Malema responds defiantly to AfriForum

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Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has responded defiantly to AfriForum’s announcement that they’ll be pursuing a fraud and corruption case against him.

Malema says what he calls racists can bring it on and that no white man will decide his destiny.

Malema was responding on Twitter to this morning’s announcement by Afriforum’s CEO Kallie Kriel and private prosecutions head Gerrie Nel.

During the AfriForum briefing, Nel looked at action taken by the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) Asset Forfeiture Unit on one of Malema’s former properties:

“We know that the successful asset forfeiture confiscation order was obtained against the farm Schuilkraal that was purchased by Malema. On the information we have with the proceeds of this fraudulent scheme, that application for the confiscation of the farm was not opposed by anyone and the farm was then sold on auction for R2.4 million. It is also peculiar that somebody would just abandon the proceeds of a farm that was lawfully purchased,” Nel says.

Kriel says the NPA’s delay in prosecuting Malema over a tender awarded by the Limpopo government to Malema’s company, On Point Engineering,  in 2011 prompted them to act. Kriel says the matter is still under consideration with the NPA’s Priority Crimes Litigation Unit.

He says if nothing happens, AfriForum will apply for a certificate to prosecute Malema by end of August this year.