Malema taking charge very seriously

2012-09-27 17:03

Johannesburg - Expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema takes the money-laundering charge against him "very seriously", his lawyers said on Thursday.

"Mr Malema takes the charge very seriously, and will in no way undermine the rule of law," according to a statement issued by Brian Kahn Attorneys.

"Whilst money-laundering is a schedule one offence, it remains serious in nature and it covers incidents where persons acquire, possess or use the proceeds of unlawful activities."

Malema was not charged with corruption or fraud, as had been speculated in the media prior to his court appearance.

On Wednesday, Malema was granted R10 000 bail in Polokwane Magistrate's Court, where he appeared with his business partner and co-accused Selbie Manthatha.

The matter was postponed to 30 November, when the State will hand over the case docket, containing evidence, to Malema's attorneys.

His lawyers said Malema had shown his willingness to co-operate with both the Hawks and the National Prosecuting Authority on many occasions.

"He undertook to present himself voluntarily at court, without the need to be arrested.

"He maintains that it was not necessary for him to be arrested as he recorded his undertaking to the Hawks and the NPA [last year]... "

Malema's arrest warrant was issued on Tuesday, the day before his court appearance, and not on Thursday last week, as indicated in some media reports.

"It was therefore totally unnecessary to have Mr Malema arrested when he undertook to present himself at court voluntarily."

The matter was now sub judice (under judgement) and further details would not be communicated to the media, said his lawyers.

  • christelle.james.7 - 2012-09-27 17:07

    We totally believe you! Did you advise him to change his stance, as a couple of days ago it did not really look as if he did.

      derek.gunter.946 - 2012-09-27 17:20

      I'm sure his lawyers told him it's bad for their case after the nonsense he spewed yesterday... Either that or money laundry became serious overnight.

      george.pistorius - 2012-09-27 17:42

      He must pay back the money he stole!!!

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-27 17:45

      There must be more. You cant end up owing R16mil to SARS without an even bigger (crooked) income.

      rensburgmark - 2012-09-27 17:48

      Brian Kahn Attorneys, their slogan reads Justice is like fire, even if you cover it with a veil it still burns LOL!!! Ironic, and very true to the matter.

      theo.schoeman.71 - 2012-09-27 18:27

      Ooo Juliars.. Ooo Juliars this country needed u soo badly - after 1994 who needed a stable economy, freedom for all, stable workforce, international respect, no corruption ......... You and Zumer and the ANC came along and you gave us just that. We will for ever be gratefull to you Mr President - Bloody Ar@H@le !!

  • ken.rowe.509 - 2012-09-27 17:10

    Why no BEE attorneys to represent Fat Boy ?

      rbphiri - 2012-09-27 17:23

      How ironic, I thought this mammoth said whites are the enemies.

      millionwatts1 - 2012-09-27 17:29

      With this racist judiciary I don't blame Juju for going that root.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-09-27 17:39

      The same racist judiciary that let Shabir Shaik out?

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-09-27 17:14

    Let the Gaaaames begin!

  • - 2012-09-27 17:15

    Forgive Juju Lord for he doesn't know what he is doing!

      theo.schoeman.71 - 2012-09-27 19:02

      @lesetjam - fact of the matter is before long he WILL be charged, do you for one moment think they will charge him if the cases against him is not water tight ? Mark my words, before December he will be charged with plenty more.

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-27 20:30

      @lesetjam ~ I've copied your comment and just cannot wait to rub your nose in it when the Fatboy is in his designer orange suit. Hope it's better than his purple pimp suit.

  • joe.irwin.50 - 2012-09-27 17:15

    If this is so then he obviously has no idea what comes out of his mouth. The man is a disgrace to society.

  • trevor.pietersen.3 - 2012-09-27 17:17

    And mamma Winnie told him this too....

  • esrom.sandy - 2012-09-27 17:17

    Who is uneeducated here jm 4get so easily det he also didn't make it at school busy pointing fingers to others,I wonder why his granny so quite while her grandson insult elders I 4got grew up witout father 2 guide de ligthy

  • ben.spreeth - 2012-09-27 17:17

    And so he should, so he should if he knows what is good for him. Crime does not make you a hero.

  • monde.sibisi - 2012-09-27 17:20

    It doesn't seem like it, how about we just tie him to a Baobab tree and make him a pinyata, or better yet set him alight and call him guy faux

      king.rasta.583 - 2012-09-27 18:39

      sound like idiot

  • stirrer.stirrer - 2012-09-27 17:27

    (_*_) -> (_O_)

      arthur.hugh - 2012-09-27 17:38

      Groot poephol

      theo.schoeman.71 - 2012-09-27 18:19

      Only problem with your comment is the O is far too small Lol

  • Anthony - 2012-09-27 17:32

    Wow 180degrees in 24 hours -I'm getting dizzy can I sit down please

  • simon.thorpe.927 - 2012-09-27 17:34

    What a comment " He is taking this seriously" O ye just look at the clown laughing in court.

  • nettie.potgieter.5 - 2012-09-27 17:35

    How do Niki Galgtoy know when he said the charge was seriously? Was she standing next to him?

  • sifiso.sosibo.10 - 2012-09-27 17:38

    Here goes our incumbent bamboozled future leader doing the somersault manoeuvre as expected! Ordinary South Africans need to catch a wake up before its too late starting by using your vote wisely!

  • george.pito - 2012-09-27 17:40

    About time he takes something serious. He did not give damn when he sings songs to kill the boer or to instigate the miners.

  • Njabulo Goodenough Ncube - 2012-09-27 17:44

    the man with a political science degree finally sees the light man he is a buffoon

  • sugardick.dupree - 2012-09-27 18:02

    My God ,I am so loving this. The ANC fat cats are really trying to crucify Juju and he has their knickers in a twist! I hope Juju wins so we can finally see the back of Jacob..who has totally FAILED to deliver anything ever since he came into power. COME ON Juju! Deliver us from the evil one

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-27 18:13

      The problem with this whole scenario is that Zooomer is a moron of note and everyone celebrates him not having a second term. Unfortunately, this makes Fatboy look like a good guy. There is not a single person within cANCer that is competent and not corrupt. SA is doomed.

  • renier.lubbe.7 - 2012-09-27 18:09

    A day or two ago it was, according to malema, not a serious offence. Just a small schedule one offence. Now he is claiming that he is taking it seriously. Just another not so serious lie!

  • BulletProof. - 2012-09-27 18:18

    Moody’s downgrades SA that' all I know lock im up with is partner in crime JZ, they are going to finish this country, they just like them selfs there is nothing for the ordinary population will never be if you keep voting for this idiots!!!

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-09-27 18:19

    It seems Malema and his lawyers,got a communication problem.

  • brian.bagnall.54 - 2012-09-27 18:21

    For sure he has got a big mouth but one thing for sure for all the sh one t he comes out with he sure gives us something to laugh about because he did belong to the anc circus wich is full of jokes. So where 2 now. the crap will not stop.

      Onke Mdingi - 2012-09-27 19:01

      It's a show...

      Onke Mdingi - 2012-09-27 19:24

      ...and u call it BACK-STABBING?

  • christi.roestorff - 2012-09-27 18:22

    "Whilst money-laundering is a schedule 1offense, it remains serious..." Murder is a schedule 1 offense too, in case you forgot!!!

      theo.schoeman.71 - 2012-09-27 18:33

      The only schedule Juliaas know about is that he is scheduled to talk more cr@p

  • king.rasta.583 - 2012-09-27 18:34

    yes point taken

  • terrylee.heuer - 2012-09-27 18:43

    Wow Malema is so contradictory!!!

  • charl.deswardt - 2012-09-27 19:36

    And I believe the earth is flat and the moon is made of cheese.

  • ron.samuels.129 - 2012-09-27 19:50

    Maybe you should consult your idiot client before both of you make conflicting statement!

  • sam.ntshangase - 2012-09-27 20:00

    Too late Nicky, your client has fueld fire with judges, the laughing in the court of law proves he has no respect for rule of law, similar attitude he displayed in the NDC by telling them he does not recognize the NDC when he was told by Cyril to go for plea bargaining. The judges will teach him one or two lessons, at last he has reached the end

      Shane Woolstencroft - 2012-09-27 23:00

      Malema is only there for self in richment and nothing else he and his fellow thieves are living the good life yet all the masses that support him stay in shacks and are struggling just like they did before 94 people wake up and see Malema for what he is !!!!!!!

  • Sean Wasserman - 2012-09-27 21:09

    Lock him up. He is a dangerous fool.

  • nani.ngoasheng - 2012-09-27 21:39

    I hope the charge sticks

  • krish.reddy.104 - 2012-09-27 22:03

    I must be hard of hearing or heard wrong. Malema proudly boasted to his followers that he was only charged for money laundering and it was not serious. His lawyers are lying when they say that he takes this charge as serious. If they speak a lie now how much more lies they will speak in court in support of Malema.

  • zweledinga.qeja - 2012-09-28 09:30

    The timeing of Malema's charges brougt before court raises sum questions that the is political influence and if the thinking is offside then that would mean that the state has a strong case against the accused.

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-09-28 15:37

    Just the other day he was nonchalantly dimissing the case against him as a politically motivated issue. Now he's waking up shaking and perspiring in the middle of the night. The moving hand is writing on the wall, Julius, and the bogeyman is coming for you.!

  • B.b. - 2012-09-28 16:27

    Thanx 4telling us the truth. U were not suppose to rely on wat Malema was saying at that time coz he always says wat he thinks his followers r going to like the most. U should hv consulted his attorneys. The media is sometimes untrustworthy. But then it's ok coz they've reported wat Mr Malema has said. I love SA and its belongings

  • Kalimowakene - 2012-09-29 16:28

    JuJu never stole anything from anyone..its the boers who stole from us through out and now they are all filthy rich in this country. leave julius alone. Not guilty just shutup

  • bongane.zwane.948 - 2012-09-29 20:07

    All we know is that he stole money. But how much? and are his assets frozen for such a action. if not please report something with substance not this primary writting its like you wanna tell us something but you are shy to tell it straight undergrand reporters eish.

  • bob.slap.5 - 2012-10-20 14:58

    JUB JUB my hero

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