Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Court postpone Malema case

The Polokwane High Court postponed the fraud case against expelled ANC youth league leader Julius Malema and four others.

Magistrate Janine Ungerer ruled the matter would resume on June 20, when a High Court date for their trial would be set.

Malema is accused of having made nearly R4 million from corrupt activities. He is out on bail of R10,000 and faces charges of fraud, corruption, money-laundering, and racketeering.

 Malema briefly appeared in court on Tuesday morning, he was accompanied by former Secretary of the ANCYL, Jacob Lebogo and his friend Jossie Buthane who were there to support him.

Earlier, police kept a heavy presence in and around the court building in Polokwane as a few people started to arrive before court proceedings began.
This followed last nights’ security measures by police where they blocked some of the strategic points around the building with razor wire and vehicles. 

  However unlike his previous appearances, by midnight there was no sign of Malema's supporters gathering at the Jack Botes Hall.Only a handful of people gathered outside court ahead of Malema's appearance, this morning.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, said the police deployment and closures of streets was made just in case some people decided to protest or behave in an unruly manner.

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