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YCL wants conspiracy allegations looked into

Julius Malema's allies have slammed allegations of corruption leveled against him, claiming conspiracy.

Julius Malema's allies have slammed allegations of corruption leveled against him, claiming conspiracy. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Young Communist League of South Africa (YCL) on Sunday called for an investigation into claims that an arrest warrant for Julius Malema is part of a political conspiracy.

Malema's allies have slammed allegations of corruption leveled against him, claiming it is all part of a conspiracy to silence the former African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) leader.

An arrest warrant was issued for Malema on Friday which is reportedly linked to his business dealings in Limpopo and his Ratanang family trust fund.

"Mr Malema or any of his friends have the right to make allegations but this is a political conspiracy and the courts must determine whether Mr Malema will actually avoid wearing orange overalls," said Young Communist League President Buthi Manamela.

Suspended ANCYL Secretary General Sindiso Magaqa claimed on Saturday that the arrest warrant issued for Malema is indeed part of a political conspiracy.

He said he has also received information that several cabinet ministers are part of the conspiracy against him.

"We got the information from our reliable sources in government."

Magaqa however refused though to explain which ministers are allegedly involved.

Meanwhile, Youth League spokesperson Magdalene Moonsamy said, the league supports Malema wholeheartedly.

"Of course we will await the processes that must be followed, with the legal confrontation. However we remain consistent we remain unshaken and we remain resolute in his support," said Moonsamy.