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Malema loses another round

2011-09-11 18:48

Cape Town - The ANC's national disciplinary panel on Sunday dismissed argument by Youth League leader Julius Malema that it breached the constitution of the ruling party.

"The NDC delivered its ruling on the application by comrade Julius Malema that the NDC breached the ANC constitution by releasing to the media its finding on the application to quash the charges," the head of the panel, Derek Hanekom, said.

"The NDC dismissed the application. A full copy of this ruling is also sent out in full to the media," he added.

In a separate statement, the panel then explained that rule 25 of the constitution was not breached because the findings made public on September 2 were not the final outcome of the hearing but merely related to a procedural matter.

"The publication in full of the ruling on the application to quash or drop charges dealt solely with matters of procedure and did not deal with either the content or substance of the charges, or any evidence in relation to the charges."

It added that the decision to publish the findings was warranted because information leaked to the media might have created confusion, and that Malema had not suffered prejudice.

Hate speech

Hanekom said the panel had agreed to a request that Malema not appear before it on Monday because of judgment in his hate speech trial in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg was due the same day.

"An application was made by the parties in the light of the Equality Court judgment to be delivered in the South Gauteng High Court on Monday 12 September 2011, to adjust the schedule of proceedings," Hanekom said in a statement.

"Consequently, no hearings will take place on Monday, 12 September 2011."

Hanekom said that on Sunday the panel would start hearing the disciplinary case against youth league spokesperson Floyd Shivambu and secretary general Sindiso Magaqa.

He said closing argument in the consolidated case against Malema, Magaqa, deputy league president Ronald Lamola, deputy secretary general Kenetswe Mosenogi and treasurer general Pule Mabe would be heard on Tuesday.

The five have been charged with disrupting a meeting of ANC leaders.

"Once the above cases are concluded, the hearings against comrade Malema will resume," Hanekom added.

Supporters

Malema faces further charges of bringing the ANC into disrepute and sowing division in the party. These relate to his calls for land seizures from white "criminals" and for a change of government in Botswana. He risks suspension or expulsion from the ruling party.

Sunday's hearing took place at an undisclosed venue in Gauteng for fear that Malema's supporters would again run amok at the ANC's headquarters in downtown Johannesburg, where he first appeared before the panel a fortnight ago.

The Sunday press reported that the hearing was being held in Kliprivier, south of Johannesburg, but ANC spokesperson Keith Khoza said he could not confirm this.

Meanwhile, SABC news reported on Sunday that there was a "huge deployment of security personnel" around Kliprivier near Kibler Park, south of Johannesburg - where the "hearing of ANC Youth League president Julius Malema was underway".

On the eve of the sitting, Malema reportedly referred to his standoff with the ANC leadership as a war.

The Sunday Times quoted him as telling supporters in Alexandra: "This is a war... But we can guarantee that we will win."

He added: "In 2012, the ANC will correct itself and elect good leaders."

Judge Colin Lamont is expected to pass judgment on Monday relating to charges brought against Malema by Afrikaner civil rights group AfriForum for singing of Dubul' Ibhunu [Shoot the Boer].

Comments
  • ChrisW - 2011-09-11 18:51

    I sense jail time for Julius is coming. The slow wheels of justice. This disciplinary is hopefully just the beginnignof his troubles.

      Scamatoon - 2011-09-11 19:11

      Hopefully. Bye Bye JellyAss Malema...

      Oldbuck - 2011-09-11 20:15

      @ letsee - how is it possible that someone that can type a comment - never mind the spelling - can be so stupid and ignorant as to support malemma,no wonder the likes of you can never get anywhere in life

  • Proefleser - 2011-09-11 18:54

    How can we take them seriously if they still address one another as Comrade?

  • Wolraad Woltemade - 2011-09-11 18:55

    Ek wonner wat hulle met die gedroggie gaan maak na al die sake aangaande hom verby is? ....

  • farmworker - 2011-09-11 18:56

    News24 perhaps you could have waited till tomorrow when you enough to report on. I am just tired of reading these background, I mean we all know the background. You can do better by writing a one sentence story and put a link to your background. Eish

      Scamatoon - 2011-09-11 19:12

      couldnt agree more. farmworker for president... all you have to do is promise poor people free stuff an it will happen

      vanommen.jan - 2011-09-11 19:59

      Then stop reading it. Duh...

  • falcon2020 - 2011-09-11 19:03

    may Judge La Mont have a peacefull night

  • JohnPicarra - 2011-09-11 19:07

    In 1985 Pres Gorbachov of the USSR admitted that Central Control of the Economy was not working, and reversed Russia out of Communism. In 1997 the Chinese admitted that Hong Kong was 50 years ahead of China, which had another Central Control Economy which was not working. India and many other countries are following the example of a Free Russia. But Not Malema. But Not the ANC. But Not the SA Communist Party. What do these people think that they have, which the Russians, the Chinese, and many others did not have? With NO advantage over them, why do they think that Central Control Economy is going to work in SA, when it has not worked in a SINGLE country around the world? I must question their mental capacity.

      Yar - 2011-09-11 19:12

      Well said John Your list of failed economies forgot to include: Cuba Zambia Zimbabwe Mozambique Poland Romania Albania North Korea Cambodia Burma etc

      vanommen.jan - 2011-09-11 20:01

      And add Belgium to that list...

      cavafergie - 2011-09-11 20:33

      Not failed.....just corrupt like our system is becoming

  • LuLuBug - 2011-09-11 19:08

    When will this dangerous idiot ever get his day of reckoning??

  • stevo_o_o - 2011-09-11 19:16

    Oubaas Zuma is getting the sjambok out, and ma-litey is going to get it.Rather let malema get out the anc now, and take a small percentage with him, than later on split the anc totally, zuma is wise, he's just waiting to see all those who appose him, (he's enemies) and expose them.

      Wolraad Woltemade - 2011-09-11 19:40

      I hope you are correct.

      Oldbuck - 2011-09-11 20:03

      you people are rather quick to forget how this malema came about,zuma created him,lets all hold our opinions untill we see what zuma has planned,we could all be in for a shock

  • Paul - 2011-09-11 19:17

    R16 million house for sale in Sandton. Includes bunker.

      Mlungu - 2011-09-11 19:26

      Is that the original "Totsi House"

      shaun.cousins1 - 2011-09-11 20:34

      the bunker is for mugabe

  • leonard - 2011-09-11 19:18

    Enough already,how much more evidence does the panel need?Do what has to be done and let SA get on with far more important things.

  • Mlungu - 2011-09-11 19:22

    hamba kahle Malema - you better off doing gardening work

      Wolraad Woltemade - 2011-09-11 19:40

      Give this man a Bells!

      Oldbuck - 2011-09-11 20:05

      would you employ him

      Wolraad Woltemade - 2011-09-11 20:29

      Good point Oldbuck - I didn’t think about the consequences of the garden if he should work it. It will become a wasteland / dessert. I retract my Bells comment.

      croix - 2011-09-11 20:32

      I will never allow that scumbo onto my property. He has never done a single, honest day's work in his life.

  • scipio - 2011-09-11 19:22

    every day i expect to hear the news that a high velocity round has given sausage fingers a flip top head, but every day im left dissapointed. please if there is a god, top juju soon.

  • Nicola Ferreira - 2011-09-11 19:29

    The only way for the ANC to correct itself and ensure their positions of power is to eliminate Malema and his supporters within the ranks of the ANC. If they don't do that, Malema will execute this plan against them.

  • msendi - 2011-09-11 19:36

    I wonder who is behind the behavior of this stray dog. Everyday we have to endure the madness of this imbecile…

  • Bart23 - 2011-09-11 19:38

    What happend to all his ranting troll supporters in these posts?

      Phaedioux - 2011-09-11 19:56

      I suspect that they too have become totally bored with this non-event so far?

      cliffarc - 2011-09-11 20:06

      - Weekend off.

  • Caroline - 2011-09-11 19:39

    I fear another Mugabe here

  • Mlungu - 2011-09-11 19:40

    Juju please dont cry racism when the White man Derek Hanekom gives you the sjambok at your discplinary.

      Wolraad Woltemade - 2011-09-11 19:56

      Derek Hanekom has more "struggle" credentials than Malema... It pisses him off that a white man has this credentials. Even the struggle credentials are now stolen by the white colonialist. Why did God allow a white man to fight against apartheid - This is the mourning prayer of fart-face Juju. It just doesn't make any sense to him... A white man who made personal sacrifices against apartheid… The only sacrifices Juju made was the Champagne on the floor when he passed out and pissed in his pants at the last drunken party.

      Phaedioux - 2011-09-11 19:59

      Hanekom has been declared an honorary black guy together with the other white guys in Govt.

      Mlungu - 2011-09-11 20:04

      Ha ha ha - "honorary" those hanskhaki's need a good sjambok'ing

      Oldbuck - 2011-09-11 20:19

      its called a snot sjambok

  • Jou - 2011-09-11 19:57

    Just FOOOOSEK! already!!!

      Jillian - 2011-09-11 20:29

      The term is "voertsek", Jou. Please get it right. You obviously have the intellectual capacity of a fence post.

      cavafergie - 2011-09-11 20:40

      Jou - JOU M**R - Voetsek already - Malema is a groot NA*I en kort a 303

      cavafergie - 2011-09-11 20:41

      Jillian, that is an insult to a fence post

  • Reflect - 2011-09-11 19:59

    It never rains,but pours for 'JUJU' man. I understand the gist of his struggle. Very few people can stand up for what juju stands for. I ADMIRE Him for that!

      tryanything - 2011-09-11 20:03

      I theenk that you have a problem thinking or you have too much money Reflect...Your mirror she is crecked..

      Mlungu - 2011-09-11 20:07

      Reject i mean Reflect - hamba wena!!!!

      Zenzele - 2011-09-11 20:14

      Reflect, I think you are part of malema's iliterate squad, we did not fight on the streets in june 1976 when we were students for people like you and malema to try and reverse the clock, Where were you and malema at that time try to be bold minded and be a nation builder not a distroyer. Do you want South Africa to be like some poor african states ? thus what malema wants because he does not care about anyone only himself, he is pure evil!!!

      Mlungu - 2011-09-11 20:17

      Yebo Sister Zenzele - Pipe down Reflect awazi lutho umntanami

      scipio - 2011-09-11 20:24

      hes a dead man walking.

  • Qunos - 2011-09-11 20:05

    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Have a look at the start of World war 2, and then have a look at our own country right now! What did Hitler promise the masses, and what is juju promising the masses now! We never seem to learn from our mistakes!

  • Brent - 2011-09-11 20:22

    You ,,,,Malema ARE NOT QUALIFIED IN ANY WAY TO WEAR ANY BERET.....PERIOD!!!!

  • cavafergie - 2011-09-11 20:22

    I do not think Jail time. I am thinking more on the lines of extermination !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.....one has to exterminate cockroaches

  • Thabo123 - 2011-09-11 20:33

    Malema is bringing so much disruption to the ANC, I wonder if he is not an undercover agent for the DA or some other parties.

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