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Malema 'pushing boundaries' for Easter

2012-04-05 22:41

Johannesburg - Embattled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema would "push the boundaries" of his suspension this weekend with a visit to a church in the Eastern Cape.

"In celebrating Easter Friday and commemorating the life of Solomon Mahlangu, president Julius Malema will visit the Twelve Apostles' Church in Christ in Butterworth," league spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said in a statement on Thursday.

Easter Friday coincides with the day in which Mahlangu, an Umkhonto we Sizwe soldier, was executed by the apartheid government in 1979 after being accused of murder and terrorism.

Malema was on Wednesday gagged and temporarily suspended by the ANC's national disciplinary committee (NDC), a move which forbids him exercising any duty as an ANC member, president of the ANCYL or member of the Limpopo provincial executive committee.

In return Malema's lawyers sent the NDC an ultimatum about the suspension, which the committee had to respond to by 14:00 on Thursday.

NDC chairperson Derek Hanekom said he could not say what was written in the committee's reply.

Repeated behaviour


According to earlier reports, Malema's lawyers had threatened to take the party to court if it did not withdraw the suspension by 14:00 on Thursday.

The ANCYL denied this, saying: "We place it on record that no one in the ANCYL will take the ANC to court," adding that it would react to the latest developments "in the quickest possible time".

ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said the party frowned on its members taking it to court.

Malema's temporary suspension from the party followed comments he made at a centenary lecture at the University of the Witwatersrand last Friday. Malema called ANC president Jacob Zuma a dictator and said he was suppressing the ANCYL.

The ANCYL leader was informed on Wednesday morning of his immediate temporary suspension, and that the NDC would bring disciplinary proceedings against him.

The NDC had instituted special measures because of Malema's repeated behaviour.

Malema is appealing his expulsion from the ANC for sowing division in the party and for bringing it into disrepute. The appeals hearing was expected to take place on April 12.

The two disciplinary proceedings are separate.

Comments
  • towfieq - 2012-04-05 23:03

    If former sa president thabo mbeki could be removed in an instant why haggle with malema-i think hes got them by the balls-he knowz too much...its geting boring now...

      Kolobe - 2012-04-06 06:25

      the careers24 advert at the top is not revolutionary

      Sharon - 2012-04-06 06:44

      @ Kolobe - I thought it was epic!! It was the first thing I saw when I opened News24. It is even funnier than the Nandos ad.

      martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-04-06 07:45

      Kolobe - go and look up the word "satire" - In fact when you do find it in the colonial dictionary, please show it to your leaders, they too do not seem to understand the word!

      Rhyno - 2012-04-06 18:21

      @kolobe, Revolution? Where? did I miss it?

  • Crracker - 2012-04-05 23:10

    Might as well state the obvious. Jacob Zuma and Julius Malema visit congregations and churches of presumably the same faith. Each has his own but different sorry tale to relate and (perhaps) to call for assistance from whoever they call to or pretend to call to in moments of exasperation. What will be the outcome? Notwithstanding the personal outcomes to them the rest of the believing sheeple will have a field day. Democracy should not allow everyone an equal vote. It is becoming more obvious by the day.

  • Lu-tan - 2012-04-05 23:10

    it wil b beta if he is suspended tempuraly not permenent

      jannie.barnard - 2012-04-05 23:44

      Lu-tan It wil b beta if you improve your spelling

      Squeegee - 2012-04-05 23:47

      u r 2 st2pd 4 wurds.

      Klaus - 2012-04-06 00:15

      Sqweeks, had to change my undies again..........daunt let that stop you !!!!

      frankflower - 2012-04-06 00:32

      Where did you learn to read and write? Can you read or write? You sure as hell can't spell... Product of SA Education system perhaps? People who can't spell should not be allowed to have an opinion...

      Sean - 2012-04-06 01:22

      Maybe you should rather go back to school !!

      Mary - 2012-04-06 09:47

      But be sure it's in the Western Cape otherwise your time will be wasted.

      Rhyno - 2012-04-06 18:24

      Are you sending an sms or something? We're way beyond "beta" and VHS...just like the Youth League, analog in a digital world.

  • Lu-tan - 2012-04-05 23:10

    it wil b beta if he is suspended tempuraly not permenent

      Rhyno - 2012-04-06 18:25

      Not again!!!???

      Grant - 2012-04-06 21:32

      Lu-tan, I see your spelling and granmar has not improved.

  • rubi.nduku - 2012-04-05 23:18

    Like Sir Allen Suger and Richard (Virgin owner) whom both did not finish high school but employs the well educated and pay them salaries so is Juju Malema will employe the educated and pay them salaries. Don't hate the man but hate the game.

      frankflower - 2012-04-06 00:28

      Are you completely stupid? Please use your spell check, your spelling is atrocious!!!!!

      Sean - 2012-04-06 01:23

      FFS , It must be hard if you are brainless !!!

      Keith - 2012-04-06 05:52

      I regret to say that the day will come when Rubi is vindicated. Malema is nothing if not a survivor. He manipulates the press and knows how to pander to the masses; those masses, the 'youth' are tomorrows voters and we may yet see Malema in high office in the government.

      Nigel - 2012-04-06 08:09

      we are not the ones that hate, he is

      Rhyno - 2012-04-06 18:26

      Please people, refrain from drinking so much during Easter...

  • george.bennie - 2012-04-05 23:21

    If only he fought the good fight, he might be the leader his followers thought he was...but he's a sensationalist. He's only doing himself harm now. Goodbye, JuJu.

  • Cliff.k.Masola - 2012-04-05 23:37

    Malema..warra warra dis n dat,dis guy he is nt goin anywr,cum Magaung all dis thngs gonna chnge.Jz he is destroyin da ANC image wit his sidekicks

      Mike - 2012-04-06 08:26

      What's this Malema crap have to do with whites. Are you twits that confused?

      Rhyno - 2012-04-06 18:27

      Another SMS...

  • Scouter - 2012-04-05 23:46

    This is just about as boring as Charlize Theron's 'sex tape'

  • Hallo - 2012-04-06 00:35

    The media are perpetuating this whole situation. They are half to blame for this Melema phenomenon. Journos are the ones feeding this animal and should be ignored or compelled to report real news. By compelled I mean hit with a hammer on the head. How on earth is this the top story on such a big website? News24 should put a drie kluer on one corner of thier website and the a ancyl flag on the other just to stir a bit more. ???

      Sharon - 2012-04-06 07:32

      You mean hit Juju with a hammer on the head?

      John - 2012-04-06 09:28

      Well you read it.... so either you a bit doff.... or it is a story...

      Hallo - 2012-04-06 10:40

      @John I wouldn't expect a geezer like you to understand

  • nyasha.mutonono - 2012-04-06 01:20

    Praise Lord,I think God will hear your prayers and change your manners to better.

      zaatheist - 2012-04-06 09:53

      @Balstome I am certain you are right.

  • Oom - 2012-04-06 03:07

    Why does the press still refer to him as "president" malema. He has been expelled a couple of times and now even been suspended after he has been expelled and he is still referred to as the ancyl president. That's just bizarre....

      Phillip - 2012-04-06 06:38

      Oom, ek dink die term "President Malema" is nou al netso goed ingeburger as die term "Pedofiel Van Rooyen"....dit kom sommer outomaties. Dis juis die gereelde gebruik van die term wat hom so n groot kop gegee het, laat my dink aan die fabel van "Die Keiser se kleed", maak nie saak hoe mens daarna kyk nie, hy bly poedel nakend (maar ten minste het hy baie geld in die (TRUST)bank....

      patiswa.dumani - 2012-04-06 07:49

      he is still the president,waiting 4 the 12 April

  • Willie - 2012-04-06 05:31

    I am so tired of reading about this individual, his kindergarten escapades, his irresponsible brabbeling, his statements on issues that requires education 12 years beyond his and his inflated attitude. Please Julius, get lost!!!

      jannie.beirowski - 2012-04-06 08:23

      Yes, they can stop writing about him, but please keep him on TV. It makes my day every time I see him with that panty on his head!

  • Mark Milligan - 2012-04-06 05:36

    The mention of his name is starting to make me yawn

  • Muhammed - 2012-04-06 05:43

    News24 PLEASE STOP publishing articles about Julius Malema!!! Malema seeks attention and this is exactly what we should not give him. Allow him to go to the annals of history once and for all.

      zaatheist - 2012-04-06 09:54

      Agreed. It is obviously a slow news day.

  • Jayson - 2012-04-06 06:03

    These Malema stories are becoming like a bad car accident on the side of the road. You don't want to look,, but you look anyway. You see a Malema article,, you don't want to read it,, but you do anyway. This is what this big fat baby wants. Ignore him. He will eventually go away. All this is just fuel for his fire.

      Elias Bk Molomo - 2012-04-06 07:36

      true

  • Sharon - 2012-04-06 06:46

    The only reason why JM should set foot in a church is to repent.

  • Eduard - 2012-04-06 06:52

    what a stupid artical!!

  • marais.adriaan - 2012-04-06 07:04

    I really wish journalists would stop using 'embattled'. The adjective is becoming a cliché in Malema articles, and makes it sound as if everyone but he himself is responsible for his troubles: you will reap what you sow...

      marais.adriaan - 2012-04-06 07:08

      And 'beleaguered' won't do it either...

      Sharon - 2012-04-06 07:26

      STUPID should do the trick.

  • Elkita - 2012-04-06 07:09

    If Malema talks then Zuma walks.....

  • Lucas - 2012-04-06 07:13

    Mr Julius we behind you let the enemy enjoy but our time is coming.Come Mangaung!!!

      deabreu - 2012-04-06 07:43

      When you say us, I assume you mean the uneducated racists, lucas.

      Lucas - 2012-04-06 08:18

      Dearbreu n Sekalf ungafunda ugogode kodwa uma umqondo uwufake ezinqeni u better uneducated as I.okwenu ukuthi nihambe niyoziphipha lawa agcwele izinqa.nx

      Mike - 2012-04-06 08:33

      Lucas is referring to the ANC as the enemy, so vote for another party.

      Lucas - 2012-04-06 09:05

      Van Niekerk im not a Hitler sir the real Hitler are those who refuse to share the Economy you one of them so back off@DanielDennett ANC is not an enemy but you are the enemy!!

      Donny Doncaster - 2012-04-06 09:22

      Haha!

      Phillip van Niekerk - 2012-04-06 09:22

      As a wise man once said. Do not wrestle with a pig.

      Phillip van Niekerk - 2012-04-06 09:27

      Lucas what Economy must I share? I cant even get a job as a White boytjie because my skin color is not right. Im working for myself. You are the Owners of the Economy right now since 1994. Do not tell me that you are unaware of this?

      shongwepatrick - 2012-04-06 11:30

      @Lucas, how old are your sir?

      Lucas - 2012-04-06 12:54

      Shongwe im 28 years ol sir.i remember when Zuma assume power you were busy calling him a criminal,uneducated leader look at him now.you have a serious problem with our leaders if i were you ill swallow my pride and accept black leaders as they are.this country will never ever go back to you.i wonder wher is ANCYL to defend its leader because ANC is trying to please these white poeple.

      Lucas - 2012-04-06 12:54

      Shongwe im 28 years ol sir.i remember when Zuma assume power you were busy calling him a criminal,uneducated leader look at him now.you have a serious problem with our leaders if i were you ill swallow my pride and accept black leaders as they are.this country will never ever go back to you.i wonder wher is ANCYL to defend its leader because ANC is trying to please these white poeple.

      Lucas - 2012-04-06 12:54

      Shongwe im 28 years ol sir.i remember when Zuma assume power you were busy calling him a criminal,uneducated leader look at him now.you have a serious problem with our leaders if i were you ill swallow my pride and accept black leaders as they are.this country will never ever go back to you.i wonder wher is ANCYL to defend its leader because ANC is trying to please these white poeple.

      Lucas - 2012-04-06 13:32

      Staphan listen here im not a thief dude n i dont understand Afrikaans thats what we died for in 1976 befor i die i will take you all to the sea where you come from no metter u think how big u ar u cnt do nothing go to hell or hang yourself with a cotton man nx.

      Tony Lapson - 2012-04-06 13:46

      Shame, Lucas thinks Julias is going to save him and 'share the economy'....

      Lucas - 2012-04-06 14:09

      Tony Lapson No!Julius is not my God but i hate it when people judge a person because of his/her colour we are are all the same good poeple i must not be punished by saying im behind Julius im excersising my right like everyone else so why ppl calling us by stupid names like Hitler,Pig n uneducated who cares?

      Jenny - 2012-04-06 17:29

      I see you work for a security company Lucas? Do they know your agenda?

      Pule - 2012-04-07 17:22

      Lucas tlogela dilo tse tsa Maburu,dina le tlhaolele di tshaba Malema.Stephan o bue sentle kgosi o tla digama o sa ditlhapela.

      Gloria - 2012-04-07 21:31

      @ Lucas, we are one of your customers?? Should we be worried?

  • Tony - 2012-04-06 07:27

    # malema

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-04-06 07:29

    Up yours!!

  • Elias Bk Molomo - 2012-04-06 07:33

    Malema he's not a good leader at all, he's a good aggressive soldier so he mst wrk @ SADF

      John - 2012-04-06 08:00

      Sometimes making statement on news24 is something that doesn't take even seconds but write what is good for people. Malema was elected by ordinary south africans and that is not gonna make any difference to your statements

  • Ian - 2012-04-06 07:52

    As much as we do not like this \whale\ we will miss him for sure. And I would rather miss him and his stinky mouth that see and hear him. He behaves as if he was born and raised by a prostitute. Let me emphasize thought that I do not talk about his mother. She has nothing to do about this.

      Ramohapelwa - 2012-04-06 09:10

      Charity begins at home.\r\nIan (een) 1, iron. Why insults and anger? Respect elders. You denounce prostitutes in public as if you have first hand experience. Yet ask for blow jobs (and all) at night.

  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-04-06 07:56

    Excerpt from Malema's diary: Thursday 5 April - 09:00 Demand retraction of suspension by 2 O'Clock. 14:00 Damn, they responded by 2! What to do? Friday 6 April - 08:00 Ooops it's colonial Good Friday, need to find a church to visit (will make me look good) 08:15 Get Floyd to say something that we wont be discussed in the colonial media 08:30 Start defiance campaign. 08:45 Find clean beret. 09:00 leave for church. 10:00 arrived late but never mind, I always do that. 10:30 Make defiant speech. 11:00 Nando's 13:00 Free time.... who can I irritate today. Wonder what the dictator is doing?

      Phillip van Niekerk - 2012-04-06 08:27

      Awesome!

      patrixjude - 2012-04-06 08:54

      No time has been set aside for tender fraud, hahaha!

  • Phillip van Niekerk - 2012-04-06 08:40

    Dear News24. As a soon to be X reader of your sometimes ill struck spelling articles I request kindly to offer us a Anti Malema filter. His filth is using valuable Bandwidth which could have been spent on better things like searching for this weeks FHM Babe of the week. Could some one take out this poor suffering little Hitler boytjie once and for all?

      justice.mpho1 - 2012-04-06 09:04

      No1 is brave enough to put this Hitler wannabe boy down (not even our crooked president)...ANC should hire a snyper and stop bothering us...SA will have one nappy free dream if Malema can just get removed (the next word for expulsion and suspension) from POLITICS!

      justice.mpho1 - 2012-04-06 09:04

      No1 is brave enough to put this Hitler wannabe boy down (not even our crooked president)...ANC should hire a snyper and stop bothering us...SA will have one nappy free dream if Malema can just get removed (the next word for expulsion and suspension) from POLITICS!

      Phillip van Niekerk - 2012-04-06 09:17

      Eish.

  • tmmotsa - 2012-04-06 08:45

    Politics ka Easter Friday kanti there's no rest le ka holiday?

  • tmmotsa - 2012-04-06 08:45

    Politics ka Easter Friday kanti there's no rest le ka holiday?

  • justice.mpho1 - 2012-04-06 09:11

    The only diffence between this article and the rest is the insertion of Church and Mahlangu,the rest is the omnibus of Malema's pathetic life...he is a disgrace to all africans.Malema and ANC are like a penis and its testicles,they are inseparable!

  • Ako - 2012-04-06 09:17

    Oh come on guys! Not again I think the media should stop following Malema and keeps on reporting about everything he's doing. Who cares that he's going to which church next time you'll tell us he's planning to visit the rest room. We know that to you Malema means business but this kind of news we are fed up with, just give us other fresh news with a bit of hope please! Please!! Please!!!

  • Glyn - 2012-04-06 09:51

    We have not heard the last of Malema. He is going to be a noise for a long time. Unless he falls out of a fifth floor window at John Vorster Square!

      shongwepatrick - 2012-04-06 11:17

      @GLYN, well said !

  • Eric - 2012-04-06 09:54

    I would have preferred a headline which read: Malema 'pushing up daisies' for Easter

  • Marco Gajane - 2012-04-06 12:33

    malema was recognised by the media they given him an award saying he was the person who was in the media for the who season so that shows that malema and media have good relationship what he does is what the media likes

  • julius.maxajwe - 2012-04-06 13:21

    Last kick of a dying horse

  • Tony Lapson - 2012-04-06 13:50

    Corrupt elders are one thing, but uncontrollable youths are the beginnings of conflict. Gone are the good days when the wise men lead and the youth had respect. This is Africa.

  • Brett - 2012-04-06 17:29

    He actually looks like a giant easter egg. Same shape and colour.

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