But agree, Manuang is more important, to shut him up

      markmc83 - 2012-09-23 10:37

      Of course, they could have charged him years ago. This warrant was only issued because he's saying things that upset the ANC top leadership. With any luck the charges have enough basis to hold. At least it's clear who the Hawks work for now. If the ANC was serious about punishing corruption they'd all have to voluntarily go to prison.

      markmc83 - 2012-09-23 10:41

      Let just hope Malema makes a last ditch effort and spills the beans of all the dirt on the ANC top brass.

      glen.e.huysamer - 2012-09-23 13:34

      Maybe it is a good thing that Malema is being played now, regardless of political motives and or anything else. The fact is his in the political boxing arena, and the punches are flying, left right and centre. Let us hope that he can withstand the onslaught so that when he comes out for the next round he can play the same game, with a clean slate. I would like to see him play the corruption and fraud card against those pulling it out of the pack at the moment, because it shows that his foes have very little in reserve, and this strategy only sets the precedence for the future, as and when the 'Lone-Wolf' Malema takes power he still has got this card to play, and bet your bottom cents, he will play it when the time comes, we will probably find a whole lot of old fat-cat ANC cronies being arrested one after the next in future, assets frozen, family members in custody and all the corrupt in jail, the reality is that JuJu is still young and the old high guard of the ANC will in future answer to Juju retaliation. In retrospect he holds more cards, than the entire ANC/Alliance, including their corrupt benefactors and business partners. It will be the ANC/left verses the ANC/right, old verses young. All the opposition parties united could not be as formidable an opponent to the ANC as Malema is now, he has them dancing and prancing to their own corrupt beat while he Malema sings lead vocals. Love hime or hate him, His position serves SA well.

      stirer.kathray - 2012-09-23 17:54

      Does it matter whether the arrest is politically motivated - or not? If he didn't do the crime they couldn't politically motivate his arrest, could they?

  • Hendrik JJ Kruger - 2012-09-22 18:36

    And another idiot opens his mouth trying to string together an idea. Without success. Shame.

      wesley.nel.5 - 2012-09-22 19:36

      So he organize the tenders for the sake of politics. Jippo his tax forms for the sake of politics. He is skelm because of politics. No he is a skelm and that is why he must be arrested

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-22 20:00

      Magaqa, who was speaking in his capacity as a member of the Friends of the Youth League, said in an interview that he did not know what charges Malema would face. Ok, let's look at this statement: 1."in an interview that he did not know what charges Malema would face". 2."He believed the charges were trumped up to serve political purposes." 3. "There is nothing substantive about these charges" So he does not know what the charges are but can with authority say that they have no substance. Brain dead twat!

      riaan.mostert.58 - 2012-09-22 22:27

      squeegee Does this cretin look like he has a brain? Even a pug has a more intelligent expression than this moron.

  • themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-22 18:37

    \Young people will react, young people will defend the leader that represented their interests.\ That sound like a call to cause mayhem, for which the Police will be hosing you with water cannons, teargassing you and ultimately putting you in jail alongside you corrupt leader.

      gordon.turner.37 - 2012-09-22 20:00

      Tell us 1 thing malema has given the youth? Just 1.

  • Nkosinathi Mokoena - 2012-09-22 18:40

    Why no one tell these guys to shut up?

      mphogift.mukwevho - 2012-09-25 09:32

      because its not right to do so

  • Andre - 2012-09-22 18:50

    If these stooges rather kept quiet, no one would have known how dumb they really are!

  • irvin.mkhari - 2012-09-22 19:01

    Varhangeri va vanphwa va afrika dzonga minga heleni matimba ku lwela ikhonomi ya tiko.

  • sylvia.shaw.7 - 2012-09-22 19:07

    This is going to become yet another circus.

      demi.davidson.18 - 2012-09-23 09:17

      They are already a circus but as brainless mutant cells they are unable to comprehend the fact.

  • Johnson - 2012-09-22 19:09

    Are these guys living in a dream - guess the washing is going to come out in this trial

  • klip.indiebos - 2012-09-22 19:09

    Sure, it is has nothing to do with the hand in the cookie jar.

  • Phiwe Mazula'yithole Ximba - 2012-09-22 19:09

    You are lying Magaqa Malema and you must go to jail finish and klaar

  • mqoqin - 2012-09-22 19:11

    That's what happens when you just open your mouth when you know your hands are dirty.No one is above the law.Let the law takes its course.Let us not cry about the timing coz there's no better time in doing this than now to make matters worse he should have seen it coming coz that's how politics works.

      steve.gibson.146612 - 2012-09-23 11:38

      What is sad here is that everyonr knew that there was a problem, but no action was taken whilst he was in favour. Now that he is out of favour action is taken! One wonders how many others and their suspicious actions are being protected as too many favour are being protected?????? dare they EVER "fall out of favour"????

  • juan.prinsloo.750 - 2012-09-22 19:12

    The motivation doesn't really matter, the question is, is he guilty or not guilty. Common sense tells us he is definitely guilty. So let the law take it's course

  • henk.tredoux.7 - 2012-09-22 19:14

    @douglas, well said Douglas! What do these people not understand? Juju did all of this because he cares! Give me a break!?

  • dmcmr.dhai - 2012-09-22 19:15

    Maga Pa

  • neo.khemisi - 2012-09-22 19:22

    Speak for yourself idiot I won't waste my energy supporting some1 who put my security @ risk you idiot wake-up and smell the division that this idiot created between SAcan races

  • gretchen.oswald.3 - 2012-09-22 19:27

    You have all answered to the article- I would like to comment on the photo!!! Goodness its one of the ugliest pictures I have ever seen, with fat boy and that thing called Sindiso in the back ground, who looks like a starving Rwandan guard dog. Malema feed your people, so that they can start looking like you (Floyd Shivambo doensnt look any better either)!!! Stop stealing their food.

      Hendrik JJ Kruger - 2012-09-22 23:15

      Love the gap between Magaqa's front teeth. Perfectly matches the vacant space between his ears!

  • dentamokhabz - 2012-09-22 19:27

    I'm reading with regret people mentioning Malema and Anc. The question is Malema still the member of the Anc no. So let's stop narrow thinking and look the matter on hand. Malema is innocent until proven guilty by the courts.

  • BulletProof. - 2012-09-22 19:27

    If he doesn't pay is taxes and be out of jail, I also have the rights and sto paying my taxes.

  • obadia.segwape - 2012-09-22 19:29

    FAT BOY IDIOT TROLL thats all you keep saying but he wont get arrested(medical parole)i like him though.viva juju viva

      edward.patterson.923 - 2012-09-23 11:49

      So you like mr. malema eh, why? Because of his politics and views on nationalization? Then might I suggest you read the following. http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/sowell092012.php3 And just for a little back ground. Sowell grew up black and poor in North Carolina. That's a tough start. He also was an avowed communist until his mid 20's. Love Julius hate julius it really isn't the right question. Ask yourself, in 5 years if SA follows Malema's plans will the vast majority of South Africans be better off? Maybe, but then ask yourself will that be true in 10 years, the answer, if history can give any instruction is a resounding NO. Read the article. You can redistribute current wealth but you can not redistribute future wealth, that which will be created in the future. And you can't redistribute skills or knowledge. And in today's world you can't hold capital hostage

  • sefako.mokgalaka - 2012-09-22 19:31

    As soon as the proof of political interference surfaces,the case will be thrown out of court.

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-22 19:39

      Sefako you are probably not aware. The Nicholson judgment which ruled that Mbeki politically interfered with state organs in order to thwart JZ's presidential ambitions was thrown out by the Supreme Court of Appeal. The Polokwane mob ignored it and carried on their mission to install the former goatherder as their president. Mbeki also chose not to pursue the findings against them.

      sefako.mokgalaka - 2012-09-22 20:11

      I am in no way supporting Julius Malema. I am just saying there will always be an excuse to let him free. I won't support corruption and incompetence IRO where it is coming from.

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-22 20:30

      I was not implying that you do. I just thought you were not aware that the SCA overturned the Nicholson judgment

      RudiErnst - 2012-09-22 22:34

      Hi Sefako, yes we are bringing race into everything. It is racist when we do it, but justice when you do? Dude!

      annelene.munro - 2012-09-23 10:58

      Cannot be political interference .... Apparently SARS requested the warrant of arrest for tax owing to them - the tax man gets to everybody who owes him money no matter who you are

  • Ernest - 2012-09-22 19:32

    young people will react to defend their leader .which young people ?may sombody please invite the marikana police force including myself this time around.

      Vhulie Emmanuel Manv - 2012-09-22 20:01

      Is not limpompo.its limpopo.u think you are better.

  • beki.khumalo - 2012-09-22 19:39

    ENOUGH!!! How much does Whitey Basson owe the tax man again?

      Paul Van Schalkwyk - 2012-09-22 19:46

      agggg toggie....nothing is going to happen to this alleged fraudulant troublemaker tsotsi....its just gonna be another case where millions of taxpayer money gets spent at the courts / lawyers....and for what ? so that he can get a suspended sentence / pay a huge fine ? whahaha.... what a joke !

      beki.khumalo - 2012-09-22 20:03

      No Paul, all because your president Zuma wants a second term! Yep!

      beki.khumalo - 2012-09-22 20:40

      @Jamba, you have no clue of what you're talking about my friend. Mr Pep owes the taxman R2 billion! He's made payment arrangements with SARS for that tax bill. Why this is relevant to this article is yours to decide. All MUST be equal before the law!!!

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-22 21:18

      @BHEKI ~ Please, do us all a favour and shut up. Ignorant fool.

      Hendrik JJ Kruger - 2012-09-22 21:27

      Whitey is not with pep last time I checked... Shame man, see? This is what happens if you trust a liar. You become one too...

      beki.khumalo - 2012-09-22 22:20

      Thank you for the correction my friends(and the insults!), for the record Wiese only owns about 17% of Pepkor, and Basson is a director at Pepkor. To suit you then, here goes:Billionaire Christo Wiese, the chairman of Africa’s largest food retailer Shoprite Holdings Ltd. (SHP), owes South Africa’s tax authorities about 2 billion rand ($247 million) in tax and penalties! Now the principle of my argument doesn't change. All must be equal before the law!

      Hendrik JJ Kruger - 2012-09-22 22:31

      It's not about pep ownership. It's about who's accused of tax evasion, so even if Whitey owns shares in pep he's not the the one accused. But that's not important to you I guess. Keep on fueling yourself on lies. You learn fast from your leaders. Be proud... Shame I really feel for you.

      riaan.mostert.58 - 2012-09-22 22:31

      bheki Some is more equal that others snookums. And how does holding a directorship make you mister Pep? Cretin

      beki.khumalo - 2012-09-22 22:49

      Aha! Riaan, is not interesting to note that when it suits you 'some are more equal than others'? Keep believing that my friend, you'll see how far that 'superioty complex' takes you....

      Hendrik JJ Kruger - 2012-09-22 23:03

      Beki you are in denial. Superiority complex? Equality? Blacks get everything handed to them on a silver platter and still you complain and blame the whites? Lower standards to get into university, all the jobs you get first choice? Last time I checked you are running the country, but you still blame the whites for everything? We who are the bottom feeders and still get ahead with the little opportunities we get? Take responsibility and stop complaining. Make the best of the golden chances you get and stop expecting to simply get everything. Stand up, man up.

      beki.khumalo - 2012-09-23 07:28

      @Hendrik, you obviously have no clue who you're talking to! Take a moment and google me, I could even employ you if you were not racist.

      Hendrik JJ Kruger - 2012-09-23 07:46

      You sound like someone who would google himself. And if a white man brings up race he is racist, if a black guy does the same it's political. Again, double standards. Your fat boy is the biggest racist in SA and you not far behind. Congrats on you alleged success. Bet you earned it...

      Hendrik JJ Kruger - 2012-09-23 07:48

      Ps: so successful, but don't even know the difference between Whitey Basson and Cobus Wiese? Oh ja wait, the both white so all the same to you. You are so far back and 3rd world... Shame,

      beki.khumalo - 2012-09-23 08:11

      Hahahahahahah! You're such a sad soul Hendrik, living in SA must be very tough for you. With all the odds against you as you claim. I would have said you must miss apartheid, but then again you are the same age as your two kids. You hold shocking stereotypes about black people, try to preach that to a youngster struggling to make ends meet in the shacks Khayelitsha, Diepsloot, Umlazi etc and see whether you'll come out alive! You're not a victim Hendrik, don't pretend to be!

      Hendrik JJ Kruger - 2012-09-23 08:30

      Apartheid? Always your trump card hey! Shame man. Wake up and smell the truth. It's Malema who's the racist. But a can see you follow blindly instead of thinking for yourself. Good luck with that. Shame.

      Hendrik JJ Kruger - 2012-09-23 08:37

      You call me a racist? Oh please. You should read the headlines this Sunday morning. Elderly white woman hate raped and a white boxing hero murdered. I wonder how may white people did that to blacks last night... Wake up.

      beki.khumalo - 2012-09-23 08:39

      Yet another stereotype: every black person supports Malema! Do you ever think, really think???

      Hendrik JJ Kruger - 2012-09-23 08:48

      I never said all black people support him. I read enough stating here that they don't. But you do. And it's not s stereotype. I'm addressing you as a Malema supporter. Not blacks. You are stereotyping me? Take a look at yourself. If you support that man you will drip with hate. But I guess we deserve it right?

      Johnson - 2012-09-23 18:25

      Business men owing tax to SARS did not steal if from the poor as in this case obvious, unless you are in it as well - you will probably defend it

  • Andre Claassen - 2012-09-22 19:41

    Why would you be willing to to go to jail? Stop being a martyr, you are guilty you corrupt thief, face the facts. How can we expect you to ace the truth when you have to call off a speech because you can't face the rain? diva!

  • Andre Claassen - 2012-09-22 19:44

    Bheki, back underground for you! Whitey is only in the news because he is a great businessman creating employment you chop! I see dumb people! Go back in the line at builders warehouse and hold your sign up higher, maybe you will get a piece job!

      vincent.maponya - 2012-09-22 20:13

      It is very clear that most of the comments about this young Lion are fuelled by hatred and anger, not sure if i should add RACISM. Let Malema have his day in court to prove himself innocent, and stop pre-judging him. If youre as fair and democratic as you claim to be, you will let the court sit and decide if Malema is guilty or not. youre not in any way eligible to feed us with your hatred speech garbage and expect us to be blinded by this racist remarks. where did the "innocent until proven guilty" stance dissappeared to? Damn self proclaimed judges...

      beki.khumalo - 2012-09-22 20:59

      Your friends at News24 are big on censorship, they removed my reply to your comment. I'll repost it! I touched a nerve clearly, my point exactly! You think blacks should be underground and/or in queues as cheap labour? It's so easy to bring out the racists in this forum. I love it!!! There!

      riaan.mostert.58 - 2012-09-22 22:33

      bheki Ag shame. Do you want a tissue?

      Hendrik JJ Kruger - 2012-09-22 22:33

      @vincent. You wrote young Lion, but think you meant "Liar".

      Hendrik JJ Kruger - 2012-09-22 22:37

      I notice Vincent said young Lion, but guess he meant Liar...

  • Astro Kam's - 2012-09-22 19:45

    at Xavier, your Swahili doesn't make any sense!

  • Ernest - 2012-09-22 19:53

    ancyl bunch of shanganees from limpompo /malema/ magaqa /lamola omg what do u expect then.

      vincent.maponya - 2012-09-22 20:15

      stupid comment right there ernest...dimit...tribalist...

      pronape - 2012-09-22 20:16

      Ernest u must think before u comment.

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-22 20:26

      Sindiso is from KZN if I'm not mistaken

  • popeye.sailor.1884 - 2012-09-22 19:53

    I had another look at that painting, I still think it is Malema hanging from Zuma’s pants !

  • masupa.tsela - 2012-09-22 19:55

    If people think what Malema says about whites is good enough not for him to have a white lawyera, isn't it the same as most whites saying Africa is backward yet they continue to come to the continent? \r\nMalema feels that that lawyer who is white is gonna win the case for him, just like whites will continue to come to Africa just for the purpose of making money!

      riaan.mostert.58 - 2012-09-22 22:34

      Who is coming to this continent, you chop? Do you think any sane white person will come and live in this hole voluntarily?

  • Tim Elliott - 2012-09-22 19:56

    Economic liberation in these intellectually challenged idiots minds is Zimbabwe.80% unemployment and an economic wasteland.All of these ANCYL clowns have never been employed.They just don't get it!

  • gordon.turner.37 - 2012-09-22 19:59

    The theft of state resources in Limpopo was also politically motivated. There should be a long line of mafioso from the north in the dock with.

      Michael - 2012-09-22 20:27

      Mathale have lot of questions to answer, how call the money dissapear under his nose! Things that happen in this country?

  • Michael - 2012-09-22 20:00

    Malema was investigated since 2010 for serious crimes, for me the timing of the warrant is neither here nor there! Magaca knows that his friend would be arrested one day.

  • Ernest - 2012-09-22 20:02

    ANCYL = B.A I. Q Which means Below-Average Intelligent Quotient

  • freddy.vanwijk - 2012-09-22 20:12

    JuJu is like a soiled nappy.Full of it.

  • Hendrik JJ Kruger - 2012-09-22 20:13

    I love the gap between Magaqa's front teeth. Perfectly matches the vacant space between his ears! Bhahahahaha!!!! Call a Dentist boet!

  • sphamandla.s.ntshangase - 2012-09-22 20:14

    sindiswa magaqa must get a replacement of dat geb of teeth before he speak dis young boys are bad leaders in our country. They teach youth not respect. Dis young moskito boy suppose to kicked to hell forever build new ANC

  • phuti.hlabane - 2012-09-22 20:25

    Yaaah neh

  • ashik.singh.54 - 2012-09-22 20:26

    Hey Sindiso, you, \TOOTHLESS PRICK\, MALEMA, FLOYD, FYL and your BANK ROLLERS, are , guilty, guilty, guilty.

  • frederik.vanas - 2012-09-22 20:28

    fatboy is going to be passed around like a peace pipe.......

  • casskot - 2012-09-22 20:29

    Looting Limpopo was also \Politically Motivated\ u and the rest are actually getting paid for talking sh*t ...

  • Sizwe Dlamini - 2012-09-22 20:33

    @spha,the good thing is you still have the right to teach your kids to respect whites,people must earn respect and this is politics not a social club

  • fnxusani - 2012-09-22 20:34

    Actually who is julius malema?

      sphamandla.s.ntshangase - 2012-09-22 20:45

      julius iz just a small boy with big month frm limpopo a boy dont want thonk must born again

      Ernest - 2012-09-22 20:46

      nongoloza to be.

      fnxusani - 2012-09-22 20:56

      Oh! I see that idiot who was the ANCYL president? I wonder who is going to bring him whisky in jail, please NPA move fast and again I want this boy arrested b4 he appear in court. He must not hand himself

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-09-22 20:51

    'Am not intimidated' So why hiring hot shot lawyer?

  • Hendrik JJ Kruger - 2012-09-22 20:52

    Love the gap between Magaqa's front teeth. Perfectly matches the vacant space between his his ears.

  • craig.drysdale.96 - 2012-09-22 20:56

    Not only are you the most ugly human on earth but you equally as stupid. When you say the youth, who are you actually referring to?

  • Drikus Naude - 2012-09-22 21:04

    i wonder how malema's kidneys are doing. when he starts spilling the truth... celebi,shaik?

  • Ernest - 2012-09-22 21:06

    ha ha julias is going to be nongoloza hosh phakamisa ndoda sonor stupa very soon

  • Hendrik JJ Kruger - 2012-09-22 21:07

    Since when is Whitey Basson @ PEP...? Thanks for the update @beki. Good luck with that too... Shame.

      beki.khumalo - 2012-09-22 21:12

      Hendrik, like I said to you during the day, when unsure don't be scared to ask!!! Christo Wiese only owns about 20% of PEP. Basson is Pepkor! Ask my man, you'll learn a lot!

  • louis.mokonyane - 2012-09-22 21:08

    If Zuma wins @Mangaung bro expect 5yrs in jail,

  • Hendrik JJ Kruger - 2012-09-22 21:13

    Young Lion? I. Think you meant Liar... Must be a typo.

  • george.pito - 2012-09-22 21:34

    Politcally motivated probably yes but the crimes committed long overdue. Managaung is just another prove of total third world incompotence. No tenders get awarded nothing goes on cause the whole corrupt bunch to scared they gonna get caught out. Some day the black people in this country must explain to me how they promote people with no eduaction or intelligence and ignore others with lots of this talent for the sake of some family or wahetever order. The whole incompetent bunch cant do anything because Mangaung whilst the damage done in doing nothing, to the economy is enormous. Accroding to western norms Malema is a criminal. According to ANC rules he can be trialed as for high treason. Then to be neutral kill the farmer kill the boer changing it to kis the farmer deserves no sympathy.