Malema case disrupts Polokwane traffic

2013-04-23 08:10
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Polokwane - Traffic was backed up on Tuesday morning in the Polokwane CBD, where expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema is scheduled to appear in court with four others.

Impatient drivers hooted and flashed their lights at one another in bumper-to-bumper traffic, with many streets leading to the court closed to vehicles.

Malema's co-accused, Lesiba Gwangwa, Kagisho Dichabe, Samson Manthata and Hellen Morewa, were arrested in October for allegedly fraud involving a road and transport tender worth R52m.

Gwangwa's company, On Point Engineering, was allegedly given a tender without following proper procurement procedure and failed to produce required documents during the process. Part of the profit was allegedly channelled to Malema's Ratanang Trust.

"We are deploying sufficient police, but we don't foresee any threat," said Limpopo police spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

There was no sign of Malema supporters on the streets early on Tuesday morning.


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