EFF members expected to paint Polokwane red

2013-11-10 22:22
Julius Malema (Picture: Sapa)

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Johannesburg - EFF members are expected to paint Polokwane red when their leader, Julius Malema, appears in the local Magistrate's Court in eight days’ time.

Malema is facing charges of money laundering and racketeering related to the alleged irregular awarding of a R52m tender to On-Point ­Engineers, partly owned by his Ratanang Family Trust.

Malema last appeared in court in June after he had announced his intentions to form a new party and to challenge the ANC, his former political party, which had expelled him.

He was accompanied by few friends during his previous appearance, but this is expected to change as the firebrand faces a 10-day trial.

Malema’s supporters planned to spend Sunday night at a lodge outside the city.

George Raphela, EFF Limpopo convener, said they had decided to stay there after all attempts to secure a venue in the city had failed.

“We also decided to secure a spot where we could erect a marquee in the city, but the Polokwane municipality declined our request. It has become an EFF struggle that we don’t get venues,” Raphela said.

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