No word on Malema court date, venue

2012-09-23 17:30

Johannesburg - A date and venue for ousted ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema's expected court appearance has not been confirmed with his lawyer, she said on Sunday.

"We have not received confirmation from authorities on a date or venue," Nicqui Galaktiou told Sapa.

City Press reported that Malema was due to appear in the Polokwane Regional Court on Wednesday on fraud and money laundering charges.

The Sunday Times said he would appear along with five individuals and four companies.

However, Galaktiou said that "even though the media has been publishing all this information", his camp did not even know what charges Malema might face.

"We do not have charges," she said.

Last Friday, an arrest warrant was issued for Malema.

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.

On Sunday, National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Bulelwa Makeke refused to comment on a possible court appearance.

"Until he appears in court, then we can talk about it," (sic) she said.

Fraudulent tender

Also on Sunday, City Press reported that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela had found that Malema made his millions from a fraudulent tender. Although Madonsela could not find evidence that Malema interfered in the tendering process, she found that his Ratanang Family Trust benefited "improperly", the newspaper reported.

This was according to a copy of Madonsela's provisional report into the R52m tender won by On-Point Engineers from the Limpopo roads and transport department.

Malema's family trust was one of the two shareholders in On-Point.

The newspaper also reported in another article that the SA Revenue Service (Sars) had obtained a R16m judgment against Malema for unpaid taxes.

Sars spokesperson Adrian Lackay confirmed that the judgment was obtained in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on 11 September.

He told the newspaper the amount included unpaid taxes, penalties and interest.

  • Martin522 - 2012-09-23 17:38

    Is he that important that NEWS24 even have to publish this rubbish? Please, catch a wake up! this is all a publicity stunt. He will appear in court, when and if he do!

      Martin522 - 2012-09-23 23:11

      You can all 'dislike my previous comment as much as you want to, but its a fact, Malema thrives on publicity. And all of us know that he will attend to this justice system as it pleases him, because he remains anc, and anc do whatever they want. So my point in the previous comment is plain and simple. This article is NOT newsworthy!

      lynn.syme.1 - 2012-09-24 15:50

      Martin - it appears that he is that important. YOU commented on the article.

  • squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-23 17:43

    Timing is everything. BlobBoy has to be tied up in court or jail in December during Manuang. Patience, friends, patience.

  • Bongiwe Bongie Mabongz Dlutu - 2012-09-23 17:47

    I am Laughing Out Loud!!!

  • - 2012-09-23 17:47

    Commander in 'Thief' of economic freedom fighers is in serious trouble. Those who live in glass houses should never throw stones.

  • Notrax123 - 2012-09-23 17:51

    "The newspaper also reported in another article that the SA Revenue Service (Sars) had obtained a R16m judgment against Malema for unpaid taxes. Sars spokesperson Adrian Lackay confirmed that the judgment was obtained in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on 11 September." No news of this on on media24???

  • les.cunningham1 - 2012-09-23 18:04

    There is a warrant of arrest in place for his arrest, so why has he not been detained and placed in prison until further notice???? Put him in jail!

      joe.mangena.1 - 2012-09-23 21:09

      Because he's not an ordinary citizen, but a Leader by birth.

  • John Badenhorst - 2012-09-23 18:24

    Watch this space....a company based in Boksburg but operated out of Italy also has JuJu on their books and they are being investigated for corruption in getting tenders to do certain parts of road works around Johannesburg...

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-09-23 18:32

    A clever politition doesn't go against his oun and the president unless he is squeaky clean. Malema has proved his stupidity and that the Spear is not someone you mess with, you others take note.

  • zola.dukiso - 2012-09-23 18:35

    Let gt ths over with,some of us r sick of hearing abt Juju everyday

      christelle.james.7 - 2012-09-23 18:47

      I think most feel the same way, but we are also waiting with anticipation for the day when the headlines say - Malema jailed for 50 years:-)

  • crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-23 18:43

    It was reported that Malema did NOT opposed the R16m judgement case. All part of the attempt to create that image of Malema as the innocent, non-combative, naive individual being subjected to the monstrous exterior political pressure against him. One can continue and even advise the culprit for free, or a much smaller fee than his "hot-shot" lawyer and band of other lawyers will eventually charge the tax payer with state legal aid. Already the legal chess game (his lawyer's letter re political motivation reported earlier today here) has started. As if political interference wipes out your crimes. The government should not interfere in the merits to prosecute. But they are allowed to decide the stage and consider other practical issues. We need a few really strong and clever legal minded senior judges to finally lay down the law so we all (including the politicians and other well-connected) can know where we all find ourselves on the spectrum of criminal legal accountability in this country. If you do crime, or are accused of it, you should not for example be allowed to play legal dumbord with the rest of the counry or the state. But having said that, can we get a legal system which quickly brings cases to finalization? And of course a system which does not run on and in the process adjust all our legitimate expectations subject to the diaries of lawyers. You get the best AVAILABLE lawyer(s) and live with it. He has not yet been arrested because he is Malema.

  • asdhasgd - 2012-09-23 19:02

    busisiwe.kubeka1 first of all yur forefathers werent KHOI-SAN ppl i assume (based on ur name and surname) cause they were actually here first so technically ur the one who's living on invaded land, 2nd of all, the afrikaans/german ppl brought economy here and began trading in late 1800's so technically ur using borrowed economic structres from other ppl other than ur black forfathers... What makes you think ur so special heh?

  • thabo.modiba.7 - 2012-09-23 19:40

    Is he mentally fit to stand trial ? This is a big question that is slipping everyone's mind.

  • Bafana Joseph - 2012-09-23 19:46

    @chrstelle that it wont happen

      christelle.james.7 - 2012-09-23 23:03

      I know:-(

  • Neal Sing - 2012-09-23 19:47

    they removing him because he speaks the truth. if he had to run for president i would support him.howwever to be president you have to do you time in south african prisons.

  • Tom van Niekerk - 2012-09-23 20:06

    ha ha ha let him suffer the damn dog what he has done to people just turns back to him.He will eat the fruit for what he has done the dog(sorry snail) i love dogs

  • tawanda.chigangawa - 2012-09-23 20:38

    juju is showing signs of dictactorship like mugabe who does not want to leave office take it as a man life still goes on

  • joe.mangena.1 - 2012-09-23 21:15

    He'll collect his award even next year... The newsmaker of the year.

  • Notrax123 - 2012-09-23 21:29

    " Mr Malema will you please inform us of a suitable date that you, at your covenience would like to appear in court?" Now if this was John Doe or Jan Allerman, we would have been arrested on the same day the warrant of arrest was issued, spent the weekend in jail, appeared in court, would be informed of the charge, be informed to get a layer and if we could not afford a layer we could apply for legal aid, we would not be asked to plead, depending on the seriousness of the crime we are charged with - have a date set down for a bail hearing, if we already had a layer - we would be informed of the date the trail would begin. Now WTF is going on here!

      crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-23 21:43

      @ Notrax123 Exactly! Even without a warran or arrest you will be arrested if you kill a burglar of the same race as the police called out. THAT IS THE REALITY! They will not allow you the chance to first make a poper statement for presentation to the prosecution authorities first.

  • dikeledi.malatji.56 - 2012-09-23 21:36

    Those who listen to Malema they didn't go to school like him that's why he targets those ones n go to tell them lies!I think Mugabe took Malema to his Witchdoctor to make him untouchable why is he not in jail until further notice!!This Babarik!!

      Ditantane - 2012-09-23 22:09

      take your overtime issues with your employer and leave malema out. Amd go to school to get a better job that will pay you well.

      Ditantane - 2012-09-23 22:09

      take your overtime issues with your employer and leave malema out. Amd go to school to get a better job that will pay you well.

      brett.michielin - 2012-09-23 22:14

      Sebenza-malema is no idiot we know that. You right he does bring things to light. But he doesn't care for anyone but himself. Look what Hitler made a lot of Germans believe. Come on Sebenza look at what he does man. What man of the people drives the cars and drinks the booze he does. He is dividing the whole nation.

      joe.mangena.1 - 2012-09-23 22:33

      I coudn't brag about a nursing certificate

      leko.dada1 - 2012-09-24 06:10

      dikeledi~ I'm among those uneducated yet well informed with load of qualifications ,(proudly self-employed).

      dikeledi.malatji.56 - 2012-09-24 12:49

      Dankie Sebenza u said it correctly dat he says things Incorrectly that's the work of illeterates!!

  • dikeledi.malatji.56 - 2012-09-23 22:01

    The worse thing I,ve been working overtime since 2010 even now I didn't get my payment cauz of bankrupted in Limpopo cauz this what we call Juju is de cause of de situation,No gloves,Medication,Sutures in OT etc cause of this dog(GOD FORGIVE ME TO SAY HE,S A DOG)but he is!!HE DERSEVE TO ROT IN JAIL!Le di mpentse tsa gagwe!

      brett.michielin - 2012-09-23 22:05

      Sorry to hear that Dikeledi my boet. Hope u get it all sorted.

      sebenza.vanrooy - 2012-09-23 22:10

      Dikeledi, but this is not the platform to express your work problems, Nursing Council will discipline you if they can find out that a nurse is failing to use necessary platforms to voice her concerns. You should work overtime to serve the patient as you pledged, not for money.

      brett.michielin - 2012-09-23 22:33

      Come on Sebenza none of us work for free. What u saying is our nursing staff must quit and either work in the private sector or in other countries. That is why our hospitals are in the state they are in. We have lost a lot of our good staff to both already. my sisters salary tripled by leaving addington and joining hillcrest.

      john32 - 2012-09-23 23:30

      Sebenza is a Malema fan, what do you expect? She wants trouble whereever she goes. Just wants to to cause more division amoungst South Africans. Rather not entertain her comments ...just give her a thumbs down.

      samuel.maine.9 - 2012-09-24 07:31

      Dog our leader a dog pls.

      kgonene.takalo - 2012-09-24 12:17

      Wena motho,u thnk being a nurse u special.go 2 ur council with ur issues or jst quit cuz u nt happy whr u r.o tlo re bora!

      dikeledi.malatji.56 - 2012-09-24 12:28

      @Kgonene @least I went to school ke phala wena le Malema!!N u know what I,m so special my dear!Go to hell!

      dikeledi.malatji.56 - 2012-09-24 12:39

      @Sebenza a o Sebenzi u don't even have a bank account!

  • martin.cruelman - 2012-09-24 00:40

    Why dnt SA try to reduce porvety,than wasting time on Malema.we are fedup of lisneng to political fighting while other people surfuring.

  • Sizwe Dlamini - 2012-09-24 04:23

    Dikeledi you are ill-disciplined the way you express yourself doesn't reflect the way a nurse should behave,every person should be able to see that the state resources are being used to fight a political war,that didn't help Mbeki we will have to wait and see if it helps Zuma,the problem I'm having here is the fact that when it is obvious that we have problems all over the country especially the eastern cape but we decide to concentrate on the Limpopo province only

      dikeledi.malatji.56 - 2012-09-24 12:14

      @Sizwe ur one of Malemas or maybe u got de shares!

  • debeerjohan - 2012-09-24 07:57

    Interesting move by the ANC. This may keep Malema busy for a while... Or maybe not?

  • Peter Zylstra - 2012-09-24 08:52

    A warrant for his arrest was issued ...huh! So why was he not arrested?

  • danie.smit.587 - 2012-09-24 10:02

    Who stole who's land? 4 generations back my ancestors enter South Africa,And it was rec ordered as such in official registers both in SA and in Europe , and with a corner stone in a 100 years + old church, Do that not make me more African, even with a white skin than people that cannot even proof their ancestors live in South Africa one generation ago

      nerasmus1 - 2012-09-24 12:27

      We're both going to get a lashing or two I'm sure but I agree. Since the day I was born, my feet has never left the African soil. I will die on this continent, for this continent but my patriotism isn't enough to call myself an African just because I'm pale. (Yes, pale not white. I'm not an effing snowman) Sick and tired of race classification.

  • Synomore - 2012-09-24 15:19

    Here we go again thing are getting bad for malema I think they wont say where he'll appear in case his supporter might cause another choas

  • sizwe.nyembe - 2012-09-24 15:37

    These investigations started long ago and Malema always knew what was coming to him and that is why he took advantage of the unrest in the mines so that he could look like he is being victimised.\r\n\r\nLOCK THE BUR$TARD AND THROW THE KEYS AWAY!

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  • tngulube3 - 2012-09-24 16:39

    One leader who makes South Africans see the differences is Julius Malema, leader's resolve issues in the parliament, no leader in S.A can't see what Malema is seeing equality.

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