- AfriForum’s private prosecuting team led by Gerrie Nel will prosecute EFF leader Julius Malema
- Nel and his team will prosecute Malema on charges of fraud and tender corruption
- The charges reportedly relate to Malema’s On-Point Engineering in Limpopo
Advocate Gerrie Nel has revealed he and his team of prosecutors from AfriForum will privately prosecute Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema on charges of fraud and tender corruption.
The charges reportedly relate to Malema’s On-Point Engineering company which is based in Limpopo and was involved in work for the provincial roads department.
In 2012, former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said Malema had improperly benefited from Limpopo government contracts to construct roads and bridges.
Briefly.co.za gathered that at the time Madonsela said the evidence she had collected on the matter would be given to the Hawks and other relevant law enforcement agencies.
Madonsela’s report found the Limpopo government had paid On-Point Engineering a total of R43 million. Her report revealed the following:
• On-Point paid R2.17-million through R100 000 per month dividends into Malema's Ratanang Family Trust over 17 months.
• The trust also received R200 000 in unspecified loans.
• Five days after one of the alleged "kickbacks" to the trust was made‚ R1-million was withdrawn and paid towards the purchase of a farm.
• Amounts of R160‚000 and R100‚000 were paid from the trust to Sandton Property and Sandowns Property respectively.
• There was evidence that the trust was possibly being used as a vehicle for the transfer of funds obtained through an unlawful process.
The matter will be Nel’s second private prosecution since he joined AfriForum in 2017 after resigning as a state prosecutor.
AfriForum’s first prosecution took aim at former president Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane for a 2014 car crash in which Phumzile Dube was killed.
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