Probe Malema graft claims, YCLSA urges

2011-08-17 21:41

Johannesburg - Corruption allegations against ANCYL president Julius Malema must be investigated, the Young Communist League of SA (YCLSA) said on Wednesday.

"All these corruption allegations pose a threat to the unity of the alliance," national spokesperson Mafika Mndebele said in a statement, referring to the ANC, SACP and Cosatu.

"We are emphatically convinced that these allegations should be investigated."

Claims that he was receiving kickbacks for awarding tenders were part of efforts to remove Malema from power and a threat to "our revolution".

Mndebele said the media had portrayed Malema as a "corrupt spoiled brat" who used his call for nationalisation to destabilise President Jacob Zuma while benefiting from privatisation in Limpopo, his home province.

"As a matter of principle the [YCLSA], opposes the trial which is initiated, conducted and concluded in the media," Mndebele said.

"We would like to call upon the people of South Africa to uphold the principle of presumption of innocent till proven guilty...particularly because the president of the ANCYL has not been called before the court."

Earlier this month the City Press newspaper reported that Malema was using a secret family trust to finance his lifestyle.

It also reported that a company he partly owned, SGL Engineering Projects, was directly benefiting from multi-million-rand construction tenders it had helped to award.

The Sunday Times reported that Malema was paid R1.2m, through a Johannesburg architect, Steve Bosch, who was building his home in Sandton.

The report indicated Bosch had secured tenders worth tens of millions of rands in Limpopo.

  • PinkAndProud - 2011-08-17 21:51

    Of course he must be investigated but the ANC are the biggest organised crime syndicate so chances are it won't happen. If anything Juliearse will probably be promoted because that's the way the filthy ANC works.

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-17 22:22

      Yeah well all this delay in it is just to get more time to cover the whole thing up....good luck on him going down cause it wont happen,too many cadres stalling and sweeping dirt under the mat

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-18 08:44

      Thanks News24 - we were sorely lacking a Malema story this week ;-) Though all I can say is, gosh how many Youth Leagues are out there ?!

      John - 2011-08-18 08:45

      spot on about being the biggest orginized cime syndicate, to many other top anc officials involved for juju to be exposed, would love it though

  • PainPunisher - 2011-08-17 22:02

    INNOCENT UNTILL PROVEN GUILTY! Till then, my support will be that of the Youth President!

      Antianc - 2011-08-17 22:10

      Agree, but there must be an investigation to prove his innocence. I am sure the corrupt top connected will try to stop this, lets see. As saying goes, "seeing is believing"

      Neil - 2011-08-17 22:57

      @PainPunisher: Must be "painful" having an idiot for a President hey?

      PinkAndProud - 2011-08-18 01:03

      You were born with a brain. Try using it, you'll find it quite liberating.

      Daniel Jones - 2011-08-18 01:18

      PainPunisher, seems like your name should rather have been StoolPusher or PuttyPusher (thats Juliarse's stool/ putty of course). Its funny how these democratic rules only apply to ANCYL thugs when it suits them. Malema is guilty, on so many fronts and its time he gets put away or better yet face the firing squad!

      Komasa - 2011-08-18 01:50

      @Neil your comments in general don't point in Einsteins direction either.

      Netherlands - 2011-08-18 04:54


      Kevin - 2011-08-18 07:07

      In anc style you will find a reason to support the corrupt

  • maseratifitt - 2011-08-17 22:02

    The Media should be given more powers. They are the best agents for investigations of this kind.

      Komasa - 2011-08-18 01:39

      Only when it suits you, like the R1bn advertising tender fraud in the western cape.

      Netherlands - 2011-08-18 04:58

      KOMASA.... am pretty sure you don't know what you speaking about! Mrs Zille has REQUESTED the AUDITOR GENERAL to looking INTO THE SAID ALLEGATIONS.... and WOULD RESIGN, should any CORRUPTION be found! That was REQUESTED WITHOUT PRESSURE FROM THE ANC/COSATU/SACP... was decided by her self!!!!!!! Now that, should be a lesson on being a CIVIL SERVANT... only there to SERVE THE PEOPLE!!!! Doubt the ANC can make a statement like that!

  • dagwood4455 - 2011-08-17 22:18

    the question is, will he go to jail like Winnie and Jacob? Certainly not, this is mos a banana republic. Going going gone....

      Netherlands - 2011-08-18 05:02

      I DOUBT the City Press, will go to such lengths to print a story based on HEARSAY!!!!!!!! City Press would have DUG DEEP to find FACTUAL EVIDENCE before blurting it out across the FRONT PAGES of it's NEWSPAPERS!!!!!! They would have been DRAGGED IN FRON OF A COURT BY NOW... if there was ANY DEPUDIATION OF THE SAID CLAIMS!!! NOT A WORD HAVE BEEN HEARD.... and NEITHER WILL THERE BE EITHER!!!! Anyone heard from Malema lately? Nope... busy COVERING UP HIS POSTERIOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • PainPunisher - 2011-08-17 22:21

    I'll believe it when I see it.I'll believe it when I see it.

      Felix - 2011-08-18 08:36

      You may have to take the wool off your eyes before you can see it.

  • lapfa - 2011-08-17 22:38

    There is no concerete proof that malema is corrupt. So until then media must stop misleading people and engage Malema on his political stance. The question is if they are so against nationalisation of mines, what is the alternative. The media is being used to discredit Malema by the mine owners who are scared of loosing the mines they are making significant [rofits from at the expense of high unemployment. Mines have the capability to employ more people and still make reasonable profits.

      PinkAndProud - 2011-08-18 01:04

      Oh shame, another one that hasn't taken his brain out of the plastic wrapping yet.

      Komasa - 2011-08-18 01:44

      @PinkAndProud another black without a brain or just someone who does not agree with the 'day walkers' way of doing things?

      Netherlands - 2011-08-18 04:59

      lapfa is keeping hs BRAIN for a RAINY DAY!!!! Still in the original BOX and PACKAGING!

      Kevin - 2011-08-18 07:06

      You are not getting it. R25000 per month x 12 does not = R52 million

      DJI - 2011-08-18 07:46

      lol @Kevin, it just shows how the education system went bomb, these people really believe it. komasa and lapfa is now heavily confused as they think you did give the right answer.

      Larro - 2011-08-18 09:49

      If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and swims like a duck....then it's a duck dude. Stop fooling yourself.

  • Ndlovu - 2011-08-17 23:01

    It should be in the interest of Malema to get washed clean... ergo a investigation is a must for him. If he is against an investigation than it is like a confession to be guilty!

  • Eliza.bethB100 - 2011-08-17 23:03

    Viva YCLSA....

  • Kevin - 2011-08-18 07:00

    fat boy must be fully investigated ,tried by a non political judge from Britain and put in jail if(ha ha) guilty. Seeing as he has spent so many years talking sh#t, he could go straight to toilet duty in prison. There should be a large number of associates in government and puppet tender companies that will how need to be investigated. I wonder if he stupid mates realize how stupid and dangerous it would be to do business with this useless ar#e.

      Muzi - 2011-08-18 08:35

      Non political from Britain, head office of Anglo-American, nationalisation of mine, any bells ringing????

  • Hennie - 2011-08-18 08:20

    If only SARS was as forgiving towards honest taxpayers. Why do SARS query every single deduction you submit to them yet turn a blind eye to the millions of unaccounted for Rands Julius is splashing out?

      rtshilande - 2011-08-18 10:09

      rsa systems sucks. u r nt known u comply, u r connected/politician u r untouchable. here u join dem or else u get a asylum in other countries

  • DandyLion - 2011-08-18 09:22

    Mafika Mndebele, decide if you hanging on the cross or banging in the nails! Are you opposed to the media for exposing him but support the call for him to be investigated, Seems to me the latter cannot happen without the former, you dweeb!

  • Chris - 2011-08-18 09:49

    this country will for always be just a grinding slowing stopping failing country for as long as the persons in charge always just speak and says what they think must be done and then speak more about the topic until something new pops up and they can speak about more crap - I thought this man julias is already being investigated by the super top of the law - just go throught his papertrail - how much do you earn, whot do you own - it's that easy. really man c'mon SA crime fighters the man on the street is now seriously al lekker gatvol of nothing being done against criminals.

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