- Julius Malema is adamant that he is innocent and that if he was guilty the government should arrest him
- The leader of the EFF is claiming to be the target of a political attack
- He is due to be re-elected as the leader of the EFF
Julius Malema is no stranger to the courts of South Africa and has several cases pending against him. He revealed in an interview that he has been made out to be the "most corrupt person" who single-handedly bankrupted an entire province.
“With all the things you have written about me, with all the accusations you have put against me, what makes it difficult for them to take me to court, and trial me with all the evidence they have and send me to prison?” asked Malema.
Briefly.co.za learned that Malema was referencing the on-going case against On-Point Engineering which won a number of lucrative tenders and the alleged subsequent looting of the Limpopo provincial coffers in 2011.
Malema feels that he is being tried in the court of public opinion and is not getting a fair chance to defend himself.
The EFF will more than likely re-elect Malema as party president when they hold their elective conference this week. Malema said that he would be powerless to stop the government from arresting him.
“If this guy is corrupt, this guy has got no state power, he has no white monopoly capital power, ownership of the means of production, why are you not arresting him? I can’t stop anything,” he emphasised.
Malema questions the timing of the trial and the evidence being used dates back to 2012 and has been available since according to thecitizen.co.za.
“Come on man, these stories were there in 2012,” he insisted.
“My SARS bill was actually based, among others, on those types of expenses. I have taken responsibility, have settled my matters with SARS and my taxes are in order. I encourage everyone to be compliant with SARS,” continued Malema.
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