Juju questions logic behind expulsion

2012-03-06 07:12

Former ANC Youth League president Julius Malema has questioned the logic behind his recent expulsion from the governing party.

Malema was initially suspended for five years on three charges, but was expelled last week after going back to the ANC’s national disciplinary committee to present evidence in mitigation on two charges.

He said in a live interview with SABC’s Metro FM last night. “So you ask yourself where is the logic here? What are the real issues? Are we really dealing with charges?”

Malema was expelled for bringing the party into disrepute and sowing division in its ranks.

Yesterday Juju, as Malema is popularly known to his supporters, said he had done nothing wrong.

“The reason I do not have nightmares and the reason I do not have regrets, the reason why I’m not personally hating is because I’ve not done anything wrong,” he said.

“I haven’t stabbed a person. I haven’t been charged with rape. I haven’t been charged for corruption. I haven’t been charged for organising factional meetings and benefiting my own family.

“I’m not charged about those things. I’m charged about what has been written in the resolutions of the youth league.”

Malema said he was happy to have made a contribution to the struggle and to the ANC.

He said the youth league had been seen as a threat and that people wanted to crush it.

“Those opposed to the youth league want to plant divisions in the ANC. Those forces are working day and night to undermine economic freedom.”

Malema said “those people” were monopoly capital working in the media and in the ANC. “Some of them are in the pockets of white capitalists.”

Malema said he was ready to leave the youth league, adding that the new youth league president would have to continue with the resolutions already adopted.

“And when that leader pronounces on them, he will also be expelled,” he said.

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