Malema hands target list to cops
2/23/2010 11:17:27 AM
Johannesburg - ANC Youth League president Julius Malema has asked the police to investigate a list of people believed to be targeting supporters of President Jacob Zuma, he told SAFM on Tuesday in the wake of a debate over his personal assets.
He said he did not mind being audited by the SA Revenue Services, but not if it was driven by a political agenda.
He said once the revenue services were used to further the political interests of ANC breakaway group Congress of the People, the Independent Democrats, the Democratic Alliance, or factional interests within the ANC, then there was a problem.
"I'm saying so because we have got a document of a list of people and I will make it public. We just took it to the police for them to verify it. A list of people who must be targeted ... and these people are called Zuma people," he said in reference to President Jacob Zuma.
The document came from intelligence officers, he said.
"Intelligence has got a responsibility to deal with that and they found this to be very unacceptable and they thought they needed to alert us," he said on the After Eight Debate.
No longer company director
Malema was being interviewed after newspaper reports that he was director of several companies that had won over R100m in government contracts.
Malema reiterated that he was no longer a director of these companies and after consultation with his lawyer concluded that perhaps the Companies and Intellectual Registration Office had not finalised the instructions.
Malema and the league were vocal supporters of Zuma in the run up to the ANC's elective conference in Polokwane in 2007. The party denied divisions between former president Thabo Mbeki and Zuma, but Mbeki was eventually outvoted at the conference and later forced to resign as president of the country.
Malema said he received a salary increase at the ANC in 2008 because the party had been losing staffers and wanted to bring salaries in line with corporate salaries.
He bought a house in Polokwane and later a house in Sandton and only owns one car, a Mercedes. He said he did not waste his money on women and alcohol.
The league also supported Zuma during his rape trial where the allegation of a conspiracy also arose.
Zuma was acquitted of rape but was later charged on allegations of corruption, also blamed on a conspiracy.
These were never tested in court because the National Director of Public Prosecutions said there had been interference during the investigation, and so the charges were dropped.
Confirmation on a police investigation was not immediately available.
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