Polokwane - Wearing a dark suit with a striking red tie Julius Malema sat with his hands comfortably on his lap ahead of proceedings at the High Court in Polokwane on Friday.
The axed ANC Youth League president greeted members of the media with a warm smile, getting up to shake hands with some.
Malema showed no signs of worry, as he prepared to face charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering .
Outside the court, police presence was high as promised.
Rolls of barbed wire and heavily armed police officers were placed at the entrance and surrounding areas.
A street away from the court, loud music was heard where Malema supporters had gathered since Thursday night.
No disruptions were reported. - Sapa