Malema trial postponed to 2014

2013-11-18 11:12
Julius Malema (Picture: AP)

Julius Malema (Picture: AP)

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Support for Malema ahead of trial

2013-11-18 09:23

EFF supporters took to the streets outside the Polokwane High Court where Julius Malema is set to go on trial for corruption. Watch.WATCH

Johannesburg - The corruption case against EFF leader Julius Malema has been postponed to next year.

The trial has been set down from 30 September to 31 October, eNCA reported on Monday.

Malema, however, will make representations to a judge next Thursday and Friday on why the matter should not go to trial.

The former ANC Youth League leader appeared after allegedly making nearly R4m from corrupt activities. He is out on bail of R10 000 and faces charges of fraud, corruption, money-laundering, and racketeering.

Malema's co-accused are his business associates Kagisho Dichabe, Lesiba Gwangwa, Helen Moreroa, and Makgetsi Manthata. They are out on bail of R40 000 each.

The State alleges Malema and the others misrepresented themselves to the Limpopo roads and transport department, leading to a R52m contract being awarded to On-Point Engineering.

According to court papers, Malema had business ties with Gwangwa, a director of On-Point Engineering. Malema's Ratanang Family Trust was an indirect shareholder in On-Point.

The department paid the company R43m. According to the charge sheet, Malema substantially benefited from this payment, using it to buy a farm and a Mercedes-Benz




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