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ANC denies political interference

2012-09-26 14:31

Johannesburg - The ANC on Wednesday denied accusations that the charges brought against axed youth league leader Julius Malema were politically motivated.

"We reject this accusation with contempt, as it is misleading and seeking to undermine the rule of law and jurisprudence of the country," spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said in a statement.

"We want to appeal to our structures and to all South Africans to refrain from using inflammatory and unsubstantiated accusations against the ANC and the government agencies."

The African National Congress in Limpopo and the ANC Youth League have accused the ruling party of using the charges against Malema to fight political battles.

No role

Mthembu said: "In relation to charges favoured against [Malema] we want to state it categorically that the ANC, its president comrade Jacob Zuma and its leadership have no role in the charges."

Malema appeared in the Polokwane Regional Court on Wednesday.

He was charged with money laundering and granted bail of R10 000. The case was postponed until November 30.

The ANC called on those who had evidence of the abuse of state powers and its agencies to submit evidence in court as part of the defence.

Mthembu said the ANC was confident that the court would do its job without political motivation.

"It is evident that anybody that suggests the abuse of state powers is trying to water down the implications inherent in the charges and prejudging the case before it has even started," he said.

"Let's allow the law to take its course, and presume everyone appearing before the courts innocent until proven guilty."

Comments
  • henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-26 14:36

    Of course you will. You have not accepted any responsibility in the last 18 years.

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-09-26 15:05

      What will Julius do to make SA a better place? Do his mass supporters know the repercussions of his plans or actions for a future SA? If anybody here that is a Julius supporter please enlighten me how our country will move forward with him at the helm. Because I can't see what you see.

      patrick.buckley.712 - 2012-09-26 15:08

      We are going to go through a succession of Malema's over the next few decades, as people go from one father Xmas to the next. All 1994 gave everyone, was the freedom to make things happen for yourself. There are no handouts in life! For goodness sake wake up.

      tw2066 - 2012-09-26 15:09

      LOL... Henk, 100% ...the ANC and denial go hand in hand. In this case, Juliarse must give it horns... Entertainment value in this is so good, and too are the trolls who support either the boy blunder Malenima or Zipper Zoomer. Hey .. Maybe we can a make a soapie called Limpopo based on this farcical comedy??

      mantothieve.missingman - 2012-09-26 15:16

      @ InkingaYabeLungu - Its called the african way , Always someone ells fault~! I dont think foolias can blame the tokolishi on this one tho

      morama.sebata - 2012-09-26 15:33

      @Patrick bucket,yes there would be no need for the handouts for as long as there can be equality.Talking is cheap cz most of the denialists here are benefiting from the evil of the past.

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-09-26 15:51

      During Parliament address, President Zuma referring to the so called instigator at Marikana said "It can not be accepted. And therefore we are looking into that; we are going to be acting very soon". I would assume that He was talking about this action we are seeing now. Unless Mr Mthembu can tell otherwise. The other question is why is it only selected people that have to face the court and not others? E.g Mr Maharaj and our President on the arms deal issue? It will be great for them to clear their names at the court. What happened to the tapes that were supposed to have been given to DA relating to dropping of His charges. Such issues will always put a dark cloud on our president's head and have him perceived as someone instructing state institutions to take actions on certain people.

      Madhi - 2012-09-26 16:09

      What has changed between the last time we were told factions use the state to eliminate another faction in the ANC? Not even a 5 years has passed when people witnessed charges being dropped for allegation of abuse of power and with more open defiance of logic now we should believe that.

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-09-26 16:30

      @morama ok sure but doesn't mbeki and zuma also strive for equal rights? I just want to know what juju can do differently that will be better than them? That will make us better on an international scale as a country and nation?

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-26 15:01

    The only thing that can be off is the timing.

  • celeste.delange1 - 2012-09-26 15:04

    "I will continue the struggle for economic freedom!" His own no doubt!! And tomorrow he plans to go to Impala Platinum mine to tell workers to strike! Riiiight. I guess with all the millions he laundered he will pay the families of these workers he is telling to strike?

  • letjiela.tungoane - 2012-09-26 15:07

    mthembu the weakest link,doesnt know wat hes talking about

      jonas.mbedzi - 2012-09-26 15:21

      Mthembu's son is a drug addict but his father is buzy with others stuff

  • tendani.mphaphuli - 2012-09-26 15:13

    It is suprising that the Comrades who stood by Zuma during the corruption charge were alleging political interference are now singing a different songs. This CHAMELOENS are not consistant with the truth. If the chrges against JZ were politically motivated, why is he still fighting the DA review application? At least Malema will face the music and he will be convicted or acquitted based on the rule of natural justice not the RULE appointment of cronies (Mpshe)to drop the charges.

  • khathutshelo.muafrica - 2012-09-26 15:22

    Drunk again..ddnt he knw it undamines da rule of law wen he ws doing dis showahead? Jst like sister dlamini,clueless

  • jonas.mbedzi - 2012-09-26 15:24

    Mr drunk en driving mthembu failed his son now dat his son is a drug addict.let him mthembu fix his own family 1st

      Thabang - 2012-09-26 18:32

      Come on Jonas. You can't attack Mthembu like that. Just give Mthembu a Bells.

  • lvhukeya1 - 2012-09-26 15:30

    mr Mthembu can only fool fools not everybody...... ZUMA is behind all dis.

  • phillip.phogole - 2012-09-26 15:30

    Mthembu is speaking onbehalf of Zuma but not the ANC,this case is politically motivated,you can deny Mr Mthembu but this is true,even the blind people can see that this is politically motivated

  • maokeng.mankge - 2012-09-26 15:32

    The smell of Booze from Mthembu dis tym of d day sh#t,no wonder ur boy is a junkie..ANC is no more bt dead all u know wth our tax is useless things..ie cases,nquiries n useless events

  • MC Nkoana - 2012-09-26 15:32

    South Africans must open eyes and decide who is playing us bloodyful, Zuma said we will act soon and decisively. From when and how long does it take to investigate a case? But surely this was politicaly motivated and influenced by a race to Mangaung. Why JZ does not learn from what happened to him by T Mbheki.

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-09-26 15:34

    Malema:Ok comrades. .uhm . . *thinking* er. . .oh ja. We should stand behind cadre kgalema. We should lay down our lives for him ja. And strive for economic *giggles* freedom. We are being compromised. We, the poor are suffering while they are filling their coffers. Thank you comrades. *gets in merc with his bodyguards and drives off to mansion stopping at nando's on the way*. *cadres goes back to shack hungry*

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-09-26 15:35

    Malema:Ok comrades. .uhm . . *thinking* er. . .oh ja. We should stand behind cadre kgalema. We should lay down our lives for him ja. And strive for economic *giggles* freedom. We are being compromised. We, the poor are suffering while they are filling their coffers. Thank you comrades. *gets in merc with his bodyguards and drives off to mansion stopping at nando's on the way*. *cadres goes back to shack hungry*

  • nkhensa - 2012-09-26 15:41

    Jackson Mthembu is another useless instrument used here he knows exactly that JuJu is not being charged because of the charge he being accused of. Jackson til when are you planning to blind fold ppl of South Africa. The current ANC government under the leadership Zulu-ma is taking us down the drain thinking we are stupid and can't see that they are fooling us.\r\n \r\nYou guys did the same with Thabo Mbeki with Malema being your weapon you what is capable of that the only reason you are after him. Mthembu, Zulu-ma Manthatshe and your crow must know your day is coming South Africa is not gonna be colonised by you forever. Juju is only guilty of saying the current ANC is is pushing nepotizim and he don't want you guys in Luthuli House for the Second term. Why if it is not politically motivated you the NPA is not saying anything about Nathi Mthethwa and his wall? You guys think we don't see you but your day s coming believe. \r\n\r\nOur ANC is kidnapped by crocks Mafia arrogant dictators who only care about themselves and prepared to single out all they see as their threat. If you knew and understand how it feels to be robbed what is lawfully yours you were going resign from your respective positions because you failed South Africa.

  • mzwandile.dlamanzi - 2012-09-26 15:49

    Hehehehe hay you have to love SA. Jackson always uses the same wording if ANC is dragged to anything, you can track all his responces to matters like this to see what am saying.

  • mbusi.t.nzimande - 2012-09-26 15:53

    200 years of oppression by white rule,a slight transition period and back into the frying pan in a corruption ridden 18 year tenure by our ruling party,the fat kats are comfortable in their taxpayers money built fortresses..The struggle continues.

  • maurice.pete - 2012-09-26 16:34

    As if you would come out and admit any political interference. I am no fan of Malema but the timing of these charges raise suspicion. Mangaung is a mere 2 months away and I do not think our current state president has a confident outlook on his political future. He is therefore elimenating any sort of competition. Malema must face all his charges, like any ordinary law-abiding member of this country. Zuma once claimed Mbeki was trying to remove him as potential competition in Polokwane... guess the precedence was set then. Just like it has with Medical parole. Love my country, phwe!

  • Themba Patric Sibande - 2012-09-26 16:41

    for sure they think that we are fools and Zuma did say they were going to act soon,so Malema will win this one,and Jackson is bitter because Malema called him a drunkard

  • radzilani.laradz - 2012-09-26 16:55

    Who is fooling who here?

  • BraTambo - 2012-09-26 22:08

    The ANC is not just President Zuma, whom was elected by the ANC to serve. Malema keep on with derogetry remarks and insults against our ANC chosen President, which amounts to insulting and attacking the whole ANC. How much more will it take for the ANC to turn on Malema and sort him out? Or are there a ANC hidden agenda that allow his incitements and dirty mouth to spew his filth? The way these matters are evolving spell imminent depression, wherein all will need a R1000 to buy a bread and the whole rainbow nation will suffer great calamity. Ever higher wage to all, equals higher food prices through higher poduction cost and becoming less competitively priced in world markets, which spell disaster of fewer jobs for our people. Same way Mozambique and Zimbabwe currencies became worthless and production stopped, wherein if you can get work you work for small wage.

  • hleketanitrevor.baloyi - 2012-09-27 01:23

    I go with Malema\r\n cANCer is failing us as young SA because of present leadership,our Votes doesn't come easy,,

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  • morris.khunou - 2012-09-27 08:33

    The big question is IS MR MALEMA HAVING A CASE TO ANSWER? The answer is YES! The rest is parrot talk and hiding behind straws!

  • mbulelo.somzana - 2012-09-27 12:27

    The law was supposed to be allowed to take its course but the ANC ensured that Zuma was never prosecuted.So Malema knows the ANC's culture when it comes to using law selectively in favour to those liked by the Luthuli House.

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