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In hot water for hosting Malema

2012-10-21 19:48

Bloemfontein - A Free State municipality has laid a charge against one of its own officials and two other men who organised a rally during which former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema addressed striking mine workers.

Malema addressed strikers from Goldfields’ Beatrix mine at the Virginia Stadium last week Tuesday.

During his speech, he told the strikers that when the Matjhabeng local municipality established he would be speaking, it tried to retract permission for the stadium to be used for the gathering.

Miner Rasetso Montsioa, who organised the rally together with his colleague Mohau Molise, told City Press they got written permission from the municipality five days before the event to use the stadium without any charge.

“It was only on Tuesday morning, hours before Malema was due to arrive, that we encountered some problems,” said Montsioa.

“We hired a tent, but when they wanted to enter the stadium to put up the tent, the security would not let them in.”

He said they then phoned some local councillors who assured him that they could go ahead with the meeting if they had the necessary permission.
Montsioa said the municipal official who is being investigated was not even involved in organising the event.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Malebo Khosana said the police were investigating a case under the Gatherings Act.

The suspects have not been formally charged.

“A docket was compiled and we have sent it to the National Prosecuting Authority for a decision. The docket was returned with some follow-up questions,” Khosana said.

Comments
  • Roto Rate - 2012-10-21 10:33

    :))

      lownabester - 2012-10-21 20:14

      Be careful of Roto Rate his profile clearly state he is friends with Zuma just check his previous comments, (ANC man from the USA) already left the country now posting here. So no thumbs up for you, hooligan.

      frank.vankaapstad - 2012-10-21 20:25

      This whole situation of Malema addressing striking workers across the country is incredibly suspect. Are unions paying him an appearance fee to turn up because they know having Juju there increases media coverage? One has to wonder what Malema's motives are. Does he represent himself, or is he being bankrolled by a group of individuals that use him as a tool to push their own agenda?

      husaberg.twostroke - 2012-10-21 20:58

      Looks like Malemmer is not welcome in a lot of places lately. Mmmmmm. And that by his own people. Wake up Malema your time is done.

      art5SA - 2012-10-22 06:35

      ROTO RATE = ILLINOIS ENEMA BANDIT!

      buzz.bar.16 - 2012-10-22 10:37

      At least they have a new photo of Malema. That one with the outstretched hands in a "prison shower pose" was getting a bit old.

  • kg.mashile.37 - 2012-10-21 11:39

    LOL @ Zuma puppets! Malema is d only one who's understood by miners unlike the stupid Num n Cosatu! We waiting patiently to see what charges will NPA bring to those two comrade n we will continue mobilising miners to embark on wild cat strike until the miners demands are met###ASIJIKI###

      sani.ghana.3 - 2012-10-21 20:35

      Yes miners and malema speak the same language, that of violence and disorder

      alan.jerrold - 2012-10-22 14:39

      Yes, Mr Mashile - and to whom will you come with your begging bowl when the mines close?

      frank.hall.7509 - 2012-10-22 16:05

      Fool....go live in Somalia for a while, they had the same attitude and look where they are now.

  • SharonE - 2012-10-21 19:52

    Malema = Persona non Grata it makes me so happy :-))))

  • michael.kleber.376 - 2012-10-21 19:56

    They did not receive the memo that Julius was expelled , this is the rural areas is it not , the runner with the cleft stick got held up in a sheeben , but he will be back on his way shortly and everyone will be informed

      lownabester - 2012-10-21 20:11

      Thanks Michael, I need your comment to face monday. Love it.

  • pieriewaaier.zooms - 2012-10-21 19:58

    So what are the charges then? The Gatherings Act? Seems to me that the NPA is well-advised to ask follow up questions. I don't like Malema at all but this seems to me to be political persecution just because he now now opposes his ertswhile saviour and the latter doesn't like it one bit! WTF

  • crracker.crackerr - 2012-10-21 20:11

    After the complete BS from the state - it was the state as dominated and regulated by a certain faction within the ANC - that the DA and Britain are in some unholy conspiracy/alliance one has to contemplate and accept that even Julius Malema of all politicos in this country may have a valid point with his criticism of the Zumanists. (Or is it Zumaoists?) No, we have to seriously starte reconsidering if it is not true that certain sectors in this country are using the state to settle scores. We may not like Malema but he may just have a few very valid opinions. There are a few very wrongs being created and perpetuated in this country. The worst at this stage is the propaganda against a political party that it is in some underhanded conspiracy with Britain. What nonsense! But it shows the depths some in the ANC are prepared to sink to.

  • jannie.koekemoer.58 - 2012-10-21 20:12

    WTF - bundu politics and justice?????

  • gert.swart.393 - 2012-10-21 20:30

    If they can trample on Malema's rights, they can trample on my rights too!

      clive.kihn - 2012-10-21 22:36

      I don't think anyone has a right to incite violence, Gert.

      merven.halo - 2012-10-22 12:17

      @Gert - if you instigate violence and other crimes your rights deserve to be trampled on.

      grant.montgomery.5074 - 2012-10-22 12:52

      Gert, I would imagine that a private citizen such as you, me, and Malema would have to apply to the owners of the mine in writing to give a speach. I accept that writing is not Malema's strong suit but then neither is woodwork. You and I could not just arrive at the mine and say that some official had given permission to address strikers.

  • duncan.phopi - 2012-10-21 20:31

    It is not abt gathering act bt abt preventing malema for been vocal

      sani.ghana.3 - 2012-10-21 20:38

      we dont want to hear words from this racist fool malema, he must go

  • gert.vanniekerk - 2012-10-21 20:33

    How could any one below defend Malema he don't deserve any news coverish. If he can get it his way nobody will have anything, he will be in posetion of all wealth he doesn't care about the miners it's all about him and him alone

      FeebleGastro - 2012-10-22 11:24

      Jislaaik Gert, coverish and posetion, nogal.

  • john.bollie - 2012-10-21 21:51

    Who sits behind Malema. He must receive HUGE support somewhere in the ANC. He is to stupid to act on his own. Some one, somewhere is supporting him. Where does he still gets his money from? Very, very suspect.......

      Rhulani - 2012-10-22 01:39

      Malema he is loaded my friend, he is not only benefiting from tenders, he have more business and other investments outside the country. His legal fees are funded ( I won't tell the secret) from somewhere in ZIm, CHina and mauretious. \r\n\r\nHe will never be broke..... That one forget. \r\n\r\nANC must just forget about votes counts coz I ain't voting for nonsense party.

      merven.halo - 2012-10-22 12:18

      Tokyo Sekwale is a known friend of Malema, actually funny that they don't hand out McMeals at the gatherings...

  • clive.kihn - 2012-10-21 22:35

    Fair enough, but I reckon most of us would prefer to read about crooked and incompetent municipal officials being disciplined.

  • rouen.heiberg - 2012-10-21 23:31

    I wouldn't trust these ANC clowns to run a bath never mind a country.

      esrom.sandy - 2012-10-22 08:17

      Who u gonna trust even ur da is a minority only dis lady of yours desparate to gain african majority whilst hate even to at least learn one of african language,she used to jump on stage not knowing any single word u think can lead us

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-22 07:00

    If Malema speaks against Goldfields and the corrupt alliance that they formed with convicted criminals and the ANC to screw yet againthe people of South Africa, then I support him, God help me!

  • mojalefa.chaka - 2012-10-22 07:00

    I was there,I have video footage of that event.Juju said while he was Anc member he was given platform to speak freely bt now no Anc no freedom of speech

  • mojalefa.chaka - 2012-10-22 07:01

    I was there,I have video footage of that event.Juju said while he was Anc member he was given platform to speak freely bt now no Anc no freedom of speech

  • vivian.harris.73 - 2012-10-22 07:12

    Wwhy is Malema walking around free....doesn't he owe the taxman miillions? Other people get sent to jail for a fraction of what he owes...Crime does pay in the ANC handbook.

      winifred.watson.9 - 2012-10-22 13:30

      Have you seen or heard any disadvantaged person being sent to jail for not paying tax....even the mpisane's are still stealing money from tenders. The elite think they dont have to pay tax, its only the man in the street that has to support the gravy train and their families. I bet you if SARS has to be audited you will find big names that owe millions in tax still walking and living a rich life. Hence Julius was only nabbed because her turned against them, otherwise he would still be benefiting. All those tenders, all those millions and he did not pay tax. AMAZING.

  • mart.botha - 2012-10-22 09:18

    This 'suspected fraudster' is merely following the instructions of an insane Mugabe and his Chinese overlords. Malema has nothing to offer South Africa but a revolution against itself, a revolution that will make it easier for said overlords to clean out SA's potential. Divide and Conquer is a strategy that works every time if personal greed and gratification is involved. Watch the 'yellow Peril' South Africa....

  • tshepo.maganedisa - 2012-10-22 09:39

    Malema might be the answer we need to remove the shower head man (i know it sounds like a horror movie character) after all he is the one who campaigned for him to be in power, maybe its Malema's turn to give back to the country

  • bob.moodley.9 - 2012-10-22 10:00

    the anc and zoomer created this monster, now he has become a pain in the butt-end to them cos his enemies are now pulling his strings to get rid of him........ zoomer what goes around comes ......lol... bheki seems to be having the last laugh....

  • julie.vanniekerk.3 - 2012-10-22 10:52

    Julius Malema is one too much for anyone in this country.......Sly as a fox!

  • zs5zk - 2012-10-22 11:28

    Malema is not affiliated to any Party. On whose behalf is he speaking and was his Banning from the ANC just a Ploy for the ANC to use him to start a Revolution in South Africa pretending that the ANC had Nothing to the Mining Catastrophe. It makes ME think!!!!!

  • jan.plank.35 - 2012-10-22 11:38

    There must be a lot of meetings to plot the way forward. This is so necessary and important.

  • setshubane.ashley - 2012-10-22 13:30

    someone is using state resources to fight his political battles,Zuma is failing to contain Malema,JZ we have a constitution in this country.you failed to guide Malema when he was insulting Mbeki now is coming hunt you.

  • krish.reddy.104 - 2012-10-22 14:58

    These morons at the university are actually applauding him. No wonder they dont pass at the end of the year.

  • caine.abel.75 - 2012-10-22 15:30

    He is a tool, blunt tool

      marion.wannenberg - 2012-10-22 17:18

      Yah, you dont wanna know just how thick and blunt!

  • marion.wannenberg - 2012-10-22 17:17

    State enemy # 1.

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