Malema cronies looted Limpopo - report

2012-02-12 14:24

Polokwane - Limpopo-based cronies of ANCYL president Julius Malema allegedly spent millions of rand of taxpayers' money on properties, cars and parties, the Sunday Independent has reported.

It claimed that engineer Lesiba Gwangwa was at the centre. Gwangwa was Malema's business partner and the sole director of On-Point and SGL Engineering Projects. The two companies were previously or currently owned by Malema and his Ratang Family Trust.

Both companies have scored more than R400m worth of known Limpopo municipal tenders since 2007.

The companies are being investigated for tender fraud and corruption by the SA Revenue Service, public protector Thuli Madonsela and the elite investigating unit, the Hawks.

The national government stepped in and placed five departments in Limpopo under administration in January after tender fraud brought the province to the brink of collapse.

Madonsela has ordered the provincial roads department to suspend On-Point's participation in the tender awarding process.

She is apparently looking into how Gwangwa allegedly forced contractors to sign secret back-to-back agreements which entitled his company to a share of the proceeds of the tenders it awarded.

According to analysts quoted by the newspaper, President Jacob Zuma, was aware of what was happening in Limpopo, but was allowing the investigation to take its course rather than recalling the province's political leaders.

Political analyst Somadoda Fikeni told the newspaper that the ANC leadership would rather let the investigation expose links between the leadership in Limpopo and the tender irregularities.

"In that manner it would be seen as a technical administrative process that deals with governance and corruption issues without being seen as politically manoeuvred."

  • jack.oosthuysen - 2012-02-12 14:32

    Name the cronies so that the whole card house may come down. There will be some very interesting names across the demographics in Limpopo.

      Ben - 2012-02-12 14:58

      Question is: What will happen to them and would they have to pay the money back. Clearly the province needed the money. Now the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Does the A.N.C. condone their actions or will the proper action be taken.

      Martin - 2012-02-12 15:30

      I agree, name them and investigate. If Zuma was 'aware' it reminds of Shabir. Will they, if and when convicted develop 'terminal illnesses'?

      CALAMITYSA - 2012-02-12 15:39

      Mc Do you really condone the situation and waste in Limpopo? And the that in your neighbouring Zim? Did you get some of the funds and are now worrying about it stopping? Decide - what is right and what is wrong??

      rbphiri - 2012-02-12 15:40

      We already facing a critical crisis of deforestation, naming the cronies will require tons of papers since the list is endless.

      pws69 - 2012-02-12 15:44

      @RPhiri, Brilliant said. Thanks for the smile!

      rbphiri - 2012-02-12 15:49

      Thanks pws69

      ronald.stilianou - 2012-02-12 17:19

      @Mc, are you for real? about YOU give back what you stole 200 years ago. Do you see how stupid your comment sounds? idiot.

      gbbfg - 2012-02-12 17:50

      That's right MC. Keep us going round in circles for another 200 years. That's clearly what you want. Get out of our country so that the rest of us can get on with fixing it rather than fixing one thing and breaking 2 others like you do.

      Martin - 2012-02-13 08:35

      now you will see a few ministers and such "stepping down" to get away from this in the next few months i bet

  • Carla - 2012-02-12 14:32

    Ha ha now its political RIP for Juju....

      Martin - 2012-02-12 15:30

      Tip of the iceberg.

      rbphiri - 2012-02-12 15:43

      We just need a coffin big enough to accomodate him...alternatively he can be recycled and be used as manure to planet more trees.

  • Wendy - 2012-02-12 14:41

    that is what they will do to every province in the country .. Hi Zimbabwe .. we have taken our time, but we are nearly like you!

      Vegi - 2012-02-12 14:54

      Why don't you leave?

      Anthony - 2012-02-12 15:04

      i feel so sorry for u vegi--it must be hard for u to read about yr brothers day in and day out --and all corrupt

      Martin - 2012-02-12 15:33

      What's your cut Vegi?

      CALAMITYSA - 2012-02-12 15:41

      Vegi - Please dont!! Same as Mc - Do you really condone the situation and waste in Limpopo? And the that in your neighbouring Zim? Did you get some of the funds and are now worrying about it stopping? Decide - what is right and what is wrong??

      Lungani - 2012-02-12 15:47

      @Vegi What do you mean by why don't you leave?. Are you from Zim?. This country belongs to all who live in it. Just sit down and ask yourself why great brains like Mandela and Bishop Tutu always call this country rainbow nation. May e you must leave.

      Scouter - 2012-02-12 16:39

      Martin said : "What's your cut Vegi?" I reckon that would be an "extremely thick rump"

      gbbfg - 2012-02-12 18:01

      Vegi, I'm truly interested in how you can have such a destructive, anti-social, anti-democratic view on life. What happened to you? Or are you really brain damaged? I'm not trying to be funny or anything, if you are then that's awful luck, but I'm not sure you should be posting on public news articles with such a terrible affliction. All I know is, for some reason you just can't see that your views and ideas would absolutely ruin ANY country in the world, if you were put in charge. You are not here to help, you're just here to make things worse and that's inexcusable as far as I'm concerned.

      thozi - 2012-02-12 19:04

      @Vegi Please shut up. Who the hell are you to tell other people to leave their own country? I asked you that question some time back and you're still at it. Just what is wrong with your intellect? Not many people can lack understanding to that degree - if they are normal of course!

      ArchAngel - 2012-02-12 21:01

      @Vegi: Hand the country over to *back* to the oppressor? Newsflash, the OPPRESSORS ARE RUNNING THE COUNTRY. They are the MAJORITY PARTY ON THE GOVERNMENT. The cANCer is the OPPRESSOR!! You, Vegi, obviously have run out of cho-cho for organic, blue label compost. I hope somebody poisons your roots.

      ArchAngel - 2012-02-12 21:03

      @Janine: *snap*! Sorry, only read your post now.

      Sean - 2012-02-13 12:47

      at vegi PT deuce. Why don't you STFU

  • Alan - 2012-02-12 14:45

    If the one-man-one-vote type of democracy worked in RSA, the DA would control all provinces......

      pws69 - 2012-02-12 15:35

      @Chris, The electorate don't vote DA because the DA have massive white support, irrespective of the fact that the DA has fought against apartheid since 1958. Some wounds take time to heal. To put it into perspective, COPE got 7% of the vote with NO track record, no policies, and no structure. The only thing it had in its favour was that it was lead by known ANC politicians who had resigned from the ANC. Now consider the "feeble" DA. Best run province, metro, municipality in the country, best use of infrastructure spend (WC), cleanest municipality, firm position and action against corruption (only Travelgate MP to be fired was the single DA one). The only mistake the DA has made is in NOT promising the earth to the electorate, but only promising what it can deliver. I've met black DA branch members and councillors. They are some of the most courages people I have met. The ANC in the Townships mobilise their thugs and hooligans against these DA members, and the DA members stand firm. As an example a DA branch chair in Kya Sands was attack TWICE by a mob lead by the ANC branch leader, hospitalised and had his home burnt down. But he stands firm in his beliefs. Now Chris, ignorance on your part is not an excuse to make a statement like this: "This tendency to blame the electorate for not recognising the 'obvious' superiority of the DA has its roots in some rather basic assumptions that look rather racist to me." It tells me is that you have a rather feeble mind.

      pws69 - 2012-02-12 21:04

      @Christopher, Let's summarise your comments: "might it not rather be because the party is seen by many to be the political face of rich white interests" - Yes, WHITE interests, even though that is NOT fact, as born out by the performances I mentioned to ALL people, but still the card played by the ANC,as they have NOTHING else on the DA. "a merger of the DP (formerly PFP) and the NNP". A very short and ill conceived marriage of convenience. Funnily enough the ANC absorbed the NNP, and to this day the NNP leader is an ANC politician. Mmm. Double standards, and oddly enough not mentioned by you. "then this image problem is theirs to fix." I have to agree with this, but then I have also seen the efforts made in the last few years bearing fruit, like the majority of the black votes gained in 2009 coming from black youth. So, finally, starting to do something right. "things like the all-male, mostly-white provincial cabinet" - Ignorance is bliss hey. All Male? Zille must be so surprised to find out she is male, and half the cabinet are not white. The previous ANC provincial cabinet had almost the same gender demographic when they were replaced by the DA. Once again, no mention of that on your part. Are you perhaps an ANC troll? Campaigning in all areas costs money, and lots of it. Unlike the ANC, which used R600 Million PLUS of TAXPAYERS money campaigning in 2009, the DA won't use taxpayers money to campaign, and also had less than 10% of that amount to.. cont.

      pws69 - 2012-02-12 21:20

      campaign. Besides, why waste money on an area you cannot win, when it is smarter to spend that money, and effort, campaigning in areas you can win? A rise in votes from 1,7% in 1994 to 24% in 2011 should actually raise a little flag that the strategy is working. Now on to voter competence - almost all of them. A study was done a few years ago. The policies of the top political parties were given to random people to match to a political party. 5/6 people got the matching wrong. People don't vote logically, they vote emotionally. The whites were the oppressors, and the DA has lots of white support (which the ANC constantly reminds voters). The wounds are still fresh. You do the math, but it is changing, slowly. I see a DA government in 2019, because by then the majority of voters will not have experienced apartheid first hand, and will start voting for themselves (i.e. what they want, and who they think can deliver) rather than out of some misguided loyalty to the "liberators" (over 600 organisations fought apartheid, and in my opinion, Tutu, and his sanctions efforts did more to end apartheid than the ANC ever did). Lastly, politicians are OUR servants, and not the other way around. The quicker voters realise that, the quicker we will progress.

      pws69 - 2012-02-12 21:24

      @Christopher, This one deserves a special mention: "If members and supporters of the DA honestly believe voters to be so incompetent that they can be tricked into forgetting their own interests when casting their votes, then that might tell us a lot about why the DA isn't winning votes from the ANC". Not incompetent, but blindly loyal. People from the dysfunctional ANC run EC flock to the DA run WC because it works, and there are jobs, because of DA competence, then vote ANC. Really, just how completely f$%ked up is that? Honestly now, is that not voting AGAINST your own interests? If it isn't, then you need to educate me on what is.

      pws69 - 2012-02-13 01:30

      Christopher, Well, I see you do have a slight problem with comprehension. 1. No ranting, anywhere. 2. "Them" is anyone that votes, or has a right to vote, including me. It really was not that hard to comprehend. I fail to understand how racism can be construed from that statement, unless you have a slightly warped outlook in that regard. 3. Nothing precious about the DA to me. As I pointed out, politicians are simply there to work for US. The moment the DA stops doing that, they lose my support. Again, not that hard to comprehend. You are entitled to your view, but when you make statements like feeble expect to be challenged to back it up. I have seen nothing in your posts to support this assertion. Maybe, instead of moaning on Facebook about how bored you are, how you are beyond bored, and actually spent a little time familiarising yourself with subjects you want to comment on, we could have a real debate, and I actually might learn something. Use it, don't use it, I really don't care. I do have to laugh at your migration comparison. Comparing UCT graduates going to GP vs unemployed, and mostly unemployable due to our education system, people going to CT. You just don't see it, do you?

      Hugh - 2012-02-13 09:32

      @Chrisharris, from your winging, it seems that you dont vote, therefore you have no say, and on the off chance you do vote but waste it on a nondescript party, then you also have no say or influence in whats happening in SA. So either man up of pissoff.

      Nigel - 2012-02-13 11:22

      well said pws69

      jeremy002 - 2012-02-13 13:24

      @ChistopherGlen & pws69. I think you ought to know that in the "former townships" there is very little political freedom. These areas are controlled and run by street committees. The DA learned this up close and personal when they tried to enter certain areas and were confonted by thugs from the ANC. These thugs tell the people who to vote for and just shake a box of matches at them, which means "otherwise we burn your house down, preferably with you and your family in it". This is backed up by people I know and work with. They convince them that there is no such thing as a secret ballot, and that they know who voted for who. (Maybe they are right....oops!) There are areas that are also IFP areas, where one dare not vote ANC. African democracy. Not the same as other interpretations of the word democracy. I believe that if the ANC had to lose a general election, (not just one or two provinces) they would drop democracy like a hot potato. Dosn't work if you are not winning.

  • domingos.cassanga - 2012-02-12 14:46

    Greed will engulf us all. Shame all of them. JM as he put it, he's political career has hit dead end. Now needed Sars & Hawk put final nail and send him and his cronies 2 jail.

  • Vegi - 2012-02-12 14:52

    Why is Malema's name mentioned here. What is wrong with only mentioning the names of the culprits without reference to Malema. Why don't you write about the monies looted by the apartheid politicians such that South African government coffers were empty when the current government took over. You are wasting your time if you think your attempts to blacken Malema's name will yield positive results for your handlers. Everytime you mention his name a thousand people join the call for economic transformation.

      pws69 - 2012-02-12 15:02

      An interesting question, and one I have an answer to as well. A british company was appointed by the ANC to find that apartheid loot. The company in question found R280 BILLION. What did the ANC do? Nothing. Well, almost nothing. They put Ramos in charge of the bank that facilitated all of these illegal transfers, and then shut down the investigation. Yes, I am talking about ABSA You have to wonder why? Mmmm. As an aside, the british company is suing the South African government for his commission. All information available in Noseweek. BTW, you cannot have permanent economic transformation without skills. Since 62% of 18 to 35 years olds have NEVER had a job, and only 25% of blacks get a matric, all that the ANCYL "economic" struggle will yield is the enrichment of the few like Malema, and permanent hardship for those toyi toyiing for him. Karma is a biatch.

      Trevor - 2012-02-12 15:05 guys think so small, you are so wrapped up in one man who is an idiot and racist that you blind to the fact that while you do this, the world moves on.. you only get poorer and more hateful when you decide to rejoin the rest of us. But please, keep it going, you just making people like myself richer and richer by the week...

      Mkhuseli Nozulu - 2012-02-12 15:05

      Veg...common!!! Use your brains Sir/Madam. Just because there were irregularities in the apartheid gov, you saying the present gov must also follow the suit? Then what are we??? People like you Veg! Are you really condoning Malema's missuse of our money??? Wht are you saying here? Are you saying we should turn a blind eye because apartheid gov did the same? Who is going to suffer in the end?

      Mantsho - 2012-02-12 15:06

      The reason why Limpopo and the rest of SA in crisis today is because of people like you, they way you think and talk is absolutely appalling.Apartheid goverment is over, get over it, now we are talking about ANC goverment in power wich is complete and utter disaster.

      Thandi - 2012-02-12 15:10

      Vegetable - keep on defending fatboy and hopefully you will end up the same way he is going - 'the tribe has spoken'.

      violet.bossut - 2012-02-12 15:23

      @ Trevor I have a Belgian passport but I would rather build my country. Belguim is full of the rest of Africa what is the difference.

      Vegi - 2012-02-12 15:28

      Mkhuseli & Mantsho Because of your stupidity you did not get the gist of my comment. The point is Malema is not a culprit here, so why is he mentioned. Another point is that the people who insult entire populations because of corruption by the few are the actual practitioners of corruption. In fact as PWS69 correctly pointed out, billions were looted by the apartheid government and no hoohaa was made about it. A major bank facilitated the theft and the stupid ANC government did nothing against the bank or the culprits. Nowhere did I condone the sickening corruption which is partly responsible for the continuing poverty. I am merely speaking against double standards and hidden agenda of the media which is merely a mouth piece of the former oppressor. And when I speak about the former oppressor, I am not speaking about a white person, I am speaking about the system which is more extensive than your small brains can comprehend. Apartheid was only invented to polarize race relations so that the looting can continue while the citizens are bickering about the colour of their skins. There are always big players (monopoly capital) behind the small politicians. The ANC is no exception. And there are always fools like you who are played all the time because of their inability to think.

      Joseph - 2012-02-12 15:28

      You must be dumber than malema if you think any person could be more of a thief and crook than malema, he was born to be a thief and a crook. Just to help you right you seem to know everything about the appartheid goverment, if you know so much why did you not report them to the athority's or where you in on the deals.

      CALAMITYSA - 2012-02-12 15:43

      Vegi - Your comments makes me think about all the matrics!!@@

      Morne - 2012-02-12 15:46

      Pumpkin Vegi - aboard ship my mate, for it is sinking!

      Lungani - 2012-02-12 15:50

      @Vegi.. You are seriously suffering from a logical reasoning with hatred. My father even prefere that aprtheid returns back especially for its safety and less crime. Not the bad part of it though.

      Mano-Lee - 2012-02-12 15:59

      What economic transformation?? Why dont you build your own business and industry?? Oh yes, vegetables cant think

      willie.botha2 - 2012-02-12 17:16

      @Vegi. All your comments in all the articles are following the same pattern. From your answers I can see that you are one of the blind that follow the corrupt blindly. Maybe because you think there is no real alternative to available leaders. Sad really ...

      thozi - 2012-02-12 19:09

      But who is this Vegi? Is he okay?

      Gregory Jurgens - 2012-02-12 19:11

      Vote for malema U idiot. Even if you agree with his policies as you are entitled too. Can't you see he is stealing food out of your mouth. You are blind Vegi. He tells you what you want to hear while he takes the wallet from your pocket . Wake up dude,

      Piston - 2012-02-12 19:27 are so naieve for an educated chap believe your own rhetoric? we need guys like you to be open minded and not trapped by your 'leaders'...

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      Sean - 2012-02-13 12:52

      at vegi PT tres. Dude your comments get more stupid by the second, actually I think you do too. You are clearly suffering from diminishing IQ syndrome, every time you post a comment your IQ halves and when it's just above zero, you will be qualified to vote and have children. His name is mentioned beacuse he is the c8nt who owns the company / trust that awards the contracts, but you didn't see that beacuse of the low pressure zone around your peanut sized brain, just like an amobea

  • march54 - 2012-02-12 14:54

    And who is surprised by this article? Not me.

  • Peace - 2012-02-12 14:55

    heads must definitely roll,we cannot let plunderers go unpunished,they must be locked up ASAP!!!

  • Comrade - 2012-02-12 14:55

    ....and his R 16 million house soldiers on!!!

  • Vegi - 2012-02-12 15:00

    MIKEANGELL61 It is better than your apartheid government, at least now corruption is not institutionalized. In the apartheid era corruption was official policy.

      Trevor - 2012-02-12 15:12

      NO form of corruption can be accepted...saying it's better now because we know of it is utter BULL and shows how the ANC is fed you so much race hate that you blind to the fact that we are ALL being stolen from and the ANC"s solution, more taxes....right now tax revenue is at it's HIGHEST EVER in SA history which is good but corruption is at a level NEVER seen in SA's history so what is the point? Sorry, if SA does not want to be just another failed "Black run African State" then this sort of nonsense needs to END!!

      Zinhle - 2012-02-12 15:15

      Yoh Vegi, isn't it scary that U have now to compare graft (which one was worse=its all graft and bad). At least that regime told us they were not working for black people. Why can't we compare ourselved with ourselves? I luv the ANC, but I luv ma country more. My vote will go to who works for me.

      Thandi - 2012-02-12 15:19

      Vegetable - can you name ONE ANCorruption official/leader that is not corrupt - thought so - so where has corruption become institutionalised - look no further than the ANC. Stop dwelling on the apartheid days, those morons are long gone. Wake up you twit.

      comurray - 2012-02-12 15:19

      No, corruption now is a CANCer national pass time and the better you are at corruption the higher you are promoted in the present government. Malema and his cronies are master minds behind this scam.

      pws69 - 2012-02-12 15:21

      Yes it is institutionalised. It even has a name - Cadre Deployment. That particular strategy has worked out so well the ANC government have embarked on a skills audit, because just about everyone appointed in this way is incompetent.

      CALAMITYSA - 2012-02-12 15:45

      Vegi - Read the comments and repent - the vote is 100% AGAINST you. Go and hide.

      Vegi - 2012-02-12 16:16

      CALAMITY SA The truth does not depend on numbers. Your call that I repent is uncalled for.

      Dewald - 2012-02-13 08:10

      @Vegi Apartheid was evil to say the least but...We were on our way to becoming one of Super Powers..South African rand was stronger than the U.S. dollar in 1975. In those days, one South African rand equalled $1.30... Due to sanctions the whole system started collapsing and national debt escalated. The Rand never recovered. Even though millions or billions where squandered we were rising. So where do we find ourselves now. Already one Province bankrupt and I’m sure many will follow suit. The Apartheid government was evil yes but they built great schools medical facilities and universities for whites. If you recall the first Heart Transplant was performed in South Africa. So why can’t the current government of today not build world class schools universities to uplift their people. Instead they give out child grants like there is no tomorrow which actually encourages uneducated masses to breed like rabbits. In 18 years this government has not built one University. Already we can see that this will cause some serious problems 20 years down the line. It is all great being free but what does freedom mean if you can’t buy a loaf of bread??

      Dewald - 2012-02-13 08:11

      This has been uttered many times...Kids can’t be taught on an empty stomach... Why not build schools in the rural areas with enough land and start growing crop on the school terrain. Make an extra subject – Agriculture. Children can be taught from a young age to farm and respect the land. You can only build a successful nation if you start at grass roots.

      Christopher - 2012-02-13 09:17

      @Vegi...You an idiot. I love it...You make me feel like I an absolute genius. Keep those words coming...

      Nigel - 2012-02-13 11:38

      at least the apartheid government didn't steal from its own people, hey veg

  • Geoff - 2012-02-12 15:02

    Come on now, get all this stuff out in the open. Not only the Malema issues, but ALL fraud and corruption, backhanders, nepotism and all the practices which are sapping the taxpayers money. This includes the Arms deal and all of the others. When are voters and ANC puppets going to wake up?

      Fidel - 2012-02-12 16:56

      When you stop calling them puppets. While you call people that they're not likely to join your cause, are they?

      Nico - 2012-02-12 22:24

      This is KOI/SAN LAND you black and white INVADERS !. 'Steal land' is a filthy political conning tool. Apatheid(then) direct translate means Apart-hate(now). Murder surpass road deaths and 'kill the boer' is never political motivate - obviously - who will openly admit for then you go up for murder. The liberation struggle was and still is to rid Africa from white. 360 years for settlers to enrich this land and not one black 'thanks'. How many whites in Africa and how many blacks in the rest of the world?. It reeks of white hatred. Kill the boer - get it. Poverty breeds poverty or is it apartheid and stupidity - oh..k.. Cruelty to unborn children needs a law for protection. Tourism can feed us all but to kill and rob make this beautiful country a no go area (sic). Black power...for blacks only - White power... I don't lift my hand against my neighbor or his property means no cops, no courts thus peace on earth. Easy you see.... but this world? .. help.. want to get off.

  • pws69 - 2012-02-12 15:14

    Recent DA gains in previous ANC strongholds have certainly set the fox among the hens (or is that the hounds among wolves?). Now all of a sudden, we start seeing some actions, albeit selectively. But, those who are prosecuted will start to sing like canaries. Remember, Zuma himself said he would not go down alone in his corruption trial. This is the PRESIDENT of SA admitting to two crimes - corruption and withholding information about crime. But he is still president. I'm not sure when this soccer club supporter mentality to democracy will change, but it needs to change soon if we are to grow and prosper. The Trillions stolen and wasted in the last 18 years alone could have completely transformed the country, if it had actually been spent wisely. - 2012-02-12 15:23

      At least the similies and metaphors give me pleasure!

      Martin - 2012-02-12 15:42

      I'm glad you've still got breath to waste. Say it and you're a racist....what a shame.

      Marc - 2012-02-12 15:52

      I like your style pws69.You go get 'em.They would stil dare to blame the apartheid government for their laziness,incompetence,corruption,lack of planning,destruction,confusion....the list goes on,and we are now almost 18 years into "Democracy" and "Freedom" and "a better life for all".EIGHTEEN YEARS! and i've seen no improvements whatsoever,just going backwards all the time.Slowly our beloved country gets sold piece by piece to foreigners and thinking back to the old days....our people from the days of the old government payed with our blood to defend this country to protect our citizens (black and white) to keep their jobs,lifestyles etc and who were these people of that army hmmm?.....makes one think doesn't it?The apartheid government may have had it's wrongs but it's rights surpassed that a hundred fold and was a thousand fold better than the government of today!

      pws69 - 2012-02-12 15:53

      @Martin, Realistically, we are all in charge of our own, and collective, destiny. I really don't care if other people (I'm assuming you aren't) call me a racist if I provide factual comment, and the person I am commenting about happens to be of another race. You see, in the end, the truth does win out, and the very person calling me racist will in fact come around, and become a vociferous supporter of truth and honesty most times (i.e. not waste breath). At the end of the day we all want the same thing - to live a free, peaceful, and comfortable life in an enabling environment. How we get there though seems to be the cause of many a war and unnecessary hardship. Humans. Go figure :-)

  • Morne - 2012-02-12 15:21

    They all going to become very ill and cant go to jail!

  • Winston - 2012-02-12 15:23

    It's now "OFFICIAL" that the aids virus has for the first time been surpassed by the new "Sheikalitus virus" its flowing like a river especially through ANC ranks. Even though there are many that have it their symptoms are only manifested when their corruption is exposed.

  • Joseph - 2012-02-12 15:24

    Once a thief always a thief, malema and his group can not stop stealing thier brains are to corrupt.

  • Garth - 2012-02-12 15:26

    Why bother completing the investigation. Name ALL of those involved. Strip them of their assets. Return the money raised from the sale of their assets to the tax coffers. In the old days it was accepted practice to strip naked the corrupt politicians, preachers, snake-oil salesmen and fraudsters, then to tar and feather them and run them out of town, tied facing backwards on an ass. Fitting punishment I'd say - although in fatboy's case, better make it a Clydesdale.

  • Larry - 2012-02-12 15:46

    A very good reason to arrest the lot, Try them and lock the thieving Bastards up.

  • lekgolo1 - 2012-02-12 15:54

    why can't you get ride of this child,can't you see that he is full of childish,a m very much fed-up about him

      Vegi - 2012-02-12 16:35

      Your spelling and grammar are terrible. Stop abusing your mother's laptop, please read your books.

      Mc - 2012-02-12 16:42

      Hmm showing extreme cupidity.

      karen.cigana - 2012-02-12 17:38

      "Speling and grammar are terrible" new English language.???? LOL

  • CALAMITYSA - 2012-02-12 15:59

    And they thought it was right to do it - an ANC African culture. Like in Zimbabwe. And they probably thought they won't be caught and can keep on with corrupting the country. Like Mc hereunder.

  • Brent - 2012-02-12 16:07

    Julie ass STEAL Never!!!.Stalwart, loyal, patron ,.................yeah right ..right down to his own wallet. Pass begin .... go straight to jail ..... DO NOT COLLECT etc etc etc

  • Shylock Ncube - 2012-02-12 16:08

    l dont understand fools who still believe that julius malema is the one rather than the waste corrupt uneducated wealth fool

      Vegi - 2012-02-12 16:36

      Terrible terrible grammar my friend. Please try again in your mother tongue.

      Garth - 2012-02-12 16:54

      @the vegetable: People who live in glass houses . . . ` You grew up in the farms and inherited the mediocre thinking abilities of your father who longs for apartheid to come back.' `I cannot leave because fools like you will hand over the country back to the oppresor.' Need I continue?

  • Fanie - 2012-02-12 16:15

    Tell us something that we don't know, like when is government officials stopping to enrich themselves.Like when will the people of the Eastern Cape stop the fraudulent goings on. When is Zuma and Co going to be brought to book for the arms deal. When is BEE going to stop as it only enriches the elite few(this is legal theft.) when are the police going to stop the petty theft, as small things of the poor get stolen, it is huge for them. When are the crooked people going to jail? when is Ace of the free State going to be kicked out for spending so much money on a house for himself. WHEN? WHEN? WHEN? Mr THE ANC

  • Ben - 2012-02-12 16:29

    Who lost as a result of these people's greed. Neglected service to the people as a result of a shortage of funds. Whose side are you on. Do you not care for the poor. If not you should rather not air your views because you are not a true South African.

  • ruben.maistry - 2012-02-12 16:32

    Make the guilty parties pay back to the fiskus, Sell their ill gotten assets. The ruling party should also be held accountable as they are responsible for putting these people in office. I am sure that if you sell less than .001% of their assets collectively one would still have a surplus to the deficit. Why do honest tax payers have to bail out these thives ALL the time?

  • Lazialenato - 2012-02-12 16:34

    The writing is on the wall....The king is dead... Long live the next greedy leech!

  • acsteyn - 2012-02-12 16:47

    The SA Revenue Service, public protector Thuli Madonsela and the elite investigating unit, the Hawks will soon sort Mr. Malema and solidly nail his Breitling Watch to the wall and then send him permenently into the dessert. Zuma knows this and so does the NEC. That is why they are not concerned about Julius posing as a threat to the Dec conference. He should be in jail by then.

  • Patrick - 2012-02-12 17:02

    just a tip of the iceberg. sies anc africanism

  • karen.cigana - 2012-02-12 17:03

    @Gwangwa, can we loot and sell your Jet,,standing at Wonderboom Airport and your boat in Mozambique, to feed the poor in Limpopo and to buy food for the hospital patients! May you and Malema rot in jail! @ Malema supporters, get a brain or are you next in line to steal from your fellow citzens??

  • Craig - 2012-02-12 18:03

    i am amazed that people still vote for these corrupt officials. Please let heads roll.

  • Nkosinathi - 2012-02-12 18:17

    Malema and co, wake up and smell the coffee! The "shower man" has got you by the short and willies! The more you appear before this DC, that NDCA etc, the more JZ's power and influence are highlighted and your foolishness exposed. Anyone going to Mangaung on your ticket is getting more compromised by the day, moreso when the looming criminal charges are eventually brought to bear. Its like watching a lioness teach its cubs to hunt and kill by giving them live but broken prey for dinner on NatGeo Wild. Its time to beat a tactical withdrawal, starting with Malema learning to keep his mouth shut. His comments in Pretoria should see his sentence being increased rather than lightened. The next phase of the cubs' training (criminal charges) has just started.

      Nigel - 2012-02-13 11:49

      well said Knosinati, using your Natgeo Wild analogy, Malema is like that fat cub that never left the litter, but stayed at home because he was to stupid & lazy to go out & catch his own kill, then he figured out how to steal kills from his own pride & then one day, a nasty old lioness that was chucked out of the pride, came back & brainwashed the stupid fat young (ish) lion (excuse the irony) to overthrow his own pride, so that they can have power & steal all the prey from other prides (outside of Limpopo). Its amazing that some people just can't understand this simple story.

      Nigel - 2012-02-13 11:50

      sorry for the spelling .....Nkosinathi

  • denise.wilshire - 2012-02-12 18:34

    Having just returned from Limpopo-Bela bela and Nylsvley, I am shocked at just how run down the area has become in 12months. Outside the department of public works there is a veritable scrapyard of provincial vehicles. Elephant high grass and the building looks delapidated even though it is not completed. Carry on Julius, soon the "cash cow" will be dead!

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2012-02-12 19:01

    This fat hyena must get out , he is snatching food out of children's mouths to feed his insatiable gluttonous greed.

  • Johan - 2012-02-12 19:08

    The rot is setting in. The start of the downfall and collpase of another African country. Viva Africa!!

  • Pierre - 2012-02-12 19:15

    " ... RPhiri - February 12, 2012 at 15:37 Report comment Unfortunately Malema can't go to jail, our prisons are already over crowded. If Malema were to be incarcerated, with that mammoth weight! it will seem as if we sending 10 people to jail. Hopefully cholesterol will take its toll and bring our misery of sharing oxygen with him, to an end ...." 10 out of 10

  • Klaus - 2012-02-12 19:20

    I like to see a breakdown on those Tenders, what were they for, can we have a look at the end result, is the tenderer qualified to do quoted job , who was is the nearest, tenderer, how was payment effected, was VAT & tax paid & many more related questions must be answered to the long suffering Rates & Tax payer.

      karen.cigana - 2012-02-12 19:40

      Read the Limpopo papers and this week 's Mail & Guardian. There is a lot of horific stories that was uncovered. Most of these comments above bear no fruit. The " Broederbond" Province is busy falling apart, with the innocent suffering the most. It is going to be very bad for the economy there in general.

  • Brad.Kopping - 2012-02-12 20:08

    How is this any different to what the ANC does on a daily basis?

  • KCorsar - 2012-02-12 20:15

    So why has it taken so long to break this news, this isnt a revelation! Wha tis more important what is to happen; criminal charges, asset seizure and a very long jail sentence. No wonder there's a scramble to getting a 'Save Malema' campaign going; just arrest all the founding members and you will have the major benefactors of his fumblings

  • sefeddt - 2012-02-12 20:23

    Why is the Freedom Front so quiet, they were yelling there lungs out about the DA in Midvaal calling them the most corrupt municipality in SA. What went down there is minuscule compared to whats happening in Limpopo. Dare i suggest it's because they have a Deputy Minister in the ANC government.

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  • brettcch - 2012-02-12 21:02

    If you're going to make a living out of stealing, looting, and so forth, at least be good at it.

  • sbriedenhann - 2012-02-12 21:28

    Is this really a surprise to anyone?

  • Bernd - 2012-02-12 21:43

    The latest is the man is mad and is not fit to serve his prison sentence.Apparently some degenerative brain disease has been diagnosed.Not sure when his prison sentence was meant to commence.

  • chris.khanye - 2012-02-13 00:04

    I was never captivated nor intrigued by Malema's rhetoric or his populist or idealist status he so cherishes to lead the most blind. Malema should have been discarded long during his Cosas days, but he was given the benefit of a doubt by the ANC. He ascended the ANCYL throne in Limpopo because he was over rated by some in the ANC. Malema didn't waste time and like a head of a criminal family - turned the Provincial League into some cartel. Like a criminal family - the ANCYL in Limpopo had foot soldiers who executed Malema's wishes with precision, brutality and anyone caught wanting was dealt with harshly e.g. Sello Moloto. Malema attained his objective in Limpopo and most if not all politicians and none alike succumbed to his vile. The Provincial looting started in earnest with impunity and he even anointed a trusted Lieutenant Mathale to guarantee the existence of a Limpopo Criminal Province. Some how Malema's looting tentacles couldn't spread nationally and remained Regional. The mafia boss didn't take kind to his failure to spread his tentacles to every Province and Municipal Purse and there was hell to pay! Someone was to be blamed and President Zuma soon became his nemesis. Malema is nothing but a career criminal. Malema is nothing but - everything that's wrong with some politicians in South Africa. The day of reckoning is near and even Malema isn't above the Law and shall not escape the inevitable. Most criminals shall have their day in court - Malema included!

      lana.vdwesthuizen - 2012-02-13 08:40

      I love the way you should really consider writing for certain news agencies - you are way more professional and talented than most of them! Good read - thank you.

      Nigel - 2012-02-13 11:54

      well said chris.khanye, I'm sure there is a lot of dirt on this bunch, what I am looking forward to is how the poor react when the find out what this bunch of thugs has really been up to.

  • nthabiseng.priklopil - 2012-02-13 00:35

    Lungani, you make me wanna puke. "return apartheid". You need to be sealed in the zoo since your views are toxic. Or did you have much too drink or smoke too much nyaope?

  • brionyl.french - 2012-02-13 05:11

    Thieves... i would be so embarrassed to be associated with such rubbish... They better spend lots of time in jail, and all that property, cars, what not should be auction off and given back to the tax payers... MALEMA GOODBYE you scum bag

  • Nyiko Ngobeni - 2012-02-13 08:58

    Jesus this is old news. After all this to n fro you will find the assets are gone because these chaps won't wait around for it to be forfeited. Why no action against anyone? What happened to the special courts gordhan threatened about late 2011?

  • aardvarkie - 2012-02-13 09:37

    I hope Juju starts a new career in stand up comedy - how else will I get my daily dose of idiocy and laughter?

  • Mohsin - 2012-02-13 11:08

    malema is f!#*d now!!! oooh yeah!!! para pa pa pa! im lovin it!!! :)

  • Nigel - 2012-02-13 11:16

    omg, this is soooo overdue, we demand action against these thieves, maybe then the poor will see Malema & his bloody agents for what they really are....lying, thieving conniving thugs. Lets have all the dirt on these leaches.

  • tacod - 2012-02-13 12:08

    Any person or persons found to be involved with the corruption investigation should be convicted in a court of law. Any person found guilty by the court of law should be sentenced to a prison term without the option of a fine like with the travel-gate scam. These individuals should also be banned from ever submitting a tender to a government department. As for the government officials, same should apply regarding the sentence. They must also be banned for life from a government position or office.