Arrest warrant issued for Malema

#1
This should be interesting...wonder if he will ever actually go to trial though or if he is tried, will the state be able to get a conviction?

Arrest warrant issued for Malema | News24

Johannesburg - An arrest warrant for former ANC Youth League President Julius Malema was issued on Friday morning, City Press can reveal.

Malema is expected to appear in court in Pretoria or Polokwane next week on charges of money laundering, corruption and fraud.

The case relates to his Ratanang Family Trust and its shareholding in On-Point Engineering, a company that has made millions from Limpopo government tenders.

It was still unclear whether Malema would be jailed before he appears in court. His lawyers previously urged the National Prosecuting Authority and the Hawks not to arrest him but to tell him when and where to appear in court.

Malema reiterated this week that he would appear in court if charged.

He told City Press he had “not heard anything. I think if there is such a thing, I will be open about it,” he said.

A source close to Malema, however, confirmed that they had heard about it and were waiting for further details. “The law enforcement agencies know his address,” he said.

Malema said if he were charged, he didn’t know what he would be charged with. “So far we don’t know what is the issue, whether it is money laundering, fraud, corruption,” he said.

“I am not the first person to be arrested,” Malema said, adding that this had happened to politicians before and that charges were dropped. This is an apparent reference to President Jacob Zuma, who at the time believed there was a political plot to get rid of him through prosecution and corruption charges.

The NPA and Hawks have said they won’t comment on the arrest warrant.

NPA spokesperson Bulelwa Makeka said they don’t respond on arrest warrants and will only comment once an accused has appeared in court.

- City Press
 
#4
'It was still unclear whether Malema would be jailed before appearing in court'.

Justice - Africa style.

(Although I assume it's just a really badly worded line about bail or remand in custody).
 
#5
This has the makings of a 'Gilbert&Sulivan meets Shakespere' tragic farce.

How to create a living martyr in three easy steps. :x

If Mulema wears an eyepatch to court, or says 'to be or not to be' at any time, make sure you remember you read it here first!!!!
 

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#8
He's not kept all the money, he's given a kakhuisvol of money to reflectives too.
Rx'd about three weeks back:


Whites overjoyed to discover they all own mines

White South Africans have reacted with amazement and joy to Julius Malema’s revelation last week that they are all super-rich mine owners.
“We thought we were just over-indebted, over-taxed middle-class wage slaves, but it turns out we’re all millionaire tycoons !” said a delighted Mike Bowers, “Screw this soul-crushing desk job: I’m off to claim my mine !”

Malema, former President of the ANC Youth League and current President of the League Of Opportunistic Political Parasites, has been vocal in his claims that the country’s mines are still owned by “boere”, and that all whites are fabulously wealthy, mostly thanks to the mining industry.

This morning the country’s white citizens were resigning en masse from office jobs, schools, small businesses and middle-management posts as news spread about their previously unknown wealth.

“I’m so grateful to Julius,” gushed Barry Beige. “If he hadn’t done the research, crunched the numbers over who owns what, I would never have discovered that I am in fact a super-rich capitalist and not a junior web designer with 20 days of leave per year.”

However, farmer Kosie Kunsmis said he was confused. “Julius said that ‘boere’ own all the mines. Does he mean farmers or white people, because I know vokkol about mining. Come to think of it, I know vokkol about farming too, but at least my family have known vokkol about it for ten generations, so we’ve managed to be consistent.”


Malema’s revelations have also unsettled South Africa’s black mine owners, with many now wondering whether they are in fact white.

“Julius has been pretty clear that black people don’t own mines,” said platinum magnate, Nouveau Riche-Romotswe, adding that she has been checking herself daily for signs of whiteness, such as a love of dogs and cats, and a deeply rooted belief that everything was about to go to shit.

“It’s really confusing because I’ve always had a soft spot for pets, and since Zuma came to power I’ve believed that everything is about to go to shit, so does that mean I’ve been a closet white all along ? I just don’t know any more !”

Meanwhile, South Africa’s small group of whites who were super-rich before Malema’s revelations are set to lodge a complaint against him for turning the spotlight on their wealth.

“The blighter has gone completely off the script,” explained someone who is too rich to have a name. “The way it’s supposed to go is that we pay the politicians to keep us invisible, the politicians keep the workers uneducated so they’re easily manipulated, and then we wait until they’re so poor that they’ll work 16 hours a day for a potato.

“But all this talk of our money, well, it’s just not cricket.”
 

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