Security to be tight for Malema trial

2014-09-29 05:34
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Julius Malema in court. (EWN Reporter)

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Johannesburg - Security would be tight at the Polokwane High Court for EFF leader Julius Malema's trial Limpopo police said on Sunday.

"Members of the SAPS will be monitoring and patrolling the area in and around the court, as well as the city centre and identified areas in Seshego with the aim to ensure peace and stability," said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

"No lawlessness will be tolerated and those who break the law will be arrested immediately."

Security would also be tight at the Nirvana community hall on Monday from 18:00, where members of the Economic Freedom Fighters would be holding a night vigil ahead of Malema's trial.

The same applied for the expected motorcade and march into the city centre on Tuesday morning, when the trial is scheduled to begin.

"Members of the public are cautioned to take note that the streets around the Polokwane Court will be closed for traffic from 06:00 on Tuesday morning," Mulaudzi said.

This includes Schoeman Street from Thabo Mbeki to Bodenstein Street, Landdros Mare Street from Thabo Mbeki to Bodenstein Street, and Hans van Rensburg Street from Thabo Mbeki to Bodenstein Street.

"The mentioned streets will be permanently closed from Tuesday and motorists are advised to avoid the area around the Polokwane High Court," he said.

"There will also be disruptions in the traffic flow on Tuesday morning from Nelson Mandela Avenue down to Marshall Street to the court, where a supporters march is scheduled to take place."

Mulaudzi said only a limited number of people would be allowed into the court room, with police and private security to enforce tight control at the court.

Malema faces charges of fraud, corruption, money-laundering, and racketeering, with his trial expected to be heard from Tuesday to 31 October.

It was alleged that Malema made nearly R4m from corrupt activities. He is out on R10 000 bail.

On 25 August, Malema said he was confident of beating the charges against him.

"I do not fear anything, because I know I've not done anything wrong," he said.


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