Malema hasn't filed papers in DA case

2012-04-24 13:16

Cape Town – Embattled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema had yet to file responding papers by noon on Tuesday to a defamation case lodged by DA leader Helen Zille, her lawyer said.

Attorney Amanda Torr said Malema, as well as youth league spokesperson Floyd Shivambu, Khayelitsha councillor Andile Lili and the league would have until close of business to file papers.

"If no papers are filed by the end of the day, we will launch an application for an order striking out the defendants' defence and that judgment be granted in favour of the plaintiff," she said.

She could not comment on reports that Lili had filed his papers. Lili's attorney, Thobelani Sibiya, was not immediately available to comment.

Two weeks ago, Western Cape High Court Judge Nathan Erasmus ordered the four to file papers in response to Zille's R1.4m lawsuit, for comments they made about her and the Democratic Alliance from 2009.

She said Shivambu had called her a "racist girl" and claimed that her all-male executive were her boyfriends and concubines.

She also took issue with Malema calling her executive council a "group of racist Helen Zille garden boys" and referring to her as "racist", "colonialist" and "imperialist".

The group had yet to apologise or retract their statements.

  • Gareth - 2012-04-24 13:20

    Why doesn't news24 just do it for him? You guys are more obsessed with malema than malema is.

      Gareth - 2012-04-24 13:47

      Great, let them do it! Hell while we're at it, I'll sue Zille too!

      John - 2012-04-24 13:47

      the little creep gets far to much air time and anyway when SARS is done there will be nothing left for anybody.

      Irene - 2012-04-24 13:53

      thecock ~ they should rather sue the anCancer for failing them. That would make more sense.

      E=MC2 - 2012-04-24 16:24

      "EX" ANCYL LEADER... FFS news24, get it right already please!

  • Smile - 2012-04-24 13:36

    VIVA Zille and ViVA DA. !!! Dragged them to court (by the balls). Make them pay, not just because of the things that they have said about you, but because of the countless people he has offended.

      SaintBruce - 2012-04-24 17:55

      Just a thought - Malema owns a Farm and a house in Limpopo so maybe Helen is going to have it attached and then can have a base to launch the DA in Limpopo? Would be so ironic as it is probably his only asset and she can become a creditor however I dream - the State is always the preferred creditor so SARS would get it and the cattle. At least she will have to settle with the satisfaction of humiliating Malema via the courts. Poor substitute I guess.

  • Shirley - 2012-04-24 13:37

    He probably didnt understand the papers in the first place-wasnt carved out of wood!

      Bryan - 2012-04-24 13:48

      @Dubula... Stand in front of the mirror! See that face looking back at you...that is a troll.

      Smile - 2012-04-24 13:49

      DubulaAmanzi - It's an IDIOT

      Marion - 2012-04-24 14:00

      @Dubula - when I look at your avatar all I see is an ignoramus.

      Marion - 2012-04-24 14:21

      @Dubula - maybe your own picture so that we can see who you are and at least put a real face to the killer name.

      siyadyosiba - 2012-04-24 14:24

      LOL @ Smile

      Antipoaching - 2012-04-24 14:27

      @ Dubula/Eric John masquerading as Malema is even more patheticthan your attempts at being a troll......

  • Susan - 2012-04-24 13:41

    Maybe the papers was also stolen from his laywwer,s house...

      Press - 2012-04-24 14:01

      Julius should get a lawyer with an office . .

      Marion - 2012-04-24 14:01

      Good one Susan.

  • Hudayfah - 2012-04-24 13:43

    Not even an apology? Zille was slated for not apologising,then when she did,she was slated again lol. You lot don't even have an ounce of dignity to man up and apologise.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-04-24 13:44

    Sounds like Dubula has a jealousy problem with Hellen because you will never be like her boet,never.

      Smile - 2012-04-24 13:53

      Dubula- A job as her garden boy?

      Kala - 2012-04-24 15:42

      Smile - Youshould have used an exclamation mark instead of a question mark:)

  • Phumi - 2012-04-24 13:49

    Why are we not suprised? DA the vultures joing in on the feeding frenzy of the caucus! Trying to kick a man when he is down has always proven to be politically suicidal in the ANC. This country has far more pressing issues to attend to! The DA can do its bit by donating this money that they are wasting in courts and greedy legal eagles to better the lives of the poor!

      Gareth - 2012-04-24 13:50

      That would make one political party doing it's job

      Mike Purchase - 2012-04-24 13:54

      Eish Phumi speak for yourself.

      Smile - 2012-04-24 13:57

      Have you received a ANC tender? You sound like you have. You should through yourself off a cliff and insure no more tax payer money is wasted.

      Koos - 2012-04-24 14:03

      Phumi, you are a white guy aren't you.....

      Marion - 2012-04-24 14:09

      @Phumi - Helen kicked him when he was still standing tall and proud. We all know the justice system in SA is like a slow boat to China.

      Irene - 2012-04-24 14:15

      Koos ~ He isn't. Used to go under the name of 'Biko Leaves'.

      Pam - 2012-04-24 14:21

      Asking for hand-outs again..eish

      Maredi - 2012-04-24 14:24

      You sound like a tenderpreneur Phumi.

      Koos - 2012-04-24 14:24

      Irene: No person black, white, pink or green with an IQ of more the 60 can think or deliberate like Phumi while moving to both extremes on the same subject matter. He is just a white guy stirring a pot.

      Irene - 2012-04-24 14:47

      Koos ~ He's been around the block a few times. Same story at TL. Always makes a contradictory statement and then doesn't have the balls to respond to people's comments to him. A real hit and run of stupidity.

      Nzululu - 2012-04-24 18:02

      @Phumi;True politicians engage themselves into politics to help the poor or create a better living for the entire society.but the likes of Helen Zille see Politics as a better way 2 get Popularity & get ruch quicker

  • Koos - 2012-04-24 13:50

    Oh my.... the man buys a very expensive European watch but still he runs on African time.... Guess he doesn’t know what he wants to be.... African or European.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-04-24 13:51

    Dubula(shoot) Hellen is too busy working her province not like the rest of the um,let me not say,do you understand??

      Koos - 2012-04-24 14:01

      Bbbbwwwwaaaaa hahahahaha - Mike, there is nothing more you can do for him.

      Smile - 2012-04-24 14:02

      Mike- LOLOLOL

      Nzululu - 2012-04-24 18:11

      Mike,I guess you should leave politics for us politicians.Working 4 de previously developed province is easy than developing the previously disadvantaged provinces.And rendering a service 2 a certain province is far away from delivering service to the entire nation

  • Nigel - 2012-04-24 14:06

    ok all those that have been mouthing off for the last 2 days about not accepting HZ's apology, what do you say about Malema not even apologizing for calling her a racist little girl & saying that she sleeps with her cabinet, or are you just a bunch of hypocrites, if not, I would love to hear your opinion on this, thanks.

      Thami - 2012-04-24 14:16

      True what Malema said. But not all of us demand an apology from the cockroach. She's a non event as far as we are concerned

      Koos - 2012-04-24 14:26

      Thami/Phumi, two accounts to comment here.... lol

      Smile - 2012-04-24 14:48

      Koos - LOL

  • Sello - 2012-04-24 14:29

    Every article on Malema is followed by a record number of comments, and ironically, the commentors then proceed to complain about too much of Malema on News24.

      Gareth - 2012-04-24 14:30

      It's the paradox that keeps this site running

      siyadyosiba - 2012-04-24 14:31

      Glad u noticed sick are they? one wonders

  • Mark - 2012-04-24 14:47

    zille must forgive malema and crew if she expects eastern cape people to forgive her for her sentiments. honestly, this is ridiculous

      Smile - 2012-04-24 15:02

      Here is a tissue for your issue. *smile hands Mark a tissue.

  • Mtshezi Yonk'insipho Iyawasha Mkhize - 2012-04-24 15:05

    Mzansi's sensation Malema, I love how he is hated n despised......

  • siyadyosiba - 2012-04-24 15:13

    Can Madam Zille stop being petty and chasing after Malema. She must concentrate on the brutal killings of tourists and citizens in WC. Gugulethu is in shambles when it comes to sanitation. WC areas such as Mitchells Plain are the heart of drug mafias and gangsterism. Please concentrate on solving these pressing issues and stop wasting time on court rooms.

      Smile - 2012-04-24 16:39

      She is a woman... she can multitask. Oh, and stop talking about people on Mitchells Plain as if you cared about them.

      siyadyosiba - 2012-04-24 17:55

      Oh yeah Smile, she can multitask? I noticed that. Commenting about EC education system and adding a refugee spin in the same sentence affirms your assertion about her. I do care a lot about Mitchells Plain people, in fact I love them hence I feel a little has been done to change their situation. PS: I do care about you as well... now put a smile on that face before u scare away your kids.

  • Jayb - 2012-04-24 16:17

    Zille is a coward you cant fight the dead bull, if she's a fighter like she claim she should have sued Malema 2 yrs ago before Zuma betrayed him. Tony Leon wa sthe best leader educated with good leadership skills , he worth lesting to his speach . he was good leader not a good white leader

      Smile - 2012-04-24 16:38

      Yeah, get your facts straight... SHe sued him along time ago... because the ANC has messed the justice system so much the court is on hearing the case now... Though I cant expect you to understand that...

      Hugh - 2012-04-24 16:57

      Wrong, Jayb, zilla is a politician, its all about timing. She also has to play her cards right. Thing is, love them or hate them, they're here to stay.

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