Expelled ANC Youth League (ANCYL) secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa says there are leaders in the ANC who are using State machinery to fight political battles. He was addressing hundreds of ANCYL supporters during a night vigil for expelled League president Julius Malema in Polokwane.
Magaqa told attendants to the vigil that: “We are here because of those people who lack political coherence and political capacity to engage on political issues. They are using State resources because they failed to engage politically. They cannot match the president of the ANC Youth League.”
Malema is expected to be officially charged with money-laundering when he appears in the Polokwane Regional Court this morning. A warrant of arrest was issued for Malema last week. His business associate Lesiba Gwangwa and three others were granted R40 000 bail each yesterday.
The four are facing charges of fraud and corruption related to a multi-million-rand Limpopo government tender. The expelled Youth League leader is expected to officially hand himself over at the Polokwane police station this morning, ahead of his court appearance.
Malema will officially be charged with benefitting from proceeds of crime. The charge is linked to a multi-million rand tender that was allegedly irregularly awarded to On Point Engineering, of which he is a shareholder. It is alleged that companies, including On Point, which benefitted from the tender, deposited money into his Ratanang Trust account.
A close associate of Malema told the SABC that he met with his legal teaml late last night to prepare for court proceedings.