Charge laid against Malema

2011-10-20 23:19

Johannesburg - AfriForum laid a criminal charge against ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema on Thursday for reportedly encouraging people to take land without permission.

The charge of incitement to sedition, with case number 612/10/2011, was laid at the Wierdabrug police station in Centurion, said AfriForum deputy CEO Ernst Roets.

"It will be transferred to the Thembelihle police station," he said.

The organisation said its action was prompted by a report in the Beeld newspaper that quoted Malema as saying: "If they don't want to give the land over to us, we must take it without their permission."

"According to a legal opinion... this behaviour of Malema in itself constitutes the criminal offence of incitement to sedition, for which he can be criminally prosecuted," said Roets.

Malema reportedly made the remark on Wednesday while addressing residents in Thembelihle, south of Johannesburg, about the ANCYL's planned marches for "economic freedom".

"Incitement to sedition is regarded as a very serious crime, and is under the same category as treason. Malema told his supporters to defy the authority of the government," said Roets.

"No person should get away with inciting people to commit a crime. It is seen in a serious light and must also be treated with the necessary urgency."

Roets said the fact that residents of Thembelihle were encouraged to keep occupying that land at the cost of their own safety was irresponsible.

Housing MEC Humprey Memezi previously announced that Thembelihle residents would be moved because the informal settlement was located in the middle of a strip of dolomite.

Dolomite is a substance that dissolves over time and can create sinkholes.

ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu declined to comment on AfriForum's move to lay criminal charges.

  • shaakira.ajam - 2011-10-20 23:42

    100% behind Afriforum... Ignorance should not be tolerated. What happened to a democratic forefront?

  • Levett - 2011-10-21 00:02

    Mnr Roets nou hoekom mors jy nog jou tyd met die SA regstelsel en kla die tsotsie nie eerder aan by die internasionale hof?

      Leonie - 2011-10-21 12:24

      Die man se mond is so groot dat die kraaie nesmaak daarin.

  • marina.poniatowska - 2011-10-21 00:51

    Oh please AfriForum, get a life. Has any action from you stuck? He still sings "shoot the boer" even after it's been made illegal by the court. Rathe keep quiet and stop wasting money. He's SA's Mugabe. Get used to it.

      Merven - 2011-10-21 07:28

      The only reason he is SA's Mugabe is because people like you don't stand up against him, even support him. He did not get into power by himself you know.

      Positiewe - 2011-10-21 08:06

      The more laws he breaks and the more we show the rest of the world that he is doing it, the more support we will get from them. These days wars are won in/by the media and general opinion. Just ask Bin Laden, Sadam, and Gadaffi.

      Michael - 2011-10-21 08:25

      You ascribe way too much power to him @marina. One thing I agree with though is that AfriForum must "get a life", get back to their farms and do some work for a change.

      malinda.cassidy - 2011-10-22 17:38

      Apathy is very dangerous. Will you also be crying and fleeing to another country for free medical care when your 'Mugabe' has destoyed everything? What a lacksadaisical attitude - "Get used to having SA's own Mugabe!?" Huh???

  • Arnie - 2011-10-21 01:41

    does our government not realise that they have lost the plot

      Kevin - 2011-10-21 10:48

      They do not care . It a free for all.They have got one thing right and that is to blame there stuff ups on the Whites. Everything else they do is a mess.

  • Annemarie - 2011-10-21 04:57

    Keep a watchful eye out for what goes on behind all this fuss. Do not stare to intense at what you see. Try looking behind the "show" and see the "behind closed doors"

  • Kevin - 2011-10-21 05:56

    Time for a weak president to control middle aged greying oafs called ancyl.Time for some criminal charges or are the Hawks sleeping or scared like zoomer

  • Tiger - 2011-10-21 07:01

    Afriforum just like rest of minorities, are just against malema.We will support Comrade Julius until to end.He raises issue affecting ordinary citizens of this country, for some reason beneficiaries of apartheid are so against it. We must share is message we conveying to everyone especially as we continue suffer.

      Squeegee - 2011-10-21 07:27

      Tiger, everything I have, I have worked for. Julius' message is one of getting everything for free. I can understand that this appeals to uneducated and unemployed people -but he is creating unrealistic expectations. Anyway, what are you going to do when they come take your PC 'for free'? - you won't be able to write this drivel anymore.

      Kevin - 2011-10-21 11:49

      The end is near

      jako.nagel - 2011-10-21 14:58

      @tiger ..... please, be honest.... are you brain washed?

  • El-Hajj - 2011-10-21 07:01

    White racism which is particularly misplaced because like so many residual colonial groups who effectively stole native land (maybe they bought it but it was stolen originally in the European land-grabs of the 18th-20th centuries). Surely stolen goods are liable to seizure.....? Not that I am advocating such measures but don't be so hasty to conjure up the black demons when we know where the roots of this entire lie. If the nazis had won WWII, and taken over the best farm land in your country, and then the nazi regime fell - you'd want them off the land. It would make absolutely no difference if they said they were good for the economy, or they were better farmers, you'd still want them off.

      Squeegee - 2011-10-21 07:32

      Haji, if you bought a car from a legitiamate dealer, who bought it from ... who bought it from... One day the cops come and say that the car was originally stolen and seize it; should you still owe the bank? Should you be the one to carry the loss?

      Positiewe - 2011-10-21 08:30

      For a person who claims he has a decent education from well known institutions you speak a lot of crap. Please dig out your history books and you will see that the Southern part of Africa don't belong to blacks either. They moved South from the Congo. They also "stole" the land they now lay claim to.

      El-Hajj - 2011-10-21 10:13

      As for your other claptrap regarding my education, perhaps you should start drinking a little bit later.

      El-Hajj - 2011-10-21 10:26

      For some absurd reasons in these threads, the Khoi aren't regarded as Africans, when did this start. Divide and rule I suppose. The concerted and consistent effort of Europeans and Arab conquerers of African tribes and culture to replace our history with white or arab washed versions of history is well known. The same has been said of Libya being a country without Bantu speaking Africans.

      Brett - 2011-10-21 12:07

      Perhaps you should look up the term "birthright" you moron.

      channing.froom - 2011-10-21 12:15

      you are African if you are born from Africa, i am WHITE and i am an African !! i was born here, i have learned and lived here my whole life !! i dont owe anyone anything, the reason i have a job is because i took the little resources i had available and pushed myself to my limit and beyond. I AM AN AFRICAN !! and no one can take that away from me !! not the ANC, not MALEMA NO ONE !! you can say whatever you like. but at the end of the day are a RACIST and not worth my time, you wonder why you are battling ?? start with looking at your attitude ! you have the ability to learn, you have to ability to adapt, there is nothing holding you back from economical freedom. and learning doesnt mean going to university or college. you can learn by reading a book from the library !! So start working for it instead of blaming the minority, because taking something that you dont know how to run or manage will just leave you with nothing. but if im wrong then please inlighten me and give me reason ...

      Gavin - 2011-10-21 14:50

      Oh yes, and when they come for your little piece of land, you'll be squeeling much better you schmuck.

      Marion - 2011-10-21 14:53

      El-Hajj - For some absurd reason in these threads any white born in Africa, whose parents were born in Africa, is not considered African. Being African is not about the colour of one's skin it is about one's allegiance to the country (and after that the continent) that you consider to be your home. I am as African as any 'black' African who loves this country as much as I do. More African than a 'black' African who chooses to relocate to another country because there are better opportunities there. Africa is in my blood. I cannot even tell you about my ancestry except to say a bit of Dutch and a bit of Scot, and probably a drop or two of black African, blood in my veins.

  • nicholasapsmith - 2011-10-21 07:10

    i enjoyed the bad spelling and idiotic drivel replies, seems many of the respondents on here just don't have a clue what we are trying to avoid. Cant argue with the fools, you will end up looking like them

      Positiewe - 2011-10-21 08:12

      In that case I won't argue with you ;-)

  • hertzog.oberholzer - 2011-10-21 07:13

    When will the ANC come to a point of stopping this guy?! He is getting away with murder!!!Why create more friction in our country when we are already struggeling with racism??MALEMA IS THE BIGGEST RACIST OF ALL SOUTH AFRICANS!!!!!

  • Lauden Kirk - 2011-10-21 07:14

    My buddies from a black majority area asked why do we pay such high tax while we all suffering. Why do we pay tax. Quote: cripple them buy there knees don't pay tax. Unquote: now of they feel used abused what does everyone feel.

      Squeegee - 2011-10-21 07:35

      Wishful thinking - you can't even buy a house unless your taxes are up to date.

  • Susan - 2011-10-21 07:17

    When is someone going to rein this idiot in? He spouts off without regard for anyone! Well done Afriforum - I agree with you, you are the only ones standing up for the caucasians in this country!!!

  • Malcolm - 2011-10-21 07:21

    I have had concerns before with Afriforum contributing to the publicity of Malema through these court cases, and in fact assisting in making him more infamous. In this case though, I think they have a good case for perhaps getting the rabid little puppy mongrel, sent to the pound where he belongs.

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  • Linda - 2011-10-21 07:53

    Well done Afriforum in trying to protect us against the brute force of the government and their cronies who ignore any part of the constitution that doesnt benefit them. However - this is just another attempt by Malema to divert attention away from the fact that he earned millions of rands through his family trust - which he pretended was a philanthropic trust - but only benefitted him. How else could he build a R16 million rand home? Also. he did not disclose this income for tax purposes. Both of these actions are unethical and illegal, but you can guarantee that Comrade JuJu will get off scott free. Viva ANC (ABSOLUTELY NOTHING BUT CORRUPT!)

  • Jay - 2011-10-21 08:06

    Dear AFRIFORUM, Your consistancy and actions are recognised by Millions of S Africans. Great Action. Keep this "DOG of DIVISIONS" on a leash please. Keep this D$%#S tied up in Court & Legal Actions. This way, too little time to be involved in Corrupt Tenders as well. Soon his Sawdust filled mind will lose that ONLY BRAIN CELL somewhere. Everytime he opens his mouth, he gets into trouble, willovereat, and soon he will BLOW UP and self destruct. Your actions are beginning to Embarrass the Govt, who remains SILENT. Waiting in anticipation for afriforum to Nail Him I REST MY CASE.

  • cheyna.stewart - 2011-10-21 08:26

    lets hope they throw him in jail and throw away the key!!!!!

  • Skhanyo - 2011-10-21 08:26

    I find it very strange that the people who called Mandela a terrorist & even jailed him for 27 years! Now find him a messiah! wow when did he become the great messiah? was it after they jailed him? or after they had poisoned him? Because the Mandela that got into jail is not the one who got out of jail! He was trained, poisoned to advance the white interests and to let go of ours. Which is really bad because soon the Africans will rise and we will take our land, our mines, etc...and when this happens there will be no compensation instead we are going to claim back the interest earned from such resources!! Because we are entitled to is ours!

      Merven - 2011-10-21 08:35

      Another idiot that will make sure SA will always be a third world country with his entitlement mindset, well done Skhanyo. Ever tried to WORK for something?

      Stephen - 2011-10-21 08:45

      Nelson Mandela was previously a Terrorist, however for all his faults (we all have them), he realized that the way forward was to make peace. You on the other hand are still a fool for believing that you and your dear friend Malema can just come and take, the world does not work that way. I have known War and I have Known Peace, I choice Peace, do not make us choice War my friend.

      Martinet - 2011-10-21 08:47

      @Merven; Agree! It's like "POSITIEWE" (above) commented. You wanna be 'fair'? You want what is rightfully and historically yours? Then bugger off back to the Congo where you ORIGINALLY came from and give the land back to the Khoisan-people who YOU IDIOTS stole it from! Moron!

      Skhanyo - 2011-10-21 08:47

      Merven you do realize that calling one an idiot is not a valid argument. Accordingly I will not entertain it! I mus further remind you that the Mandela that was called a terrorist was trained by the ANC: then he represented our interests, on the other hand the one who got out of jail won a nobel peace award for representing your interests which are in direct conflict with ours! we always wanted our land and resources calling me an idiot will not make me stop calling for taking of land, as a smart person you should know that!

      Felix - 2011-10-21 09:09

      How about thief? Will thief do?

      El-Hajj - 2011-10-21 10:49

      @Martinet Trying to compartalise Africa between North, Central and South is spurious, dishonest at best.

      channing.froom - 2011-10-21 11:03

      forcibly pushing people into a corner will cause a devastating reaction, taking someones wealth or property will cause the collapse of south africa. you may think that you are owed something or its your right, but at the end of the day your actions will create a devastating blow to the country's economy,but it wont stop there, food and water supplied will dwindle, medical treatment and educated people will be harder to find. the country will completely be destroyed and and will take decades to repair !! you may think you are doing the right thing by taking what you think is yours but you will destroy any future for you people. knowledge is key. Mandela came out of prison a different person because he spend most of his time learning !! he gain knowledge and that's why he thrived, thats why he was able to stand on his own two feet with out help, thats why we look up to him !! remember the concept of the circle of life, if you break the chain the whole system will fall apart. so you are left with a choice, follow the ANC and there empty promises or try and do what mandela did, learn and teach those around you. in time you will find what you are looking for.

      El-Hajj - 2011-10-21 11:18

      The very slow pace of land and economic reform in SA , both of which are bitterly opposed not only by the economically elite but also by vested western interests, leaves so many aspirations not just unfulfilled, but also unlikely to be fullfilled - not today, not tomorrow - not ever. (The sterling fights that the elite put up against the proposed very modest reforms (in parliament, in the courts, and in the PR and lobbying business) reminds me very much of the fight put up by the plantation owners in the struggle in the west to abolish slavery). The YL had Mbeki kicked out of office amongst other reasons and Zuma put in place precisely because it wants to see the pace of reforms quickened through a political process. They will take things out of the political process and into their own hands if they are ignored and no one will be able to stop them. This is precisely what happened in Zim.

      channing.froom - 2011-10-21 11:41

      and look what zim is like now, the land is useless, the government owns the majorities of the land privately, the people of zim are starving and are unable to come out of a permanent life of poverty. is that what you want for black people in south africa, do you want you people to starve to death, have no money, no education, no life !! shops cant hold food, life is at an end and thats why they are all flocking into south africa. you have just said it yourself !! you will take the same stance as ZIM, do you want your children to live a life 100x worse of those who lived under apartheid rule ? even if Malemas thoughts are pure(highly doubt it). his actions are uncalled for and WILL not work, but i am a minority. i have little place to stand against the majority. All i can say is that i love south africa and i have no intrest in being removed from this country, i have no intrest in watching the majority suffer as those in ZIM are. you wont listen to me because im white, but stop and think about our situation and take into account that other african country's have gone down this road before and now the are just a waist of space on earth. do you want to be part of a revolution that will destroy the future for your children ?? and all the facts are there, it will destroy the country in every way

      Marion - 2011-10-21 15:07

      El-Hijj... you say "nobody will be able to stop them'. Believe me they will have my blood on their hands before they take anything I own by force. I sincerely regret what my forefathers did, but I will not be held accountable for their deeds. Even this old worm will turn if Malema and his ilk are not chopped off at the knees before they bring this country to its knees.

      frans.grobler3 - 2011-10-21 15:11

      This land was occupied long before your fathers and there fathers fathers - get to know history there are painting onwalls 65000 years ago and that was not done by your for-fathers

      Melanie - 2011-10-21 18:24

      Skhanyo look what happened in Zimbabwe. Look how the people are suffering there. Would you like the same to happens to ALL of us in south Africa?

  • hannesw1 - 2011-10-21 11:20

    No court case will stop this man. He and his mates the ANC WILL take your land. One day when all the cats, dogs, birds, snakes and all wild animals are eaten and a potato cost R3500 each the white imperialist countries will provide food to them. So stop worrying and plan your departure out of here.

  • jako.nagel - 2011-10-21 11:32

    @Vuyani... let me guess.... Juli-ass is your hero?

  • Rob - 2011-10-21 11:44

    Ahhhhhh... Nothing like stealing some sh1t you never owned, developed or worked on. I'm sure the aroma of "economic freedom" is tantalising to the senses of a fool.

  • superkruger - 2011-10-21 11:49

    So apparently, "economic freedom" means "freedom from having to work for your own wealth, by taking it from others"... Nice.

  • Nicki - 2011-10-21 13:48

    Its funny I'm a white South African with black South African friends (EDUCATED black friends). They all are sick of Julius Malema and what he is say and doing. As they say he is rallying up the uneducated blacks and waving money and status around in their faces. Black and white South Africans are going to make South Africa better not just the one colour. When is the older generation in South Africa going to realize this? Work together. There is no more need to oppress the one colour or the other. When that happens South Africa will be so much better off.

  • frans.grobler3 - 2011-10-21 15:16

    I have bushman blood and my forfathers painted the walls in caves as far back as 65000 years ago stating it is mine, so I want all my land back in SA now.

  • Adam - 2011-10-21 16:19

    shame @bantu education.

  • Craig - 2011-10-21 16:19

    HAHAHAHA - Afriforum... the pain in Malemas a$$! GO BOYS!! :D

  • Zebelon - 2011-10-21 17:17

    El-Haj, what is this thing you call a "Bantu" speaker?

  • mzu.yant - 2011-10-24 11:26

    Now that Afriforum has seen it fit to lay a charge against Malema in a Police Station ,so far from where the said crime happened, I hope they will see it fit to lay a charge of Sedition against those who publicly call for a rates boycott against Municipalities in SA. Paying rates to a trust fund and not to municipal coffers is a call to defy the law

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