Racketeering is a serious charge - Malema

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Supporters of President Jacob Zuma burned a symbolic coffin of Julius Malema. File picture: Motshwari Mofokeng

Polokwane - Expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema seemed unconcerned that racketeering charges were added to other charges against him in the High Court in Polokwane on Friday.

Speaking to supporters a street away from the court, Malema said racketeering charges were serious and threatened life imprisonment, but he “had no butterflies in his stomach” over the matter.

Earlier, the court heard that a charge of racketeering had been added to an initial charge of money-laundering.

He updated the crowd on proceedings that took place in court and thanked them for their support.

He led the crowd in song and dance shortly afterwards.

The matter against Malema and his co-accused was postponed to April 23, next year.

The crowd held a night vigil on Thursday night to show support for Malema. - Sapa


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