Arrest warrant issued for Malema

2012-09-21 14:16

Johannesburg - An arrest warrant for former ANC Youth League President Julius Malema was issued on Friday morning, City Press can reveal.

Malema is expected to appear in court in Pretoria or Polokwane next week on charges of money laundering, corruption and fraud.

The case relates to his Ratanang Family Trust and its shareholding in On-Point Engineering, a company that has made millions from Limpopo government tenders.

It was still unclear whether Malema would be jailed before he appears in court. His lawyers previously urged the National Prosecuting Authority and the Hawks not to arrest him but to tell him when and where to appear in court.

Malema reiterated this week that he would appear in court if charged.

He told City Press he had “not heard anything. I think if there is such a thing, I will be open about it,” he said.

A source close to Malema, however, confirmed that they had heard about it and were waiting for further details. “The law enforcement agencies know his address,” he said.

Malema said if he were charged, he didn’t know what he would be charged with. “So far we don’t know what is the issue, whether it is money laundering, fraud, corruption,” he said.

“I am not the first person to be arrested,” Malema said, adding that this had happened to politicians before and that charges were dropped. This is an apparent reference to President Jacob Zuma, who at the time believed there was a political plot to get rid of him through prosecution and corruption charges.

The NPA and Hawks have said they won’t comment on the arrest warrant.

NPA spokesperson Bulelwa Makeka said they don’t respond on arrest warrants and will only comment once an accused has appeared in court.

  • matt.dibbs.9 - 2012-09-21 14:20

    Hello fatboy, time for pap, no more KFC for you. I wonder if you can play golf!

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-21 14:22

      He's a Nando's man, but he's about to feast on a whole lot of Bubba

      ReneMuller.XOXO - 2012-09-21 14:24

      Next article: Malema arrested and then the following article: Malema makes bail and then Malema's court case will only be heard in 2018 (due to back logs)

      lownabester - 2012-09-21 14:29

      Vat hom Flaffie, Best news all week.

      Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-09-21 14:30

      Let's see what tune he will be singing now.

      themba.mkhize.5494 - 2012-09-21 14:30

      this is just a front, it will just disappear

      ian.flack2 - 2012-09-21 14:30

      Does this mean a genuine patient is not going to get a hospital bed????????

      okonkwo7 - 2012-09-21 14:36

      Bad move... Now his going to start comparing himself to all those who were persecuted for their beliefs!

      bond.ndalo - 2012-09-21 14:37

      Why should be advise to appear in court not be arrested like the other fraudster.

      thandiwe.ngema.71 - 2012-09-21 14:40

      Bye bye Juju - it was entertaining!

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-09-21 14:46

      Black people Wow!!!! Power to the honest and civilised people among us - OF ALL RACES!!!!!

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-09-21 14:46

      It's not over till the fat boy sings.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-09-21 14:55

      Oh shuddup tsotsi you chop. I'll believe fatface is arrested when he's sitting in jail. No doubt there will be people protesting this too.... sigh.

      merven.halo - 2012-09-21 14:56

      Jail sentence, the first step in becoming president in the old ANC fashion.

      nardus.debeer - 2012-09-21 15:08

      Best news ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope this sticks!

      nkosiab - 2012-09-21 15:12

      lol... KFC over all hehehehe

      george.pistorius - 2012-09-21 15:19

      He wil bribe his way out!!!!

      JManAtheoi - 2012-09-21 15:20

      Now he can form the new FYL - Felons of the Youth League...

      godfrey.welman - 2012-09-21 15:30

      Okay...the gloves are off!!! Rnd 2

      rodney.currie.79 - 2012-09-21 15:32

      Al well and good , he deserves exactly what he is getting , but would this be happening if he hadnt have crossed swords with Zuma / ANC ????

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-09-21 15:44

      Cant believe you guys still believe this monthly lies. You all know that there is no warrant issued. Another ghost source? City Press is just lying again. How I wish S.A. press can be matured.

      mike.mike.7140497 - 2012-09-21 15:45

      I hope the hawks and NPA have got it right this time. There can be no mistakes. He must be arrested and sit in jail until his bail application hearing has been heard.

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-09-21 15:47

      @ nardus.debeer, how many times have you heard this types of news about Malema being arrested? And you are still excited when you hear them. Eish!

      jurgen.eksteen - 2012-09-21 15:53

      He will be passed around like a peace-pipe in prison!!

      Kawasaki1985 - 2012-09-21 15:55

      Renal failure !!

      willem.vanrensburg.562 - 2012-09-21 15:58

      "Malemas case to cost taxpayers R70 million"

      darren.raath.5 - 2012-09-21 16:01

      @tsotsi "cripple the struggle by our enemy (you) me???????? wtf? i didnt know i was at war with you!!!!! you are a chop.

      mihaip007 - 2012-09-21 16:54

      Don't wary zuma's turn too, then they plant orchid' in each other's butts and call them zumanopolis malermis. @tsotsi my enemy, we should meet....

      pj.egolie - 2012-09-21 17:11

      I don't see anywhere Dead or Alive and the Reward-money ......

      preshen.govender.90 - 2012-09-22 12:16

      pappa wag vir hom

      jacques.devilliers.16 - 2012-09-23 08:02

      Where is that young black laywer now biatch!! I thought Malema will stay true to his people and get a black laywer, its funny what a little bit of pressure can do!!!

  • - 2012-09-21 14:21

    Great stuff, about time!, thugs belong in jail.

      andres.dewet - 2012-09-21 14:35

      I'm not going to make premature pronouncements. However, how he has amassed his wealth is questionable. Let him answer the allegations in court. With the tight connections with South Africa's most corrupt province, Limpopo, and their undying loyalty to him, I have doubts he'll be able to prove his innocence. This is not a political ploy, the chickens have simply come home to roost. How does a champion of the poor, a person who claims he lived off a modest salary, parade around in a Black Merc Vito (after loosing his ANCYL position) and something is not afoot. May those poor and destitute he claims to help finally see what this narcissist is made of.

      jeremy.thewasp - 2012-09-21 14:47

      Fantastic / Brilliant / Excellent News!!! Just made my weekend :) Im sure Slugboy will get a job in the prison kitchen - eat all the pies?

      andres.dewet - 2012-09-21 15:05

      Yes @Tsotsi: Think if you referred that question to the Khoisan, they'd have us ALL arrested, not just the pale individuals you so viciously lament.

      mike.plansera - 2012-09-21 15:13

      tsotsi, that must be some very, very, very old San people roaming the streets.

      andres.dewet - 2012-09-21 15:17

      Tsotsi likes to conveniently forget, that when we all go far enough back, we're actually all newcomers to this land. He doesn't believe in building SA together, he only believes in his narrow Afro-fascist dogma. Or, he's just a bored troll?

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-09-21 15:55

      @JockBlack, in the year 2024 you will be excited again when they tell you there is a warrant against Malema. Just as you celebrated years back when they told you there is a warrant against him.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-21 16:10

      BlobBoy gets to dominate the news for weeks to come... darn. Escape Julius escape! Shoot, officer, shoot...

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-21 14:21

    GOOD, throw this useless tsotsi in jail where he belongs!

      JManAtheoi - 2012-09-21 15:04

      "just like your (CD's) racist father charles darwin"... hahahahaa...this must comment of the day!

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-21 15:15

      bonganini, are you saying that Charles Darwin was a racist? Where you there to observe that assertion?

      arthur.hugh - 2012-09-21 15:18

      At least Darwin did something with his life, what have you done hey Bongani? Chop.

      hein.huyser - 2012-09-21 16:10

      charles, please do your homework. CD was the father of racism as we know it. Under him the concept of "natural selection" and strongest must decide have taken mainstream media acceptance, whereby the notion became popular that one race are more superior to others. Hence racism in its purest form. It so rooted in people's thinking that they (people from all races) do not see things for what they are. This bafoon have a lot to answer for.

      bongani.nsele.58 - 2012-09-21 16:29

      thank you hein.huyser charles dumbwin does't read, it is so obvious...that racist father of him charles darwin said an african is weak and he deserves to be abused and his will to be himself must be broken by the european....and a lot more unprintable utterances from that man

      fred.warren.986 - 2012-09-22 14:38

      @hein and this quote from Darwin: "Since the dawn of history the Negro has owned the continent of Africa – rich beyond the dream of poet’s fancy, crunching acres of diamonds beneath his bare black feet and yet he never picked one up from the dust until a white man showed to him its glittering light. His land swarmed with powerful and docile animals, yet he never dreamed a harness, cart, or sled. A hunter by necessity, he never made an axe, spear, or arrowhead worth preserving beyond the moment of its use. He lived as an ox, content to graze for an hour. In a land of stone and timber he never sawed a foot of lumber, carved a block, or built a house save of broken sticks and mud. With league on league of ocean strand and miles of inland seas, for four thousand years he watched their surface ripple under the wind, heard the thunder of the surf on his beach, the howl of the storm over his head, gazed on the dim blue horizon calling him to worlds that lie beyond, and yet he never dreamed a sail.” — Charles Darwin

  • JManAtheoi - 2012-09-21 14:21

    Finally. Now make it stick.

  • JohncarlosBiza - 2012-09-21 14:21

    About damn time

      JohncarlosBiza - 2012-09-21 14:49

      Add treason charges for threatening the state

  • pieter.lourens.7 - 2012-09-21 14:23

    This long weekend just got a whole lot better.

  • ettiene.esterhuizen.7 - 2012-09-21 14:23

    Pappa wag vir djou!!!!!!

  • kevin.maree.3 - 2012-09-21 14:24

    If true, I'll certainly be opening a bottle of my best bubbly this weekend!!

      eric.martinsich - 2012-09-21 15:37

      Will you then drive after drinking??

  • DJPotifar - 2012-09-21 14:24


  • collins.ntelele - 2012-09-21 14:24

    Time to test Juju's legal representatives?

  • collins.ntelele - 2012-09-21 14:25

    Time to test Juju's legal representatives?

  • Pete7930 - 2012-09-21 14:25

    Arrested for what?

      JManAtheoi - 2012-09-21 14:28

      Being an idiot, for thinking he's above the law, robbing the poor, Tax evasion,...pick one.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-09-21 14:49

      The list of offences is stated in the article.

      bow.hunter.1884 - 2012-09-21 14:58

      Have you been out of the country the last 7 years?

      gary.guy.507 - 2012-09-21 15:19

      I am happy even with just for being a fat pig that nobody likes!!

  • lemohang - 2012-09-21 14:25

    What a waste of tax payers money . we can all see this is political all that's going to happen is the state will be paying legal cost and the legal system will be at question again . Did JZ not think Juju took notes when he was in the same sh**

      BikoGuevaraHaniX - 2012-09-21 14:49

      whether its political or not.. fact remains he cannot explain his wealth, and thats money laundering

  • collins.ntelele - 2012-09-21 14:26

    Time to test Juju's legal representatives?

      graeme.aitken.545 - 2012-09-21 15:25

      Make sure they are Whities...last time the brother broke down in tears when the Judge asked him to justify a few statements...he was son confused he pulled the race card

      jacques.smit - 2012-09-21 16:08

      Its is Graeme.. The laywer dude owns a few restuarants in cpt and some ski resort overseas..

  • MC Nkoana - 2012-09-21 14:27

    What a joke in this RSA, why reason for arrest not mentioned.???? City Press might have joined JGZ fiction secretly. You guys stop giving others a false hope, we know you don't like Juju.....even though He is still my political role model.....!

      lynette.venter.12 - 2012-09-21 14:34

      You don't have very high aspirations do you?

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-21 14:39

      Corruption, fraud and money laundering is 3 good reasons. There is also claims of tax evasion. Malema will probably hide away this weekend or he could be in jail.

      andres.dewet - 2012-09-21 14:41

      Of course he's your role-model. We'd all like easy tenders, millions of rands, radical fans and doing the minimal and needing the most-basic of education to get there.

      alex.marshall.944023 - 2012-09-21 14:51

      Paragraph 2, lines 2-3. "money laundering, corruption and fraud." If you read more than the headline you might get the information you are looking for.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-09-21 14:55

      The only joke is people like you and Juju. The rest of the ANC's disastrous management over the past 14 years is too sad and serious to joke about.

      tino.munjanga - 2012-09-21 15:54

      Read the article first before commenting. the reasons for his arrest are well outline..... unless if you can't read. What you should have asked is whether the allegations are true or false. all the same that ZANU PF supported idiot must prove that he is innocent otherwise he will not be spared.

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-09-21 16:30

      @MC nkoana - do you pick up girls with that nickname?

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-09-22 10:03

      MC Nkoana. Well I am sure you will be outside the court room displaying your affections.

      rossdesouza - 2012-09-22 20:03

      The way I see it... you have to scroll past the article to get to the comments... so what kind of an idiot reads the headline, scrolls past the actual information and then spends the time to comment...

  • - 2012-09-21 14:28

    The best news I've seen all week!

  • IcemanGP - 2012-09-21 14:28


  • - 2012-09-21 14:29

    Not even one Marikana worker will think this is an event. Once again, he will say he was 'used'. They got what they wanted.

  • napolita.kio - 2012-09-21 14:29

    Arrested for what????

      Cameron - 2012-09-21 14:37

      You usually get arrested for a crime...thats when you do something against the law fyi.

      bob.small.7547 - 2012-09-21 14:38


      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-21 15:35

      No wonder Napolita.kio supports the Fatboy. He can't read either.

      napolita.kio - 2012-09-21 16:01

      To All - Whoa.....take it easy. I posted the comment when there were only a few lines to the story, which has subsequently been updated! @irene.buthelezi - 1. You are wrong I do not support a Fatboy, whatever that is. 2. "He can't read either.", who is "He"?

      other.justin.1 - 2012-09-21 16:15

      He should be arrested for the charges listed in the article, the sad fact unfortunately though, is that he is being arrested for the political fallout with JZ. If he had stayed friend with JZ, he would never have been prosecuted. That is what happens when you have a judiciary that is politically controlled.

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-09-21 16:36

      @kio,you walked into that one , see when you frequent a site like this (which you have a profile) you should know why he is getting arrested... and let me help you by "he" im sure it is directed at you, or do you wanna be called king or sir, in that case GTFO! VIVA WEEKEND!

      napolita.kio - 2012-09-21 16:50

      @randomhero6661 - Oh dear, poor kid. So "He" refers to me?!? So when did you and/or Irene.buthelezi.1 perform sex change on me?

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-09-21 17:02

      @KIO THE KIDENATOR MAKER!!!im sorry, but you are still dismally incoherent and since when did you make me any younger? tsk tsk, next please...

      lee.ferreira - 2012-09-22 13:01

      Dimwit or what? Can't you read?

  • lynne.barker.7 - 2012-09-21 14:29

    Hope he hasn't left the country and headed for a remote island.

      lynette.venter.12 - 2012-09-21 14:37

      Wouldn't mind if he did - hope he stays there!

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-21 15:36

      So long as he doesn't forget the purple suit.

      gretchen.oswald.3 - 2012-09-21 15:39

      He will probably go into isolation via Zim to get tips from his twin brother Mugabe. From there he will be flown in a private jet to one of Mugabes Mansions in Europe.

  • - 2012-09-21 14:30

    He'll have to learn golf - as no doubt he has a "life threatening disease" coming on and Shaik always needs partners..............!

  • BikoGuevaraHaniX - 2012-09-21 14:30


      other.justin.1 - 2012-09-21 16:16

      For now.......I have no faith in the cANCer controlled justice system.

  • lee.ferreira - 2012-09-21 14:31

    Whoop, whoop!!!

  • BikoGuevaraHaniX - 2012-09-21 14:32

    its either the public protector - for fraud in regards to the Limpopo local government corruption thingie, the HAWKS for tender fraud, or SARS for TAX evasion.

      hein.huyser - 2012-09-21 16:19

      Biko, why "either or", the way I see it, it is all of those accsations

  • - 2012-09-21 14:33

    I'll wait until the key's thrown away...........

  • willemnviljoen - 2012-09-21 14:33

    Oh, he'll be found guilty and exhaust his last appeal a few years from now, and then he'll develop a mysterious life threatening illness which will confine him to golf courses for the rest of his life ;)

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-09-22 10:13

      Willemnviljoen. Yes, and the tax payer will get the bill.

      lee.ferreira - 2012-09-22 13:15

      As the tax payer foots the bill each and every time, Zuma, Shaik, Selebi, Cele and now Malema! How much can so few of us afford? The tax payers in this country forms only a very small percentage of the local population. Should our money not be going towards the improvement of basic services, hospitals, schools, etc. rather than paying the legal fees of polical thugs??

  • kedebeer - 2012-09-21 14:33

    Wow good weekend for SA hopefully they going to keep him in and we can relax. Well done

  • nokhalag.makapela - 2012-09-21 14:34

    We all see that the road to mangaung is heating up.why are the charges brought up nw,is it cause those in power want to silence him?

      JManAtheoi - 2012-09-21 14:35

      It is the result of a lengthy investigation.

      lynette.venter.12 - 2012-09-21 14:39

      Nah it's actually coz he's a corrupt arrogant fat boy who sponges off the poor people for his own benefit getting them killed in the process. He's a murderous, corrupt insect that needs to be swatted... That's why!

      beki.khumalo - 2012-09-21 14:40

      How lengthy was the investigation that led to Zuma's corruption charges? And how did that end? You should be worried that state agencies are being used to settle political scores!

      helizna - 2012-09-21 14:48

      Nah, he'll turn state witness and sell them all down the river!

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-21 15:25

      He has already been expelled from the ANC, only he thinks he can make a come back. Not many people has been expelled and came back, ask Holomisa.

      other.justin.1 - 2012-09-21 16:18

      @beki - Yes, unfortunately that is what happens with the ANC, they pull the strings of the police and the judiciary. Sad, but true. Do you not think that the political party of Madiba is dead?

  • itumeleng.tshatiwa - 2012-09-21 14:34

    Warrant of arrest issued for Malema...finally!!!

  • tommy.jones.754918 - 2012-09-21 14:34

    It's gonna be a good weekend.

  • Cameron - 2012-09-21 14:34

    Watch a few thousand Malema romantics lose their minds now looooool

  • cyanideandhappiness - 2012-09-21 14:34

    Hate to rain on all your parades, but in a civil society, we are declared innocent till proven guilty, let the evidence show if he deserves this, and if he does, justice will hopefully be done!

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-21 14:45

      People that get arrested on Fridays tend to stay in jail the whole weekend.

  • beki.khumalo - 2012-09-21 14:34

    Dirty politics at play! Only a few years ago was Zuma complaining that the same game was being played on him, even managed to remove a sitting president. Today, he uses the same trick on those who criticise him. I've lost all respect for Zuma! Fortunately I still have a lot of faith in our justice system, this case will expose a lot of political dirt and possibly the downfall of JZ.

      Cameron - 2012-09-21 14:37

      So its not because he committed a crime then??

      beki.khumalo - 2012-09-21 14:48

      There might be a prima facie case Cameron, but that doesn't guarantee a conviction. The timing of all this is extremely questionable. I think we should be careful of celebrating abuse of state resources to settle political scores. How many fraud and corruption charges did Zuma face? What happened to those charges, how were they dropped? Politics is a dirty game!

      BikoGuevaraHaniX - 2012-09-21 14:52

      I celebrate because at the end of the day.. whether he is being prosecuted for his politics or not, he is still a money launderer. (please look up money laundering before you say he isnt guilty) if you cannot explain your wealth, and thats for everybody, then you have somehow laundered it

      Cameron - 2012-09-21 16:06

      Im not saying there is, im not saying there isnt, but this has been coming for a while. He does owe the tax man alot of money, so it could just be co-incidence that it happened now. Re. Zuma. Malema was the one jumping around like a mad man saying zuma is innocent during that time and as soon as Zuma turned against he starts saying the opposite. Malema is just a spoilt kid,or atleast he acts like one.

      flysouth - 2012-09-21 16:08

      Whether or not politics is in play here matters not - fact is, if it is politics which has spurred this charge, then that is also good, for the evidence of criminality on Malema's part most certainly exists and will no longer be denied and ignored. It is more accurate to say that it was politics which has kept Malema out of court for many years - that political protection has now been removed and he is ready for the fall, as it should be. But either way it illustrates the indecency and corruption of the ANC-way of doing things!

      hein.huyser - 2012-09-21 16:27

      Respect for the judiciary? Selebi, Shaik etc.etc.? In South Africa everybody is equal before the law, others are just more equal. This place is a banana republic, hanging in by the nailtips to prevent it from going over the edge.

      lee.ferreira - 2012-09-22 13:25

      Guys I am a gogo, I hear and read all your comments and agree with most of them, but please just bear in mind that the allegations agains Julius Malema goes way back, it is not new news. Somehow, for whatever reason, the Hawks have chosen now. Maybe their investigation is now completed, but yes there could be another reason for now as against earlier! I still have enough faith in our judical system to believe that the truth will out!

  • kitneyi - 2012-09-21 14:34

    Pappa wag vir jou.....

  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-09-21 14:34

    If and only IF he ever gets jailed, you can bet your house that he will have a Yengeni style parade to the jail and once there will develop Shaikitis and spend time in the hospital prison where he will be visited by his loyal back-side lickers who will bring in all sorts of non-prison issue food stuf. He will then call for an overhaul of the prison systems and will fight for prisoners "rights" and prisoner freedomn in his lifetime.

  • rhea.balchund - 2012-09-21 14:36

    Don't get to excited about all this, we heard it all before. He has been aware of these mutterings and said he is prepared for anything. Timing of of this no surprise either. The Zuma and Malema show getting a bit long winded. Both of them, do something or shut up. Box or have a fried chicken eating contest. Fact is we will all be better off with both these ego inflated career criminals out the picture. New start for all of us.

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-09-21 14:36

    Yay flippin Yay...!

  • Tobie Vd Vyver - 2012-09-21 14:37

    Have some you bloody agent!!! Lol

  • luyolo.mgodi - 2012-09-21 14:37

    There's a Superior Someone after all!! Lets all praise him! AMEN!!

  • John - 2012-09-21 14:38

    Hopefully the NPA twits have done their homework PROPERLY, so that this case is heard quickly and effectively. If Juju gets off then the ANC and the NPA might as well pack. We all know fatboy is guilty as hell, it's just to present the proof.

  • Teuneman - 2012-09-21 14:38

    He just wants to address the prisoners to protest for a 22% hike in food rations and TP.

  • francois.leroux.779 - 2012-09-21 14:39

    Will be carried shoulder high into and out of jail - like Kil-the-Boer Yengeni!!!

  • sphamandla.s.ntshangase - 2012-09-21 14:39

    oh wht a gud weekend for south african malema arrested? Dis young stupid boy suppose to get life imprisioner so wil learn politic very well

  • barend.wasserman - 2012-09-21 14:40

    WHOOP DA WHOOP WHOOP!!!!!! Prosecute this mongrel dog! He's a clear example of wrong doing.

  • fiest1 - 2012-09-21 14:41

    ayeye right nw!

  • wtheka - 2012-09-21 14:41

    Ya ne,,,,,

  • andre.terblanche.5 - 2012-09-21 14:42

    Dis maar weer appartheid se skuld.

  • sifiso.msimango - 2012-09-21 14:43

    sa operates very strange, listen to this, his lawyers have urged the police not to arrest him but instead tell him where&when to appear. bull sh*******t, take the bastard and lock him in now.

  • masamune.azeem - 2012-09-21 14:43

    Malema should stop wasting time and come out with all the secrets of the ANC, he should accept that he wont be going back to the ANC. Best thing HE can do is to take the ANC down with himself.

      hein.huyser - 2012-09-21 16:33

      Best for him? No that will be best forIndeed Sifiso, if it was me/you, we would not be afforded that luxury. It ingrain s the idea that in SA we are all equal before the law, but some are just more equal.

  • bruce.ungersbock - 2012-09-21 14:44

    Its about damn time...if this guy gets away again then our judicial system is truly useless