South African Youth Leader Charged with Graft, Granted Bail

Expelled leader of the ruling African National Congress' youth wing, Julius Malema, was granted bail after appearing in court on charges of money laundering - a charge that can incur a sentence of 15 years.

Julius Malema in the Polokwane Regional Court after he handed himself over to the Polokwane police on Wednesday morning before his court appearance.

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  • South Africa:  Charges Against Youth Leader Revealed

    South African Press Association, 25 September 2012

    Axed ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema benefited from corrupt activities amounting to R4 million, according to papers filed in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court. read more »

  • South Africa:  Reporter's Notebook - the Passion of Julius Malema (analysis)

    Daily Maverick, 25 September 2012

    A famous Equality Court case could not keep him down. The full might of the African National Congress' disciplinary committees and an expulsion from the political home he loved ... read more »

  • South Africa:  SAPS, Organisers Meeting On Malema Vigil

    South African Press Association, 25 September 2012

    The organisers of a night vigil for expelled ANC youth league president Julius Malema were meeting the Polokwane municipality and the police on Tuesday for permission to gather. read more »

  • South Africa:  Malema's Associates to Appear

    South African Press Association, 25 September 2012

    Kagisho Dichabe, one of four business associates of axed ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema, offered to pay bail of R40,000 on Tuesday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Ancyl Condemns Malema Charges

    South African Press Association, 25 September 2012

    The ANC Youth League has condemned what it terms the use of state resources to settle political scores, in reference to charges brought against its former president Julius Malema. read more »

  • South Africa:  Is Malema Tax Trouble a Govt Witchhunt?

    Radio France Internationale, 24 September 2012

    Malema's in trouble over his tax. Or is it a government-orchestrated witch-hunt? Has Museveni done a dirty deal with a Chinese power company? Gambia tries to stop street-level ... read more »

Three business associates of Julius Malema appeared in court on September 25. They were, from left, Kagisho Dichabe, Lesiba Gwangwa and Makgetsi Manthatha.

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