Malema slams ANC disciplinary hearings

2011-11-16 12:40
Video

Malema addresses media

2011-11-16 13:31

In his first news conference since the ruling, ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema raised concerns about his suspension. Hear what he had to say. WATCH

Johannesburg - The decision to suspend ANC Youth League leaders was made before the disciplinary hearings started, Julius Malema said on Wednesday.

"There were always signs that the decision was to suspend the leadership," Malema told reporters in Johannesburg.

"A decision to convict and sanction the ANC Youth League leadership was taken by the [ANC] secretary general [Gwede Mantashe] who made his intentions clear in all his statements."

Mantashe had said the African National Congress Youth League had "crossed a line" before the disciplinary hearing started.

"Saying someone crossed a line is a verdict," said Malema.

He said the national disciplinary committee (NDC) was convened "merely" to give the conviction legitimacy.

Will appeal


The ANCYL "totally" disagreed with and rejected the outcome of the disciplinary hearings and would appeal the convictions.

Malema was removed as the ANCYL's president last week after he was found guilty of provoking serious divisions within the ANC and of bringing the party into disrepute.

Malema said it was evident that NDC chaiperson Derek Hanekom had a political agenda.

Hanekom had failed to control his temper and had outbursts during the hearings. For this reason he should have recused himself, said Malema.

The ANCYL had also asked that Susan Shabangu and Collins Chabane recuse themselves from the hearings, but their request was denied.

The disciplinary hearings had been used to settle a political score, said Malema.

There were suspicion and concern over the legitimacy of the hearings.

Malema said this was the most crucial time to defend the ANCYL.

"Our struggle will never be undermined, victory is certain," he said.

Read more on:    anc  |  ancyl  |  derek hanekom  |  julius malema  |  politics
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
181 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
SPONSORED CONTENT
4 real car inventions that seem like science fiction

Vehicle design and tech have come so far so fast, that what seemed impossible has become reality. These are some of the fun and exciting innovations that have found their way into vehicle tech.

/News
 

Top 10 richest musicians of all time

Check out the gallery to find out who they are!

 
 

Luxury living

10 of the most expensive things that will leave your jaw hanging!
Seven of the most expensive children's toys ever made
5 millionaires turned murderers
The youngest billionaires in the world and how they made it
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Innovation, idealism, romanticism and other far reaching dreams can lead you into a spiral of enthusiasm and excitement. Somewhere...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.