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Julius Malema hands himself in

2012-09-26 07:40

Polokwane - Embattled former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema has arrived at the Polokwane police station and has handed himself in, according to reports from the scene.

Malema is due to appear in the Polokwane District Court on money laundering charges amounting to R4.6m on Wednesday.

He arrived at the police station shortly after 07:00, as a large number of supporters sang songs at the scene, according to @CharlduPlessc.

@karynmaughan tweeted that supporters earlier reacted angrily to police requests that they stay behind barbed wire barriers.

Comments
  • julian.booyens - 2012-09-26 07:43

    Let the show begin

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-26 07:54

      We don't need a trial, this move is an admission of guilt. Malema is a tenderpreneur and a thief. Throw the tsotsi and his tsotsi supporters in jail!

      ianon.ym - 2012-09-26 07:55

      That's exactly what it will be a Circus Show - His four business partners will take the fall - JuJu is going to walk - Smiling - has no-one in SA learnt that with guys like these you have to have a watertight case - this one is leaking like a sieve and his attorney's know it. Watch and learn - one more time.

      Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-09-26 08:04

      The first steps in the Long Walk to Prison.

      MarkSchrade1980 - 2012-09-26 08:06

      As much as a loath Julius, he's still innocent until proven guilty. Let the court process happen the way it should....

      mike.dufham.7 - 2012-09-26 08:10

      What a great start to my day. I feel so refreshed after hearing this

      Spiral - 2012-09-26 08:12

      pappa wag vir jou JuJu

      jamesyboi78 - 2012-09-26 08:17

      its always been a show with this twat in the spotlight

      george.pistorius - 2012-09-26 08:24

      Just hope this sticks so this crimanal can go to jail!!

      sekalf.nroc - 2012-09-26 08:33

      Inkinga Troll is working for the SA police...

      kelvyn.davidson.1 - 2012-09-26 08:40

      It will be another farce , costing the tax payer millions. @ InkingaYabeLungu yep JUJU for president, thats what you want and thats what you will get, another thief to run this country and I can assure you, there will be no money left to pay the miners, the roads, the power, the telecoms, the police, the railways, the water, the housing.........

      frederik.vanas - 2012-09-26 13:29

      Yes fatboy is going to be passed around like a peace pipe in Jail. But people do not underestimate him, he has a lot of support under the youth. And he will use that lever to get what he wants. He is by no means stupid....he knows power is in the masses, that why he tried his hand in Marikana.

  • george.pistorius - 2012-09-26 07:44

    Why doesn't he just kill himself!!!

      joe.mangena.1 - 2012-09-26 07:47

      He doesnt smoke,

      marc.rule - 2012-09-26 07:51

      He does not know how!

      lownabester - 2012-09-26 07:52

      Joe, he needs a bullet not smoke.

      frans.vanderpoll - 2012-09-26 07:56

      Simple answer George - he's to stupid to measure the length of rope he'll need to hang himself. On the other hand rope wont be able to support his weight - he'll need a cable!

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-26 07:57

      He shot and missed.

      mogo.naut - 2012-09-26 15:07

      george.pistorius - That's a good question considering he DID say he'd rather kill himself than commit suicide XD...

  • jamesyboi78 - 2012-09-26 07:45

    stay there now :) we tired of you!!!

  • nicolas.gombert.16 - 2012-09-26 07:46

    Yea, together with a whole wad of medical certificates....

  • Joe - 2012-09-26 07:48

    He's not going to fit on a regular jail cell's bed.Wonder if they'll send him a king size bed so he can sleep?

  • long.tom.509 - 2012-09-26 07:48

    He will be released with a smack on the hand and waddle back to his slum in Bryanston,and have a Moet party,the tough life of a economic revolutionary

  • asdhasgd - 2012-09-26 07:48

    I bet by the end of the day he'll be out of jail and start singing freedom songs. Biggest tosser on this planet.

  • simon.mwando - 2012-09-26 07:49

    Who cares?

      pule.lesego.3 - 2012-09-26 07:55

      What the use of posting your comment if you don't care?

  • marc.rule - 2012-09-26 07:50

    NOW lock fatboy UP

  • mavivi.ntshongwana - 2012-09-26 07:50

    This is just a waist of tax payers money, we all know Juju wont go to jail, this case will vanish in thin air.

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-26 08:22

      I will be surprised if he gets less than 15 years with Zuma in charge. He will probably get diabetes and hypertension soon enough.

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-26 08:35

      er Fatboy is the 'waist' of taxpayers money....

  • mtlhavanirecksons - 2012-09-26 07:51

    I hope they squash the flea. Bt i wouldnt hold my breath on that!

  • lownabester - 2012-09-26 07:51

    I hope its worth watching. Fun and games.

  • tolo.maano - 2012-09-26 07:51

    Bail is R60.000 mxm they should have let him stay there! !!

      deon.flatron - 2012-09-26 08:13

      Winnie will gladly pay the bail

  • hussein.diedericks - 2012-09-26 07:52

    May God Guide Him!!!!

      tobydt - 2012-09-26 07:58

      ...straight to jail.

      enrico.morton - 2012-09-26 08:04

      Blah Blah Blah,just another circus

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-09-26 07:53

    Juju is just loving all this attention, like a rock star. He will be given bail which someone will pay for him and then address his supporters, sing and dance and claim innocence. Maybe also R40 000 bail.

  • EricksonTL - 2012-09-26 07:58

    LIIIIIIKE! :-D

  • andile.nokhetshe - 2012-09-26 07:58

    May there be NO violence...

  • Zahir - 2012-09-26 07:58

    Bloody agent I thought he would make a run for the zim border to be with uncle bob

  • sj.fourie.56 - 2012-09-26 07:58

    This is south africa. It may form part of africa but this is south africa. Send juju to jail in zim with uncle robert n father jacob. Brothers floyd n the rest of his followers (kids)

  • JanGrimbeek - 2012-09-26 07:58

    NEWS24 !! Photo please, show us this moment in time in a picture !

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-26 08:00

      I want the video clip of when the 'twee-ags' get hold of him.

  • patrick.m.ellis.7 - 2012-09-26 07:58

    Could someone please explain to me what is it about certain sectors of society who idolise the likes of FAT BOY? Other than mouth off about "Economic Freedom Fighters" this bloated clown has never, and will never, do anything for them. Most of his praise singers are impoverished and don't cotton on to the fact that the likes of FAT BOY have'nt got the remotest intention of uplifting anyone economically other than himself.

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-26 08:11

      Probably for the same reason that certain sectors of society idolised Eugene Terblanche and licked hundreds of thousands of `likes` on messages leaning towards supporting the cause of Die Boeremag. The same `sectors of society` that is going to click a high volume of `dont like` on my post :) On a serious note, having grown in the township I know that many of those in the `sector of society` referred to are what analysts have referred to as `the lost generation`. They are either illiterate or semi-literate, while others are school drop-outs who have zero prospects of employment. Imagine a demagogue like Juliarse, whose background is similar to this `sector of society` rising up and getting to the level where he is. Not only that, his rhetoric about land expropriation and nationalisation. This rhetoric raises unreasonable expectations in members of this `sector of society` that one day they will become like Juliarse. So they follow him and hang on to every word he says ...

  • cheslin.white.7 - 2012-09-26 08:01

    Deport him.

      joe.mangena.1 - 2012-09-26 08:07

      Back to the Dutchland i believe,

  • MarkSchrade1980 - 2012-09-26 08:04

    This story about Julius is boring already!!!! Do we have nothing else to report on? Oh wait this is South Africa where all we report on these days is either Julius or Marikana....

  • ingrid.oberholzer - 2012-09-26 08:06

    Limpopo is BROKE and under ADMINSTRATION because of mismanagement in all Departments. All involved should be investigated. Hopfully this will happen after this has played out. Whats wrong with his followers are they that ignorant.

      david.coetzee.77 - 2012-09-26 10:17

      YES THEY ARE

  • samantha.ungerer.1 - 2012-09-26 08:06

    After your kissing the boer, i wonder what the judge would say if you offered him a kiss!

  • frans.vanderpoll - 2012-09-26 08:06

    I can't remember once reading about Juju's girlfriend! Not to worry fatboy - lots of boyfriends in jail.

      gloria.mathebula.9 - 2012-09-26 08:34

      Does Julius have a girlfriend, I wonder, LMAO!!!

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-26 09:08

      was it Winnie, or am I picking up stompies?

  • steveroodt - 2012-09-26 08:06

    He will appear in court charges will be read to him. Bail will be given he will then proceed outside tell his supporters that as a freedom fighter he was prepared to go to Jail and he is innocent and this is a political arrest. He will then get into his Merc then drive off to lunch on a 2kg T bone steak and a couple of drinks.His 15000 supporters oops sorry couple of hundred supporters will then disperse go home and have a piece of bread for dinner and a glass of dirty water.

      unlimited.A - 2012-09-26 08:43

      I am supporting Malema nd we don't do wat u think we do....nd surely u don't know Malema's history he knows how its like to be poor....nd i don't expect u to understand dat...hater

  • phumi.ntlabati - 2012-09-26 08:07

    You would think Thuli Madonsela and the Hawks, would prioritize and channel their energies and resources into multi-billion tenders that were awarded fraudulently, to the likes of Shabir Shaik "Nkobi Holdings, the Busasa consortium (with the prison catering and security tender), e-tolls and the "Know Your Status Smart Card" tender awarded to one Robert Gumede, who have not delivered now for over 8 years now, not forgetting those who were involved in distributing of the social grants! This case is there to serve the narrow political interest of one giggling Casanova from Nkandla! The reactionaries will never discourage us for our cause to attain economic freedom for our people in our lifetime!!

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-26 08:43

      Huh - what freedom? You have your Govt you elected, you have Whites legislated against, you have had 18 years to make it work. What more could you want? - a Dictator to make your misery permanent? NewsFlash : Without education and a productive work ethic - you have NO FUTURE in SA or anywhere else in the world. That's a simple fact of life. You need to adopt a 'sustainable' wish list instead of the 'gimme wishlist.

      ike.molema - 2012-09-26 08:47

      Talk about double standards.The list does not end there.You can add Aurora Mine;the iron ore BEE deal with Zuma's son;Chancellor House deals all of these may need evaluation where party leaders have benefited.Thuli Madonsela has compromised here office by becoming partisan in this case;as she will be compelled not to stop there.

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-26 08:54

      @ike - still better to get one more criminal safely out of the system and into an orange suit. At the end of the day - everybody will still get their 'just desserts'. The wheel turns.

      david.coetzee.77 - 2012-09-26 10:19

      I agree Ike they should all be prosecuted. Malema should only be the first step

  • normboolalor.scizaar - 2012-09-26 08:09

    Oooh! Let's wait n c for the judgement is not ours.

  • travis.vermaak - 2012-09-26 08:09

    When are South African's going to start praising real heros, with real achievements, and that make a real impact to their lives, for the better of all South Africans? Instead of the corrupt, uneducated, racist, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, leaders that they currently hold so high???? Surely there must be some honest educated leaders that can steer this country in the right direction???--> DA Maybe?? Malema, Zuma and the likes cannot be the standard for our leaders? What are people thinking?!? Anyways got to go work for my money.. I'm out.

      moses.m.masilela - 2012-09-26 08:28

      Work for your money? Shame malema can double that amount without working, now go to your stupid work and leave politics in the hands of the blacks coz whites will never rule, to us you're dust beneath our finger nails.

      EricksonTL - 2012-09-26 08:34

      Yes. And you see how that works out Moses? When you're a crook, eventually you go to jail. Whether it's now for fraud, or later for human rights violations by the ICC. Juju is a criminal, and as such, he's someone that's not worth pi$$ing on if he were on fire.

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-26 08:45

      Newsflash for Moses : Making money from corruption is not making money - it is stealing it from others to the nation's detriment.

      brett.michielin - 2012-09-26 08:51

      Moses-dont forget something child without us u are @#*cked. Where u going to get ur tax from to waste.remember something like a lot of things you use....we invented the nailbrush.

  • Jacques - 2012-09-26 08:14

    Pappa wag vir jou! Lmao!

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-26 08:45

      Viva Big Bubba, viva!

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-09-26 08:16

    It doesn't matter how much people love julius malema and his racist retarded ideology, if he's guilty he will go to prison. No more twaddle about nationalisation, no more tender corruption. Bye bye juju

  • nomkhosi.cosment - 2012-09-26 08:18

    Ow lord jesus christ pls deliver us from malema!

  • xoli.xuma - 2012-09-26 08:18

    innocent until proven guilty.

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-26 08:28

      Already found guilty on tax charges and hate speech. He has now a criminal record.

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-26 08:46

      proving it wont be hard

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-09-26 08:19

    26's waiting for you sweetness.

  • osmaseko - 2012-09-26 08:20

    I wonder what would happen if he can plead guilty lol

  • dieter.muller.942145 - 2012-09-26 08:20

    hang him

  • nikondaniel - 2012-09-26 08:23

    Bon Voyage Mo-Fu! May your a$$ rot in jail for 27 YEARS!

      unlimited.A - 2012-09-26 08:27

      lol u are a sick bustard....hu said anything about 27 years..

      diana.gill.18 - 2012-09-26 08:46

      Forget it man. They probably will make him return stolen bucks and that's about it. He knows to much and that way he is very dangerous to the old guard. There's an idea that if he gets under Zuma's skin to much one morning he might wake up with a bullet in his thick scull.

  • unlimited.A - 2012-09-26 08:24

    He simply know what he's doing...since there are many haters in here hope ya'll happy for that... Viva Julius viva the charges that will be revealed today are not true....asijiki....

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-26 08:47

      troll alert

  • glenn.p.popham - 2012-09-26 08:25

    Will be found guilty of all charges, sentenced and paroled on medical grounds. All in one year

  • patrick.m.ellis.7 - 2012-09-26 08:25

    @Themba.Thwala.98. Thank you. A balanced and fair comment.

  • gloria.mathebula.9 - 2012-09-26 08:26

    They are brewing a monster, Mr Zuma this is a damn move. You should have ignored Mr Malema... This is the day you fall:-)

  • samuel.thomas.3538 - 2012-09-26 08:27

    When days are dark,Winnie Mandelas r few.lmfao....she is home enjoying her birthday cake.instead of going to courts to support.\r\n\r\nd fool has been used like a condom,the smelly government Choice.\r\n\r\nhe mst go pick up soap for Mongrel in prison

  • bigman.dontcry - 2012-09-26 08:28

    I don't understand why crowd react angrily towards cops. They must wait for malema not to confront cops.\r\n\r\nMalema must stand for his deeds, and must be honest if he is havin a real passion to lead the crew. Tell us true malema.

  • jujuman.sitando - 2012-09-26 08:29

    'It is better to die for an idea that will live, than to live for an idea that will die' Steve Biko. With or without Juju, the struggle for 'economic freedon in our lifetime' continues.

  • don.frost.581 - 2012-09-26 08:31

    Of course if found guilty and sentenced he will develop some serious disease and be allowed to go play golf, sorry, I meant die in peace at home.

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-26 08:48

      he has a serious disease..

      david.coetzee.77 - 2012-09-26 10:21

      Golfilitus?

  • gloria.mathebula.9 - 2012-09-26 08:31

    We are not scared, the economic freedom fighters shall conquer. Viva economic freedom fighters viva!!!

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-26 08:49

      another troll alert. Can you maybe explain what Economic Freedom is all about and how it could work? ..hmmm??

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-26 09:05

      *tap tap tap* patiently waiting....

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-26 09:09

      *tap tap*

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-26 09:16

      *tap* ???

      david.coetzee.77 - 2012-09-26 10:22

      Hey Alan I feel the same way BUT all people have the right to free speach

      catgirl1971 - 2012-09-26 13:44

      Gloria, go fornicate yourself you stupid tart.

  • kuvha.tshilamatanda - 2012-09-26 08:31

    i think malema is just a small fish that is trying to fight of big sharks in the sea,i dont think there would be a corruption charges against him if he was still a friend to zuma,the biggest mistake that the young man did was to fight the leadership of the ANC,that is very crucial.there is people who benefited from big scandals of corruption who accumulated billions of wealth through fraudlent activities and such people todays walks free.what you can still believe is that government agancies and law enforcement agencies are being used to fight political battle and the ANC is prepared to use any means of force to silence the views of those who differed with theirs.malema can be crushed because he is such a young man but some of his ideas would live for ever!

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-26 08:49

      criminals must pay

      samuel.thomas.3538 - 2012-09-26 08:49

      the biggest\r\nmistake that the young man did was to\r\nfight the leadership of the ANC,(wat u wrote)\r\n\r\npartly yes.no on d other side.Malena fought with over an issue I cn not write here.\r\n\r\nits unfortunate bt normal det ders support for him at court today.\r\n\r\nall politicians hv weaknesses.unfortunately d stronger(powerful) polititian wl use his powers to his advantage.\r\n\r\nMalema n mathales corruption is unfortunately too naked n badly orchestrated.\r\n\r\nif u wek hard for ur money,u wont gi buy a R3,9mil house,level it out n build another one on d scene.

      charity.kekana1 - 2012-09-26 09:02

      Its wrong 2 suggest that the ANC is behind is manipulating the judicial system 2 deal with Malema nd CO. Fighting crime nd corruption is a promise contained in the ANC election manifesto. We shud not hav a problem wen the ANC is living up to its promises. Let Malema b tried nd prove his innocence.

  • sj.fourie.56 - 2012-09-26 08:32

    Economic freedom with a bunch of overweight inhumane uneducated thiefs. Place it peoples hands that deserve it. Not the anc. Never.

  • hellodanie - 2012-09-26 08:33

    Stay in jail please.