Cii News & Agencies | September 26, 2012
Expelled ANC youth League leader Julius Malema has been granted R10 000 bail in the Polokwane regional court this morning.
The bail amount was set at R10 000 after the State had earlier requested a bail amount of R40 000.
Malema appeared on charges of money laundering and not on corruption or fraud.
The charges are related to his Ratanang family trust.
Joining him in the dock was Selby Manthatha who was released on R40 000 bail.
Malema and his co accused will be back at court on November 30.
His co accused appeared on numerous charges including fraud and corruption.
His very close allies have declared the bail hearing a ‘first victory’ for the firebrand leader.
Meanwhile outside the court thousands of supporters waited anxiously for Malema to address them.
They sang freedom songs and chanted in support of Malema.
Some supporters chanted against President Jacob Zuma and mocked him by making shower-head gestures.
Others reiterated their support for deputy president Kgalema Mothlanthe to run for presidency in the ANC elective conference in Mangaung in December.