Police examining protector's Malema report

2012-10-18 18:20

Cape Town - Police are still studying a report by the public protector implicating expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema, police spokesperson Phuti Setati said on Thursday.

Speaking on the sidelines of a police management briefing to Parliament's police committee, Setati confirmed police had received papers from the public protector's office.

But Setati said he was not in a position to say whether Malema would be charged.

"We can't give you a timeframe now [on when a decision will be made] and the only thing we can say is we're looking at it," said Setati.

Earlier this month, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela released a damning report detailing how Malema's Ratanang family trust had benefited unlawfully from tenders awarded by the Limpopo provincial government.

The report was handed to the police for investigation.

Madonsela found that tenders for the construction of roads and bridges worth around R50m were improperly awarded to On-Point engineering.

Malema was a previous director of the firm.

Madonsela further found that over R2m was paid from On-Point to the Ratanang trust.

  • kim.buren - 2012-10-18 18:26

    The 30th of November is around the corner. Plenty of time to study a report.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-10-18 19:09

      Yes, all a matter of timing. He will be arrested just before the ANC's conference...

      sani.ghana.3 - 2012-10-18 21:21

      Good justice must not have colour or political borders, we must send the malema wolfs to jail - 2012-10-18 22:07

      I hope they lock the rubbish up. He deserves it. Or better yet cut his tongue out, i think it will be a much worse sentence for him not to be able to spew his uneducated hogwash then to sit in prison. Or better yet, do both. SOB

  • george.pistorius - 2012-10-18 18:27

    Lock the f@t Fu#k up already!!!

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-10-18 18:43

    Looks like lot of people will be very disappointed if malema doesn't see a jail door. These are just political games, everyone has a price.

      kim.buren - 2012-10-18 18:48

      Not a chance. The justice system has to make an example of this knob

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-10-18 18:55

    Malema will not see a jail door anytime soon. These are just political games, everyone has a price.

  • marina.poniatowska - 2012-10-18 18:57

    Eish, it must be a struggle.

  • piero.mendace.5 - 2012-10-18 19:01

    Maybe in your world. Not everyone can be bought and sold. He will see a jail cell because that's exactly where he belongs.

      glisai - 2012-10-21 22:07

      Don't hate the player hate the game. There has never being any honest politician. Its a fact people get into politics to further business interests and secure lucrative contracts. Were did cyril and tokyo get their money from. Come on guys be less emotionmal n think.

  • ernest.lwandle - 2012-10-18 19:20

    this guy is going for good now i ca promise that to everyone goodby juju we will never see u again

      Michael - 2012-10-18 19:31

      Malema is going to join Jub Jub, he will start inmates revolution to boycot food in jail, and on the other hand Mangaung chances does not look good for him either.

  • kgotso.selome - 2012-10-18 19:33

    \We can't give you a timeframe now [on when a\r\ndecision will be made] and the only thing we can say is we're looking at it,\ said Setati. is this spokesperson a joke, lock the guy up in a volt...

  • braamc - 2012-10-18 19:38

    Police are studying the report, wtf, you probably gonna need help

  • tiaan.truter - 2012-10-18 19:39

    And this is where the report will get lost ect ect...because se-tati is behind it lol.but on a serious note now,i hope the police and everyone else proves us wrong and put this criminal jelly baby behind bars.Pappa wag vi hom

  • Notrax123 - 2012-10-18 19:48

    "and the only thing we can say is we're looking at it," said Setati. Don't "look" at it too long - investigate it. Reports / charges that police "look" at too long have a tendency to dissapear.

  • patricia.dewet.92 - 2012-10-18 20:07

    Apply your mind do not sit on it.

  • James Cussen - 2012-10-18 20:18

    Some tapes will be leaked... Case over, Fat Boy rolls on like normal

  • ron.samuels.129 - 2012-10-18 20:24

    and another study and inestigation!This fat boy should've been in jail years ago!He still travels abroad with guards who the hell is the money coming from since he does not earn anything

  • josie.russell.10 - 2012-10-18 21:30

    What about the taxes he has never never paid? This is bull.

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