Malema vigil gets OK

2012-09-25 19:35

Johannesburg - The organisers of a night vigil for expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema were granted permission to gather at a Polokwane hall on Tuesday evening.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the meeting would be held at Nirvana Hall in Polokwane, but said it was not clear what time the vigil would get underway.

Any group would have to seek permission from authorities to hold a night vigil, he said earlier.

Limpopo African National Congress Youth League spokesperson Klaas Mabunda said in a statement that the league had been granted permission by the Polokwane municipality.

"All members of the society must not be intimidated. The prayer service has been convened legally and it's continuing," he said.

Senior City Press journalist Xolani Mbanjwa tweeted that taxis filled with youngsters and thumping loud music arrived for the vigil.

"An ambulance, SAPS, METRO POLICE all lying in wait for whatever eventuality. Over 100 people now, increasing fast," another tweet said.

Beeld's Marietie Louw-Carstens tweeted that the young supporters were singing the controversial shoot the boer song.

Accoding to other tweets, they have changed the lyrics to shoot Zuma.

Mulaudzi said security would be tight around the court and in Seshego, Malema's home town.

The SA Police Service would watch and patrol the area in and around the court, the city centre and identified areas in Seshego, Mulaudzi said.

Streets around the court would be closed to traffic from 06:00 on Wednesday.

Mulaudzi advised motorists to avoid the area around the court for the whole day.

Only a limited number of people would be allowed into the courtroom, he said.

"Tight control will be enforced by members of the private security company at the court, as well as members of the SAPS.

"No dangerous weapons, such as firearms, knives, pangas or knobkerries will be allowed onto the court premises as well as surrounding areas," Mulaudzi said.

  • ISO - 2012-09-25 19:42

    I hope the police are ready and fully loaded for this event!

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-25 19:47

      Will they clean up after themselves?

      claudia.meads - 2012-09-25 20:23

      Why is this headline news..? Is N24 going the extra mile to give the corrupt parasite as much publicity as possible..? Stealing tax money is stealing from the poor. This piece of scum does not deserve the oxygen he is stealing from hard working people - why do South Africans continue to put up with this..? *Whisper* Oops I forgot, they are dense enough to vote for the ANC, it figures...

      theO rAcLe - 2012-09-25 20:34


      theo.schoeman.71 - 2012-09-25 21:12

      Earlier they claimed expecting about 15000 to attend the vigil. My guess is maybe if they lucky 500 to 1000. Malema dont have the support they want to makes us believe. Lets wait and see how many pitch.

      godfrey.welman - 2012-09-25 21:13

      Hi Juju, does this ring a bell "it's cold outside the anc"

      Roelof.Richter - 2012-09-25 21:27

      Going to get me some popcorn!

  • christelle.james.7 - 2012-09-25 19:45

    Why in the name of all which is good, would people want to have a vigil for a criminal?

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-25 19:54

      While they are there fence them off and charge them all. No need for the cops to go find them.

      lownabester - 2012-09-25 20:17

      Hahahaha All the idiots in one place. What fun it must be, wonder who's providing the food. KFC, anyone??

      Jaap - 2012-09-25 20:35

      In their small and sick minds criminals are great and a prerequisite to join the government. It does not matter if they rob the poor or everybody for that matter.

  • henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-25 19:45

    A vigil for somebody that owns the country and its people 16 million. Something is wrong with african politics.

      alwyn.vantonder - 2012-09-25 19:55

      I agree, but it's once more an excellent example of a bunch of uneducated fools! We can make LOADS of money in South Africa if we start exporting fools..

      kolobe.mzansi.7 - 2012-09-25 20:06

      i still have to comprehend apartheid and colonisation...thats african politics for you

      henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-25 20:17

      that happened all over, luckily apartheid looked after you. in australia and the usa....

      duncan.gill1 - 2012-09-25 20:36

      What's ever been right?

  • isabel.ashe.7 - 2012-09-25 19:46

    Are they going to put some muti on him so that he does not go to jail... He is going to dance to the tune of Jail house Rock...BY ELVIS..

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-25 19:55

      Hopefully they will mistake him for the rabbit... sigh, wishful thinking.

  • Hannes.Bosman - 2012-09-25 19:48

    I Smell a Rabbit Somewhere""

  • mlulami.dike - 2012-09-25 19:49

    Viva kulondawo!!!

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-09-25 19:51

    Expect a lot of flies when,when the rot is setting in.

  • marco.jomes - 2012-09-25 19:55

    I really hope the reason for the delay in charges being filed is because the Hawks et al were making sure the case was rock solid. JuJu doesnt need to be found innocent to walk way from this, remember, all it takes is one technicality for him to walk.

  • botha.lebeya.1 - 2012-09-25 20:01

    Y all this happen when we are ready 2go 2 mangaung.but god knows everything.somebody iS going 2stepdown by december

      henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-25 20:05

      Not the ANC! you okes are not clever enough to get rid of the corrupt

      duncan.gill1 - 2012-09-25 20:37

      Here's hoping you are right!

  • punungwe - 2012-09-25 20:02

    Does this mean that Malema is the only politician who corruptly benefited from tenders?

      rudi.debeer.5 - 2012-09-25 21:05

      Root them out one by one.....

  • jane.warrington2 - 2012-09-25 20:05

    Who cares. Who wants a corrupt criminal as their president? Only idiots.

  • Samke Sammy Khozery - 2012-09-25 20:09

    malema jst face the music& jump alon stop using da unemployd pls.

      Nhleko Celani - 2012-09-25 20:32

      did you say the same when JZ appeared in court for charges o fraud- using unemployed.

  • atholl.canterbury - 2012-09-25 20:09

    ''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: 'War not determine who is right, but who is left' Confucius always ghright!

  • Wayne - 2012-09-25 20:09

    Polsmoord pappa!

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-09-25 20:12

    People lets see if we can stand together.Whenever this fat boy appears on any news agency lets all refrain from making comments about him,can we all do this,lets simply ignore him,let his followers comment about him,not us.

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-09-25 20:14

    Please people ignore him although very difficult.Dont read news about him,dont comment about him.

  • david.diale.75 - 2012-09-25 20:16

    we are wit u Juju day and night

      sarel.brits - 2012-09-25 20:34

      Its more night than day when it concerns your much esteemed leader.

      rudi.debeer.5 - 2012-09-25 21:06

      Book a cell bru...

  • DayanGovender - 2012-09-25 20:16

    Are you kidding me????? I can think a million more causes that you can hold a vigil for, but certainly not a man who incites so much hate!

  • henk.tredoux.7 - 2012-09-25 20:17

    Sounds like there is going to be lots of KFC around!.......please keep a drumstick for me!! Now exactly what is the aim of the vigil? Are they bored? I know SABC tv, is bad on a Tuesday night!

      gavisto - 2012-09-26 04:49

      Lock your farm doors!!

  • Jason - 2012-09-25 20:20

    Proof that the wheels of justice do turn - albeit slowly. I just can't help wonder whether any of this would be happening had JuJu not fallen from favour?

  • henk.tredoux.7 - 2012-09-25 20:21

    ps. I though vigils were normally for the those who are about to pass away or that are all ready deceased?

      DayanGovender - 2012-09-25 20:32

      Agree- I think it's for the loss of his mind!!!!!!

      sarel.brits - 2012-09-25 20:43

      Yes one would hope so....I mean think so.

  • Sammy Willow - 2012-09-25 20:22

    wouldnt piss on this guys gums if his teeth were on fire

  • Foremind - 2012-09-25 20:29

    METRO POLICE in Polokwane? Since when plk became a metropolitan, I would love 2 c them.

      kella.magakwe - 2012-09-25 20:53

      I think they frm Durban, KZN

  • abram.spamers - 2012-09-25 20:30

    Look I am not a Zuma supporter... but when a crowd starts singing that their president must be shot... I feel that is treason

      Jaap - 2012-09-25 20:45

      No Abram, it is not treason, it is tradition. Back stabbing you know.

  • duncan.gill1 - 2012-09-25 20:35

    That's right..allow them in, get them all comfy...lock the where is that air conditioning inflow duct!

  • zulu.utanga - 2012-09-25 20:42

    After many years of observations I have realized that De Klerk was not president of a nation but keeper of a Zoo and that the gates of the Zoo was opened in 1994, south africa should change its name to Zoo Africa

      theo.schoeman.71 - 2012-09-25 21:08

      Best one iv heard ... True but thanks had a good laugh

      zulu.utanga - 2012-09-25 23:25

      Theo I am Happy I made one person laugh in the sad country of Zoo Africa

      sebenza.vanrooy - 2012-09-26 01:37

      The reason I swore I will never work in the kitchens is how poor zulu utanga is exposing his never there pea brain, he keeps repeating the same thing all over again on news24 without realising that he is screwing himself. AND this is what his bus wrote for him. abelungu, abalunganga.

  • braamc - 2012-09-25 20:42

    What ever, f idiots

  • francois.leroux.779 - 2012-09-25 20:43

    Nou moet mens net 'n tokoloshe of 'n haas tussen die klomp loslaat!!!

      Jaap - 2012-09-25 20:51

      Francois, nee man wat het jy teen die arme haas?

  • klasgoran.olsson - 2012-09-25 20:48

    Mandela wrote: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM. Malema seems to walk that way backwards....back to disgrace and the worst of all is all the manipulated fans that makes it possible...

  • Joao - 2012-09-25 20:50

    yyyaaawwwwnnnn!!!! More crap reporting!!! Yyyyaaawwwwnnnn

  • goodguy.buthelezi - 2012-09-25 20:52

    Support Malema so that he can buy more Dom Perions, Moets, Hennessey XO',Hennessey VSOP Privillage, Johnny Blue's? Votsec go to jail! I's jwayela kabi le mpatha!

  • tendayi.biti - 2012-09-25 20:54

    What a massive publicity. A future leader in waiting.

      sehloho.xaba - 2012-09-25 20:57

      is not a sin to dream.

  • george.slade.161 - 2012-09-25 21:25

    Nirvana Hall !!!! Anyone sober in the Morning ? Useless plonkers !

  • dikeledi.malatji.56 - 2012-09-25 21:26

    Ag Shame night Vigil instead of night prayer for Malema to go to jail!LOL!

  • nditsheni.singo - 2012-09-25 21:49


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