Police ready for Malema and company

2012-09-25 13:13

Polokwane - Several police officers were stationed in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court on Tuesday ahead of the appearance of expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's business associates.

Courtroom J was packed to capacity with reporters, photographers and the public. The case had not started by noon.

Outside the court, the police cordoned off streets around the courthouse.

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the police had put their security plan into action a day before Malema was scheduled to appear.

Police wanted to be prepared for a planned night vigil for Malema, and to ensure people were safe, he said.

Police Nyalas and vans were parked across streets.

On-Point Engineers CEO Lesiba Gwangwa was to appear on charges of tender fraud on Tuesday, with other Limpopo businessmen and government officials.

According to a City Press report, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said Malema made millions from a R52m tender by On-Point.

Malema's Ratanang Family Trust was one of two shareholders in On-Point.

Although Madonsela could not find any evidence that Malema interfered in the tender process, she found that he benefited "improperly" from the contract.

Her investigation found that On-Point acted corruptly by signing back-to-back agreements with subcontractors, the newspaper reported.

Madonsela recommended that the tender be immediately cancelled, that the National Prosecuting Authority and the Asset Forfeiture Unit consider criminal action, and that the Master of the High Court investigate the flow of money into Malema's trust.

Malema is due to appear in the same court on Wednesday for alleged fraud and money laundering related to the On-Point tender.

His business associates handed themselves over to the police on Tuesday morning before their court appearance.

  • george.pistorius - 2012-09-25 13:17

    Lock them up and get done with it!!!!

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-25 13:20

      Bring it on BlobBoy! - 2012-09-25 13:31

      Trash will always support trash, evil and good can never have communion. You will never see the masses supporting hardworking, disciplined and visionary leaders. In a country where those least capable of contributing has the most power to elect those least capable of governing.

      janice.mcmaster.92 - 2012-09-25 13:34

      A brilliant comment I saw earlier by a reader, lock them up and throw away the room!!!

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-09-25 13:44

      Lock them up on a boat rather Sail it to Somalia.

      morama.sebata - 2012-09-25 13:49

      Nah,that would never happen....doesn't this remind you of deputy president who once got charged with 783 charges in relation to arms deal? It now repeats itself my fellow south african....let's chill a bit because we are all here for a long haul.All ANC leaders are corrupt and stole and even now still stealing from the public.Can someone explain why duduzane Zuma amongst all the people got tenders with government....CZ his father is in charge so that's how ANC operates!!!

      abra.kadaver.1 - 2012-09-25 14:02

      Such sheep mentality, frightening how the masses think. It really blows my mind how they will support and love someone who is stealing from them .

      johannes.p.bezuidenhout1 - 2012-09-25 14:24

      Ek stem saam!! Gooi sonmmer die sleutels weg en sweis die deur toe.

      justice.mokotjo - 2012-09-25 18:31

      you dont knw wht u r talking about,juju is here to stay..

  • godesha - 2012-09-25 13:21

    Oh dear, another circus is about to hit us. I can this case dragging on and on.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-25 13:26

      Next year at least...

      gretchen.oswald.3 - 2012-09-25 14:26

      Yip- its going to take at least 7 years!!!!

  • luvo.luvos - 2012-09-25 13:25

    Now this should put the confidence back to the naysayers and doomsday prophets we have in abundance in this country.

      bennie.kruger.5 - 2012-09-25 13:30

      Getting the bad genes out - would restore more confidence !!!!

      nun.chuck.7 - 2012-09-25 13:46

      I have a feeling none of them will ever see the inside of a jail cell. I don't know if I'm being pessimistic or realistic. Maybe both?

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-09-25 13:26

    Love me tender

      arthur.hugh - 2012-09-25 13:49

      ... Love me true All unpaid taxes have nailed JuJu

  • merkwaardig.obskuur - 2012-09-25 13:26

    This is all part of the moving tree of economic freedom fighters?...

  • savethe.whiteo - 2012-09-25 13:27

    Make sure the red carpet is wide enough fot the fat boy

  • Greypatriot - 2012-09-25 13:31

    How can one man cause so much drama?

      jurie.nel.3 - 2012-09-25 13:34

      1 Newsworthy "man" + media + hype = drama

      morama.sebata - 2012-09-25 13:52

      Because he's influential!

      whites.mustunite - 2012-09-25 13:57

      Because he has the support of many brainless people.

      savethe.whiteo - 2012-09-25 14:10

      Well he is the clown in this circus

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-25 14:18

      @Morama - actually - it's not because he is influential as much as it is a case of many of his supporters being utterly thick.

  • louwhan.hoffmann - 2012-09-25 13:34

    Will they deply the same oficers as at Marikana?

  • rofras.rassie - 2012-09-25 13:36

    Something is wrong with our society, a night vigil for a criminal? a person who stole money from them? It does not matter whether it is political consipiracy, FACT is he stole money and he should face the law.

      alan.jerrold - 2012-09-25 14:39

      nkadimeng - according to your FB claim you are a university graduate. And yet you still believe that Malema is not guilty? What did they teach you there? How to build a R16 million house, own a farm etc on R20 000 per month? Yes, and pigs wil;l fly too.

  • chris.charles.75457 - 2012-09-25 13:38

    Must we keep on prefixing Mr Malema with "expelled ANC Youth League president?"

      p.borchard - 2012-09-25 13:58

      I for one would LOVE prefixing the turd's name with "convicted tenderpreneur/tax evader/bull sh+tter/common thief. etc. Take your pick.

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-09-25 14:22

      Or "convicted organized crime boss"

      marius.j.rensburg.3 - 2012-09-25 17:30

      Start it with: "Hero to Zero"......

  • luvo.luvos - 2012-09-25 13:41

    I am rather concerned about those who drop their everything to support a rabblerouser. This is one sort of mentality I can never get my head across. Its not as if the bugger is being tackled without the ball!!

      rofras.rassie - 2012-09-25 13:47

      i also dont understand, something is wrong with some people esp those people who get handouts from the goverment.

      geraldsebanda - 2012-09-25 13:56

      His followers are going to be a bit confused when they see a white lady representing Juju while Juju is in Europe

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-09-25 13:51

    The day he's arrested I will have a fat party. Everyone is invited.

      gretchen.oswald.3 - 2012-09-25 14:40

      Good news- we will have years and years to save for this huge party. Bad News- They will linger on with this case for as long as they can.

  • hermanartworx - 2012-09-25 13:53

    Fatboy is going down. Let's just hope the evedence sticks, otherwise he will become a matir 4 the uneducated masses.

  • darryl.maze.3 - 2012-09-25 13:55

    We better be careful. This is how the education works to become the president of SA. First you cause trouble, get put into prison for a couple of years. Then when you are freed that will be your pass mark to become president of SA.

  • bruce.bennett.752 - 2012-09-25 14:09

    Its about time!!! But as we all know this is going to cost the tax payer while he roams free. Lock him up until he can prove he is innocent. We all know that he is not..

  • roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-09-25 14:11

    Hope this crook and all his cohorts are nailed and punished. Why should people like them,who have never worked in their lives live off the proceeds of dishonesty. Is this what the ANC stands for?

  • henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-25 14:12

    Hope they deployed the Marikana force....W

  • mlatha.sigidi - 2012-09-25 14:36

    Why the police so afraid of an idiot like this.He is going to go down the drain like others who though they were going to be followed by millions if they leave ANC.

      thapelo.teleki - 2012-09-25 14:43

      are you trying to impress the boers? blacks - 2012-09-25 16:17

      THAPELO --> you are an idiot!

  • tshepo.maganedisa - 2012-09-25 14:50

    Like Trevor Noah will put it "remember what happened the last politician went on trial" so people dont get excited yet, Juju can come out stronger even JZ can attest to this

      marius.j.rensburg.3 - 2012-09-25 17:41

      Good point - I have to say.

  • mmatloa - 2012-09-25 15:09

    Let’s our constitutions not be influenced by politics, is someone is guilty let the law takes its cause!!!!!!!!

  • craig.drysdale.96 - 2012-09-25 15:34

    I hope the poor will finally realize the what the fat bastard really stands for.

  • christina.setloboko - 2012-09-25 15:47

    mother earth, please open up your mouth at the appointed time tomorrow and sallow them up to your deep belly - please give us justice, since we cant get it here. thank you.

  • promise.ozuzu - 2012-09-25 17:04

    The king of SA is here, they say he is a fool, they say he is a fatbot, they say he is no good and have nothing to give, but yet everyone stand still to hear him... Have u ask your self? U dont love or like him, but yet u talk about him, if u dont know u are the one making him the king of SA! JuJu the king...

  • promise.ozuzu - 2012-09-25 17:04

    The king of SA is here, they say he is a fool, they say he is a fatbot, they say he is no good and have nothing to give, but yet everyone stand still to hear him... Have u ask your self? U dont love or like him, but yet u talk about him, if u dont know u are the one making him the king of SA! JuJu the king...

  • moses.m.masilela - 2012-09-25 17:06

    We agree, but the youth wont be silent if JUJU is charged! Let go and let be for the sake of this country!

      marius.j.rensburg.3 - 2012-09-25 17:38

      I have no idea what you mean - but hey - let's give the village idiot also an opportunity to say something...

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