ANCYL’s secretary-general suspended

2011-11-10 09:47

ANC Youth League (ANCYL) secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa was found guilty of misconduct today and suspended for 18 months.

The sanction was suspended for three years, chairman of the ruling party’s national disciplinary committee Derek Hanekom told reporters in Johannesburg.

He said comments Magaqa made about Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba were an “unwarranted attack” against him.

It “undermined his position as a minister”, said Hanekom.

Magaqa’s offence was of a “serious nature”.

The comments could pose a risk to foreign investment, said Hanekom.

Magaqa accused Gigaba of “pleasing imperialists” when he criticised the ANCYL’s campaign for the nationalisation of mines in August.

Magaqa also had to make a public apology to Gigaba.

‘Untenable’ for ANCYL to interrupt meeting
It was “untenable” for ANC Youth League (ANCYL) members to interrupt a meeting of national ruling party officials that included President Jacob Zuma, the chairman of the ruling party’s national disciplinary committee, Derek Hanekom, said today.

“Ill-discipline is not a cure for frustration,” Hanekom told reporters.

“The national executive committee finds the respondents guilty as charged (on the charge of interrupting the meeting).”

The guilty finding relates to Malema, ANCYL deputy president Ronald Lamola, treasurer-general Pule Mabe, secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa and deputy secretary-general Kenetswe Mosenogi.

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