Malema won't be arrested, says lawyer

2012-09-21 19:11

Johannesburg - Expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema will appear in court in Polokwane next week, his lawyer Nicqui Galaktiou said on Friday.

"We were notified today that a warrant of arrest was issued for Mr Malema," she told Sapa.

"We don't know which court and when it will happen, but we are engaging with authorities on that. It will be in Polokwane."

She said Malema had not been arrested.

"No, he hasn't. My understanding is that he won't be arrested."

She said the charges against her client were unknown.

"We do not know what the charges are and we don't have a copy of the warrant."

The City Press reported earlier that Malema faced charges of money laundering, corruption and fraud relating to his Ratanang Family Trust and its share holding in On-Point Engineering, a company that allegedly made millions from Limpopo government tenders.

Earlier, authorities would not comment on the matter or confirm the warrant of arrest.

On Tuesday, Malema told reporters in Johannesburg if he was arrested, it would be done illegally.

"If we are illegally arrested tomorrow, we would have been arrested by [President] Jacob Zuma," Malema said at the time.

He said he was willing and ready to go to jail, and was not intimidated.

"I have nothing to hide... I only have my convictions. Nothing will stop me from fighting for economic freedom, not even my death... We are unshaken."

Malema said he had it "on good authority" that there were instructions "to get rid of some us..."

At the time, presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj said: "The presidency is aware that this person is prone to making wildly unsubstantiated and unwarranted claims and statements, and we do not wish to dignify them."

  • zamani.myende - 2012-09-21 19:21


      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-21 19:25

      N24 are Trolls!

      hentie.devries - 2012-09-22 10:35

      Yet, we follow the stories and comment left, right and center.

  • Heinrich Swart - 2012-09-21 19:30

    Malema said he had it "on good authority" that there were instructions "to get rid of some us...". Uhm yes, "us" meaning criminal off course. It's the law that gives that instructions genius.

      scebberish.umfazi - 2012-09-22 05:27

      Then how come we still have the government that we have?

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-09-21 19:31

    An arrest warrant has been issued-"My aunderstanding is he wont be arrested"???? They sound as thick as Malema! Remind me never to use that lawa firm. As bad as news 24-"Lawyers ay....." The word is SAY! I know its froday but methinks the party started earlu!

  • clement.clemr - 2012-09-21 19:34

    We will never change/lose the direction of fighting for economy\r\n#Nothing is serious#\r\n\r\nasijiki

  • kenneth.stanton.148 - 2012-09-21 19:38

    Warrant of arrest is issued but he won't ber arrested jah neh what is the meanining of warrant of arrest halala South Africa halala

  • matome.matlakala1 - 2012-09-21 19:38

    this case of malema will only cost we the tax payers a lot of money for teling u guys malema will win it en he wil sue our state a lot of money and he wil b paid for it.out government is corrupt mark my words

      Xoli Mkhabela - 2012-09-21 19:55

      if Malema goes downl, then Zuma will follow him

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-21 20:02

      Xoli ~ Wont that be wonderful. Payback is a biaatch.

  • nick.iacovou - 2012-09-21 19:40

    Juju, better start kissing Zuma's @RSE, make up

  • shavhanieric.netshifhefhe - 2012-09-21 19:46

    you conquer this test,you become next deputy president of RSA

  • mathivha.obert - 2012-09-21 19:46

    South Africans knows too much - how can you even formulate an opinion before you even see a charge sheet, let alone allowing court to entertain the merit and demerit of the case

      FinalJustice - 2012-09-21 20:13

      Mmmm ... If it looks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, it probably is a duck. So you're suggesting in this case that's probably a caribou?

      krish.reddy.104 - 2012-09-21 20:42

      Dont be naive. Everyone knows the charge sheet how come you are acting ignorant.

  • ravit.reddy.3 - 2012-09-21 19:46

    Here is a "person" (Malema) that screams about inequalities, and how blacks are sidelined, and who does he employ as his lawyer, see where I am coming from. This is all a big show. An arrest warrant means exactly that. If he is not arrested, and then bring a formal application for bail, then the entire system will be compromised. It is becoming very clear that there are two sets of laws in play in this country, those for the rich and those for the rest. These people are making a mockery of our Constitution. The timing of this entire episode is very suspicious. As long as he was supporting JZ he was safe, now he isn't.

      krish.reddy.104 - 2012-09-21 20:45

      Dont make up stories. It is a straight forward case of fraud and corruption.

  • FinalJustice - 2012-09-21 19:51

    Can we please have a warrant to arrest the God damned layer too?

      alansmartSnr - 2012-09-21 21:44

      ..@ FinalJustice @ FinalJustice .. What is a "Layer"?.. He (Mal emmer)will definately become a layer once this case is over and he lands up where he belongs.. in the slammer. You probably mean "lawyer"..No offence meant.

  • joe.mangena.1 - 2012-09-21 19:51

    All these are signs of panic from Zuma's side, as a result he's even frustrating Law enforcement agancies,

  • gerry.gee.39 - 2012-09-21 19:52

    His lawyer is even more DOF than he is! lets hope she represents him at trial as it should be a laugh...

      john.bucknall.1 - 2012-09-22 03:43

      When things start going awry, she'll do the same as that other prick and burst out crying.

  • whites.mustunite - 2012-09-21 19:56

    As we are boycotting woolworths we must boycott the law firm of this reprehensible lawyer.

      Jaap - 2012-09-21 20:03

      Money talks, that is why this country is where it is! Piggy sheet I eat, I sheet piggy eat!

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-21 20:06

      Fully agree with you. Obviously she also has the morals of a skunk.

      sefako.mokgalaka - 2012-09-21 21:13

      keep boycotting. Woolworths was overcrowded but I still see many faces there.

  • godfrey.ngonyama - 2012-09-21 19:57

    As long as he was supporting Jacob Zuma he was safe,now he isn't,Zuma want to get rid of Juju and I bet Malema ll win the case and after winning thre case he will sue the Government's and learn

      krish.reddy.104 - 2012-09-21 20:51

      Dream on....he will never come out of this one. If found guilty for which I am sure he will . he will serve a long prison sentence.

  • nick.iacovou - 2012-09-21 19:58

    Juju, better start kissing Zuma's @RSE, make up

  • beki.khumalo - 2012-09-21 19:59

    And in the meantime Motlante has broken ranks with Zuma over Malema. Kgalema says anyone has a right to speak in public in support of Malema! Let the games begin, Mangaung here we come. Zuma's dirty tricks will not save him for a second term.

      sandor.l.varga - 2012-09-21 20:43

      In December the ANC conference will be so juicy, all the dirty laundry will be on public view. Can not wait, ANC will be cut up for smaller pieces. I think.

      krish.reddy.104 - 2012-09-21 20:54

      This has got nothing to do with what you think it has got to do about. It is a straight forward case of corruption and fraud. Once found guilty he will serve a long sentence.

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-09-21 20:15


  • chris.jikijela.1 - 2012-09-21 20:24

    Arest him ANC and white we real Africans like him though

      oistar.tutu.9 - 2012-09-21 20:54

      that's why you get referred to as real africans. You can't escape it can you?

  • Majali Ntsindiso-Disco - 2012-09-21 20:41

    Zuma has lost,this is done throug him,he is trying to get Rid of Malema,but Motlante is on the Malema's side

  • mabhekana.nzuza - 2012-09-21 20:45

    Let him go and face his music, Malema u are a small boy, don't compare yourself with Zuma, here u behave yourself or else u jump, what u stupid statement!

      malaki.magume - 2012-09-22 12:43

      That is true zuma himself must jump he is as useless as all other Tribalists like you, Nzuza. If Malema has stupid statements I think you know it yourself that his stupid staments, made the same stupid Tribalist president to rule. They borth deserve to be jailed if you know something about corrucption. Nzuza don't be so stupid,Zuma is there because of the same Malema with stupid statements like Zuma and other Tribalists tike you. You know nothing about ANC that is why you only think of Zuma against ANC is being distroyed by tribalists and fat cats like Mantashe others.

  • henry.semosa - 2012-09-21 20:51

    Malema wil win dis case n zuma wil go down

  • adriaan.delange.94 - 2012-09-21 20:57

    If Malema does not get arrested, we knew it will not happen, because the ANC and law enforcement is corrupt!

  • robert.doyle.712 - 2012-09-21 20:58

    I told you all. No way will he be arrested. Obviously has so much dirt on the ANC Elite he has them by the short and VERY curlies lol.

  • civil.moabi - 2012-09-21 21:00

    shower man and his zulu allies have gone too far now President Malema should now declare war against these puppets we will go down with him 100% JUJU.

      ian.golombick - 2012-09-21 21:35

      Comedy Central

      Phiwe Mazula'yithole Ximba - 2012-09-21 21:38

      @ Civil Do u knw how to fight?be a gentlemen don't criticize people by their tribe

      leko.dada1 - 2012-09-21 21:42

      Earlier reporters claimed He has no support soon after the statement Zuma's puppets issued warrant of arrest ... It seems to me they testing / weighing his support versus Zuma's

  • frederikrudolph.vandyk - 2012-09-21 21:02

    "...this person..."- oh Maharaj, do not act as if you dont know this man!

  • John - 2012-09-21 21:09

    Snow white lawyers? WTF! where is the BEE now Fatboy from Limpopo???

      leko.dada1 - 2012-09-21 22:30

      she's not a capitalists but a lawyer! why white's comments always annoying me?

  • hulisani.s.mulaudzi - 2012-09-21 21:34

    Julias should be arrested, limpompo is now under-budget because of their useless tenders that didn't make any changes to the province.. Taking our tax money and saving them on ur son trust..

  • John Badenhorst - 2012-09-21 21:48

    If you shoplift, you get arrested and while awaiting your day in court, you might even get a work-over in the cells....He is up for Corruption/Fraud etc...Malema is just covering his ar$e. He wont get arrested and THAT reflects badly on the justice system.

  • Gopolang - 2012-09-21 21:48

    This guy is all over the place \r\ni think he is confused

      Wally Walters - 2012-09-22 07:32

      Why ? is he untouchable

  • John Badenhorst - 2012-09-21 22:01

    I have to say that i agree with you Ian, as a police officer you want to see justice for all and yet in cases like this, our dear MEDIA WHORE, Julius will use it to spend even more time in the media...for those that support JuJu, i wish you only knew what overseas investors actually think of our favorite clown...

  • bheki.shabangu.10 - 2012-09-21 22:16

    Polokwane is under Admnistration,The is no textbook in Polokwane and now Polokwane is having a circus in Court.come on Polokwane you can do better.

  • leigh.legonidec - 2012-09-22 03:04

    So was this a warrant for ARREST, or an INVITATION???? If he is accused of a crime he should be taken in, booked and thrown in slammer. Then pay bail like the other "arrested" scum if you want to get out!

  • scebberish.umfazi - 2012-09-22 05:32

    How come only white people on this site think they entitled to opinions, and gang up and attack every black persons posting, no matter how sensible that posting is. Try allow everyone their point of view, and if you disagree, post a polite counter argument, dont behave like low class uneducated trash!

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  • sugen.maistry - 2012-09-22 06:09

    Malema is fighting for Economic Freedom "Pretty Sure that means , Retired millionaire"

  • Thembalethuntuli - 2012-09-22 06:45

    we all just talking and the truth is we truly really dont know how these people operates, we only talk abt wat we see and hear........we will never knw, but we wil always wish to is the........?

  • ravit.reddy.3 - 2012-09-22 06:59

    scebberish,umfazi, I agree with you 100%, however those that whinge and moan are the very ones that will vote people like him into power. We must all take stock of ourselves. Once you vote a person into power you give them a mandate to do your bidding. Extrapolating from this, and this is taking things a little too far I agree, whatever is being done by the current government is our own doing. In other words we are doing it. The only solution is to vote them out at the next election.

  • tony.calitz - 2012-09-22 07:04

    My questions are: If there is, indeed, a warrant for Malema's arrest, WHY won't he be arrested. Surely the procedure should be - Arrest him, charge him, arrange a bail hearing, get bail, set court date. . .? Why do we continually see this ridiculous flouting of the law when there are ANC cadres involved? Is this an admission by the ANC that there are TWO sets of laws in SA - one for them & one for everyone else?

  • Synomore - 2012-09-22 08:48

    oh i just wonder if he appear in court his supporters will protest for him like he did for zuma just asking by the way he is innocent till proven otherwise let the whole truth come out

  • somikazi.pita - 2012-09-22 09:46

    If there's a warrant of arrest, then why don't they just arrest him?! The whole thing does not make sense!The man has been saying, the police know where he lives...if they want to arrest him they know where to get him. Arrest him already! So we can watch how this story unfolds.

  • nofikathiniskeyi.eunice - 2012-09-22 11:55

    mxm all of white hate Maleme you can go to helllllll you are full of nonses andisathethi ngezinja zikazuma mazoyokufa ngubani ofanele atye imali ingubani ongafanelanga ayitye??? akho namnye omsulwa bonke bafana

      elsje.botha - 2012-09-25 15:07

      Have you any idea of where he lives and how much he owns? Do you know that he is currently renovating his multi-million rand home in a secure estate? All this while he, sorry 'we' are 'fighting for the poor of which our government and mines have not taken care'. Give me your e-mail address, I will send you mail that will blow your mind. And next time you think the 'white who hate Maleme are full of nonses' - think again, and see the man for who he really is.

  • seun.mogotji - 2012-09-22 12:32

    If there's a warrant of arrest, then why don't they just arrest him?! The whole thing does not make sense!The man has been saying, the police know where he lives...if they want to arrest him they know where to get him. Arrest him already! So we can watch how this story unfolds.

  • julie.vanniekerk.3 - 2012-09-22 14:33

    This is all just a big bluff!

  • Kalimowakene - 2012-09-22 15:24

    Wait and see

  • mathebularobert - 2012-09-22 18:36

    Leave malema alone

  • mathebularobert - 2012-09-22 18:39

    If malema would be arrested would be political

  • popeye.sailor.1884 - 2012-09-22 19:56

    I had another look at that painting, I still think it is Malema hanging from Zuma’s pants !

      tate.morele - 2012-09-23 00:13

      go to hell you rednek

      dexter.morganson - 2012-09-23 01:53

      And Morele must be the testicle on the left?

  • abdul.mnd - 2012-09-22 22:47

    Long life julies malema!

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