FF+ uses act to access Malema trust

2011-07-29 22:19

Cape Town - The Freedom Front Plus has brought an application in terms of the Promotion of the Access to Information Act against Julius Malema's Ratanang family trust to obtain the financial statements.

FF+ spokesperson Anton Alberts said on Friday: "This application comes against the backdrop of the revelations of the existence of the trust and allegations that the trust funds Malema's lavish lifestyle with income gained from corrupt relationships.

"Malema, in reaction to the allegations, invited the South African Revenue Service (Sars) to do a lifestyle audit of his finances," he said.

Youth League leader Malema had indicated that he had nothing to hide and that was why the FF Plus had brought the application to give him the opportunity to show that everything was in order with the trust.

It was important to prove that Malema lived according to what he propagated, as he had "appointed himself as the mouthpiece of poor black people.

"In that capacity he makes reckless and wild statements, sings hate speech songs and creates unrealistic expectations with desperately poor people," Alberts said.

"His influence is of great interest to South Africa's future and if he then breaks the law himself or lives unethically, the public should know about it so that the poor are not dragged along by a man who is nothing other than a false prophet."

Civil rights group AfriForum on Sunday opened a corruption case against Malema following a City Press report that he had a trust fund allegedly for deposits from businessmen in Limpopo, which he used to bankroll his lifestyle.

The complaint was laid in terms of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act of 2004.

  • sipholess - 2011-07-29 22:25

    Nice idea, but when will everyone realise, these ANC guys are untouchable.

      PAnzi_ne_ANC - 2011-07-30 12:19

      JBJOE the word is not animals... inja or cockroaches come to mind as more fitting

      cliffarc - 2011-07-30 14:35

      - SAR's have enough prima facie evidence to immediately conduct an investigation. Should they fail to do so, due to Anc interference and political maneouvering , their independence and impartiality will be destroyed. Their inaction in this matter could lead to nasty , unintended consequences and used by the general public as a precedence of favouritism , bias and preferential treatment. It's time for SAR's to show their true colours and that nobody is above the law - especially Malema.

      cliffarc - 2011-07-30 14:38

      - Especially a politcally connected character like Malema.

  • Anonymous Thinker - 2011-07-29 22:34

    Maybe this one time all the parties can stand together to fight this corrupt man.

      Pickle - 2011-07-29 23:00

      Not just the parties... the entire south africa. when are we , the tax paying citizens, going to say ENOUGH?

      grant9 - 2011-07-30 01:06

      Presently Malema knows no full investigation will be done. He treats all authorities with contempt. As far as I know he still hasn't paid that money to that woman's organisation as ordered to do after his speach concerning Zuma's rape trial. However, once he falls out of favour with the top leaders they will throw him to the dogs.

      Dan - 2011-07-30 06:10

      The fact that COSATU also seems to have had enough of this piece of rubbish says a lot. I really hope "true" justice will this time be served.

  • william.botha - 2011-07-29 22:36

    Dig deep, and the defiance will be brought to public attention. Funny thing, SA is unique in the sense that the masses are robbed blind but they are OK with it because of the skin color of the robbers. Priceless indeed.

      Anonymus - 2011-07-29 23:04

      if big cheif is happy, so are his poor peasents.

      grant9 - 2011-07-30 01:18

      The unemployed youth living in shacks idolise Malema. He pulls in the crowds wherever he goes. He arrives with all his bling and the poor think, "If a failed wood work student can achieve this maybe I can do it to oneday"

      Dan - 2011-07-30 06:12

      True. We all (black & white) need to be protected against this rubbish. Although his stupid followers don't realize it, they need to be saved from him even more so.

  • Vela Stardust - 2011-07-29 22:37

    I hope motormouth gets exposed and taken down. I remain astounded that the youth vote for this thug. The time may be right to make an example of corrupt leaders.

  • Anonymous123 - 2011-07-29 22:39

    Anonymous awareness South Africa and how, why and what we protest. Freedom of information/government corruption.

      Al Chemist - 2011-07-30 12:16

      Could you make any less sense?

      Anonymous123 - 2011-07-30 22:18

      Could you get your head out of your ass and go to the link?

  • brett.macdonald1 - 2011-07-29 22:40

    There shouldn't be too of a fixation in this trust alone. Malema needs a complete and through lifestyle audit that examines every thing from the trusts he has, to bank accounts (local and offshore), the companies he has relationships with and interests in, and a good look into where the companies/friends who keep on donating the loans of cars/houses/weekends away etc all get their money… and what ability he has to reward these from his position...

      grant9 - 2011-07-30 01:27

      It's not going to happen in the short term Malema is connected and protected. We'll have to wait until the ANC heirarchy want rid of him i.e when he has expended his usefullness. (I know, I know, he's useless already but you know what I mean.

      Beannie - 2011-07-30 13:41

      Hopefully the SARS will do a complete audit. These guys don't play around. He could well find himself with all of his assets grabbed and maybe even a stint in chokey.

  • mabebeza - 2011-07-29 22:42

    FF+ & Afriforum huu wiii here we go again yaaaaaaaaaawn..

      OZNOB - 2011-07-29 22:54


      Totman - 2011-07-29 23:08

      No, mababeza I believe it is a fair request to the benefit of all South Africans. This way we can all get to the truth. If not guilty he will be bigger than before and thus to his benefit. If guilty we can get rid of another corrupt leader and look for someone new to help us overcome these problems that we have in SA. It was a clever move from FF+ and hopefully we can sort the Malema issue, that is dividing us all, out and move on

      Totman - 2011-07-29 23:12

      Funny that most of us are voting for other parties, but they, mostly, come out with the most workable solution for all. Maybe they are more pro-active than we give them credit for.

      grant9 - 2011-07-30 01:41

      Totman. A black Zimbabwean said to me in the 80s, "What is the use of getting rid of Mugabe? Whoever takes over will be just as corrupt". I believe the same applies with Malema. Do we know who could replace him and what is his record like? For all we know he could say he wants a better house than Malema. It's the African culture...

  • jbjoe - 2011-07-29 22:46

    dankie FF+...daar is NIEMAND anders as JULLE in die land wat bereid is om vir ONS op te staan nie... van die diepte in my hart, dankie al word julle bestempel as n 'ver regse groep' weet ons dat julle intensies eerlik, opreg en vir die beste is vir AL die mense in ons land (wit, swart, pink en blou)

      Rev. H-Cubed - 2011-07-29 23:26

      The minority parties have far more common ground between them than with the ANC, so even though we have our differences, we are starting to pull in the same direction. Totman is right - the FF+ are very pro-active, and that is to be admired.

      call a spade - 2011-07-30 08:48

      wat van afriforum en die da?

  • James - 2011-07-29 23:51

    This will be another case of hurry up and wait...........while the trust records are altered accordingly so JJ can be seen to be living off his reported R20k per month ANC salary and donating millions to the poor.

  • grant9 - 2011-07-30 02:05

    I posed a few questions the other day which nobody replied to, so here goes again : What does Malema do to justify a salary of R25k a month? Not bad pay for someone who's never done an honest days work in his life. Who is bankrolling the ANCYL? If its the ANC then are they using taxpayers money? We're talking huge amounts of money here. Remember when Malema was asked about all the fancy cars he was driving and he said they were ANCYL pool cars as he only owned one car? Do the youth leagues of other political parties also get funds?

  • Liberty - 2011-07-30 04:58

    Julias says he has nothing to hide, and yet he denied the existence of the fund to the press till City Press blew the lid open.

  • Roy - 2011-07-30 06:23

    If he is not a crook where does he get the money from to live as he does? This ass---e must be very stupid and not very educated to think that he will get away with this and the people who bankroll him and anyone in Goverment who is involved must be exposed.

  • France Tanyane - 2011-07-30 08:35

    It is a pity that you are concentrating on Malema whereas there are lots of exploitations in ur brothers companies.

      umhlopo - 2011-07-30 09:32

      our brothers companies dont want to sink this country or destroy the farming industries and nationalise everything for their own personal gain,they dont promote the killing of our farmers and they dont spew out hate speech.I sugest yoo purchase on illegal firearm and use it on yourself

  • Baas Frik - 2011-07-30 10:37

    Malema will not survive for much longer. The screws are being tightened and soon he will have nowhere to hide.

  • letsee - 2011-07-30 10:54

    1. Malema says the money comes from businesses: What linksa are there between those busiensses and Malema? 2. Malema says it's money for the poor: Why is Malema using that money for a lavish life style?

  • World Traveler - 2011-07-30 11:00

    If he fights that he is damned as a liar, if he does not fight it he is either a hero or a traitor to the youth and the poor. Best bet is for all you out there to vote DA at the next elections. Stuff malema!

      mabebeza - 2011-07-30 11:43

      @World Traveler why must we vote for DA? I'm sorry but will never vote for a white led party and I know that's how most of black South Africans feels I'll rather Vote for PAC or Azapo if I have to vote for another party I'm sorry....So u guys must just be Stong ANC will be a leading party for many years to come watch the space...

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-07-30 12:57

      or just don't vote ANC, dilute their support base even more.

      Anonymous123 - 2011-07-30 20:42

      @Mabebeze I agree with Martin if you can not find a party that you find suitable don't vote otherwise let it be a case of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend"

  • Emil - 2011-07-30 15:35

    Uitstekende werk Anton, die VF+ het soveel potensiaal in 'n leier soos jy, en kan ver kom om te transformeer in 'n "Konserwatiewe" party vir alle minderheidsgroepe, saam met die UCDP en IFP...Maar hierdie goeie werk gaan my nie oortuig dat julle party met sy woestyn-volkstaatdrome,swak streeksleiers en rassiste soos Dan Roodt my stem werd is nie.

  • Ai! Ai! - 2011-07-30 20:32

    Die FF+ is 'n Foksterrier - hy weet hoe om te byt.

      Joe Donner - 2011-07-30 21:03

      Net jammer hy's nie 'n Rottweiler nie. Dan het hy lankal vir Malema opgevreet en as 'n klein drolletjie uitgekak. Miskien eendag...

  • Nfusitjie - 2011-07-30 23:31

    hy sal skaars 'n R800,000 huis kan bekostig met sy salaris tans.

  • Brencis - 2011-07-31 05:50

    Are there any honest ANC officials left? At every turn another fraud, corruption case appears. The ANC is turning into one almighty mess and SA along with it.

  • Benniten - 2011-08-08 20:39

    Prawn bottom feeder foad

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