No sign of Malema at vigil

2012-09-25 22:35

Polokwane – Supporters of Julius Malema on Tuesday night waited in vain for the ex-ANCYL to address them during a vigil ahead of his court appearance in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on charges of fraud and money laundering.

City Press’s Xolani Mbanjwa tweeted that by around 21:30, about 2 000 people had arrived for the vigil.

“#MalemaVigil more than 2000 people gathered here now. They say the night is still young, another bus and taxis pulling through”

A spokesperson for the ANCYL in Lmpopo, Klaas Mabunda, earlier said that Malema would hand himself over to police at 08:15 on Wednesday before his court appearance.

He said Malema was expected to make speeches both before and after appearing on charges related to his Ratanang Family Trust.

Security around the Polokwane Magistrate's Court was beefed up on Tuesday and several roads are to be closed.

Timeslive reported that the ring of steel outside court will include nearly 1 000 police officers from across Limpopo, with many others from outside the province being placed on stand-by.

The security cordon, which is to stretch for several blocks around the courthouse, will be manned by public order protection unit members, equestrian unit officers and members of the province's dog units.

Backing them up will be members of the national intervention unit and the air wing, which has deployed several helicopters to the city.

"Tight control will be enforced by members of the private security company at the court, as well as members of the SAPS," police spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi said in a statement.

"No lawlessness will be tolerated and those who break the law will be arrested immediately," he said, adding that dangerous weapons like firearms, knives, pangas and sticks were banned.

Mulaudzi said police were expecting "throngs and throngs of people".

  • Teuneman - 2012-09-25 22:49

    Haha! I wish I could be there to point and laugh and say \suckers\...

      Chaapo - 2012-09-25 23:21

      Not high profile enough for Malema to come to - glad too that he did not come because he will only come for whatever is useful to him. Or is it because he knows that he is no hero but a zero and that will be exposed in the days to come so better duck for cover? It just shows what he is but the sheep will continue to follow this Pied Piper of SA into oblivion.

  • samuel.thomas.3538 - 2012-09-25 22:55

    2000 obviously unemployed youth.wat dd d guy do for dem while he was d ancyl presidentj.ohhh....he invited dj's to peter mokaba stadium,and entry was free to d lazy youth who blv in handouts.I wish dey knew why is it that Malema is angry at Zuma today

      samuel.thomas.3538 - 2012-09-25 23:27

      go on,blind sheep.u d reason fools lyk him gets space to hallucinate.\r\n\r\nwhy do u think he stopped building his house in Sandown,he knew Hawks n Sars r coming!!!!

  • kim.buren - 2012-09-25 22:56

    Bet he has been muzzled by the "white" attorneys.

      francois.smith.7 - 2012-09-25 23:02

      Only if they are men?

      francois.smith.7 - 2012-09-25 23:03

      Oh you meant kept quiet - I thought muscled, sorry Kim.

      boltonbarry - 2012-09-25 23:03

      WOW that must be hard on him

      sebenza.vanrooy - 2012-09-26 00:50

      Kim you changed your profile picture and now francois is all over you again. Howzit old franco friend, motsokwane says I should pass his regards. I love your pose Kim, hot!

      christelle.james.7 - 2012-09-26 06:27

      Good idea that the profile is not available for all to be distracted by. If you want to be taken serious - that act like it.

      mike.lamb.7777 - 2012-09-26 06:51

      Sebenza lost the 'vanrooy' Why?

  • logical007 - 2012-09-25 23:10

    Malema is at at his "doctor" getting his head examined for his explanation for his reasoning and his madness!!! Which will give him no jail time because of illness... you know the normal fraudualant story in government???

  • alaina.nel.12 - 2012-09-25 23:39

    Quicksand for malema this time...

      ingi.raikes - 2012-09-26 05:44

      Noooooooo! Slow sand! Let's all watch him go down with that smirk rubbed right off his dial! BWAAAAAHAAAHAAAAAHAAA. HAA!

  • philani.ngcongo2 - 2012-09-25 23:50

    keep on singing comrades i'm going to sleep will join url tomorrow morning.Haha suckers.

  • medhanie.ghezehey - 2012-09-26 00:15

    what is money laundering?

      Teuneman - 2012-09-26 00:17

      I bet not a single one of his supporters knows. Google it.

      theo.schoeman.71 - 2012-09-26 00:21

      When you take your suit to the laundry and you forget your R10 note in the pocket - that is called money laundering Lol

      sally.lewitt - 2012-09-26 00:25

      What bad people do to good money.. :y

      theo.schoeman.71 - 2012-09-26 00:33

      Money laundering is the process of concealing the source of money obtained by illicit means. Illegal all over the world

      sebenza.vanrooy - 2012-09-26 01:19

      Cleaning money, like in a clean sweep. leaving nothing behind.

      smutete1 - 2012-09-26 04:14

      Money laundering is a heinous crime that is hiddenin the public’s view. It’s the process by which large amounts of illegally obtained money is given the appearance of having originated from a legitimate source. If done successfully, allows the criminals to maintain control over their proceeds and ultimately provide a legitimate cover for their source of\r\nincome.

      rofhiwa.ronald.1 - 2012-09-26 05:20

      Medhanie U must b from nkandlä village .

      gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-09-26 06:01

      It's when you take the money you stole, washing it and giving it to your mama to iron.

  • Rhulani Coleman Mkhwanazi - 2012-09-26 00:38

    Jacob Zuma is going to be arrested after his turn this december . ( for Anti- corruption and commercial crime . Watch the space. J Malema already set Zuma out for possible arrest after all.

      hein.huyser - 2012-09-26 06:53

      That will be great. This way we will be rid of two corrupt cadres. Hope the rotten bunch follows soon then!

  • james.hurley.5249 - 2012-09-26 00:41

    Love the beret. Very Fidel Castro

  • raymonddube - 2012-09-26 01:42

    they must go nd sleep its work work 2morrow

      Mduduzi Mthethwa - 2012-09-26 02:26

      Politics is a dirty game,I enjoy sleeping at home than camping there for something so worthless n priceless

  • martin.brink.965 - 2012-09-26 01:55

    If his supporters are not clearly explained what the charges are for; what those actions mean for the general population and the reasons why money laundering is illegal in every country in the world, then they will continue to support him. We are dealing with people crying out to be recognised as humans with needs that need to be seen to. It is unfortunate the the ANC has chosen to only talk and take no action even though they have run the country for 18 years and things could/should have been completely different if they had only listened instead of getting rid of everyone that had actually been doing the running of the country when they were given the country when we voted \yes, you can\ 18 years ago.

  • mbusi.t.nzimande - 2012-09-26 03:02

    *shakeshead* remember how Zuma ascended to the presidency?Remember how Nelson became president?One beat the charges and the other served time and came out a hero(rightfully so),now where Malema is concerned,but angles will work well for him.If he goes to jail,he'll be treated to hero's welcome when he's released,if he beats the charges,he'll be more defiant than it happen!

  • lionel.defrontignac - 2012-09-26 03:44

    I am really tired of stories about tits. yawn.

  • judgepresident.mazigwebela - 2012-09-26 04:26

    Let Fat-Lema make the speech before appearance but, please and I say please, your Honorable, don't allow him to make a speech after appearance. As the Court pleases, NO BAIL. Let the FAT PIG make a speech inside the cells. Somebody help him with some vaseline.

  • JohnnoBfree - 2012-09-26 04:55

    This not going to be over today, this is going to take weeks, months, if not years before Fatboy sees the inside of a cell. But Babba will still be waiting for him. Whatever you do, Malema, don't pick up the soap.

  • johnny.matsetse - 2012-09-26 05:18

    Can any one there who undstand SEPEDI language a little better ,Explain to the young people N some old folks in Limpopo what is the meaning of corruption,money laundering and how does impacts in their own lives .Now there's this stupid propaganda gong around that Julius Malema s charges is Politically motivated and it the President of this country .Please guys help with these

  • mphela.kelatu - 2012-09-26 05:38

    what happened with Dr iron duke's rifle's ????? ask zuuuum zuuuum

  • rofhiwa.ronald.1 - 2012-09-26 05:38

    @rmkondis He did that for his own safety he said somebody wants him dead. It waz inconvenient 2 thé fans but his life is in danger it was 2 risky for him 2 show up but all thé wayz we r behind u clever boy :::0NE:::

  • henk.tredoux.7 - 2012-09-26 05:55

    Smelling Victory are you Moses? Perhaps it is a rabbit's feet you are smelling? Make no mistake, the say no publicity is bad publicity, and this Moron is going to ride the wave till the last drop! What else is he good for?

  • christopher.mellor - 2012-09-26 06:01

    Is this what one needs to do before being elected as President of South Africa?

  • henk.tredoux.7 - 2012-09-26 06:06

    So he goes to jail, then what? Most inmates reflect on their incarceration and get rehabilitated (we hope), some become more spiritual, some become active in their communities talking how they gave changed, some even wright books.......any one want a copy?

  • terence.wessels.1 - 2012-09-26 06:06

    I wonder if all these supporters pay tax, why else would they be supporting him oh yes its called STUPIDITY

      Patieluv - 2012-09-26 06:50

      All those fools are unemployed. No sane working person would stay up all night for a bloody crook.

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-09-26 06:23

    So while the comrades were suffering in their shacks, this one was stealing millions and building mansions. Now to show their appreciation they're going to sacrifice their sleep for him? Haha! Makes perfect sense. How fickle can you be?

  • stephen.king.900 - 2012-09-26 06:33

    Only in South Africa. An alledged criminal is to appear in court. A whole bunch of supporters are going to turn up in support of him and because of past experiences of mayhem caused by said supporters half the police force have to turn up to keep the peace therefore giving the other criminals free reign to carry on their activitivities. Go figure

  • stephen.king.900 - 2012-09-26 06:34

    Only in South Africa. An alledged criminal is to appear in court. A whole bunch of supporters are going to turn up in support of him and because of past experiences of mayhem caused by said supporters half the police force have to turn up to keep the peace therefore giving the other criminals free reign to carry on their activitivities. Go figure

  • Rashida Patel - 2012-09-26 06:51

    Don't these supporters have to go to school and work. Supporting J M is certainly not going to help in studies and wages

  • JanGrimbeek - 2012-09-26 06:51

    Headlines yesterday " 15,000 to attend the night vigil " BWHAHAHA this mornings news = " “#MalemaVigil more than 2000 people gathered here now. They say the night is still young, another bus and taxis pulling through” " Where did the other 13,000 went ????????????????????????????????

  • eleanor.dustan - 2012-09-26 06:52


  • Dawn Campbell Gibson - 2012-09-26 06:52

    Is the Sniper ready?

      george.govuza.3 - 2012-09-26 07:08

      Its high time that he dance to his own music.

  • sello.mohale3 - 2012-09-26 06:54

    Interesting times! All I can say

  • jayjay.mlungu - 2012-09-26 07:01

    Rent a crowd. KFC and air time is all it takes

  • dplessis - 2012-09-26 08:13

    What I fail to understand is that the media treats the man as "a leader". The madia created his ego, his support, his loathing, his following...everything about him that make him "newsworthy". So please write him out of your scripts so that the people can follow real leaders and read about real people not a media creation.

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-09-26 10:51

    Suckers as usual, camp out all night, what for, somebody who cant even take the time and trouble to come out and that THANK YOU. You are all being used. If you think Julius willl share his millions with you, you are mistaken, he did'nt even share it with the poor the championed. You are just his platform to rise so that he can try and rise as the saviour of South Africa.

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