ANCYL will not apologise, says Malema

2011-09-10 22:50

Johannesburg - ANC Youth League president Julius Malema faces the next round of disciplinary hearings at an undisclosed location on Sunday.

On Saturday Malema said the league would not apologise for the circumstances that led to its leadership facing disciplinary charges.

"The crime we have committed is reminding people about their rights in the Freedom Charter. If I am expelled, then I know I will die with my soul intact," he said.

He addressed nearly 1 000 people gathered for the league's 67th anniversary celebrations in Alexandra, Johannesburg.

Malema, along with deputy president Ronald Lamola, secretary general Sindiso Magaqa, his deputy Kenetswe Mosenogi, and treasurer general Pule Mabe face charges of compromising the ANC's reputation and of disrupting a party meeting.

League spokesperson Floyd Shivambu's hearing was scheduled for a later date.

ANC spokespeople Jackson Mthembu and Keith Khoza were not immediately available to comment on the location of the hearing.

On Friday Khoza said the venue was being kept a secret.

He said previously that the location was going to be made public for fear that supporters would protest outside the ANC's Luthuli House headquarters in Johannesburg.

Malema supporters pelted police and journalists with half-bricks and set fire to T-shirts emblazoned with the face of President Jacob Zuma during Malema's disciplinary hearing last Tuesday.

The ANC condemned the rampage, with secretary general Gwede Mantashe comparing it to "the storming of the Bastille".

The party also faced legal action from a Johannesburg law firm if it failed to move the hearing elsewhere.

  • Yislaaik - 2011-09-10 23:06

    A COPY OF WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN ON ANOTHER ARTICLE....... I know Alexandra very well. I have worked there and been among the people. These supporters of Malema are surely the 'immigrants' that have built shacks along the Jukskei river and are polluting it, and shacks between the houses that started the 'xenophobia'. I can only hope that those who were affected by these damn immigrants the 'government' have let in are not part of this. The ones I know all have houses of some kind and work in those factories and offices that Malema wants to take. .................................... That's food for thought. I said years ago that those immigrants would turn face. I was in favour of the 'xenophobics', but not the murders. That was a separate criminal element taking advantage, doing that. They must kick all these foreigners out and on the way, make them do their washing (and empty their toilet effluent)in the Limpopo River, (where vetbooi should swim). The crocodiles there are hungry. There was a very good suggestion there too, that vetbooi should be tried in the Hague. They might produce a judge who is not scared of being murdered by the mob, as was suspected in Zuma's case.

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