Hawks mum on Malema arrest report

2012-09-21 16:00

Johannesburg - The Hawks would not confirm a news report on Friday that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema.

"The Hawks don't issue warrants, so we don't comment on that," said spokesperson McIntosh Polela.

Asked if the unit was planning to arrest Malema, he said: "Even if we were planning to arrest him, we won't tell you."

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa's spokesperson, Zweli Mnisi, referred queries to provincial police.

Gauteng police spokesperson, Brigadier Neville Malila, said he knew nothing about an arrest warrant for Malema.

The City Press reported that the warrant was issued on Friday morning.

Malema was due to appear in a Pretoria or Polokwane court next week on charges of money laundering, corruption and fraud, it said.

The matter related to his Ratanang Family Trust and its shareholding in On-Point Engineering, a company that had allegedly made millions from Limpopo government tenders.

The publication said it was unclear whether Malema would be jailed before appearing in court.

  • Michael - 2012-09-21 16:04

    I'll believe it when i see it - 2012-09-21 16:10

      Dont cry wolf !!!!! or in this case fatboy!

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-21 16:11

      They will arrest him. Not sure how long he'll be behind bars until he develops ShaikeySelebi Syndrome, but they will arrest him. Zuma would look like a fool if they didn't.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-21 16:12

      Timing will be perfect to keep him away from Manuang .. predicted this for months!

      kala.bafazi - 2012-09-21 16:16

      Sounds like City Press wanted to up their sales before the long week end.

      fussed.anderson - 2012-09-21 16:16

      @ Charles Dumbwin, zoomer is going to look like a fool when they do arrest maleba. Once he starts talking. Maleba is going to chirp

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-21 16:17

      @Ronnie Jones, "Joined Facebook 2 hours ago" Please go troll somewhere else. You're an insecure little child looking for attention. Bye bye now, troll.

      christelle.james.7 - 2012-09-21 16:19

      The publication said it was unclear whether Malema would be jailed before appearing in court And we are negatively positive that he will not be jailed after appearing in court and found guilty. Then countrymen, he will truly qualify for a top job in parliament.

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-21 16:19

      @fussed, I'm more than happy with that. Lets hope the whole house of corrupt cards comes crumbling down!

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-21 16:22

      Ronnie, are you that same idiot, Kyle Smith, from yesterday? Surnames like 'Jones' and 'Smith' are just so obvious. Not even trying to get creative? What a loser!

      liesure.larry - 2012-09-21 16:35

      Hulle moet die Hond verweg toesluit of hom miskien uitsit...

  • adriaan.delange.94 - 2012-09-21 16:04


      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-21 16:13

      "Upon hearing this, Julius asked if he should fetch his golf clubs..."

      kala.bafazi - 2012-09-21 16:27

      Bets are now open for "What life threatening disease has Malema contracted"?

  • Zoolie - 2012-09-21 16:06

    how much is this going to cost us now again, what hike is on its way ???

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-21 16:14

      Finally Julius can get that long awaited brain transplant at taxpayers expense...

  • abel.lecheko - 2012-09-21 16:12

    Bhwahahaha @ Malema Haters

      darren.raath.5 - 2012-09-21 16:14

      malema is a plonker.

      kedebeer - 2012-09-21 16:38

      What is not to hate. Fat Big mouth idiot

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-21 16:12

    The side profile pic is scary. Is it just me or could Malema double as a blowfish?

  • darren.raath.5 - 2012-09-21 16:12

    arrest him now!no more buggering around! just do it!!

  • sifiso.msimango - 2012-09-21 16:13

    mr or ms hafejee, whatever pls tell us where did your rubbish paper take all that nonsense coz police boss is denying all this, whos fooling who here, for your information, we are not yoyos

      ntsieni1 - 2012-09-21 16:40

      Take it easy boy,,save yourself from heart attack,

  • yossarian.crake - 2012-09-21 16:13

    Not to be funny...but would it not be better if we all just pretend Malema doesn’t exist. There is no ways that he will be convicted, and if he does two things will happen. He will need to improve his golf swing, his black lung impersonation, and in his 15 minute stay in prison, he will scribble his autobiography known as Mein Kampf. Well his spelling is not so good, so it more likely to be "ME COMFI". My point is, that in his sheer brilliance of stealing all of the spot light, he will immediately think and liken himself to Nelson Mandela.

  • Nkosinathi Mokoena - 2012-09-21 16:14

    Hawks must release the report or their investigation...

  • toni.falletisch - 2012-09-21 16:18

    He will soon look a lot thinner ,no sushi bars soon!

  • ron.warwick.79 - 2012-09-21 16:22

    He is probably going to try and stir the wardens up to strike and promise to help them get 12 point 5.

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-21 16:24

      He's going to start his own party on the inside. FST - Friends of Shower Time.

  • mlungisi.mlotshwa.9 - 2012-09-21 16:23

    No one is above da law........ If he hs a case to answer, arrest him like ol ada ordinary citizens of ths country n let him hev his day in court

  • jan.matsetela - 2012-09-21 16:24

    Bring back the Scorpion it does'nt choose who it bites unlike 'Hawk' that investigate certain people.

  • Harmony Mavodse - 2012-09-21 16:26

    ha, why are they playing with our happiness . if they arrest him he will back out there and kicking in less then an hour. then he will take over and be the president.

  • shadrack.mosetlhi - 2012-09-21 16:27

    This Hawks they are afraid of Juju.They said they have case against Malema why they afraid to arrest him.Hawks not fair compare to old scopion.Arrest him if he is not above the law.

  • shadrack.mosetlhi - 2012-09-21 16:27

    This Hawks they are afraid of Juju.They said they have case against Malema why they afraid to arrest him.Hawks not fair compare to old scopion.Arrest him if he is not above the law.

  • maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-09-21 16:27

    Why is hawkes 'mum' sitting on Malemas arrest report has she nowhere else to sit.

  • afrikeni - 2012-09-21 16:28

    So why is the article "West Bank label will strain ties" has COMMENTS FACILITY CLOSED within 20 minutes of posting the article with no comment registered. WHAT IS NEWS24 Editors & Owners so afraid of what people will say?

  • lesegojaden.katong - 2012-09-21 16:30

    Juju has many secrets nd if he gets arrested we are going to complain abt overcrowding in our prisons

  • lazarus.masilela - 2012-09-21 16:33

    Batho BA BA no bolela.Malema BA Ka se Month dire niks.He is fighting for the cause of black people.I don't care whether he is corrupt on not.

      Xavier7034 - 2012-09-21 16:58

      Well said @Jamba - we South Africans who love our country, and try to stand up for the right sort of values, must speak up against the rampant corruption that many of these pseudo-politicians who purport to fight for the people.

  • joe.mangena.1 - 2012-09-21 16:41

    They are mum because there's no such thing.

  • - 2012-09-21 16:43

    I'd be very happy if he gets apprehended by police n be locked in Jail! He has caused a lot of chaos in our country!

  • ntsieni1 - 2012-09-21 16:44

    Take it easy guys,save yourself from heart attack,,u know very well where malema belongs,,even though he can go to jail the fact is it would be for 2 or 3 days,,remember what the prophet said

  • lorna.sisusa - 2012-09-21 16:48

    If God can hear my prayer.. I want him to rot in jail, and be in the same cell with \Serial Afrikanner Boer rapist\ who finds him very sexually active.. I swear that stomach will decrease within a day..

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-09-21 16:54

    What now? They have / they haven't. Is it a State secret to issue a Warrant? Why can't they tell us?

  • sibusiso.mhlongo.35 - 2012-09-21 17:45

    he goes around making noise about other people's crimes forgetting to clean is own house. i won't be suprised if he starts blaming someone like Zuma for his arrest

  • mlungisi.mlotshwa.9 - 2012-09-21 17:50

    Im show malelma wl plead stupidity n wl b set free in no tym

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