Malema 'laundered' R4.6m

2012-09-25 18:10

Polokwane - Embattled former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema will on Wednesday be charged with alleged money laundering totalling R4.58m.

City Press has seen a copy of a draft charge sheet submitted to the Polokwane Magistrate's Court on Tuesday that claims Malema was the recipient of the proceeds of crime.

It alleges that some of the money the Limpopo department of roads and transport had paid to Malema was used to fund a R3.9m farm and to make a payment on a Mercedes-Benz Viano.

The charge sheet was submitted by prosecutor Billy Moalosi when Malema’s co-accused, Lesiba Gwangwa, Kagisho Dichabe, Magketsi Manthata and Helen Moreroa, were released on R40 000 bail each.

The four are facing charges of fraud and corruption in relation to the irregular awarding of a R52m tender to On-Point Engineers by the Limpopo roads and transport department.

On-Point received payments from the department totalling R43 868 900 in terms of the contract.

The charge sheet alleges there was a “clear business relationship” between Gwangwa, the chief executive officer of On-Point, and Malema.

'Secret agreements'

On-Point was appointed as the project management unit of the department in September 2009.

The charge sheet states that On-Point won the tender fraudulently. Its bid allegedly falsely stated it had nine years of experience when it had only been created in 2009; that names of senior managers provided were false, and that it had submitted a tax clearance certificate of a shelf company.

On-Point allegedly appointed service providers for which it claimed payment from the department and then claimed from the department in duplicate.

The charge sheet alleges that On-Point made “secret agreements” with the appointed service providers that would make payments to On-Point.

“Most of the payments received as a result of said secret agreements were channelled through other entities to pay for the farm which Ratanang Trust, as represented by Julius Sello Malema, was buying for an amount of R3 990 000”, it reads.

Although the charge sheet does not identify Malema specifically as one of the accused, it notes that accused 10 is the “sole trustee” of the Ratanang Family Trust.

City Press previously reported that Malema was initially the only trustee of his son’s trust, before his grandmother was added as a trustee.

The charge of money laundering is contained in the Prevention of Organised Crime Act.

The act makes it an offence to acquire, possess or use the proceeds of unlawful activities.

The schedule to the charge refers to a total of 16 alleged payments to Malema, totalling R4 582 659. These were made between January 2009 and November 2011.

Malema is set to appear in court on Wednesday.

  • Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-09-25 18:13

    His life of crime is coming to an end.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-25 18:16

      Never. He will be a crook in prison. He will corrupt guards, smuggle and whatever... (lets not go there..) This guy is rotton through and through.

      george.pistorius - 2012-09-25 18:18

      At last!!!

      liesure.larry - 2012-09-25 18:19

      Lol... and he tried to drag his poor Grandma into this by adding her into the trust...

      marcusvandermerwe - 2012-09-25 18:21

      The timing of these charges are bad. It could have been done long ago, but now it will appear as a conspiracy (probably is) and Malema will play the hero card.

      rontheogre - 2012-09-25 18:24

      No, he is busy building up his CV to become president and is just working on his qualifications.

      michael.deyzel.1 - 2012-09-25 18:28

      Bail and then medical parole. gotta love this system.

      louwhan.hoffmann - 2012-09-25 18:29

      No, dont agree RabbleRouster, look at us. every time there is news about him, the whole country stops and listen. This individual has received more attention than any person born on South African soil and has become an important part of media revenue. It is in many people´s interest to keep him in the spot light. Sure 4,6 million is money but pennies. While we are distracted by this well cast actor, the house has been robbed while we eat our popcorn at the cinema watching Malema IV. . He will take all this publicity and carve it towards him with the control of his puppet masters. Find his pimp and root that out. Make SA see that the game is for 1000 people to fight over the meat meant for 50 million.

      erich.goosen - 2012-09-25 18:50

      Malema's downfall or survival will largely depend on the quality of the police investigation and the skills of the prosecutor. In both instances I am cautiously optimistic but if the investigation and prosecution are of the same standard of the Agliotti case Mr Julius will walk out a free man. Make Gerrie Nel or Glynnis Breytenbach the prosecutor and there will be light in the tunnel.

      charles.evendumber - 2012-09-25 19:11

      I'd like to know: 1) In whose hands are the proceeds taxed- trusts pay a flat 40%, no sliding scale. 2) If taxed in the hands of beneficiaries, can't the trustee be taxed as he had sole control and the trust should be set aside. 3) Are 200% penalties to be imposed as permitted by the Income Tax Act? In other words, will he be treated in the same way as any other taxpayer?

      christelle.james.7 - 2012-09-25 19:13

      Now where are the Malema fans. He could have build about 45 RDP houses with that you know.........which in turn would have housed 45 famlilies and employed a whole lot of people. But it is fine what he did, is it not. Or......better still, it is all lies

      Simon - 2012-09-25 19:15

      I doubt prison is going to treat Juju well, no naked women to have sushi off. Or he will come out and think he is Nelson Mandela - one scary thought.

      denis.delaport - 2012-09-25 19:21

      mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, Just be careful after 27 years he could become president

      atholl.canterbury - 2012-09-25 19:51

      ''These (crimes) were made between January 2009 and November 2011'' HEY! .. that's the same time that our model citizen leader (with beret): was busy with: ... plans to invade Botswana. ... plans to shoot boers. ... plans to destroy all 'bloody agents' ... plans to seize mines ... plans to destroy the Constitution WAR ... plans to: invade, shoot, destroy, seize, destroy (with a Big Beret). lesson of the day: 'he who shouts loudest, has the biggest secret to hide' confucius say: 'War not determine who is right, but who is left' Confucius always ghright!

      husaberg.twostroke - 2012-09-25 22:26

      Ag hoe lekker kry ek nou. Malememmer your day is coming and jail is waiting

      james.hurley.5249 - 2012-09-26 00:08

      his life of crime is just beginning i think. He'll be the prince of pollsmoor soon

      preshen.govender.90 - 2012-09-26 08:26

      He must be also arrested for wearing that purple suit

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-09-26 16:21

      Lol, @preshen.govender.90. I wonder how your mind works. Lol!!!

  • Martin522 - 2012-09-25 18:14

    So if all of this is true, and I do believe the worse from him, why isn't he in jail yet????

      DerpyHooves - 2012-09-25 18:43

      He better call Saul.

      Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-09-25 18:47

      Malema and his partners in crime are not very smart. The underworld criminals usually lie low, set up convoluted business structures and avoid the limelight. Malema, in particular has been basking in the glory of populism, living the high life and attracting copious amounts of attention. Perhaps that was part of the deal to get the tenders. But it is the high life that's got everyone looking a lot closer at his finances. The whole rotten ship is now about to smash against the rocks in rough seas. There will be many canaries emerging from the wreck. And they will certainly be doing a lot of singing.

      itumelengnaledi.molefe - 2012-09-25 19:27

      @DerpyHooves, if that's a Breaking Bad reference, I give you 10 thumbs up.

      mario.dippenaar - 2012-09-25 20:17

      @itumelengnaledi.molefe I can't believe someone got it :D

  • Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-09-25 18:14

    Soon he will be doing the laundry for correctional services.

      liesure.larry - 2012-09-25 18:20

      and we all know what happens in the Laundry room...

      asdhasgd - 2012-09-25 19:33

      Yeah liesure, you get yur shorts taken off fast and they put their own fabric softener all over ya xD

      atholl.canterbury - 2012-09-25 19:59

      they must update/modify/correct the correctional services procedure to: All inmates to be issued with free nametag on back of orange overall reading: ' you'll never catch me ! '

      robqb - 2012-09-25 22:13

      Yup. With any luck he'll have a left hand thread!

  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-25 18:15

    Nail the fat pig!

      liesure.larry - 2012-09-25 18:20

      you meant shoot irene???

      gretchen.oswald.3 - 2012-09-25 23:06

      pls dont insult pigs, they are innocent animals.

  • celeste.delange1 - 2012-09-25 18:15

    Uh huh... well what will his excuse be? Apartheid is to blame for his greed? The devil made him do it?

      oliver.lankes.3 - 2012-09-25 20:32

      It was the third force

  • moses.m.masilela - 2012-09-25 18:15

    Bring it on HAWKS, bring it on!

  • george.pistorius - 2012-09-25 18:18

    You are going to cry in jail JuJu!!! I'm loving it!!!

      liesure.larry - 2012-09-25 19:03

      only when his Daddy steps into his cell...

  • sebenza.vanrooy - 2012-09-25 18:18

    Moer hom already, hey! do not forget to search why Italians build a 16m house for him.

      christelle.james.7 - 2012-09-25 19:15

      hmmm, also turning the way the wind blows are you not mr Sebenza - or is it just what you are........wholelottahotair

      sebenza.vanrooy - 2012-09-25 21:26

      You missing me now christelle, let me tell you something about myself. K&K IS k&K with me, it doesn't matter what your back round is.NXONDILE.

      maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-09-26 06:10

      Finally the chickens have come home to roost!!

  • gordon.turner.37 - 2012-09-25 18:18

    15 years minimum sentence with those numbers.

      robqb - 2012-09-25 22:16

      Nah! Probably get 6months, suspended for 6 months.

  • IcemanGP - 2012-09-25 18:18

    Soon he will be playing a new sport. .... Golf with Shabir and that other tot.

      gretchen.oswald.3 - 2012-09-25 23:18

      No golf courses in jail, my friend, unless i have missed something.

      p.borchard - 2012-09-26 09:48

      Gretchen, where have you been the last couple of years? Let me spell it out for you - IcemanGP means Juliaaaarse will receive medical parole within the first couple of weeks in jail - just like Shabir + Co. Capiche?

  • Steven Trollip - 2012-09-25 18:20


  • Eric Mdudus Shaku - 2012-09-25 18:21

    I wish i was law firm representing malema,wow money money,coz i know everyday he commits crime,by the time he goes jail i will be rich man

      liesure.larry - 2012-09-25 19:04

      @Eric... strange that he is all about BEE and AA, but now his in trouble he gets die WIt Baas to help him....

      christelle.james.7 - 2012-09-25 19:16

      haha Eric - you are right. Lots of business in the Malema camp for an attorney:-)

      gretchen.oswald.3 - 2012-09-25 23:23

      Had the same thoughts Eric..........just imagine - we could all be smiling and share his $$$$.

  • - 2012-09-25 18:22

    all the same roots.....!!

  • Gumula Andries - 2012-09-25 18:22

    lol, hands off haters!!!

      Cameron - 2012-09-25 19:14

      Truth hurts eh...

      sharkboy90 - 2012-09-25 19:35

      Ag shame, he doesnt know that he doesnt know

      gretchen.oswald.3 - 2012-09-25 23:25

      Why? Who are you?

  • Erna - 2012-09-25 18:22

    I just hope they have done their homework properly.

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-09-26 16:19

      Based on the pressure they were in to prosecute Malema, I doubt they did their homework properly.

  • MashR.Bantwini - 2012-09-25 18:23

    thats a fraction of what zuma et al have got thru arms deal. whats the fuss???

      acsteyn - 2012-09-25 18:31

      its a start. big fish to fry

      BulletProof. - 2012-09-25 19:45


      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-09-26 12:41

      The fuss Mr Mash is this slob is stealing our hard earned tax, maybe it doesn't affect you but it sure as hell bothers me.

  • Joao - 2012-09-25 18:27


  • louwhan.hoffmann - 2012-09-25 18:28

    No, look at us. every time there is news about him, the whole country stops and listen. This individual has received more attention than any person born on South African soil and has become an important part of media revenue. It is in many people´s interest to keep him in the spot light. Sure 4,6 million is money but pennies. While we are distracted by this well cast actor, the house has been robbed while we eat our popcorn at the cinema watching Malema IV. . He will take all this publicity and carve it towards him with the control of his puppet masters. Find his pimp and root that out. Make SA see that the game is for 1000 people to fight over the meat meant for 50 million.

  • PERCYMN - 2012-09-25 18:29

    Im worried about city press interferances

      boltonbarry - 2012-09-25 18:42

      Yeah the truth coming out makes one worried doesn't it

      gxarha.vambane.3 - 2012-09-25 19:01

      City press is racially motivated ...

      harold.parsons.37 - 2012-09-25 19:36

      @Gxarha. City Press is a black owned newspaper. This is another example of you speaking about things you know nothing about. Exactly like when you went to vote for the ANC claiming they were all angels. Remember how you said Jackie Selebe was innocent and it was white guys. Same size

      asdhasgd - 2012-09-25 19:38

      Oh yeah and gxarha.vambane.3 THE SOWETAN isn't?? what a chop.

  • rontheogre - 2012-09-25 18:30

    I think the bookies have now opened the wagers as to what ailment Malema will develop IF he is found guilty. No bets on cancer and kidney failure as Shaik and Cele have first dibbs on those.

      demi.davidson.18 - 2012-09-26 07:45

      Maybe they should do what the Nazi's did and use him for science......

  • allenttrading - 2012-09-25 18:32

    Iyo, public money!

  • mlulami.dike - 2012-09-25 18:32

    We're still waiting for these charges because this is just to discredit our future president of the RSA.And we're not threatened about this,Juju will rise soon

      mike.down.5492 - 2012-09-25 18:41

      You don't have to feel threatened because your name is not on the charge sheet, how low are you to be a sycophant of a money launderer...shameful

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-25 18:42

      Why don't you understand why he's 'fallen'? Have you got a brain?

      fnxusani - 2012-09-25 19:00

      Mlulami you are a stupid who eat cow dung!!!I'm sure you are an aneducated unemployed youth that's why you support this moron while he spend lots of money on ladies with miniskirts and whisky,your undewears and socks have holes in it! So wake up idiot!

      Cameron - 2012-09-25 19:16

      Ja ja keep smoking ur muti bud

      BulletProof. - 2012-09-25 19:58


  • Don.Tandy - 2012-09-25 18:32

    Hope the idiot/Moron/halfwit/thug gets his just punishment, and some ANCorruption fellow gangsters don't intervene on his behalf, once again demonstrating how our legal system can be bought.

  • henk.tredoux.7 - 2012-09-25 18:33

    No no its all lies! He was framed! He was only informed about all these transactions through the press! The charge sheet is a fabrication of capitalists trying to discredit him! He is our hero! It's all lies!!!! Sorry guys! I trust I didn't rush the headlines for next week's news headlines! The circus is in town! Let's see how the poodles jump through these hoops!

  • AdolfX - 2012-09-25 18:34

    You can't even buy a buffalo for that price.

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-25 18:36

      LOL! It'll probably go right over their heads.

  • sphala - 2012-09-25 18:39

    Whoa....there's no power in this charge either clear evidence on Malema's case....Public Protector confessed, they are just being obsessed these haters.

      jayjay.mlungu - 2012-09-25 18:57

      Bru's there is a charge sheet-we are not dreaming this up? Think clearly!!

      gxarha.vambane.3 - 2012-09-25 19:05

      lets let justice play its role and stop concluding based on flawless charge sheet that has no malema name on it

      Cameron - 2012-09-25 19:19

      Yes gxarha, indeed. thats why we dont throw our hands in the air about all the other NON-CORRUPT black people who have have gotten their wealth legally! Get overself you big child!

      asdhasgd - 2012-09-25 19:41

      gxarha.vambane.3 im sure you're definition of WRONG is by not supporting corruption, money laundering, facisism, hypocritisim, double standards and racial segredation neh?

  • sandor.l.varga - 2012-09-25 18:39

    I am hoping during a court case he will “sing like a little bird” to save his sorry backside... Will he take couple of his comrades to the prison??? We will see it.

      thembelani.masikane - 2012-09-25 19:16

      Let's hope he sings like a pied piper and lure these corrupt bastards to 25 to life!

      BulletProof. - 2012-09-25 20:06

      In the court case I hope we can go outside the court singing "KILL THE THIEF, KILL THE THIEF”

  • boltonbarry - 2012-09-25 18:39

    OK WE KNOW He is the "former ANCYL president' Just call him Julius Malema

  • gxarha.vambane.3 - 2012-09-25 18:41


      asdhasgd - 2012-09-25 19:41

      Just shows how pathetic yur comments are on this forum.

      thembelani.masikane - 2012-09-26 00:43

      What's that supposed to mean gxarha?

  • jacyjays.letsoalo - 2012-09-25 18:41

    Future President my foot, but on the hindsight any animal can rule our country! Better than being ruled by a foreigner! But if he is guilty let him face the full might of the law! He hasn't done our country any good to have him as a hero! For me he is just an opportunist politician, the Heroes of our struggle died with 1994! So what I know is that if u are in the ANC u don't go to prison! Ask Tony Yengeni...

  • gxarha.vambane.3 - 2012-09-25 18:43

    we go out thr and support the hero of the poor ...economic freedom shall be seen in this generation or else the minority will forever hold on to their advantages....

      jayjay.mlungu - 2012-09-25 18:58

      Hero who steals from the poor. You are stark raving mad!

      jayjay.mlungu - 2012-09-25 19:02

      With dodo's around I have little hope for sanity to prevail!

      christelle.james.7 - 2012-09-25 19:18

      What are you smoking dude - its not working. Hero of the poor - ja reg hoor. How much of the R4.6 million did he give the poor. And it is not the end yet buddy.

      lorna.m.eaton - 2012-09-25 19:59

      Economic freedom is in your hands right now, you simply have to work, start businesses and apply yourselves. Economic freedom is not gained by supporting a crooked thief... how much of his stolen money has he spread among the poor? Wake up qxarha.vambane.3 and stop waiting for crooks to share their loot with you.

      frankflower - 2012-09-26 07:24

      The minority works for their advantages and the don't sit on their backsides and demand... It is their taxes that support the likes of you and guess what, they are overtaxed and getting tired. The writing's on the wall... Wake up!!!!

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-09-25 18:58

    This is the guy that champions the poor, the biggest crook of all. What are the poor going to say to this......he just used them for a podium. I would like to see him put away for a very long time, but people like him walk free to go back and do the same thing again.

  • sifiso.sosibo.10 - 2012-09-25 18:58

    Still Blind-followers are gona have a night vigil even after SO much overwhelming evidence against him. Barney Pityana was on the spot when he said we got ourselves to blame for choosing such strange leadership over and over AGAIN!

      croix.mactee - 2012-09-25 21:47

      Amazing what a bucket of Kentucky can achieve in this country!!

  • mzwandile.dlamanzi - 2012-09-25 18:59

    I see a lot of the lads are carried away by this article. Jumping up and down.

  • sj.fourie.56 - 2012-09-25 19:00

    Juju will fall as was foreseen by pastor bredenkamp. Lol ooooh u never hear of corruption in our economy. Lol im sure it says n shows allot. Mayb theres a reason why the economy hasnt been handed over to incompetent uneducated people those being the anc and ancyl cos they hav proven they cannot govern a country in the right way.

      Onke Mdingi - 2012-09-25 19:21

      Well it looks just like another circus, we (the taxpayers) are the spectators. Hope it is enjoyable.

  • sj.fourie.56 - 2012-09-25 19:02

    U go out there n break and mess up everything. U break everything. U ran ammock like animals in a cage.

  • wouldntit.benice.1 - 2012-09-25 19:03

    Should've kept you're fat chicken eating stink hole shut and live quietly with you're millions stupid racist retard

  • punungwe - 2012-09-25 19:04

    Does this mean that Malema is the only politician who is corrupt?

      emile.marais - 2012-09-26 10:28

      LOL! Being corrupt is a prerequisite to become a successful politician.

  • sj.fourie.56 - 2012-09-25 19:08


      asdhasgd - 2012-09-25 19:43

      Yur equation is messed up. ANC = CORRUPT thats better. dont drag the DA into this jus cause ur party messes up everyday. WHEN was the last time anyone heard anyting bad come out of the DA hey? just shows yu...

  • reuben.molelekoa - 2012-09-25 19:10

    Ay abant baydlile imal

  • konanani.rachicoper - 2012-09-25 19:13

    Fat corrupt boy,y not just let this selfish thing rot in jail?

  • chabi.sesoko - 2012-09-25 19:14

    Cassel Mathale's silence is as loud as he has been when text books were dumped all over Limpopo ... puppet.

  • harold.parsons.37 - 2012-09-25 19:28

    I think When it comes to Malema our country is faced with the same challenge that theUSA was faced with when they tried to prosecute the mob and people like Capone and his gang. The government will struggle to convict these thugs because they have huge resources behind them and also they will be prepared to cover for each other. This case is no different than the Arms deal in the sense that the network is big. I wish the Hawks everthing of the best. The country depends on their ability to get these thugs in Jail.

  • lourence.manyama - 2012-09-25 19:28

    Small charges compared to JZ

  • BulletProof. - 2012-09-25 19:32

    Only that amount, he got much more in is trust, HOW?

  • alwyn.vantonder - 2012-09-25 19:34

    Good job to all who helped in bringing this criminal to justice!

      Wally Walters - 2012-09-25 20:00

      His own corrupted buddies pimp him. hehehe!!!!!

  • melanie.w.yon - 2012-09-25 19:40

    Surprised? I'm not. Show me 1 person in or connected to government that doesn't have his/her hand in the cookie jar.

  • robert.doyle.712 - 2012-09-25 19:40

    Future African President material for sure. Watch and Learn.

  • moses.m.masilela - 2012-09-25 19:42

    That's new, why now? my advice is let go and let be. juju will lead anc!

      Wally Walters - 2012-09-25 19:56

      Moses! thank the lord not in my time.

      jayjay.mlungu - 2012-09-25 21:47

      Moses why not? after all he only stole. What a great example to us to have a leader of this caliber. Hope you understand sarcasm

  • rockafella.funksatar - 2012-09-25 19:46

    S.A news can be a whole lot of bull, they mislead the masses from the reality, since malema went off to the wedding its been all about him. Would anyone tell me how long does the stinking unemployment rate and inability of the sate and private sector stays on the news? (a day/ a week when vavi sneezes)..... truth is we are being mislead by the media and for the record ;they not even doing it intentionally, they just plain clueless!