Cope wants probe into 'thug' Malema

2011-07-26 09:50

Johannesburg - Cope on Monday called for an urgent police investigation into ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema.

"News that ANCYL boss Julius Malema has a secret trust fund that is possibly bankrolling his lavish lifestyle is a serious cause for concern," spokesperson Dennis Bloem said.

He called for a special probe by the South African Revenue Service (Sars) into Malema's lifestyle, as the allegation amounts to corruption and warrants a police investigation.

"The fact that Malema and his lawyers tried unsuccessfully to stop City Press from publishing the story on Sunday can only mean there is a lot to hide."


He said Malema's behaviour suggested he was "a thug who is quick in attempting to stop those who are willing to expose him, as he has for years portrayed himself as untouchable".

It was disgusting that he was a man who claims to be poor and a champion of the struggle of the poor and working class when he was doing the contrary, "spitting in their face," Bloem said.

He also called for a probe into the finances of the businesspeople who were found to have deposited money into Malema's trust account.

"Despite the fact that he always argues that he is not rich, Cope believes it's time Sars launch an investigation into Malema as we strongly believe that a sinister motive lies behind his dealings.

"Malema must also disclose businesspeople and politicians allegedly regularly donating money into his account."

He said police should also investigate to what extent Malema influenced businesspeople securing lucrative government tenders.


Cope further said those who were calling the report by City Press a political ploy only wanted to protect their friends who were "involved in shady dealings".

"Cope believes it is high time Malema is exposed for the liar he really is," Bloem said.

Earlier on Monday the Congress of SA Trade Union (Cosatu) in Limpopo backed a call by Cosatu's national office for an investigation into Malema's secret trust.

City Press reported that Malema was the sole trustee of a secret family trust, registered in the name of his 5-year-old son, which he allegedly uses to finance his lavish lifestyle.

According to the newspaper, the Ratanang Family Trust was registered at the Office of the Master of the High Court in Pretoria in 2008, weeks after Malema was first elected youth league president.

Citing two “independent, well-placed sources with knowledge of Malema's financial dealings”, City Press reported the trust was being used “by the youth leader and his benefactors” to fund his lifestyle.

ANCYL secretary Sindiso Magaqa said on Monday the trust was used for various charitable causes.

  • - 2011-07-26 10:05

    Malemas not a thug, hes just not very bright. OK hes really really thick....

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-07-26 10:08

      Like a concrete plank.

      stephen scott - 2011-07-26 10:25

      no your wrong he is a thug,

      Tshepo - 2011-07-26 10:34

      i would also actually like to know where this money comes from to be honest??? may the authorities please investigate!!!

      TheWasp - 2011-07-26 10:47

      Sheepo finaly you wake up? It's not just Malema, it goes all the way to the core of the ANC!!!!! Your ANC is killing us with fraud and corruption, Malema is a drop in the ocean my friend... Practicaly every party is now probing Malema as they and we are sick and tired of being ripped by crooked / thieving politicians. As Khaya says - The ANC have lost their soul and only know 2 things Money + Power - screw the poor masses!

      HONKY101 - 2011-07-26 10:47

      Where on earth are the ANC leadership in all this ? Say something, please !!! It is not just going to go away !!! Tell us your plan !!

      cliffarc - 2011-07-26 10:48

      - Tshepo please talk to siya.

      Matt :-) - 2011-07-26 10:49

      Just a rogue thought here. JZ keeps scarily quiet on Juju and plays him down. Could this be JZ employing intelligence because he "knew" that Juju was going down anyway? Or am I giving showerhead too much credit?

      Kenno - 2011-07-26 10:51

      @ Siyablock/Sewerblocked...What you are saying is that you support corruption and theft?? You really are a dumb fool!

      World Traveler - 2011-07-26 10:54

      @Matt - Too much credit. Zuma is out of his depth on this one. Does not know what to do!

      Matt :-) - 2011-07-26 10:54

      Another thought. Assuming this goes to trial - who pays for Malema's defense? Will he pay from the trust that is disputed in the first place?

      Kevin - 2011-07-26 10:56

      Siya.block - I am sorry your mother never loved you

      IC1 - 2011-07-26 10:59

      As a brick, and he's not the only 1, and he IS a thug and more!

      zulufox - 2011-07-26 11:03

      'thick' as he may be... he is a millionnaire...

      Politicallycorrect - 2011-07-26 11:12

      @ - Actually he is a thug like the rest of the ANC and his father the devil!

      K_za - 2011-07-26 11:15

      He is a thug! Didn't you see his bodyguards a few months ago? He's a thick thug and there is nothing more dangerous.

      K_za - 2011-07-26 11:16

      OMG--Tshepo is beginning to see the light!

      Brannas - 2011-07-26 11:23

      Handy trust fund he has.

      PB - 2011-07-26 11:32

      @Matt Obviously jelly will get the ANC to get the TAXPAYERS to pay for his (very protracted) law fees. In the end it will end in another Shaik scenario

      Creeky - 2011-07-26 11:38

      The question is: HOW MANY OTHER ANC ELITE/Cadre's/Cronies are USING THE VERY SAME METHOD for their LAVISH LIFESTYLES?? How come, 5 years ago, Zuma was living of the Scraps Shabir Sheik was tossing him, and TODAY HE IS SPENDING R63 MILLION ON HIS NKHANDLA COMPOUND UPGRADE?????????????????????? Serious.... SOuth Africa is one of the only countries in the world, where "TRUST FUNDS" exist WITHOUT AUDITS!!!!!!!!!! And by the looks of it, doubt it will change very soon either! One can only 'investigate' a Trust Fund if the TRUSTEE'S gives their APPROVAL! How CROOKED IS THAT????

      Matt :-) - 2011-07-26 11:47

      @ K_za - don't knock his confidence - soon we will all be writing "give Tshepo a Bells"

      Thandi - 2011-07-26 12:24

      @Cynical_BStd - you are so wrong when you write - "No matter where you are in the world if you want to business you have to pay someone as a gratitude" - that is the African way, not the way of the rest of the world. It has been a joke for many years in business circles that to do business in Africa, you need to learn how to do the "African Salute", which is more commonly known as "a backhander" or "greasing someones palm". The ANCorruption have wasted no time in mastering all the dirty tricks, and Mal-emmer appears to be the very worst kind of 'African businessman/politician' imagineable. Lets just hope that when he goes down, he succeeds in taking a few of the ANCorruption crooks/thugs/cadres/whatevers with him.

      TheUgly - 2011-07-26 13:47

      Bloody ANC agent!

      StBad - 2011-07-26 13:57

      He's too overweight to be poor!

      RowRobCk - 2011-07-26 13:59

      Snucky THICKER than thick.!!(re Tree of Knowledge ) We are loosing big time ,morally it is rotten in the middle and we need to start cutting out the bad parts otherwise this tree is going to be braai wood soon .. and your wors will be cooking on it(taxpayers)!!

      Brad - 2011-07-26 15:31

      Bloody Agent! "Barstead"! We'll soon see who the "small boy" is. He likes to come with his "tendencies" of pulling the racial card whenever fingers point in his direction. What has the bloody broderbond got to do with HIS fingers being in the trust fund? So TYPICAL to pull the racial card in order to obtain majority sympathy when GUILTY!!!! I work with several black people, and all of them disapprove of Juju - sorry bud, but the racial cards are starting to collapse.

      alicia - 2011-07-26 15:45

      I put it to all South Africans. Does anyone in this country, Zuma and his lot included, have the moral guts to have this man probed? No they do not. They are all sitting on the same side of the fence. Where corruption rules, and money is the King. Bugger everyone else. And i mean everyone.

      michaelx - 2011-07-26 16:01


      alicia - 2011-07-26 16:05

      ANCYL close ranks over Malema row Jul 26, 2011 | Kingdom Mabuza | 275 comments 'Businessman gave Malema a car in keeping with the communal way of life practised by Africans' RELATED ARTICLESBusinessmen back Malema reports Truth of the matter ANC Limpopo meets this weekend Malema trust 'is no secret' - ANC youth league ANC defends Juju finances 'Malema building a R16 million mansion' 'I am poor but credit-worthy' - Malema Entrench non-racialism: Zuma ANC wants state pharmacy business Juju's R16 m house 'a lie' Sheriff empties Shilowa's house Yalo on ANC youth league swearing 'Big-spending, foul-mouthed ANC youth' Birthday wish stokes party succession fires Sexwale hits back at Malema THE ANC Youth League has dared anyone who accuses its leader Julius Malema of being corrupt and abusing his powers to accumulate wealth to approach law enforcement agencies with evidence. "If there is any wrongdoing on the part of the trust, ANC Youth League president is open and ready for investigations by Sars and any other law enforcement agencies," ANCYL general-secretary Sindiso Magaqa said yesterday. Oh Ye?

      SW - 2011-07-26 20:57

      There's a thin line between being clever and being cunning.

      Spyker May - 2011-07-27 11:29

      @SW.., No, there is a very thick line between being clever and being cunning, in fact it is infinitely wide, that dividing ‘line’ is called RESPONSIBILITY. ‘Responsibility’ is the product of a mental capacity that has evolved to include a conscience – i.e. a sense of right and wrong. More importantly, it includes the ability to understand the consequences of your actions. While small children can be taught astonishing ‘tricks’, their mental capacity excludes a sense of right and wrong and/or the capacity to understand the consequences of their actions. This is one of the key traits of indigenous Africans – they do not possess the capacity to understand the consequences of their actions. Malema has the mental capacity of a small child – just listen to the way he talks. It is slow, retarded and incoherent – like a small child. He lacks the ability to articulate and/or formulate any form of structured thinking. His greatest measure of inadequacy though, he overtly lacks of the capacity to separate right from wrong and/or in any manner, understand the consequences of his actions. Malema on his own though is nothing; he is little more than a gibbon doing a circus act, a rodeo-clown employed to divert the attention – as dictated by his benefactors.

      lumbani ganyali - 2011-07-27 16:28

      LOL, HAAAA i like that one

  • Çaponeil - 2011-07-26 10:06

    I know that this is part of a political ploy by COPE to get back some credibility but there is no better vehicle for this. Malema is a "Thug" and so he should be exposed. The media briefing yesterday rightly mentioned that the old ANC ploy of diverting attention is at work here. I hope that Govt. grows a pair and do the right thing for once, put political agendas aside and focus on what is complete and utter criminal behavior by the "leader of the masses".

      piesang - 2011-07-26 10:19

      now malema is really going to be part of struggle.His going to struggle to hide all his coruptions he hee he

      USSA - 2011-07-26 11:08

      Hey Malema! Do you like orange (overalls)?

      K_za - 2011-07-26 11:20

      @USSA: he won't get orange overalls. He'll get a 4 bedroom house with a maid and chef----just like Madiba at Pollsmoor.

      Big-D - 2011-07-26 11:33

      Govt, "led" by JZ, has no, nor will they ever have any balls. The silence is indicative of all of them remaining quiet for fear of them all being blown out of the water!! This will go away because something bigger will be exposed next week!! Remember high spending "visit my girlfriend in jail in Switzerland couteousy of SA taxpayers" guy? What did JZ do about him??? What's he doing about Cele?? Same thing - nothing!!!!

      Matt :-) - 2011-07-26 11:38

      @ K_za - interesting you mention that. When I was last in Holland, they televised the Mandela concert. On their Dutch commentary they claimed Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island doing hard labour for 27 years. I knew this was wrong, but put it down to the Dutch being misinformed or dumb. And then I picked up the newspaper and it said the exact same thing... talk about twisting facts!!!

      Thandi - 2011-07-26 12:30

      When it comes to shagging anything with a pulse, showerhead has the biggest balls in town, but when it comes to dealing with Mal-emmer, they just shrivel and disappear faster than a 'Shaik/Selebi prison sentence'. Don't hold your breath if you are waiting for the ANCorruption to do anything about Mal-emmer - he is after all just living by their core values.

      Shadoz - 2011-07-26 13:14

      well said Thandi. How can you expose someone for doing the same thing you (ANC Government) are doing.

      alicia - 2011-07-26 15:48

      Do you remember the days when there was no Malema? How peaceful it was. Why are so many of you writing on this site today. Malema said if people could prove that he was not a poor man but in fact had millions he would share this money with the poor. Go and get it man....there are millions, that actually belong to you, the poor.

  • Peaceful - 2011-07-26 10:06

    How does the house of cards feel now Julius? Getting a bit lonely in there?

      G-spotWizard - 2011-07-26 15:44

      All you guys are wrong. One day malema will be your president. Remember that Winnie said malema was charismatic like Nelson mandela so how can he be a thug? Cope is looking for a scape goat to cover up their own mess. Shilowa is the real thug

  • nn.prv - 2011-07-26 10:08

    Yeh yeh , catching on cheap publicity .Can't cope with their own too !

      World Traveler - 2011-07-26 10:33

      Cope have had a rocky road to travel but they are spot on with this one. They are small, not very effective but they are streets ahead of the anc. I vote DA and wish COPE well. Go COPE Go!

  • jakes - 2011-07-26 10:08

    I wonder why this big mouth fat tsotsi is not saying anything!! Usually hes got a lot to say!!!! LOL

      Matt :-) - 2011-07-26 11:39

      Maybe he has constipation which is why this a$$hole cannot speak sh1t right now.

  • MetalCut - 2011-07-26 10:10

    Hahaaha this rat is going down, damn I would love to see his face!!

      Matt :-) - 2011-07-26 11:39

      I would never like to see his face, thank you :-)

  • cerveza - 2011-07-26 10:11

    The shocking part for me about this trust fund is, he has a 5 year old son. I am all for families of the rich, famous, corrupt and guilty to be kept out of news, but how was this never mentioned before and why did Malema in an interview claimed he has no girl in his life, is it another of his lies, is he going against his call for staying with 1 partner or did something tragic happen to the mother, or has he simply ignored the existence of the child except to hide his corrupt dealings?

      Sosh.Com - 2011-07-26 15:40

      He said he doesn't have a girlfriend, he never said he doesn't have a child,your arguement and comment is so foolish

      cerveza - 2011-07-26 16:09

      @sosh - Did you miss the part about him and the ANC campaigning not to sleep around. Did Malema himself not criticize certain people for having children out of wedlock? Do you feel having a child with someone and then no relationship with them is respectful to you partner and child? I guess "your arguement and comment is so foolish"

  • Wired - 2011-07-26 10:11

    I'd love to see a list of which charitable causes this money went to... And i would love to know whats going on in julius' mind right now.. Its one thing for him to shoot down the DA when they called for SARS to investigate, and say its a political ploy or "white capatalist tendancies" but he cant do much when the DA, COSATU, COPE & EVERYONE ELSE, wants to know whats going on.. He must be sh#tting bricks right now

      Mike_L - 2011-07-26 10:24

      Wired wrote: "I'd love to see a list of which charitable causes this money went to..." Charity begins at home, as the saying goes. In this case it's Malema's R16m Sandown home! :-)

      umlaut - 2011-07-26 11:04

      It is time now to investigate the secret trust funds of ALL THE ANC BIG GUNS.!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Slingervel - 2011-07-26 10:12

    How come thickhead Malema himself was not at the press conference on Monday? Why get his ANCYL buddies to explain his finances. Here is a big stink! But sadly, nothing is going to happen!

      camp.j - 2011-07-26 12:30

      @Slingervel I disagree mate, i think lots is about to happen. This guy is going down and the ANC are going to see to that. They couldn't silence him openly for fear of losing votes. The ANC will sit back and let the courts silence him. WATCH THIS SPACE!

      Mark - 2011-07-26 14:35

      As much as i would like to disagree with slingervel, i do believe that malema is going to get away with this just as JZ got away with rape.

  • Awol - 2011-07-26 10:13

    He will be solely responsible for the demise of the ANC. His own people are losing faith in him and seeing what he really is. I do believe Malema is the tip of the iceberg and he will most probably take the fall for a lot of other people. What Moeletsi Mbeki said in the newspaper the other day: I caanot see that the ANC will still exist in 10 - 15 years. I really do hope that this is the case and we can just trust that all these lying murderous politicians that rape the poor will go down with this monster. Malema's days are running out, and all minority parties and their supporters are slowly drowning him in his arrogance!!

      myancmyfutur - 2011-07-26 10:48

      Malema is not the ANC, we never voted for Him. He is just the President of the ANCYL voted for by ANCYL members. As much as like Moeletsi Mbeki but you need to recalln that He was also very critical of His brother and only stopped that criticism when He was not re-elected in Polkwane. I agree with Him on some issues but generally He is just a noise maker. If you remember Bishop Tutu in the mid 90's calling for a halt of the gravy train only to stopped shouting when He was given the then High paying TRC job.

      Awol - 2011-07-26 10:59

      Im still trying to determine what the point is you would like to bring forward with your comment....

      Totman - 2011-07-26 11:17

      @myancmyfutur. People like Moeletsi Mbeki we need in a country. People that give there view and others get inside/vision out of it. Every country needs them. They are essential for stability in a country. Just like Tutu who is part of our conscience. Meoletsi stopped because his brother were not part of what he is doing for us, the normal citizen. Tutu never stopped. He tell you what is wrong and you, as a citizen, must change it. They are not politicians. They inform us. Giving us a balance prospective and we must act. That is how it works.

      GreenCop - 2011-07-26 19:27

      @myancmyfutur I get what you are saying, but don't the anc see him as a disgrace to a party that used to have the peoples interest at heart and won't it be beneficial for them to get rid of him

  • myancmyfutur - 2011-07-26 10:16

    What happened to innocent untill proven guilty?

      cerveza - 2011-07-26 10:21

      What happened to innocent people have nothing to hide?

      Peaceful - 2011-07-26 10:23

      I agree in principle, but he has been given the chance to explain and instead his henchmen only spewed angry rhetoric with no substance.Surely if he is innocent he would have been first in line to show documented proof instead of trying to get a hush order from the court?

      Warren - 2011-07-26 10:25

      What happened to, "They can take my millions if they find it & give it to the poor"?

      NEWDADUDE - 2011-07-26 10:31

      An innocent man co-operates and gives answers, he doesnt run and get his spokesman to answer for him. Your anc and your future has screwed you yet again.

      myancmyfutur - 2011-07-26 10:34

      @Peaceful, I also agree partly with you partly on the dehensive stance of the youth league, but he has said He is willing to co-operate with the authorities. However it becomes a different matter when its the media who wants details of your personal account.

      World Traveler - 2011-07-26 10:37

      The end of the anc is coming soon. Can you list any anc politicians who could be called "world class"? Not one!

      Leeb123 - 2011-07-26 10:37

      If he is innocent, he would have said 'You are welcome to look at my finances, I have nothing to hide!' however told everyone to 'mind their own business!' Alarm bells right there.

      World Traveler - 2011-07-26 10:41

      @myancmyfutur - Right!! Have you read the papers?? The DA is calling for an enquiry, this is the first thing to do to prove his innocence. Let the legal procedures begin! As the Romans used to say. Let him answer the questions in court! Ha!

      Peaceful - 2011-07-26 10:47

      I agree myancmyfutur, but the worry is that so much has been swept under the carpet and corruption has now become the norm in this country with too many people in power covering their tracks.Hopefully a full, honest and tranparent investigation will now commence.You have to admit though, he is behaving like a guilty man right now.

      TheWasp - 2011-07-26 10:48

      Your fat Juju is going DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Tokkel Loshi - 2011-07-26 10:53

      He is free to go put he's case forward , but with your anc the moment they start blainming third forces , one can be sure they are guilty, We all know who the criminals in this countre is !!

      cliffarc - 2011-07-26 10:58

      - @ myancmy mistake - That principle applies only when an accused is charged and has to stand on trial in a court of law. The Anc's political interference with the judiciary prevents that process from happening. Do the word's Zuma/ arm's deal ring any bells with you ?

      DeonL - 2011-07-26 10:59

      They are asking for a probe into his finances, not yet for criminal charges. This might follow.

      myancmyfutur - 2011-07-26 10:59

      @ Worldtraveller, Juju said He is willing to co-operate with investigations into His affairs by the authorities but He doesn't take kindly to the fact that SARS must be instructed by the DA to do their work. ANC Politician, who is world class, Trevor Manuel, @Leeb123, When the relations with the media were already at an all time low especially with City Press's Piet Rampeedi who had for some time been banned from ANCYL's activities you'd expect such tensions to escalate when the City Press wanted to publish details of His account. I wouldn't co-operate if a newspaper would call today looking at publishing a copy of my bank statment.

      AjAxxxx - 2011-07-26 11:02

      the thing is, if we was innocent, he would have disclosed everything: Exactly who is donating the money and why. It's so easy just printing financial statements showing exactly what the money was spent on. That would shut everyone up. But Malema is desperately trying to spill dust over the story and to keep it from overflowing. Why do you think that is? Surely an innocent man would not do this. Surely.

      AjAxxxx - 2011-07-26 11:02

      *sorry, if HE was innocent

      Kenno - 2011-07-26 11:07

      @myanc,,,, What happened to building a R16 million mansion on R25000pm? You really are stupid, aren't you?

      myancmyfutur - 2011-07-26 11:11

      If I may ask, did SARS say the Ratanang family trust has not been declared with them?

      Wade Mackintosh - 2011-07-26 11:13

      @myanc - his account? i thought it was for charity purposes?

      Matt :-) - 2011-07-26 11:41

      What happened to crimes being committed without other knowing it? This fat pig does it in full public view and then has the audacity to have his little b1tch Floyd tell the media 4x to "f*** you"?

      myancmyfutur - 2011-07-26 11:47

      @ Kenno, I don't think you need to get your point by insulting me. Use words and lets discuss I know this is quite emotional for you but calm down take a deep breath and make your point again. I understand the emotions Sir/Madam

      Big-D - 2011-07-26 12:11

      What happened to "where there's smoke there's fire" and the fact that the allegations are ignited further by Malema's own arrogance. If he's so innocent why not come clean, show all his cards and then everyone gets off his back????

      DeonL - 2011-07-26 13:56

      Malema is living like a dollar millionaire, as long as he pays a few million rands every year in income tax he should be fine (tax wise)

  • The_Rock - 2011-07-26 10:18

    Dog now his lavish lifestyle like his comrade in Shabir Shaik is in the balance shame.

  • kolobe - 2011-07-26 10:22

    citypress(owned by naspers,so is news24) doesnt have evidence but faceless informants. even deposit slips wouldnt matter much as they are not referenced "for corruption "

      Peaceful - 2011-07-26 10:27

      You surely can't still belive he is the saviour of the poor Kolobe, come on man. Even a one-eyed supporter would have to be asking themselves some serious questions right about now?

      DeonL - 2011-07-26 10:29

      He has nothing to fear if he paid millions in taxes every year and he does not get paid for getting tenders. You can not live this high life and pay little or no taxes.

      JWT - 2011-07-26 10:35

      If you say so dude, if you say so.

      JMsays - 2011-07-26 10:37

      Is you "boss" going down, shame, who will employ you now?

      BuffaloRider - 2011-07-26 10:37

      And Malema doesn't really have an income, but can spend R78,000 in cash at a game reserve, can afford to destroy a R3.6 million house for a R16 Million rand one, drives a Land Rover or other high end vehicle, but noooo.....Julius is a poor man. Admit it...this bonehead has broken the faith with his followers and can't defend the indefensible...that he is a greedy parasitic megalomaniac intent on only furthering his delusions of grandeur and doesn't care one bit about the poor and South Africa.

      World Traveler - 2011-07-26 10:47

      Lolobe is an ancyl lackey! Let the games begin! The country wants to see Malema's blood (hypothetically speaking, of course)!!!

      Matt :-) - 2011-07-26 10:52

      @ World Traveler - no, yesterday we established that Kolobe is the purported mother of Juju's mystery 5-year-old child.

      Hempo - 2011-07-26 11:02

      Geez, look at the brain on Kolobe!! Are you trolling or serious my broe?

      valleyman - 2011-07-26 11:07

      Oh dear Kolobotomy, I see that you are still as thick as ever. Never mind, I'm sure your beloved ANC are right this minute working on ways to make this whole dismal episode disappear. Personally, I hope this tactic involves sending the Jellytsotsi to Outer Mongolia, where the only creatures he can bother would be the sheep and goats. Mind you, I doubt that the SPCA would approve.

      myancmyfutur - 2011-07-26 11:09

      We will forever be thankful that the ANC is governing this Country, if any of these news 24 bloggers were given a chance to govern Juju would have been thrown straight to jail without trial because it is not clear where His income come from

      Dayat Atime - 2011-07-26 11:16

      Sorry Kolobe but your retort is baseless. Regardless of what accusations are made regarding this Trust the Trust itself exists and that is enough to warrant an investigation into the monies that go into, and come out of, it. It will be the paper trail not you, me or nameless/faceless informants that will determine guilt or innocence here. I commend your loyalty, but don't let it be blind :)

      Peaceful - 2011-07-26 11:22

      That is a huge generalization myancmyfutur, don't you think?

      allie - 2011-07-26 11:35

      Kolobe,unless it is a donation,but for all other monies received ,you need a tax invoice.Even for commission paid or work done or a sales transaction.Do you know of a man called Al Capone? The taxman was his downfall and he was much more clever than Jularse

      Matt :-) - 2011-07-26 11:43

      @ myancmyf**** - "if any of these news 24 bloggers were given a chance to govern Juju would have been thrown straight to jail without trial" No, my guess is that if a News24 commentator was in charge, they would invent time travel specifically to have Juju drowned at birth. "because it is not clear where His income come from " Please tell me this is a typo. His (capital H)? Are you deifying Juju? If you are, you are guilty of blasphemy against every religion, besides being seriously deluded.

  • World Traveler - 2011-07-26 10:29

    Nail the bastard! What does Zuma say? Nothing!! Must have something to hide.

      Jack Turner - 2011-07-26 10:48

      Zuma.!!!!!...say what..? he is the biggest thug...he makes Malema look like a school boy...

      Kb188 - 2011-07-26 10:50

      All of them have something to hide. Thats why nothing gets done to the criminal ancyl bunch, including the anc.

      Tokkel Loshi - 2011-07-26 11:12

      zuma wont say anthing he has 10 trust funds from the arms deal remember !

  • NEWDADUDE - 2011-07-26 10:30

    Amazing how the malema supporters are conspicuous by their silence!! We all sadi from the beginning he was a hypocrite, racist and a liar. Now all has been exposed as truth. Cant blame "white right wing" agents for this one. By his reluntance to answer the questions put forward by City Press and his trying to prevent the story being printed shows he has something to hide. Fat boy is going DOWN!!

  • Martin - 2011-07-26 10:31

    This reminds me of animal farm LOL This A-hole is digging his own grave

      Wizard101 - 2011-07-26 10:52

      I have said along time ago the cANCer is ruled like the story in ANIMAL FARM.They are screwing them selfs bit by bit,it actually is taking too long

      Jako - 2011-07-26 13:08

      yes exactly like animal farm! And malema is Squeeler. No matter, he dies early as far as I can remember.

  • siya.block - 2011-07-26 10:31

    what is COPE? does that thing still exist?

      Awol - 2011-07-26 10:57

      What is Siya.Block, does that thing still steal my oxygen? Does that thing still hate me? does that thing still resemble the uneducated masses of JuJu's followers? Does that thing also want what his leader wants? does that thing also just want to steal, rape, murder in the name of the "economic freedom"? Does that thing.....? Siya is running around like a headless chicken trying to put out fires on his fearless leader's head. Read your comments and not one makes sense or is a valid argument. Clearly you are one of his cronies...Hope for your part that dust will be edible when your leader becomes prez, cause SUDAN is going to be a fairytale as to what will happen in our beloved country....

      Kevin - 2011-07-26 11:00

      If you support fat boy, corruption and fraud for the future of South Africa what kind of ar#e are you? Hope you never father a child as it will grow up severely warped.

      DeonL - 2011-07-26 11:01

      Malema is not coping very well is he?

      World Traveler - 2011-07-26 11:05

      Viva COPE! Viva DA! Scrap anc!

      Seanred - 2011-07-26 11:20

      Do what TheWasp says, you chop.

  • Claude - 2011-07-26 10:32

    Itsvery predictable how only the poor uneducated masses think he is doing the right thing. He lives in splendour they live in the streets and this make sthem happy. What a shame, new levels of stoopidness.

      myancmyfutur - 2011-07-26 11:14

      Have you done any research to determine the educational qualifications of those who support Him?

      Rapier - 2011-07-26 11:24

      Trouble is the ones that support him, are the HUGE majority of uneducated people, and it suits the ANC to keep them that way with an abysmal education system.

      ANC-FTL - 2011-07-26 15:36

      myancmyfutur - no research is needed as you need to be pathetically stupid to support these clowns - its a joke.

      Kent007 - 2011-07-26 18:06

      @myancmyfutur. If any, have an education, they would not support him.

      myancmyfutur - 2011-07-26 19:33

      I realy wanted to respond to your comments but i felt they are an insult to black people and completely off the point and I enjoy debates but am in no mood for trading insults today. Cheers guys

  • Ederik - 2011-07-26 10:38

    And SARS is dead quiet...............

      myancmyfutur - 2011-07-26 11:15

      Did SARS say He has not declared His business interests with them?

      Tolerant - 2011-07-26 11:47

      The minister of finance did say in early 2010, that Sars is looking to do some audits on a few people, they probably wants to make 100% sure. It would be interesting to see if we could find a policeman brave enough to lock him up, should it become necessary?

      Ederik - 2011-07-26 11:55

      Why use capital letters in He and His? Is this thug a God to you?

  • Kgaogelo - 2011-07-26 10:39

    They must lock up those who randomly killed people on de streets of soweto who got free under that thing called TRC before they thing of Juju. Culture is practised across de spectrum & Julius is not de 1st one to benefit from such. Why is it that the media & AfriForum are obssessed about him? Because he is a threat to them & their wealth. That is why they are targeting him. If we are going to lifestyle audits it must be across de spectrum. Who funds AfriForum & DA? Where are this ppl getting the money to fund this white lobby groups. It is de same public money. If SA turns into Zim whites must take de blame. There is no way we are going to be dictated to by whites.

      Peaceful - 2011-07-26 11:00

      Nobody is asking for us to be dictated to by whites Kgaogelo .It is surely past that in this country and we want ALL our leaders and politicians to be honest and work for the good of ALL who live here.You cannot defend a persons wrong-doing by lashing out at the past and thus excusing theft and corruption today. Each man must be accountable for his own honesty and integrity and yes I agree, all our leaders should automatically have lifestyle audits once a year and if they are guilty of any theft or wrongdoing, should face the full might of an independant judiciary, whoever they are! Read what you said again, you are defending a possible thief because someone else stole or commited a crime, how does that make sense?

      Kgaogelo - 2011-07-26 11:09

      I hear of many white Afrikaaners who benefit via back door and nothing happens because there is no black person to complain while when you are black if you have a lot of money you must be audited. Afri forum is not doing this because they love u or because they want to protect public funds but they do it because they hate Juju and his black ppl.We do not support selective prosecution.

      wv - 2011-07-26 11:40

      You obviously come from the same woodwork class as malema.

      johan - 2011-07-26 11:48


      Kgaogelo - 2011-07-26 12:36

      simple, the media is used to try & discredit Malema. He will not retreat, he will not surrender. @Johan, Let us not be naive,you have been having centuries over centuries of advantage & then desiring that we run de race at de same level & under the same standards. Foward Juju forward !!!!!!

      AjAxxxx - 2011-07-26 12:44

      "Why is it that the media & AfriForum are obssessed about him? Because he is a threat to them & their wealth. That is why they are targeting him." He is a threat to everyone's wealth. Because while he is claiming he's poor, he's using SOMEONE'S money to travel and live in luxury. He is being audited because he is making statements about how poor he is, when he is not. Period.

      rufus - 2011-07-26 13:05

      you are being obtuse, kgaogelo, maybe even stupid. i'm not partial to insulting people, but i am all for calling a spade a spade, or a tool a tool, as the case may be. malema is a dubious character. there is enough smoke to suspect a fire. if there is no fire, great. good for him. but if we ignore the smoke on the assumption there is no fire and we turn out to be wrong, we risk razing the country. have a proper think about your position. i suspect you'll find it is ridiculous.

      John - 2011-07-26 13:10

      yeah forward juju forward,right into the arms of the prison warden and the convicted cons that are going to turn his bum into mince meat

      Mart - 2011-07-26 13:36

      Kgaogelo....speaking as a white, I have to say this to you. I call for justice to be served no matter what colour the perpetrator of the crime is. I firmly believe that most forward thinking white people in this country support my view. For instance, it is one of my wishes to see J Arthur Brown (white) incarcerated immediately for stealing from the poor in the Fidentia matter, irritates me no end that this scum is out on bail pending this or that.Were I the new S A hangman, I would just as willingly execute a white person who puts a gun to a two year old's head and blows their brains out, as I would someone of a different colour. My point, and I hope you understand what I am trying to say is this... I will not defend anyone purely on the basis that he is white which is what you appear to be doing with Malema. If he is found guilty of wrongdoing, I expect you to condemn him just as much as you would a white dude. That is progress.

      Peaceful - 2011-07-26 13:51

      Kgaogelo I am not a white Afrikaaner and I am not partial to Afriforum at all to be honest. I think you missed my point. Find and prosecute all that steal from all of us.Simple.Lets take the black, white,religeous,gender arguments away and see how we can move this country forward with hard work and honesty.I don't think many people support selective prosecution actually.

      zackie - 2011-07-26 13:53

      u got it all wrong..malema is a public figure using public funds meant for the poor (99% of which are anc voters) he behaves like a thug and only interest is self enrichment means f.k.the poor i want to be rich

      Kgaogelo - 2011-07-26 14:28

      Blacks are still under economic oppression. When u go to a bank for a loan to start a business you are send from pillar to post. Majority of black businesses are aided by governments grants & sponsorship. Havent u heard a story of a white CEO of vodacom who supported his son's business iBurst. I never heard afriforum making noise about it. He has his pension fund & living a good life. If he was black we wouldnt have seen de light of day. . I refuse to be misled...

      Zip23 - 2011-07-26 15:12

      Banks will not give loans to anybody without securing their loans. Capitalism. It sucks, but thats reality, its not because you are black, its all about your net worth. But you continue living in la-la land, blaming your lack of success on everybody else. You are not a racist, you are purely a loser unable to take responsibility for your lack of savvy.

      johan - 2011-07-26 15:20


      Espresso - 2011-07-26 19:32

      You mention that the white CEO of Vodacom funded his son's iBurst. As far as I am aware being the CEO of Vodacom is not a public position - other than being accountable to the shareholders - so I don't see your point here. What you fail to mention is Jacob Zuma's son's business benefits derived solely as a result of his father's position. President of the country is most certainly a public position. By the way, does SAB Miller approve of employees spending working hours on the internet? Also, "the" is only one more letter than "de" - try it.

      GreenCop - 2011-07-26 19:40

      The issue is someone that might be stealing our money. A Criminal is a criminal and to jail he should go. Oh and I for one did not receive any loans or handouts...i worked hard to save up the money to start my business, then i used the money it was making to grow it, months one end i did not even take a salary, because the workers needed to be paid, the rent, the telephone...Now my business is restricted because i do not have a BEE partner... I do not have a BEE partner because I don't want to be the one giving a handout. You want to have a business, earn it.

      Gundaan - 2011-07-26 21:23

      KGAOGELO ...everything in RSA is geared for the darker shades , get off your backside , do a decent days work & stop looking for excuses ...otherwise you will remain poor ..poor in wealth , but most of all poor in moral fibre , poor in culture , & poor in yourself ...& your poor family who have to put up with your poor outlook ...yes . Iam a lighter shade that was effected by BEE & AA but despite all that I am back again making most of opportunities presented in this country ..I ain,t going no where ...despite your pathetic threats ,,wake up KGAOGQELO ..or remain poor ....

      TSaR - 2011-07-27 00:40

      Kgaogelo, its not just Afriforum who hates JuJu (If they do) I am black and I hate more than anything with two legs. Everytime he opens his mouth, I, a black person in SA cringe in embarrassement. I am being tarnished by the same brush. I dont care how healthy he is, but when he comes with the nationalization talks and especially women asking to be raping and inciting the killing of the boer, I find it unacceptable. He embarrasses me to the point that I am ashamed of saying I am S African when I travel abroad. And I dont care who governs this country, as long as it is not exploiting the poor because of their ignorance.

      Atoombom - 2011-07-27 12:02

      So, how much did you steal so far, Kgaogelo? Rather get a proper name

      PunkBuster - 2011-07-27 14:33

      @ Kgaogelo - Seriously dude, catch a wake up.... You so caught up in the past that you gonna miss the entire future.... Have a prozac and lay down, maybe you'll feel better....

      PunkBuster - 2011-07-27 14:37

      @ Kgaogelo - Just read this entire thread. You are an idiot until further notice....

  • ocon777 - 2011-07-26 10:41

    There are definitely a few crooked accountants who are being fleeced by this charismatic egotistical buffoon. No ways could Malema run his finances so well. There are other forces at work here.

      Seanred - 2011-07-26 11:23

      Third forces?????

  • Tokkel Loshi - 2011-07-26 10:42

    He is a prime example of Another anc criminal.To the masses , enjoy your free stuff wahahahaha

  • subtle59 - 2011-07-26 10:46

    vang hulle hang hulle

  • Babba x - 2011-07-26 10:46

    You are asking for Cadres at SARS and SAP to investigate comrade Malema. That's probably why it is snowing. Whenever the ANC is exposed they try to detract by basing it on racial politics

  • edd - 2011-07-26 10:47

    Best headline ever regarding this criminal

  • World Traveler - 2011-07-26 10:48

    Where is Malema? Where is Zuma? In Las Vegas? Acapulco? Monte Carlo?

      Matt :-) - 2011-07-26 10:53

      In the shower

  • Caz - 2011-07-26 10:49

    The higher you climb the harder you fall!!!! Let hope he falls all the way to hell!!!!

      Matt :-) - 2011-07-26 10:53

      I hope he gets saved first... but fat chance of that happening to Fatboy Skelm

  • HHH_KING - 2011-07-26 10:51

    The fact of the matter is that if its goverment tender money, it means that it is our money he is using. to which he has no right. our poor friend siya.block probably doesnt realize that or isnt a tax payer aswell? if the blind lead the blind, eventually they'll all walk off a cliff.

  • MISSHOUTIE - 2011-07-26 10:54


  • Joe - 2011-07-26 10:56

    Everyone has something to say about the Malema's trust fund except Malema. Come on Juliaaaas, speak-up... where does the money come from. Or are you waiting for the ANC to help you out of the mess you made for yourself once again.

  • alv1990 - 2011-07-26 10:57

    It's about time he was put in his place !! He is causing unnecessary s**t !!

  • Wizard101 - 2011-07-26 10:58

    Malema's reply : Eish i took it because i want to keep it safe for da people and dey must see me as da fader figur and dey must see me as da provida.

  • Troll123 - 2011-07-26 11:01

    Enjoy you fat little pig!

  • ngoako.mathekga - 2011-07-26 11:02

    If it is a political ploy that exposes corruption then let it continue. I will support any person or organisation that does that irrespective of race and political position.

      mzanzirules - 2011-07-26 11:19

      I have to agree with you it has nothing to do with color and everything to do with integrity.....

      Rev. H-Cubed - 2011-07-26 13:44

      Absolutely correct. Glad to see so many of us speaking with one voice.

  • JustinD - 2011-07-26 11:03

    One of JuJu's close "friends" are gonna stab him in the this space!!

  • Atoombom - 2011-07-26 11:05

    Did you people also know the following?: THAT RACIST COW, WINNIE MANDELA, HAS A CHEQUEBOOK OF LOTTERY SPONSORING HER LIFESTYLE? SHE WENT TO A RESTAURANT SOME TIME AGO AND PAID R60 000.00 WITH A SA NATIONAL LOTTERY CHEQUE!!! That's how that fat bastard lives the lifestyle she has

      Totman - 2011-07-26 11:32

      Inform someone. Newspaper, anyone. I am sure that if you are correct these newspaper people will put all in to proof it. It is easy to say it here, but it proofs nothing.

      ANC-FTL - 2011-07-26 15:46

      Is there any proof to this? or just a rumor.

      mabebeza - 2011-07-27 00:21

      do u have any proof of what u saying? don't u think that u also being racist by calling Winnie a racist Cow and if she's racist do u blame her after what the apartheid system has made her go through..

  • Bellakanoose - 2011-07-26 11:06

    Sadly, the uneducated masses that support this moron are too stupid to know what a trust fund is...

  • Marc Daniel Davies - 2011-07-26 11:08

    While I would revel in the political demise of Julius Malema, I would like to point out that many people on this thread seem to think that the 'masses' are turning their backs on the ANCYL leader. I regret to say it, but that is by no means true. Regardless of any corruption or fraud that is exposed, Julius Malema is seen as a shining light of hope for a troubled poor, especially the youth. I think that the ANC has shot itself in the foot by ingoring its moral obligation to work for the poor over the years and, as a result, now has the likes of Malema who is the only remaining voice (with real political weight) who can speak on their behalf. It is a tragedy that this man who could potentially bring much needed change has instead become a symbol of corruption, hatred, racism, blackmail and (quietly) capitalism. He is a shame to the heroes of the 'former' ANC and ANCYL. I think it is totally unthinkable to compare him to Tata Madiba as many young comrades do. We need to rethink our leaders collectively in a non-racial and non-hurtful manner. The ANC-DA divide needs to disappear - we need a common people with a common vision for poverty alleviation, education and TRULY a better life for all.

      middelvinger - 2011-07-26 15:14

      This Malema guy describes himself as a "black diamond". If all "black diamonds" are like this piece of low grade charcoal then corruption, nepotism, dishonesty and you name it amongst so called (black diamond) leaders seems to be the way they amass their riches. Plain stealing and the tarnish of being criminals cling to them all.

  • Mpinchi6 - 2011-07-26 11:09

    Slim het uit eindelik sy BAAS gevang...

  • Georgia Brand - 2011-07-26 11:10

    Being from another country that is doing much more for its people and not letting them suffer in poverty; has little corruption and a system that is interesting being in South Africa to witness the so called politics.. and from where I am standing Africans like having 'Kings' who are rich and 'in control', whilst the majority of them suffer! It is just history repeating itself and Julius's fans are just that... the poor worshiping the King... shame man.

  • umlaut - 2011-07-26 11:11

    With the gravy train came the gravy secret trust funds--(the secret luggage compartment of the gravy train)--investigate all anc buddies--it is not just malema who has it. Where do you think he got the idea from.?---- The anc must be the hell in with malema for giving the game away.

  • Mpinchi6 - 2011-07-26 11:12

    polyanthiki and kolobe also has secret trust funds, as their silence on NEWS24 is deafening

      Awol - 2011-07-26 11:19

      Hear Hear...I call kolobe, the racist pimple!!! havent in a while will start again though....

  • Rapier - 2011-07-26 11:22

    Our BIGGEST concern should be that the ANC hierarchy are totally silent - especially Zuma - there is something very scary going on behind closed doors at Luthuli House......even the spokespeople - e.g. Jimmy Manyi etc have been gagged.

  • Kgaogelo - 2011-07-26 11:27

    we are still under economic oppression. When u go to a bank for a loan to start a business you are send from pillar to post. Majority of black businesses are aided by governments grants & sponsorship. Havent u heard a story of a white CEO of vodacom who supported his son's business iBurst. I never heard afriforum making noise about it. He has his pension fund & living a good life. If he was black we wouldnt have seen de light of day. . I refuse to be misled...

      Hackney - 2011-07-26 11:46

      Vodacom is a Business. And an international business originated in UK (Vodafone). You are comparing apples with oranges. Malema is the president of the ANCYL. A position of power. He abused that power to obtain riches for himself, while claiming to be the prince of the poor. I hope they nationalise his corrupt @ss in jail! Byt vas daai kussing, Bubba gaan hom droog insit.

      Totman - 2011-07-26 11:47

      We all, black or white, suffer to get bank loans. Get send allover. Maybe they decided they can't make money out of you. They are a business. I also do not like them, but maybe I would have done the same. You do not know how Vodacom got iBurst by the balls. They used them to build a nice customer base and have them tied up in paper in such a way that they controlled there data and can swallow them in completely. No moneys were stolen. Vodacom controlled everything and at one stage went against the contract. iBurts did not have the monies to took on Vodacom. There are more to it than the bit you try to misinform the public with. You are misleading yourself. Get over your self applied victim illusion. Say hi to Thsepo M.

      Airborne68 - 2011-07-26 15:21

      Kgaogelo, you refuse to be misled? What a paradoxical statement.

  • Roy - 2011-07-26 11:31

    Well said Mr Dennis Bloem.Let's hope that Malema will be investigated,especially by SARS,and the people who are his benefactors. The people in the ANC are all corrupt and get away with everything using the "race" card.Don't suppose that much will come off this but let's show the World how corrupt this party is.

  • Elsmucko - 2011-07-26 11:34

    He is like a dumb bank robber with so much money its burning a hole in his pockets. Some idiot told him to put his money in a trust and no one will be able to trace it.Ha! Ha! Dumb@#$%

  • Virginia - 2011-07-26 11:36

    The only charity in this trust is Julius Malema, take him for all he has and give it back to the people that he stole it from. Cohersing people in to paying backhands is also theft.The only problem in this country is, is that his followers are as dumb as he is, as they feel he has a right to be rich and them poor.

  • santoro29 - 2011-07-26 11:39

    Tshepho is actually a whitey Folks ! and Malema even though he is a Idiot of note ,he can't be too dumb if he's got millions in his pocket ! He's doing something right !

      Kgaogelo - 2011-07-26 11:45

      I couldn't agree more. Thanks santoro.

      Tolerant - 2011-07-26 12:00

      His flashy lifestyle is his downfall, so he is not clever at all.

  • warren willmott - 2011-07-26 11:48

    its high time he gets fired, if this happened in any other country he would have lost his job ages ago, this is ridiculous. And in doing so SARS should step up on all corruption in the government. Sort all of them out

  • missmazwi - 2011-07-26 11:51

    No, Julius and his fellow ANC Youth League member's are not thugs as much as they at "Tsotsi's'". Plain good old fashioned Gangster's. Holding the country hostage. Political gangsterism. They should be done away with. Tried for Treason. Sedition. Bringing the country into Disrepute. Julius is a Tsotsi. Now we know the real motivation behind his "Grab Land with No Compensation" and "Nationalise mines" talk. He has all the while tried to deflect attention from his growing VERY CAPITALIST Trust Fund Account. Julius really believes he can get away with it.