Supporters sing as Malema heads to court

2012-09-26 08:41

Polokwane - Expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema has handed himself over to the Polokwane police, SABC reported on Wednesday.

Hundreds of supporters rushed to Malema's vehicle when he arrived at the police station.

Malema is expected to appear in the Polokwane Regional Court later on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, reporters took their places in the courtroom, where only one bench had been set aside for journalists.

The court has yet to decide on an application for television cameras and photographers to be allowed in the court.

Another bench in the public gallery was reserved for the family of Malema, who was scheduled to appear at 08:30 on a charge of money laundering, involving R4m.

Roads leading to the court were closed on Wednesday and police monitored the situation ahead of former youth leader's appearance.

There was barbed wire outside the court and police Nyalas were positioned in various places surrounding the court. Police patrolled the road.

Scores of Malema supporters sang and danced outside the courthouse. The crowd was expected to swell as the day progressed.

Four other people, including Malema's business associate Lesiba Gwangwa, appeared in court on Tuesday on charges including fraud and corruption.

It is alleged that the four misrepresented themselves to the Limpopo department of roads and transport in respect of a R52m tender, which was awarded to On-Point Engineers. The fraud charges also relate to designs owned by the department.

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  • christopher.shining - 2012-09-26 08:43

    Idiots, go home and feed your families. Plant some vegetables at least..

      christopher.shining - 2012-09-26 08:44

      and don't forget to water them(that makes them grow).

      warren.slater.353 - 2012-09-26 08:51

      Let's hope he doesn't go to jail, it'll just mean another truly sick person without a hospital bed.

      Badger - 2012-09-26 09:10

      Ivan............. You can't even compare Zille to JuJu. FFS Please don't tell me you support JuJu, please man !!!!

      burningdogz - 2012-09-26 09:11

      No Ivan, they are being called idiots because they place their fate and hopes in the hands of a racist criminal. They are being called idiots because they blindly follow and believe in the rubbish spoken by Malema and because they choose to follow him despite the overwhelming evidnce that by following him they are making a huge mistake. If a chicken votes for Col. Sanders from the KFC party I would be of the opinion that the chicken must be pretty damn stupid....

      letsallbefriendsdammit - 2012-09-26 09:16

      Ivan Goodman, let them support him. It still doesn't change the facts that they are idiots. Plus, attacking us on our thoughts because of 'freedom of choice'... how don't you see that as contradictory? If he gets convicted he's a criminal who committed financial crimes for his own benefit, not for the people. How? How don't people like you see this? It is absolutely beyond me

      arthur.hugh - 2012-09-26 09:18

      Ivan - they're idiots because they're showing support for a man who: - Has caused racial divide - Has never done anything constructive to uplift the youth - Has never achieved anything to alleviate poverty - Has claimed he only earns R20k a month but at the time had a house worth 4 million and two cars worth over a million - Has embarrassed SA internationally on a few occasions - Has slandered the president after he said he would "die for Zuma" - Has called for land appropriation without compensation - Has called for the nationalisation of mines not knowing the effect it will have (as we have seen now with the strikes and how the Rand dropped, investors pulled out etc). - Used the Marikana deaths as a podium for himself - Even after the deaths told everyone that more mines should strike - Kept singing "Kill the boer" even though a farmer a day is being murdered. - Has been implicated in fraud and money laundering which explains why he can buy houses and cars that are worth so much - Has been in the news almost every week for the last year or so saying the most stupid things that are not constructive, have not contributed to the betterment of SA nor helped any of the people that he is supposedly fighting for. - ... and much, much more.

      ivan.goodman.77 - 2012-09-26 09:26

      What malema was talking about while he was ancyl leader, is still being talked about by the deputy of the ancyl so this is not a malema issue, it is what the ancyl wants, so even if he goes to jail, the fight for economic freedom will still carry on.

      christopher.shining - 2012-09-26 09:44

      Then Ivan they are all idiots...including yourself if you think these anc "idiots" will benefit South Africa. Freedom of choice does not mean they cannot be idiots.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-09-26 10:19

      So Ivan - you're happy that NONE of your leaders are actually doing anything? They're just stealing money while the people they represent are starving in shacks? You're happy to have every leader behave like that? Then you truly are retarded boet.

      sean.odonnell.1466126 - 2012-09-26 10:20

      @Ivan - The economic freedom of which you speak will be achieved by all who want to achieve it, but this can only be done through education and hard work. Glib mouthed politicians, such as Malema and Zuma, want you and the masses to believe there is some magical short cut - there is no short cut my friend. So, stop wasting time and start applying yourself if you truly want economic freedom.

      ivan.goodman.77 - 2012-09-26 10:59

      Christopher, the same idiots that you are talking about are the ones that will make sure that a white will never rule South Africa again.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-09-26 11:19

      Ivan - why do you care if it's a white or a black or a coloured or an Indian or a man or a woman that rules the country? I could care less who or what they are - I just want them to DO THEIR JOB and not steal tax money, and to treat everyone as equal and not discriminate.

  • george.pistorius - 2012-09-26 08:44

    Supporters must be very BLIND!!!

      merven.halo - 2012-09-26 09:04

      Or very stupid.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-26 09:20

      At least they have their voices. Perhaps they should all enter Idols and try make a living out of singing...

  • peter.ndamase - 2012-09-26 08:47

    Politicians never spend time in jail.

      george.pistorius - 2012-09-26 08:52

      He is a crook he belongs there!!

      sharon.houghton.984 - 2012-09-26 09:32

      Good point Peter and very correct even when they are found guilty!!

  • ebrahim.floris.7 - 2012-09-26 08:50

    Here's an observation..the only people able to show up either have no jobs or no sense of responsibility toward their jobs,either way that paints a picture of the type of followers this man(is he really?) has gathered,and remember their votes are just as good as yours and mine!

  • dianne.neyt - 2012-09-26 08:51

    Nothing quite like a "sing along"!

  • sharon.houghton.984 - 2012-09-26 08:51

    Zuma and a few others must have smiles on their faces! They love it when a plan comes together even if its not theirs.

  • greg.quinn.353 - 2012-09-26 08:52

    How do you support someone who has ripped off taxpayers money by 52 million rand? It's like supporting a lead pirate captain who plunders...

      mart.botha - 2012-09-26 09:13

      with an average IQ that cannot be much higher than 'mentally disabled', these supporters will be the first to cry foul when the hand that is feeding them scraps, slaps them down when that time comes. Africa is littered with the mass graves of millions who passed their sell by date, and South Africa will be no different

      mart.botha - 2012-09-26 09:15

      just a the miners who have just been given a 22% increase in wages and benefits actually understand that they are now paying more tax....the same tax payer money that their hero has stolen....their money !!!

      neo.motsepe - 2012-09-26 10:04

      Applause for you guys. This is exactly the kind of message Msholozi wanted to send across to South Africans, pity it caught the three of you. 'Mission accomplished Mr President, you got support now, against Malema.'

  • sj.fourie.56 - 2012-09-26 08:56

    Animals lol animals n animals again

  • phillip.phogole - 2012-09-26 08:59

    Zuma is corrupt and Gupta family they got tenders in goverment

  • karen.hartabrie - 2012-09-26 09:00

    Now all of these supporters outside the court today - do they work?

  • mart.botha - 2012-09-26 09:07

    I wonder what instructions Malema has received from his mentor, Mugabe. The rest sounds like it is going according to the Chinese plan to destabilise, divide and 'milk the cow' while everyone else is otherwise engaged.

  • walter.vanloggerenberg - 2012-09-26 09:07

    The sad reality is that in our backwards run country Malema will most likley end up being a presidenial candidate and the people will still vote him into power regardles of his history. Fact is that us as south africans especial the minority is yet to come to the relisation that the only way to free our country from politicaly incorect politicians and goverment is to stand togheter.

  • pete.moore.12 - 2012-09-26 09:08

    This is so wrong and it is the medias fault, why follow the life of a sub-intelligent life form that is going to be aquitted of his charges because of a severly corrupt system. Then again, this is how politics works in South Africa. Rape, steal, pillage and plunder. Get off scott free and then run for presidency. God it makes me sick, it is twisted beyond repair...

  • don.mug.3 - 2012-09-26 09:09

    Hands off Juju, this is productive corruption and not malignant corruption.

  • Josh Mpho Dimpe - 2012-09-26 09:09

    has this toi toi ever changed the out come of the court case? people that go to this toi toi i more stupid than the accused if his guilty.

  • mogale.setumo - 2012-09-26 09:10

    Economic freedom in our life time. Amandla to our President.*juju Man*

      burningdogz - 2012-09-26 09:13

      Mogale, an honest question, can you define \economic freedom\ for me?

      sharon.houghton.984 - 2012-09-26 09:22

      Economic freedom does not mean stealing - you like him obviously don't know the difference

      letsallbefriendsdammit - 2012-09-26 09:37

      Are you not able to apply for jobs? That is economic freedom. Work for it bro, you'll savour it if you do. Don't cry for the handout

  • impi.masondo - 2012-09-26 09:14

    our future president must be respected there are forces with conspirecy againt juju

      sharon.houghton.984 - 2012-09-26 09:23

      They are not conspiring against him, they are hopefully putting him in jail for stealing from the likes of you and me, think before you get emotional

  • tshepo.maganedisa - 2012-09-26 09:14

    Before we talk about jail (thats if he is found guilty) lets remember the likes of Schabir Shaik, Glen Agliotti and the recent one involving Jackie Selebi none of this people ever set their feet on jail and why would Julius be different? I dont see him going to jail and as painful as it is to some i think you need to prepare yourself for worse *South African politics 101*

  • bbooyse - 2012-09-26 09:16

    When Malema's hero Mugabe nationalised and turned his country into a basketcase, his people fled here -- When Malema does the same here, where will we go I wonder?

      harold.parsons.37 - 2012-09-26 10:23

      I think it is time that people of like mind need to start to look at a piece of land that we can have for ourselves away from these holigans

  • steve.ritchie.739 - 2012-09-26 09:26

    What is alarming, is just how many people condone the fact that he is accused of money-laundering, theft, tax-evasion, etc. Don't they question how he has accumulated his millions so quickly? There is no smoke without a fire. Obviously this whole issue has political connotations, as he is into politics with a grand scheme in mind. One wonders just how much dirt this upstart has on others and if it will come out if he is convicted. This is likely to drag on for some time and all the while he gets the publicity that he craves. Interesting times ahead. Money and greed is what fuels these cANCer people.

  • Mario Bisogno - 2012-09-26 09:27

    Take that 4m nag give it to the poor , then finally juju will do something for the poor.

  • mzwakheblackie - 2012-09-26 09:29

    why South africans waisting their time on julius cos he is no good for this country,those who keep supporting him oneday they will cry foul hope they will found him guilty n arrest him so we can find peace in our land.Peace is all we need so we can grow big

      neo.motsepe - 2012-09-26 09:32

      I, myself am not supporting all he stands for, but some of the things. You sound asleep yourself to what is really going on in this our country.

      musa.baloyi.16 - 2012-09-26 10:04

      U lyk it or nt malema is nt guility zuma is de 1 who is guilty coz he want malema to die b4 magaung coz motlate 4 president zuma wil continue 2 shawer him slf

  • axel.schroeder1 - 2012-09-26 09:35

    It's like chicken supporting KFC. This country needs (and deserves!) EDUCATION! Problem: people are kept in the dark on purpose. With just a bit of basic knowledge, people would start asking questions and easily detect the true motives behind the rubbish that comes from their so-called "leaders". But if you don't know any better, you sing and dance while you happily dig your own grave… Beautiful, poor, doomed South Africa… What a waste.

  • dessa.juniortshabisto - 2012-09-26 09:43

    Lmao i have reason to believe tht white people are trying too hard to sound politically correct in a sense tht Malema shud go to jail, I got news for u, Zuma went through this too, and look at who's the president, white people would love Zille to b president, thts why they are so emotional over this Malema issue.

  • sj.fourie.56 - 2012-09-26 09:52

    Fighting for uncivilised uneducated blacks that arent willing to do anything xept kill n rape n steal. Typical.

  • sj.fourie.56 - 2012-09-26 09:52

    Zille? President? Hell no....

  • sj.fourie.56 - 2012-09-26 09:54

    Id prefer anybody as president exept people from anc or da.

  • ivan.goodman.77 - 2012-09-26 10:02

    The difference between malema and the other blacks, is that he does not hide the fact that he does not like whites, in the process making lots of enemies. Would it have been better if he pretended?

      neo.motsepe - 2012-09-26 10:16

      No! I'd think that he has reasons for that. Everyone has a choice, and as usual, reasons accompany such choice.

  • don.mug.3 - 2012-09-26 11:08

    Suhartos' gvt was very corrupt but it speedly developed Indonesia,ask IMF.

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