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Malema to address ANCYL Lekgotla

2012-02-08 18:12

Johannesburg - ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema will address the organisation's NEC and media at the opening of its lekgotla in Pretoria this week.

ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said the league's first national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the year would be held on Thursday.

"The ordinary NEC meeting will discuss the organisational and political developments and progress of the ANCYL since the last ordinary NEC meeting in July 2011," he said in statement on Wednesday.

The league's annual NEC lekgotla would be held between February 10 and 12 at the St George Hotel in Pretoria.

"ANC Youth League president Julius Malema will open the lekgotla on Friday... which will be attended by all top five officials of the ANCYL in provinces and three leaders of the ANCYL per region," Shivambu said.

The African National Congress' disciplinary committee of appeals has dismissed appeals by Malema, Shivambu, and four other ANCYL officials to overturn their suspensions.

They were found guilty in November last year of bringing the ANC into disrepute and of sowing division in the party.

The ANC held its first NEC meeting for the year at the St George Hotel between February 2 and 5.

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe told reporters afterwards the suspension of the six youth league officials would only come into effect once the mitigation process of their sentences was complete.

"There should be no confusion. We have decided to delay everything from kicking in until the processes are completed," Mantashe said.

Malema was given two weeks to prepare arguments in mitigation of his suspensions.

Comments
  • Aking - 2012-02-08 18:31

    I though he was gone by now. Did his parents not pray for the evil spirit to dissapear?

      Mike - 2012-02-08 20:42

      He is suspended! No he isn't! He is suspended! No he isn't! He is suspended! No he isn't! He is suspended! No he isn't! He is suspended! No he isn't! He is suspended! No he isn't! Ah well. Whatever, new SA!!!

  • pws69 - 2012-02-08 18:35

    Malema is making the ANC look like a bunch of incompetent clowns. Oops, did I say "look". My mistake, they ARE.

      Johnnie - 2012-02-08 20:41

      That is no maybe.

  • ISO - 2012-02-08 18:55

    I bet you he will be saying nice words! In the same breath, also say goodbye too your comrads! JM is as scaly as a crocodile!

      Aking - 2012-02-08 18:57

      I wonder how the St George hotel can afford to host them. They will probably get drunk and trash the place again!

  • KCorsar - 2012-02-08 18:57

    talk about prolonging the agony, i just hope the YL members dish up the best possible 'going away present' for him. a good bottle of JWBL, so he can drown his sorrows finally.

      dericslab - 2012-02-08 19:05

      .... and then drive home.

  • Chappies ZA - 2012-02-08 19:16

    ANC X YL

  • Tumelo Aphane Mcman - 2012-02-08 20:32

    Go ahead Juju man...the stage is ours indefinitely...don't mind the critic because they have positive in there soul.

  • Ntokozo V Zwane - 2012-02-08 21:02

    its funny how Malema points fingers at DA and what not for lack of diversity and yet his cabinet (close circle) is made up completely of Sepedi speaking people. Malema represent everything wrong with my people and when people like me comment open-mindedly, i am subjected to names so yeah get this 'agent out the building'

  • Ntokozo V Zwane - 2012-02-08 21:02

    its funny how Malema points fingers at DA and what not for lack of diversity and yet his cabinet (close circle) is made up completely of Sepedi speaking people. Malema represent everything wrong with my people and when people like me comment open-mindedly, i am subjected to names so yeah get this 'agent out the building'

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