IFP Youth Brigade says Malema’s suspension is a little too late

2011-11-10 10:50

The IFP Youth Brigade has welcomed with reservation the judgment and decision announced today by the ANC’s national disciplinary committee to suspend Julius Malema.

The judgement vindicates the IFP Youth Brigade’s previous calls for action to be taken against Mr Malema.

We believe, however, that the decision to suspend Mr Malema for five years is not real action and a little too late.

The ANC leadership has stood idly by while Mr Malema has insulted the president of the IFP, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi.

They stood idly by even when Mr Malema threatened to invade the home of Prince Buthelezi.

They have stood idly by as Mr Malema contributed to the loss of confidence in the South Africa economy with his irresponsible, reckless and senseless calls for nationalisation.

We regret that the ANC leadership did not rein in Mr Malema when his actions and tirades did not directly affect them, but that they only acted once the monster they created came home to bite.

The IFP Youth Brigade believes that time will tell whether the punishment handed out today will fit the crime.

We regret that a compulsory course on civility, good manners and economics 101 was not included.

We are adopting a wait-and-see attitude as we are curious to see if Mr Malema will comply with the letter and spirit of his suspension. We are, however, not holding our breath. – Sapa and IFP

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