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Malema intentionally took money - documents

2012-09-26 18:05

Polokwane - Expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema is accused of making nearly R4m from corrupt activities, in papers filed in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court.

"The accused [Malema] did unlawfully and intentionally acquire ownership... of the amount of money," according to the charge sheet.

Malema did this "well knowing" - or ought to have reasonably known - that the money "formed part of the proceeds of unlawful activities", it alleged.

He appeared in court on Wednesday on a charge of money laundering, and was released on bail of R10 000.

According to the court papers, Malema had clear business ties with On-Point Engineers director Lesiba Gwangwa.

It was alleged that On-Point was fraudulently awarded a R52m tender by the Limpopo department of roads and transport, and that R43m of this had been paid by the department.

"During September 2009 the Limpopo department... identified the need for the establishment of a Programme Management Unit (PMU) to assist it with infrastructure, as the department did not allegedly have the capacity to manage this function."

The charge sheet stated that the company's services were to be used for three years as a PMU.

Pretending to have extensive experience


It was required that the company's management be multi-disciplinary, consisting of architects, land surveyors and engineers.

The company also needed to have experience and knowledge in the design and construction of roads, traffic stations, overload control, cost centres and airport infrastructure.

However, it was alleged that On-Point was not multi-disciplinary, and that the people whose names it submitted as part of its executive were never employed by the company.

On-Point was accused of pretending to have extensive experience and knowledge, when in fact it had existed for only one month at the time it submitted its bid.

It had stated on its tender application that it had nine years of experience.

According to the charge sheet, Malema substantially benefited from the tender payment, using it to fund a farm worth R3.9m and to pay R382 655 for a Mercedez-Benz Viano.

Charges of corruption were brought against On-Point, Gwama Properties, Segwalo Engineering, and Oceanside Trading.

On Tuesday, four people, including Malema's business associate Lesiba Gwangwa, appeared in court and were granted bail of R40 000 each.

They are accused of fraud, corruption and money laundering relating to the tender.

Malema will appear in court again on November 30.

Comments
  • squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-26 18:14

    He's a crook. Nothing more than a common thug with a big mouth. He has enriched himself at the cost of service delivery. Jail!

      Jellyarse - 2012-09-26 18:20

      How come Fatboy only had to pay 10 000 bail and the others 40 000? Does the judge know something we don't know?

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-26 18:26

      @Jelly, he pleaded poverty cause he was retrenched from the ANC. So he got of light. Although from the looks of things he hasn't gone hungry. Probably gorging on upsized McMeals each night.

      husaberg.twostroke - 2012-09-26 18:38

      And his followes are to dum to realise they Are poor and he became rich cause he is a CON ARTIST.

      Mike.ntsh2009 - 2012-09-26 18:44

      JelyArse let me come to your rescue mate. It says "They are accused of fraud, corruption and money laundering relating to the tender" i.e. referring to Juliarse's business associates. He is only charged with money laundering. Do you see the difference?

      liesure.larry - 2012-09-26 19:45

      Sy kieringkies gaan braai...

  • raymond.buis.3 - 2012-09-26 18:18

    But of course the malema brigade will say it's a lie even though there is mountains of evidence. Malemas and his cronies disgust me. No wonder limpopo is under administration . With idiots like this in charge what do you expect.

      raymond.buis.3 - 2012-09-26 18:23

      Two thumbs down already woohoo . Idiots

      seanrossouwslr - 2012-09-26 18:28

      Idiots will vote down but not dare say why. I voted up, and here I'm admitting it.

      raymond.buis.3 - 2012-09-26 18:36

      Good on you. The only problem is convincing 20 million people to do the same.

      Chikane - 2012-09-26 18:43

      Raymond I'm picking a lot of Anglo-boer racism in you, be objective n realistic with dis matter! Stop being a racict, it doesn't help RSA goin forward! Damn racist!

      sharkboy90 - 2012-09-26 19:19

      @chikane, referring to the past or calling someone a racist wont help RSA go foward either. Just saying ne

      raymond.buis.3 - 2012-09-26 19:49

      That so funny Anglo boxer racism really. I am from England you twit. Why is everything always about race . Why can I not call some one dumb and or an idiot in this country with out being racist. If some one like malema is considered a hero and I am considered a racist for calling him stupid I fear this country is already lost. Oh and before you jump on the surname of bugs its dutch ,like as in from Holland.

  • sthembiso.msindo - 2012-09-26 18:21

    News24 has become Malema24 can't we have other news, i mean really you ging this pig a lot of attention.

      crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-26 18:25

      NO!

      mphela.kelatu - 2012-09-26 18:32

      stop reading 'n commenting on these pig daaaaaa!!!!!

      acm.munro - 2012-09-26 19:29

      One has to be careful what you write about him ... I've had several comments just disappear into thin air .. especially when somebody wrote that he was innocent and it was political interference which got him arrested ... and I replied that on his salary as president of the youth league he could not afford to buy a house for R3,5 million, then demolish it to build a mansion! Wonder how long this comment will last .. Anybody else had comments deleted??

      B.b. - 2012-09-26 20:14

      Lmaooooo kwaaaaa News,,,,wat? Lol Malema24 man ya lol u r so creative

  • lawrence.sambani.3 - 2012-09-26 18:22

    Only R10000 bail,why so little...

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-26 18:37

      Because he is so recognizable, turned up for court on his own and no other country would touch him with a barge pole...

      Mike.ntsh2009 - 2012-09-26 18:46

      rtfs. the charges are not the same.

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-09-26 18:59

      You only grant a person bail if you believe that it is in the interest of justice to do so, section 35 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa,1996 read with section 60 of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977. Furthermore, if you believe that a person won't interfere with the witnesses, won't destroy the evidence and he won't evade justice. Section 60(14) he has shown exceptional circumstances. And that bail is not punitive. When granting bail you don't grant an excessive amount that is tantamount to refusal. Rather refuse granting bail which would grant an accused to appeal the decision in a higher court.

  • Chikane - 2012-09-26 18:26

    History has a nasty way of repeatin itself: like Zuma pre-Polokwane 2007, Malema will walk scot-free! Its a political landscape rules!

      tshikellos.sobuthongo - 2012-09-26 18:52

      Let them investigate Juju. Its fine. Who isn't corrupt anyway? All of these people are corrupt.He's doing what adaz r doing.Evn if we dnt like it.Fraud isn't smthin dt can suddenly cease.

  • danny.zulu.79 - 2012-09-26 18:27

    Hey leave Malema alone everyone at some point has been involved in some form of corrupt activities. We al have to do what we got to do to get out of poverty.

      raymond.buis.3 - 2012-09-26 18:30

      Oh really . So as long as you are poor you can do what ever you want. Know I understand. Wow thanks for explaining. The only difference is malema is not poor you idiot. 3.9 million rand farm ,that's the height of poverty right there.20000 rand a month salary from the ANCYL, before he stuck his foot in it. Sounds like you need an education you dimwitted idiot.

      Jellyarse - 2012-09-26 18:33

      So you're admitting you're a low life scumbag thief who doesn't deserve to walk the face of this earth then dannyzulu? I thought the Zulu nation was a proud one not one full of criminals like Fatboy!

      lacrimosewolf - 2012-09-26 18:36

      Fixing the poverty of pocket will only ever be a short-term thing. Fixing the poverty of education, attitude and values - that is the road to true prosperity

      BulletProof. - 2012-09-26 18:58

      Hey,All the thiefs at some point steal and then go to jail.Thanks!!!

      jonivdw - 2012-09-26 19:06

      No Danny, I haven't! I worked my backside off to get where I am today! Sometimes working 2 jobs just to make ends meet! I waitressed my way through tertiary education... I took the honest route cause I didn't want to end up in jail! Do the crime do the time....

  • wanda.mazwati - 2012-09-26 18:29

    leave malema alone

      raymond.buis.3 - 2012-09-26 18:33

      No. He is a corrupt thief. The problem with this country is that uneducated twits like you believe he is some kind of saint. So here is some advice remove your head from your rectum ,wipe the excrement from you're eyes and see the truth

      Jellyarse - 2012-09-26 18:34

      Rot wanda with your filthy friends!

      christoffel.nel - 2012-09-26 18:56

      There is no word for corruption in Sepedi! Njo wa Mma wa Gago

      themba.maseko.568 - 2012-09-27 07:31

      Getting pretty desparate! I would also be embarrassed and irritable if somone I considered a hero appears to have contributed in worsening service delivery, stealing from the poor,.. By the way, why has Malema kept so quiet about LIMPOPO TEXTBOOK SAGA?

  • crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-26 18:30

    We are heading for a MASSIVE and perhaps INSURMOUNTABLE problem. This country is now far too small for both Zuma and Malema. I can swear I heard Malema say, according to the soundbyte on 702, that Zuma will be charged with fraud etc the day after he has been removed as leader of the ANC. It is WAR TALK!

  • wanda.mazwati - 2012-09-26 18:30

    malema 4 president

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-26 18:32

      Yes!!! President of Palsmore Prison!!!

      Jellyarse - 2012-09-26 18:34

      yes he's so fat he'd easily make 4 presidents!

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-26 18:38

      Sorry, he's too gay for president - not enough wives...

      crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-26 18:39

      @ Charles Dumbwin The spirit being somewhat nasty? Where is your spirituality?

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-26 18:54

      Crrackpot, where is your brain?

  • zimzon.zimzon - 2012-09-26 18:31

    Leave wonder boy alone, he is doing a great job in destroying the ANC and the unions, well done juju, keep on going!

  • anthony.kay.965 - 2012-09-26 18:35

    And they were telling us he is a honest young person, that some day will be the president. He took everybody for a ride for the last 4 years, and it may be too late to recover any money. His partners should be stack in jail, and the truth must come out. Enough is enough from these thieves.

  • pierre.nortje.581 - 2012-09-26 18:42

    His name is Kidi Amin from now on.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-26 18:56

      Has been for about 2 years...

  • jacobus.moropa - 2012-09-26 18:48

    2 live with his grantmother is not ok, he must be in jail for 27 like mandela

  • BulletProof. - 2012-09-26 18:52

    Why Malema only got R10.000 Bail when Is Accomplices got R40.000.Fishy!!!!

      BulletProof. - 2012-09-27 18:48

      Fast one, Like it.

  • christoffel.nel - 2012-09-26 18:52

    Skelms!

  • joe.smit.549 - 2012-09-26 18:56

    "Waaat is a crook"

  • ziggamann.shepard - 2012-09-26 19:02

    regardless of what one thinks of malema, the state's case looks very weak, he could walk away from this...

  • manelisi.bunyula - 2012-09-26 19:09

    Why malema got 10_000bail but his co_accused got 40_000bail each one something fishh about this !!!

  • manelisi.bunyula - 2012-09-26 19:09

    Why malema got 10_000bail but his co_accused got 40_000bail each one something fishh about this !!!

  • Pete7930 - 2012-09-26 19:24

    stop wasting our time reporting on his life. just let us know when he is locked up and keys have been thrown away!

  • seun.mogotji - 2012-09-26 19:41

    You only grant a person bail if you believe that it is in the interest of justice to do so, section 35 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa,1996 read with section 60 of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977. Furthermore, if you believe that a person won't interfere with the witnesses, won't destroy the evidence and he won't evade justice. Section 60(14) he has shown exceptional circumstances. And that bail is not punitive. When granting bail you don't grant an excessive amount that is tantamount to refusal. Rather refuse granting bail which would grant an accused to appeal the decision in a higher court.

  • daaivark.varkvet - 2012-09-26 19:42

    Stupid is what stupid does.

  • B.b. - 2012-09-26 19:57

    Fighting for economic freedom and also for the poor people! Woooow how ironical is that? He is begging for sympathy from the people now as if he's being victimised. My God!

  • Pete7930 - 2012-09-26 19:58

    @themba. Try searching www.absoluteidiots.co.za

  • dan.ledwaba.5 - 2012-09-26 23:30

    I don't understand this. The whole of last week the media listed fraud, corruption and money laundering as part of malemas trespasses, today he is only accused of money laundering???? Is this maybe just scare tactics from gov (Zuma) to warn malema off (as in shut your mouth)??? I forsee Zuma and friends keeping malema busy till after Manguang and after that just a slap on the wrist. Malema knows too much, they can't afford pestering him too much. I think malema will never see the inside off a cell.

  • chris.thoma.35 - 2012-09-30 10:43

    lock him up and throw the key away.his a criminal supported by criminals.yes ppl thats the justice system we have.he gets a bail for 10000 and in the end,he probly wont even get charged with any crime actions even the though the evidnce is there.

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