Arrest me: Malema

2010-03-09 14:15

ANC Youth League president Julius Malema says if anyone could prove

any wrongdoing against him, they should arrest him.

“I’m not above the law. If there is any crime I have committed I’m

asking to be arrested,” he told students at the University of Johannesburg


Malema reiterated previous statements that he has never stolen from

the poor and said he would give the R140 million reportedly in his bank account

to the less fortunate.

“If I have got R140 million, take that money and nationalise it,”

he said, an echo of his calls to nationalise the country’s mines.

“I’m giving you the permission to take everything else you find in

that account and give it to the poor.”

Malema said the perceived “onslaught” against the Youth League was

not “an ordinary attack”. He said he would “never be ambushed,” and never be

“looted by anybody”.

Malema said lifestyle audits were not a concept thought up by

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. It was a practice carried out by the

Scorpions and currently by the SA Revenue Services.

“Why should we be subjected to a factional lifestyle audit?”

Malema again charged he was the victim of forces out to get rid of

the Youth League.

“It you want to kill a snake . . . hit it hard on the head, that’s

what they want to do to me.”

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