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Court allows cameras to film Malema

2012-09-26 09:14

Polokwane - The Polokwane Regional Court has allowed photographers and television cameras into the courtroom where expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema is appearing on Wednesday.

They were given permission to take pictures of Malema in the dock before proceedings, but were not allowed to record during proceedings.

The court was packed to capacity, with suspended ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu and suspended secretary general Sindiso Magaqa in the public gallery with senior ANCYL members.

Malema is accused of money laundering. The charge sheet lists him as accused number 10.

On Tuesday, four of his co-accused appeared in court and were granted R40 000 bail each. They are accused of fraud, corruption and money laundering, relating to a R52m tender awarded to On-Point Engineers. Four companies were also charged.

Handed himself in

Malema handed himself over to the Polokwane police on Wednesday morning, before his court appearance.

Hundreds of supporters rushed to Malema's vehicle when he arrived at the police station.

One bench in the courtroom was set aside for journalists, and another for Malema's family.

Roads leading to the court were closed on Wednesday and police were monitoring the situation.

There was barbed wire outside the court and police Nyalas were positioned in various places surrounding the court.

Scores of Malema supporters sang and danced outside the courthouse. The crowd was expected to swell as the day progressed.

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Comments
  • johan.pieters - 2012-09-26 09:21

    And so the circus begin...

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-26 09:38

      And he is the clown.

      vuyelwa.nothwala - 2012-09-26 13:48

      ALL OF A SUDDEN WHITES ARE OF RIGHTOUSNESS,FUNNY COUNTRY INDEED.

  • sanchez.sancho.7 - 2012-09-26 09:21

    oh noo guess todays news will be malema malema malema malema malema and his supporters, why oh why, lock him up already

      vuyelwa.nothwala - 2012-09-26 14:02

      HE IS THE CHAMPION OF THE REVOLUTION,TOTAL LIBERATION,ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTER AND HISTORY WILL JUDGE HIM AS THE MESSIAR GREATER THAN NELSON MANDELA AND KWAME NKRUME.

  • sanchez.sancho.7 - 2012-09-26 09:24

    and this crowd thats expected to 'swell' as the day progresses?? dont they have stuff to do? what are they going to 'swell' for ?? wasnt the pre trial vigil enough??

      vuyelwa.nothwala - 2012-09-26 13:52

      WE CALL THAT BLACK CONSIOUSNESS,EVERYTHING WAS STOLEN BY WHITES THEREFORE WE HAVE NOTHING TO DO. WE ARE LANDLESS,POOR AND FRUSTRATED OWNERS OF THIS COUNTRY.

  • heini.falk - 2012-09-26 09:24

    Ok ... So He should have been arrested on Friday ... Not like they didn't know where he was yet waited till Wednesday when he gave himself up. Take note people. Whenever you should get arrested just say "Don't you worry. I will be at the court that day" and you can go home and watch some DSTV and spend a few millions before turning yourself in.

  • patson.nedzamba - 2012-09-26 09:34

    Mene mene tekel upharsin

      deon.grove.1 - 2012-09-26 09:47

      Indeed Patson!!He has been weighed and found wanting!!!!!

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-09-26 10:26

      Last time he got weighed he was found too fat.

  • moses.m.masilela - 2012-09-26 09:36

    Malema to prison? What a joke

  • evert.devries.96 - 2012-09-26 09:36

    Now we will have a different "POLOKWANE"

  • moses.m.masilela - 2012-09-26 09:38

    Prayers to everyone in that courtroom!

  • roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-09-26 09:40

    With all the steps taken by the SAPS one would have thought that this is a very important person and had to be protected. Why is this criminal and his cohorts given so much publicity? Hope they nail these crooks and that they do serve time.

      vuyelwa.nothwala - 2012-09-26 14:07

      THIS IS THE MESSIAR OF OUR TOTAL LIBERATION,JULIUS WE PRAISE YOUR LEADERSHIP. UNLEASH US FROM THESE CHAINS OF POVERTY AND UNEMPLOYMENT,AMEN.

  • sthembiso.jali.58 - 2012-09-26 09:42

    Somebody brings me some popcorn pls !

  • Josh Mpho Dimpe - 2012-09-26 09:44

    This juju issue is getting to much attention, Rather acknowledge Winnie instead and celebrate her. Happy Birthday Mama

      vuyelwa.nothwala - 2012-09-26 14:10

      IN THIS COUNTRY WE HAVE TOO MUCH BLACK PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BE WHITE,WE DONT WANT BLACK AND WHITE PEOPLE. IF YOU ARE BLACK PLEASE BE BLACK AS YOU CAN IF WHITE PLEASE BE TOOO WHITE.

  • beach.cherry - 2012-09-26 09:48

    A huge pile of waste of taxpayers money. It will probably lag on for two or three years, and bang Tellytubby walks free. But, hopefully he will bring all his comrades to the fore. It will be interesting to hear who all had their hands in the cookie jar.

  • freddie.miff - 2012-09-26 09:50

    The crowd would swell as the day progressed, then shrink dramatically when the shebeens opened.

  • sechaba.teflondon - 2012-09-26 09:53

    Malema for president!!

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-26 10:28

      Yes, of the jails.

      vuyelwa.nothwala - 2012-09-26 14:11

      100% MY LEADER.

  • promise.ozuzu - 2012-09-26 09:55

    No matter how bad a man is, this still something good about him!

  • gift.mushi.9 - 2012-09-26 10:04

    He makes the world stand still. All Limpopo police are in Polokwane Court D, roads are closed, there are barbed wires everywere next to the court, it is public holiday in Limpopo as everyone including school children are at court, why: It is because of Revolutionist Juju Malema who is making whites pee on them all over the world when they hear his name.

      whites.mustunite - 2012-09-26 10:11

      We pee with laughter when we see his fat ugly face. We pee with laughter when we see how stupid his supporters are. Hahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahaaaa!!!!!!!!!How dumb must you be to support a person who steals from you? Its the same dumb mentality that wants to kill the people who provide food!!! Hahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!! Its so funny I think Im going to pee myself! No wait....I will rather pee on fat boys picture!!!!!!

      whites.mustunite - 2012-09-26 10:12

      And by the way idiot, we are not scared of the small fat boy. He is terrified of us. THATS WHY HE HAS SO MANY BODYGUARDS!!!

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-26 10:20

      Feel pity for this 'gift' character. It's all one can do is feel a really deep pity.

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-26 10:29

      Who needs comic central with these clowns?

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-09-26 10:29

      The Revolutionist Juju Malema will be declared a Corruptionist, Stealist and Money Launderist, and be sentenced to work as a Hard Labourist.

  • mehluleli.majajini - 2012-09-26 10:04

    The pumped-up guy shouldn't get bail. His supporters should not forget handing him Vaseline, he will need it. Please, your Worship, as the court pleases, NO BAIL!!!!!!

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-09-26 10:07

    What a pity...giving Malema a stage to work from....he will use this to his best advantage. Have we not seen enough of this Fraudster on our screens?

  • kate.leshabane - 2012-09-26 10:57

    Let hell break loose,we are tired of this tendering people giving themselves jobs and their families and friends. I knew that oneday that hell will break loose indeed,they are not those for only they are saying they are ten from now on we are having only five with Juju.. where are others,they must check also the insurance company in limpopo Mopani area they were also working with him getting tender for almost every time.

  • jozzy.knights - 2012-09-26 14:02

    Atleast Malema made differences in people's lifes, the poor became rich.not all this greedy ppl who inrich themselves and their kids only.

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