Youth league disciplinary hearing postponed to next weekend

2011-09-03 11:56

The disciplinary hearing involving the ANC Youth League’s top leaders has been postponed to Sunday, September 11, the ANC’s national disciplinary committee (NDC) has said.

“Argument will be heard on September 11, 2011 and a finding handed down in due course,” NDC chairman Derek Hanekom said in a statement.

“The postponement was as a result of the availability of parties to the hearing.”Youth league president Julius Malema, spokesperson Floyd Shivambu, deputy-president Ronald Lamola, treasurer-general Pule Mabe, secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa and deputy secretary general Kenetswe Masenogi are all facing charges of misconduct.

Malema also faces individual charges of bringing the ANC into disrepute and sowing divisions in ANC ranks.

He recently said the league would send a team to Botswana to consolidate local opposition parties and to help bring about regime change, as it believed the government there was “in full cooperation with imperialists” and “undermining the African agenda”.“The disciplinary hearing of comrade Julius Malema will also resume on Sunday, September 11, 2011. Three days have been set aside for the completion of this hearing,” said Hanekom.

The disciplinary hearing for the league’s secretary general Sindiso Magaqa, who faces a single charge of misconduct, would be finalised in the same period.A date had not been set yet for Shivambu’s hearing.

Yesterday, the NDC turned down Malema’s application to have charges against him dropped.He brought the application on Tuesday and the committee considered the appeal on Wednesday and Thursday.

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