ANCYL set to meet to plot next move
Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League national executive committee will meet at the weekend to discuss leader Julius Malema's expulsion from the mother party.
"[The NEC] will convene on Sunday to seek guidance from the leadership... on the way forward," league spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said in a statement on Thursday.
Shivambu said the league would hold a news briefing on Monday, and Malema would conduct an interview with the SABC's Metro FM in the evening.
"Members of the media are advised to respect this approach."
Shivambu extended the ANCYL's gratitude to everyone who had sent messages of support following Wednesday's decision by the ANC's national disciplinary committee to expel Malema.
He thanked members of the ANC and the league who "went to defend" Malema's house in Seshego, near Polokwane in Limpopo, from "rascals".
Anti-Malema supporters drove around Seshego in the early hours on Thursday, taunting his supporters by carrying a tombstone fashioned from a cardboard box. It had the words "RIP Julius S Malema", "dictator" and "corrupted" written on it.
Malema, who was recently referred to as the "chief commander of economic freedom", was found guilty of sowing division in the ANC and of bringing the organisation into disrepute.
Malema reportedly said on Wednesday he would remain in Seshego as long as people were trying to attack his home.
Shivambu was suspended from the ANC for three years for swearing at a journalist and for issuing a statement calling for a change of government in Botswana.
Malema, Shivambu and four other ANCYL leaders who were disciplined had two weeks to appeal against their sentences.