ANCYL mum on Malema's condition
Johannesburg - ANC Youth League president Julius Malema was admitted to a private hospital in Polokwane on Wednesday, the league said in a statement.
It declined to give details on his condition.
"The ANC Youth League will not take media enquiries concerning his hospitalisation, as we strongly believe that his health is a private matter, and should be treated as such.
"Members of the media are therefore humbly requested to not make enquiries concerning this, nor pry into the privacy of the president's health, because doing so is unethical, immoral and despicable," the league said.
The SABC reported earlier that Malema was suffering from "flu symptoms".
It said he would not attend his African National Congress disciplinary hearing in Johannesburg on Thursday. Malema was facing charges of bringing the ANC into disrepute and sowing division within party ranks.
He recently said the league would send a team to Botswana to consolidate local opposition parties and help bring about regime change, as it believed the government there was "in full co-operation with imperialists" and undermining the "African agenda".
Charged with him are ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu, deputy president Ronald Lamola, treasurer general Pule Mabe, secretary general Sindiso Magaqa and deputy secretary general Kenetswe Mosenogi.