Malema should have known better - ANC

2011-09-02 11:24

Johannesburg - The ANC's National Disciplinary Committee (NDC) turned down ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's application to have charges against him dismissed, a statement released on Friday said.

"The NDC dismissed comrade Julius Malema's application to have the charges quashed," chairperson of the NDC Derek Hanekom said.

The NDC considered the appeal on Wednesday and Thursday after Malema made an application on Tuesday to have the disciplinary charges against him dropped.

"The NDC has decided to release the entire ruling to the media for the benefit of its members, its Alliance Partners and the general public," he said.

The hearing would resume on Monday.

22 arguments

Malema's application detailed 22 arguments with the NDC answering against each of them.

Malema argued that he was unaware of clauses in the ANC's constitution that forbade him from making certain comments.

The NDC found the constitution encompassed both actions and utterances, hence this argument was ill-founded.

"On joining the ANC, the respondent undertook to observe discipline as set out in ... the constitution. The respondent is also bound ... to respect the constitution and defend the unity and integrity of the organisation and its principles and to combat any tendency towards disruption and factionalism," the NDC stated.

It argued that as a leader and member of the National Executive Committee of the ANC, Malema was in a position to have full knowledge and information of the policies of the ANC.

"The NDC [therefore] finds that the respondent was either aware of or ought to have been aware of the code of conduct in the ANC constitution governing misconduct."

ANC constitution 'unreasonable'

Malema argued the rules in the ANC constitution, under which his disciplinary hearing would be initiated, were unreasonable.

The NDC said in its report the ANC had a large membership and had been established for almost a century.

"Over the years there has been no outcry from its members that the code of conduct... is unreasonable, or that it causes confusion."

The party's constitution was adopted by its members at a national conference and had met no resistance. Against this background, the NDC found Malema's claim that the constitution was unreasonable and confusing without merit.

Malema had also claimed the charges were not put to him within a "reasonable" time. The NDC accepted this, but said it was difficult to determine what constituted a "reasonable" timeframe.


After the announcement to the media that Malema's appeal had been quashed, Youth League supporters sang louder than before.

Protesters carried placards expressing contempt for President Jacob Zuma and support for Malema.

Another read: "Apologies to our journalists, we wish you a speedy recovery - from ANCYL Alexandra branch".

This was after stones, bottles and rocks were thrown at journalists and police on Tuesday.

Malema was brought before the disciplinary committee on charges of bringing the ANC into disrepute and sowing divisions in ANC ranks.

He recently said the league would send a team to Botswana to consolidate local opposition parties and to help bring about regime change, as it believed the government there was "in full co-operation with imperialists" and undermining the "African agenda".
Charged with him are ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu, deputy president Ronald Lamola, treasurer general Pule Mabe, secretary general Sindiso Magaqa and deputy secretary general Kenetswe Masenogi.

All except Shivambu would appear before the committee on Friday. His disciplinary hearing had been postponed to a later date.

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  • Nawe - 2011-09-02 11:27

    Well Zuma should have known better about transformation, which has been turned into Zee.

      Netherlander - 2011-09-02 11:35

      Nawe... WTF has this got to do with the PLUMP IDIOT?

      Thandiwe83 - 2011-09-02 11:35

      ANC needs to be respectable again. Getting rid of Malema is a great start. Stopping talk of Malemalization of the mines will then hopefully follow. I want it to be easier for my company to employ when times are good, and unemploy when times are bad.

      THE.SRG - 2011-09-02 11:39

      fire the bastard then throw him in jail for corruption

      Man.Dumisani - 2011-09-02 11:41

      But Malema is stupid, he can't know better!

      Nimitzz - 2011-09-02 11:44

      Haha Azazel excellent. +1

      IC1 - 2011-09-02 11:45

      @Thandiwe83, it will take decades to undo the damage to the ANC's reputation. It started when Mbeki the absent president, and the Arms & AIDS scandals, and has progressively got much worse.

      Ashley - 2011-09-02 11:45

      Thick as a plank....

      DeonL - 2011-09-02 11:53

      Zuma is not on trial here. It sounds like Malema is following in Zuma's footsteps. Trial by trial by trial.

      McDaNife - 2011-09-02 11:58

      How does one get to be the leagues president if has no idea of the ANC policies. No wonder he has the following of uneducated morons whose only is to destroy and vandalise. ANC has to show no pity on a dickhead who has only brought embarassment to the anc government and also the people of SA. Ideal opportunity to show him and his croonies who is the boss and get rid of him.

      Schalk - 2011-09-02 12:00

      Guys, have you read Malema's arguments for having the charges dropped? 1. the rules must be known to whom it applies; 2. the rules are unreasonable; 3. the rules cause confusion; 4. there is no rule which governs what members can say; 5. the charges were not instituted within a reasonable time; 6. none of the charges disclose a cause of action or disclose an offence; 7. the ANC constitution is unconstitutional; 8. the rules must be consistently applied; 9. Rule 25.1 (a) is not clear; 10. it was not clear which policy or which rule had been breached; and 11. the charges are not very clear; This is some of the best comedy I have seen :-D The best one is that the ANC constitution is unconstitutional. LOL! Next he will call for all rules in the country to be abolished because they are unreasonable and cause confusion to his tiny little mind.

      The Wonderer - 2011-09-02 12:02

      Nah, I don't believe Malema, after the last hearing for bringing the party into disrepute, I'm pretty sure they would have informed him of these rules & to familiarise himself with the partys' rules... He keeps himself very clever when it comes to all sorts of other issues, yet he doesn't know his own partys' rules...??

      JohnnyBB - 2011-09-02 12:09

      Woodwork Malema = stupid village idiot...

      OldSA - 2011-09-02 12:17

      If he wants to walk free all he has to do is to argue that the ANC isn't consistant in applying the constitution.

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-02 12:20

      Can the words/acronyms ANC, ANCYL and "know" ever be used in the same sentence?

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-02 12:22

      Why do I have this urge to start humming "the funeral march" song... Juju is going DOWN!!!

      Green Oaks - 2011-09-02 12:48

      In the past they use to say. "He is a young man and he makes mistakes, he is learning' And now? They found out he is too stupid to learn.

      Baddy - 2011-09-02 13:02

      LOL - Love the poster "scrape all charges now" Hahahahaha, just one more reason you should have gone to school, rather than protest!!! You chop

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-02 13:17

      Next time Juju speaks to his people, he can sing the Beatles song... "I should have known better" (A Hard Day's Night OST album)

      cliffarc - 2011-09-02 13:20

      - Hmmm - and the Anc should have known better not to allow a militant Malema to mouth off for so long without reprimand or censure.

      Nero - 2011-09-02 13:23

      This seems to be an African trend. Hear me out... African leaders fight for prestige and power at all cost but ignores the responsibility that goes with the positions. I cannot get a handle on why some nations will have ministers resigning out of shame (Japan for instance) but in Africa a leader just becomes more defiant when the tide turns against them. Is it possible that Africa still does not have a full grasp on the concept of democracy and that the leader must be the undisputed king no matter what? When will African leaders start putting the welfare of the country over their own?

      sganja - 2011-09-02 13:23

      Is not yet over...we shall overcome

      Marc - 2011-09-02 13:37

      @ sganja: stupidity cannot be overcome!

      sganja - 2011-09-02 14:12

      We can't afford to lose Malema.No I refuse we will do everything...

      Schalk - 2011-09-02 14:26

      Awesome Azazel... The first comment I've seen break 1000 likes :-D Quite fitting that it should be a Malema joke.

      mpl95 - 2011-09-02 15:06

      Schalk All jokes aside. Our legal environment and way of life has changed and is changing dayly. These defences are typically the defences that the Consumer Protection Act makes available to all of us as consumers. - clarity is paramount, if I was not specifically told, ignorance of the terms is an excellent defence; - the dealings my not be "unjust", "unreasonable" and "unfair"; (in whose eyes?) - the deals may also not be "unconsionable". - must be in a language I understand(if I only understand in pictures, I can most probably demand to be explained in pictures) - "time is of the essence", this is now a key right. If I am in trouble, everything now-a-days gets tested against the Constitution. The can of worms has properly been opened. Catch them and put them back, or go fishing. We are still going to have a lot of fun in future, and the Lawyers are going to get rich.

      Neil - 2011-09-02 16:19

      @Sganja:"Is not yet over...we shall overcome " Just like you overcame the "struggle", but you still find yourself "stuck" in it??

      LBS - 2011-09-02 17:45

      SGANJA IS A LOSER !!!!!!!

  • Slapper - 2011-09-02 11:27

    Now they need to dump him, have him fully investigated, Charge him with organizing the riots and let the others know who is running the country.

      Netherlander - 2011-09-02 11:33

      HAHAHAHAHA!!! Was that RUINING or Running? The LATTER is dysfunctional!!!!

      willieman - 2011-09-02 12:20

      "Malema argued that he was unaware of clauses in the ANC's constitution that forbade him from making certain comments."Cannot comprehend anc constitution yet you call for nationalisation,interesting ne!!!

      cliffarc - 2011-09-02 13:27

      - It should be remembered that getting rid of this scumbag, does not mean this countries many problems will suddenly all go away. The inept Anc will still plunder along and screw the country, with or without him. The only hope for this country is to get rid of the Anc.

      W Mukori - 2011-09-02 13:48

      Whilst I agree with you that the ANC need to dump Malema and then full investigate him. Why is it that he has to be dumped before there can be any investigation? If you are a member of the ruling elite, you are above the law; that is what is wrong in SA and, indeed, the rest of Africa. Malema has been accused of corruption costing the nation billions of Rands and thus threatening well being of the whole nation. This ANC led government is yet to explain why the Police has yet to investigate any of these charges. Surely the well being of SA is more important than the reputation (What reputation, you might well ask?) of a political party. Even if Malema was thrown out of the ANC there is no guarantee his past will be investigated! He pleaded ignorance of ANC’s constitution but will be surprisingly knowledgeable of the corruption in high places. No ANC leaders will dare to throw Malema to the wolves; he will spill the beans and take many of them down with him!

  • Succubus - 2011-09-02 11:30

    "Malema argued that he was unaware of clauses in the ANC's constitution that forbade him from making certain comments." ...Unaware, or not able to read them?

      Netherlander - 2011-09-02 11:34

      "Not to CLEVA..........Ne'"

      MissGremlinSays - 2011-09-02 11:37

      "Ignorance is no excuse" or in this case, ignorance is par for the course...

      Prayoneday - 2011-09-02 11:37

      Succubus were you not in my dreams?

      paulf - 2011-09-02 11:37

      Malema can't read nor understand what he reads. he made an oath and does nor know that either LOL

      Michael007 - 2011-09-02 11:38

      Everyone is missing the point here. Malema is in trouble for letting out the secrets of the ANC. What they are saying here is that he is talking the truth about everything but he was not allowed to expose it. That's why the ANC has those clauses to protect their secrets. Wake up people!

      Pete OJ - 2011-09-02 11:43

      When Malema made the oath he thought it was referring to the oafs in the Souf of Johannesburg

      Succubus - 2011-09-02 11:46

      Dearest Prayoneday, If I were in your dreams, you would no longer be alive. How ever, I can promise that if I ever do visit you in your dreams, you will love every moment of your demise.

      Jo - 2011-09-02 11:47

      What happened to "ignorance of the law excuses no one"?

      Prayoneday - 2011-09-02 11:53

      Then a trade agreement?

      Bewildered - 2011-09-02 11:59

      Maybe they should put pictures in their constitution? Make it understandable for everyone

      Andre C. - 2011-09-02 12:48

      dumb leader for the dumb people

      mectza - 2011-09-02 13:16

      @Bewildered - you made me think of the Asterix and Obelix comics for the first time in years! Thanks for that!

      Cheq - 2011-09-02 13:41

      Shuh Succubus...that must be a trick question...if Juju can land on the sun at night he can do's obviARSE....

      JCWR56 - 2011-09-02 14:01

      i think this is particularly spiteful of the ANC. The ANC should understand that constitutional analysis is NOT taught in Woodwork 101

      john - 2011-09-02 14:07

      Who'd've thunk that Malema's "technicality" would be that he can't read? Here was I thinking it would be some genuine technicality like "three senior ANC members must be present when charges are announced and only two were" or "the respondent must be given seven days to do xyz and I was only given five". Failing to understand the rules of a century-old organisation is not a "technicality", it's more like a downright indictment of the man's mental capacity.

  • Succubus - 2011-09-02 11:30

    I believe that it is unreasonable to expect so much of the aging youth leader. To 'know better' requires the faculty of intelligence. Give the poor guy break. - 2011-09-02 11:36

      i agree. After all it is the 'youth' we are talking about and the mother body need to do proper guidence. Spare the rod.

      BigD - 2011-09-02 11:37

      too true Succubus. How can a middle aged, overweight underachiever be in charge of the YL. only in SA maybe.

      Succubus - 2011-09-02 12:29

      Dear naromi, The 'Youth', are young teenage boys and girls quietly paying attention to their teacher in school. The seething mass of mindless 30 to 40 year old primates infesting our city streets at present, may hardly be considered to be, the 'youth'. Not to mention that their leader is 30 years old. How ever, if it is your self demeaning will to accept that you and your kin remain youths well into your middle age, then you may wish to consider the following perl of wisdom. ...Spare the rod, spoil the child. Trust me, I am a master of discipline.

      Rudi - 2011-09-02 13:15

      My goodness Succubus, you sound like you are into S&M!!

      Succubus - 2011-09-02 13:28

      Rudi, S&M and so much more.

      Jacques - 2011-09-02 13:32

      @Succubus, you are creepy as hell- but at least funny when refering to Juliarse (Thus, when you are not creepy as hell).

      john - 2011-09-02 14:14

      Forget Mogoene, I want Succubus as Chief Justice. Any moves to block his appointment will be construed as selling out to Cameron, Sarkozy, Obama and the blood-sucking leeches of Western imperialism. We want our own blood-sucker in charge! Viva vampirism viva!

      Succubus - 2011-09-02 14:22

      That would be, "...'her' appointment...". But thank you for the vote of confidence. It would be my pleasure to serve.

      john - 2011-09-02 14:30

      Excellent, that is even better. Let us put forward the nomination with all due haste and put the ANC's commitment to gender equality to the test!

      thesartorial - 2011-09-02 15:46

      I am such a spoilt brat, Succubus. Do you think you have it in you to rehabilitate me?

      thesartorial - 2011-09-02 16:57

      ahem... but how will you find me on the big bad world wide web? What if i stay put like a good dog and you never arrive?

      Gustav - 2011-09-03 09:54

      @thesartorial; SIT!!! Good Boy....

  • Geetsy - 2011-09-02 11:31

    This is what happens when you can't read. He needs to go back to school and re-do grade 7.

      Wayne Hayes - 2011-09-02 11:35

      Reading starts in Grade 3, not 7.

      Wizard101 - 2011-09-02 11:38

      Grade 3 actually

      HappyGoLucky - 2011-09-02 11:50

      maybe grade 3 in the old it even an option these days? im sure there is going to be a protest soon about them not wanting to learn to read...they just want the ability to do so

      IandI - 2011-09-02 11:54

      He has to take JZ with him then.They both need to do reading lessons grade 3!

      DW - 2011-09-02 12:01

      Wayne I hope you are wrong. When I was at school reading started in Grade 1

      Fanie - 2011-09-02 12:13

      My son is starting to read....and he is only 3 years old.....

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-02 13:18

      @ Fanie - I started just before I was 3, so my mom swears. My son's nearly 4 and loves books btu can't read as yet (though he is bright). Any tips?

      DW - 2011-09-02 13:47

      Matt I learnt to read at 3. Make flash cards and "sound" the words phonetically. Then get basic reading books to show him how the words look in books. I was fortunate. My sister had a reading problem and my Mom HAD to go through her homework with her every single day. I sat on the other side and picked it up without even trying. This is the best time to train your child in new languages, reading etc. They learn more before their 7th birthday than they do for the rest of their lives and their brains just soak it up. Good luck

      Whatnow? - 2011-09-02 14:10

      NO,No,No, Grade "R"

      Komasa - 2011-09-02 14:13

      Hell I wish I was a little white boy then I could also read.

      john - 2011-09-02 14:20

      Pffft, amateurs. I could not only read and understand the US Constitution by the age of five, I'd actually written Constitutions for several other countries. I had my own political party at the age of seven, launched my first coup at nine and was in charge of a sizeable block of Asian Tiger nation by my mid-teens. Now that I have achieved all my political ambitions, I have turned to DIY woodwork projects to keep me occupied in my dotage. Apparently Julius decided to do things the other way around.

  • Michael007 - 2011-09-02 11:32

    So what this article really says is, Malema only revealed the secrets that the whole ANC stands for and that is why he is in trouble now.

  • twolips - 2011-09-02 11:32

    The mob will get rowdier, but will JM get quieter now?

  • Mike or Mpho - 2011-09-02 11:33

    What a stupid argument, can i also say that i was unaware that murdering someone is wrong because I didn't know?

      IC1 - 2011-09-02 11:47

      Yep, but you must take into consideration WHO is involved here, LOL

      Taboo - 2011-09-02 11:56

      Unfortunately when you are not only FAT, but as thick as two planks - you can say anything, and you will beleive yourself..........

      Rudi - 2011-09-02 13:22

      Ignorance is not bliss in South African law, maybe in ANC constitution.

  • TSaR - 2011-09-02 11:34

    Ignorance is no excuse. They need to look at the values of this individual as well.

      Kevin - 2011-09-02 11:44

      fatboy has a point. We have always known he is ignorant

  • EuropeanAfrican - 2011-09-02 11:35

    At last! It looks like the ANC has some balls after all. Now let's get some popcorn and Watch him getting expelled from the ANC. Then we can sit back and enjoy the criminal cases against him and celebrate when he gets sent to jail. I will just love to hand him a jar of Vaseline on the day of his sentencing!

      Wizard101 - 2011-09-02 11:42

      KY jelly and a stapled condom.

      LuLuBug - 2011-09-02 11:51

      EuropeanAfrican: I also loathe Malema and his big mouth - but let's face it - your mouth is beyond vulgar! SiS!

      OBwun - 2011-09-02 12:23

      You are not that naive that you actually believe he is going to get a bit more than a slap on the wrist? The PP has run out of money so the investigation has been suspended. I hear the Hawks are not far behind in the dole queue....

      EuropeanAfrican - 2011-09-02 12:48

      Hey LuluBug. I did not say anything vulgar. You thought it :-) Sis!

      Carol - 2011-11-21 17:10

      The only thing to NOT look forward to is our "Fat Boy" getting revenge - which he will, of that you can be sure ! What really burns me up is the News reports today of 3 childen under age of 10 going to find their Mother, who went to find food, & DIED of hunger on their way !!! WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU "FAT BOY" - these babies were your youth ! You with your R16 million house. Grrrrr !

  • Dzunisani - 2011-09-02 11:36

    It will be very difficult for the ANC to find julius guilty of all the charges. The problem here is technicality.

      IC1 - 2011-09-02 11:49

      Agreed, it's 1 thing saying they gonna proceed, the outcomes and results can be quite something else. He has too much info on dirty deals committed by the others who are meant to dicipline him. They are all rotten to the core, guilty of crime themselves

      Werner - 2011-09-02 11:54

      This really infuriates me. You are twisting and bending the law, shouting technicality here and improper procedures there. The gist here is the extensively investigated corruption of Malema - hardcore crimes. Are you so ignorant that you are prepared to let a cold-blooded killer free just because the victim's lawyer was five minutes late and thus constitutes a 'technicality'? Wake up already.

      Moi1980 - 2011-09-02 11:57

      What technicality are you referring to?

      ERS - 2011-09-02 12:12

      Wake up Werner moron and know how the interpretation of law works before you post nonsense. Ar you the white Malema?

  • Boxxer - 2011-09-02 11:36

    Enjoy your week-end Mr Malema.

      Scotsman - 2011-09-02 11:49

      It may be his last case of "Blue Label"Damn!!

      IandI - 2011-09-02 12:15

      @Scotsman. Juju drinks only the finest wine/champagne..all those tender kickbacks.

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-02 13:19

      Maybe Juju is building the dungeon in his new lair so that he can apply for house arrest?

  • Vela Stardust - 2011-09-02 11:36

    "Malema argued that he was unaware of clauses in the ANC's constitution that forbade him from making certain comments." No one can plead ignorance of the law Malema, the only ignorance you can plead is your own, and that you certainly are.

      jakkals - 2011-09-02 11:40

      And yet he was happy to stand up and be a leader? With great power, comes great responsibility. And starting to read your own party's constitution is usually a good starting point, Mr. Malema

      DW - 2011-09-02 12:04

      "The respondent is also bound ... to respect the constitution and defend the unity and integrity of the organisation and its principles and to combat any tendency towards disruption and factionalism" - so why didnt they charge Zuma 4 years ago? He did exactly the same thing then!

  • jakkals - 2011-09-02 11:36

    Well folks, the ANC is showing some balls after all. And disclosing the ruling to the media for the benefit of all the alliance parties, members and general public might wake them up with their Secrecy bill they keep pushing. Hopefully the ANC will see that transparency is after all an important element in politics. Anyway, Juju will probably plead ignorance also when his corruption is exposed with his secret trust fund.

      Neil - 2011-09-02 13:08

      He should try pleading stupid. That is more believable.

  • Wizard101 - 2011-09-02 11:37

    Malema did not know about the clauses because he can not read.Eish now he realised that he should have studied at school and not being the poepol that he is now.

  • Saamprater - 2011-09-02 11:38

    Wonder how many Ministers and members of the anc knows the Constitution of SA? never mind their own

      jakkals - 2011-09-02 14:42

      Only the raait to strike.

  • Cuba12 - 2011-09-02 11:40

    "Malema argued that he was unaware of clauses in the ANC's constitution that forbade him from making certain comments." Didn't he say the same thing when he sang "Shoot the Boer" in Zimbabwe, even though he was ordered not to by a court order?

      jakkals - 2011-09-02 11:44

      AH HA! Hect, I hope they remember that one also! And that Pedo Bear as your avatar...?

      DeonL - 2011-09-02 11:50

      You are correct about the Zimbabwe song, but the SA courts have no jurisdiction over other countries. This is why he sang it outside our borders.

      jakkals - 2011-09-02 12:07

      @DeonL, that is true, but surely this alone shows that Malema doesn't see himself as a South African who respects it's laws when gallivanting abroad. In short, what he says here and do abroad will be two different things. Not very trustworthy at all.

      Cuba12 - 2011-09-02 12:10

      @jakkals - Yip, it's PedoBear @DeonL - Ahhh, okay, so that means that Julius was correct in that instance then... not happy to admit that, but hey, if he acted within the law, then he acted within the law. Thanks for clearing that up

  • MissGremlinSays - 2011-09-02 11:40

    Screw that. Now they need to add to the charges, like, the rioting which has been encouraged by him. The truanting school children who have been coached by him. The injured media persons and policmen, who were hurt during the riots. If he wants to lead, then F**king well lead. Stand up, and tell people to go back to school and to work. Tell them that their behavior is unacceptable, and will never win them any points in the race to get their pride back.

      PB - 2011-09-02 12:18


  • Mart - 2011-09-02 11:44

    Malema and ANCYL are displaying far too many symptoms indicated by a tik addict for this to be pure co-incidence. Testing them will answer many questions I am sure.

  • Janice - 2011-09-02 11:44

    How convenient, suddenly pleading ignorance!!!

      Jeanette Abdeaux - 2011-09-02 12:22

      Hi Janice, he's not pleading ignorance - he is IGNORANT. Period.

      Picachu - 2011-09-02 14:28

      And so is his supporters... wonder if they ever work....

  • Mnumzane - 2011-09-02 11:45

    Cut and paste Mr Editor. You said The hearing will resume on Monday as per Hanekom briefing but later on your last sentence all except Shivambu thye wil appear on Friday.

  • Nasdaq7 - 2011-09-02 11:45

    Major countries are experiencing economic problems because despite their educated people, their costs are rising much faster than their income. They are going into debt. This has been the case since 1960. The world cannot provide enough resources for its growing populations. South Africa is already in deep trouble. One uneducated fool that knows nothing about the economy will cripple the economy, push it over the brink towards mass poverty.

  • Dambuza - 2011-09-02 11:46

    these are realy some tense moments! Who would have thought Malema of all people would be in such a mess!? Hopefuly the NDC wil take proper decisions, from the looks of it it seems these guys realy mean business! Good!

  • Neil - 2011-09-02 11:46

    This might be off topic but how old do you need to be to still be classified as youth? This is the youth league but all their supporters are over 30? Wtf?

      Wizard101 - 2011-09-02 11:58

      Neil in da body we are big but in da brain we iiis still youfs.

      Neil - 2011-09-02 12:41

      Good one! Now I understand...

      Advocate - 2011-09-02 12:56

      Only a shrink can tell. I am 25 and trapped in 54 year old body. Ask my 22 year old girlfriend....

  • Michelle - 2011-09-02 11:46

    Monkey see, Monkey do!!!

  • Werner - 2011-09-02 11:46

    Malema's claim that he was 'unaware of clauses in the ANC's constitution that forbade him from making certain comments' is a really daft attempt. Try again, fat boy. That's like stealing from a shop and then claiming you were unaware that stealing is a crime, and arguing that the shop should have put up a sign on its door declaring 'please do not steal from us'. Moron.

  • Koko - 2011-09-02 11:47

    I'm convinced that there is more to this whole crap going on here, this is the beginning of many things to happen... I'm watching the space.

      crackerr - 2011-09-02 12:02

      Without doubt.

  • Marco - 2011-09-02 11:48


      Fanie - 2011-09-02 12:15

      Wont work - bob HATES competition..then again good idea.....

  • Ross - 2011-09-02 11:48

    Malema's building contractor should make a quick departure that is to say if he is wise enough. Cut the losses.

      MissGremlinSays - 2011-09-02 12:03

      His lawyer (Dali Mphofu) charges a LOT per hour. That should put a healthy dent in the "trust fund"...

  • Dzunisani - 2011-09-02 11:48

    Its too early to put yo faith in the ANC_NDC ppl.

  • Bill - 2011-09-02 11:50

    Yipeee...Boswel Wilkie circus returns to town!

  • pam.benink - 2011-09-02 11:50

    How can the "leader" of the ANCYL not know what is in it's constitution??? Since when is "I don't know..." a defense??? Legally and morally that man must be thrown out, what kind of an idiot is this???

  • Bewildered - 2011-09-02 11:51

    In the eyes of the law ignorance is no excuse.....

  • AirAction - 2011-09-02 11:52

    How was malema to know better ,his supporters beat up the journalists before they could read the law to him.

  • Peek - 2011-09-02 11:53

    What a lame argument by Mal-Emma ...

  • jeremy - 2011-09-02 11:55

    If Malema had had an education, he would presumably have understood and accepted the need to be clued up about the ANC's constitution. If the ANC insists on appointing people to leadership positions who don't have an education, whether it's Malema or Zuma, the current cycle of corruption, nepotism and stupidity will continue.

  • The_Librarian2 - 2011-09-02 11:56

    Ignorance of the law is no excuse. Good to see they're throwing the book (and kitchen sink) at him...

      Fanie - 2011-09-02 12:16

      Hopefully the Toilet as well..

  • anya patance - 2011-09-02 11:57

    Dismiss him at once. He is a trait not to Zuma but to the whole country by scaring investors and encouraging capital flight. He does not understand the level of radicalism to implement.

  • abg100 - 2011-09-02 12:00

    He failed wood work-dont expect him to be able to understand anything-except self enrichment!Total anarchy going on-no one being arrested,songs of shoot zuma being sung and all the police do is stand there! They are giving power to a bunch of tsoties-malema the biggest one of all!!

  • Gautvoltoo - 2011-09-02 12:00

    For the first time, there are only comments against Malema... Must be because all the idiots backing the man are busy protesting?

  • Fedup - 2011-09-02 12:02

    Poor Malema making an idiot of himself again, when oh when will he learn to keep his stupid mouth shut.

  • DW - 2011-09-02 12:03

    "The respondent is also bound ... to respect the constitution and defend the unity and integrity of the organisation and its principles and to combat any tendency towards disruption and factionalism" - so why didnt they charge Zuma 4 years ago? He did exactly the same thing then!

      sfiso.khanyile - 2011-09-02 14:04

      what utterances did zuma make that brought the anc to disrepute or contravened the constitution? did he actually appear before the NDC?? they didnt commit the same crimes together at the same time hence they may have different trials for both of them and who knows maybe zuma will be charged when malema is president. moreover we cant have a zuma trial within the alema trial unless malema is hiding behind his thumb

  • BigAl - 2011-09-02 12:05

    Get the Vaseline ready Julius, you will need it where you are going. Bet the inmates will love u pretty boy. Then at least you will be doing something useful, they might even give you breakfast and taxi fare back to your cell.

  • guytom - 2011-09-02 12:06

    Fat boy Malemaguts needs to get out of politics and into security where his ample weight can be thrown around . He can be a bouncer wena

  • scipio - 2011-09-02 12:07

    i really will be glad when this fat retard is dumped and we never hear his name again. every day he is all i see on tv or read in newspapers. this poor excuse for a human is a chancer. he had enriched himself off the backs of the poor. its a shame they are not educated enough to realise. history will recall this fool as s sausage fingered fraud.

  • grimbie1 - 2011-09-02 12:08

    Taken from the news 24 page Contradiction i think much. One minute they say we'll stone you and the next we are sorry.. Come on.. Really!! Signs of things to come for the country. Shows the mentality of the people who support this.

  • Sisie - 2011-09-02 12:08

    Julius oh that excuse is so lame, it's laughable.

  • Rupesh - 2011-09-02 12:09

    I agree with Malema. Of course the rules are confusing....for someone who could hardly pass woodwork. Too many words in the rules.

  • george60 - 2011-09-02 12:13

    Seems this is another case give a sploit child his way again and bugger the consequence what damage it has done to our country AND economy. Kick his butt and say of you go back to school.

  • OldSA - 2011-09-02 12:14

    None of those rules comes out of a woodwork handbook.

      Shrek - 2011-09-02 12:18

      True, the problem is that there were no pictures to go with the rules OldSA