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YCL want Malema prosecuted

YCL said if Julius Malema is found guilty, he should serve time.

Julius Malema being escorted out of Marikana by police.

JOHANNESBURG - The Young Communist League (YCL) on Sunday called for any government officials found guilty of corruption relating to an investigation into Julius Malema to be jailed.

This follows reports that officials from the Limpopo Department of Transport are allegedly involved in a dodgy tender investigated by public protector Thuli Madonsela.

The tender involves On-point Engineering, a company of which Malema is a shareholder.

The league's Buthi Manamela said officials found guilty of corruption should not be allowed to resign to get redeployed.

"Those individuals have to be prosecuted and if found guilty should serve time. We do not think that out of this these individuals being offered redeployment or being ambassadors for resigning from their position."

Meanwhile, 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.

Suspended ANCYL Secretary General Sindiso Magaqa claimed on Saturday that the arrest warrant issued for Malema was 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.

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