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Reporter faked signature - Malema

By unknown | Mar 01, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

ANC Youth League president Julius Malema yesterday said a newspaper reporter faked his signature to portray him as a bad person.

"We will not be broken by newspapers. They just put my name to sell newspapers. The journalist faked my signature because they wanted to portray me as a bad person," Malema said yesterday.

He was addressing ANCYL members during the 2011 local elections mobilisation rally.

City Press reported that Malema lied when he told the media that he held no shares in a company that has won contracts in Limpopo.

The newspaper reported that according to a company registration record, Malema owns 70percent of the shares in SGL Engineering Projects.

He had also signed on as a director, signed to pass power of attorney to his business partner and signed a third time to take up his majority shareholding.

Malema claimed he had deregistered from company directorship soon after being elected ANCYL president in 2008.

He described newspaper reports as a campaign aimed at demoralising the ANCYL.

He said the youth league would never be broken by newspapers that also reported bad things about Peter Mokaba, one of his predecessors.

"Mokaba was portrayed as an apartheid spy because he represented change," Malema said.

He said the media had also tried to portray Jacob Zuma as a bad person. He did not say whether he would sue the reporter for allegedly faking his signature. - Sapa


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