Malema criticises ANC
Polokwane - Expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema on Saturday criticised ANC leaders saying they failed to condemn intimidation directed at his grandmother.
"There are those who celebrated my expulsion by coming to my grandmother's house (in Seshego) with petrol bombs and bullets," Malema said.
He was speaking at the African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) general conference held at the Jack Botes Hall in Polokwane.
"My grandmother is now being executed for my deeds and political beliefs but none of the ANC leaders has come out condemning this "intimidation."
Malema, who was celebrating his 31st birthday on Saturday, was given a birthday cake by the ANCWL. It was decorated in the green and gold colours of the ANC.
He vowed to never leave the ANC despite being expelled.
"Unlike [Mbhazima] Shilowa and [Mosiuoa "Terror"] Lekota - who left the organisation - I am going to die in this movement," he said amid praise from ANCWL members.
The ANCWL chanted: "Our son - the true son of the Limpopo women".
Provincial ANC chairperson Cassel Mathale, who sat next to Malema, referred to him as the president of the ANCYL and praised him as a "true comrade".
ANCWL provincial chairperson Maite Marutha said Malema would always be part of the ANC structures in Limpopo.
"You are welcome our son - you will remain with us throughout, we shall never divorce you. We will even come to you to seek advice," Marutha said.
Malema was expelled from the party for sowing divisions in the ANC and of bringing the organisation into disrepute.