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NDC replies to Malema's letter: Hanekom

2012-04-05 20:49

Johannesburg - The ANC's national disciplinary committee has received a letter from ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema's lawyers regarding his latest suspension, chairperson Derek Hanekom said on Thursday.

"We received the letter and we replied before the 14:00 deadline," he said.

However, Hanekom said he could not say what was written in the reply.

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

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

"We are against anyone who takes the ANC to court because we do have a constitution in the ANC and we abide by the constitution," he said.

Suspended


On Wednesday, the NDC announced it had temporarily suspended Malema from the party to investigate charges relating to comments he made at a centenary lecture at the University of the Witwatersrand on Friday.

Malema called ANC president Jacob Zuma a dictator and said he was suppressing the ANCYL.

The ANCYL leader was informed on Wednesday of his immediate temporary suspension and that disciplinary proceedings would be instituted against him by the NDC.

The conditions of the suspension meant that Malema would not be allowed to exercise any duty as an ANC member, president of the ANCYL or member of the Limpopo provincial executive committee.

Hanekom said if Malema wanted his suspension lifted, he would have to approach the ANC's national disciplinary committee of appeal (NDCA).

Not been charged

"We've made it clear that the member [Malema] has a right to reply to the NDCA," he said.

"They can lift the suspension."

However, it would not be an appeal, but an application to the NDCA.

"This was a special measure in exceptional circumstances. There are no findings and there is no appeal," said Hanekom.

"He has not been charged; it's an immediate temporary suspension."

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

According to section 25.12 (g) of the African National Congress's constitution: "When a provincial working committee (PWC) or provincial disciplinary committee (PDC) imposes a temporary suspension on a member or a public representative, it must immediately forward a report of such suspension and the reasons for it to the NDCA and the NDCA may, if circumstances warrant it, at any stage set aside such suspension."

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

The two disciplinary proceedings are separate.

Comments
  • Bongani - 2012-04-05 20:58

    I am really dsapointed that jacob Zuma sold Julius Malema out. I am worry that the solidarity lacks strong in the ANC.

      Thouca - 2012-04-05 21:11

      No brother, julius sold the cause for a pocket full of gold....jz is going turnout ok

      spartanx93 - 2012-04-05 21:18

      Bongs... it appears you have been hitting a few to many bongs to make a senseless comment as such. Julius made his own bed to sleep in.

      Bongani - 2012-04-05 22:04

      haha Spartan93 its my short name not smoke. I dont touch the stuff.

      Jessica - 2012-04-05 22:05

      Juju should have shared his riches with zuma this why they are coming after him. He should have paid the puppet master

      Ken - 2012-04-05 22:58

      Hey Bongs, I know you!.... your full name is Bongs Hubble Bubble!!

      Lincoln - 2012-04-06 10:05

      Bongs i agree with you people take the easy popularity route rather than analysing the situation. If i was in Malema's shoes i would do what he is doing after this young man put his life for JZ. JZ is a hypocrite of note, he was deputy president when Malema was throwing heavy remarks at T Mbeki, what did he do, He praised Malema for being the future leader of the country. Today he wants all top six to join him in stopping Malema. JZ is the reason why ANC is devided and Malema is not the reason. JZ must step down, because his are politics of tribalism, ask many people why they support JZ and you will see that it is not about bread and butter and this is not what the ANC wants. JZ must step down period for the health of the ANC.

      Wesley - 2012-04-06 15:34

      He Bongs worried you not going some tenders anymore

      Thando - 2012-04-06 18:21

      Lincoln these are politics NOT popularity contests......if u knw th ANC u will knw tht divisions hv been thr since day1. We hv a battle of ideas in th ANC, in th recent history th first ANC confrnce in Durbs aftr unbaning thr was a tussle between Chris Hani nd Thabo Mbeki nd a new portfolio hd 2 b establishd (National Chairprsn) bcoz of tht.....we've had Ramaphosa nd Thabo Mbeki a well.....so ths notion tht Jz has dividd th ANC is mischievious. Anothr thng tht mite hv slippd yo memory was tht Malema won in Mangaung with th help of Mbalula bcoz Saki ws takn tht confrnce, Ths dichotomy is NOT between JZ nd Malema.....more lyk Mbalula block vs JZ block. Even Kgalema 'sold out' Thabo Mbeki chief........these contradictions mst jst b managed bcoz thy r th soul of th ANC.

  • Smell - 2012-04-05 21:12

    I am confused. It seems there has been a basic lack of understanding of the English language in this process. There is a major difference between "expelled" (which is permanent) and "suspended" (which implies a temporary arrangement). And the chaotic and ambiguous unfolding of Malema's disciplinary process unfortunately may be revealing of a governing party unable to make difficult or complicated decisions in a rational way - that is scary.

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-04-05 21:14

    Days of our Lives : Episode XLVII Proudly brought to you by the ANC. Together, we can take more.

      Godfrey - 2012-04-05 21:30

      yes, in association with ANCYL. Economic freedom for the few.

      Stanley - 2012-04-06 09:25

      @Godfrey...which few???...it's realy not a sensable thing to stand behind someone who only wants to stay in power to benefit himself. Does it make sense to you that Julius Malema bought a house for about 4 mil,than broke it down to build a new one for 16 mil?...mmmmmmmm...oh ja...that's part of fighthing for the poor and unemployed neh!!

  • Sboniswa - 2012-04-05 21:15

    AGAIN NEWS24, THE FATTY BOOM BOOM MAKES THE HEADLINES, WE ARE TIRED NOW GIVE US SOME REAL NEWS!!!

      Cassandra Olivier - 2012-04-05 21:18

      Yes thank you! finally someone is saying what we have all been thinking

      Ngaka - 2012-04-05 21:20

      start on the mountain.These fora are for real men.Ingwengwe ndhina...leshoboro tena.cut chop cut cut chop chop!!you know what I'm talking about.You are a small boy,you can't do anything!!

  • Tsietsi - 2012-04-05 21:18

    This Malema issue is boring now. The guy is finished. Zuma has made sure of that. So News24 can you please give us real NEWS? Malema this, Juju that is on TV, radio, twtter etc. come on guys. *wink*

      Pule - 2012-04-05 21:58

      Juju will remain victorious come Mangaung.His adversaries will be disappointed.

  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-04-05 21:20

    All organisations have rules and regulations which members and/or employees must abide by, yet Malema disregards these unless it suits him to use them for his own ends. Whilst he may or may not have valid reasons for his thoughts and deeds, he still has to toe the party line OR, leave and start his own party. Problem is, is that the following Malema has under an ANC banner, may well dissipate substantially if he were to go off and form his own political party. As much as the youth might follow him now, if he leaves the ANC, they probably wont follow as they feel beholden to the ANC for their liberation and will find it hard not to support the black, green and yellow!

      Mabutho - 2012-04-06 00:29

      Malema go 2 DA\r\nANC is e good

  • Jo - 2012-04-05 21:35

    The ANC has made a rod for its own back. There are too many ways for appeals to be lodged. Expel the guy and get done with it.

      martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-04-05 21:39

      You are right Twolips, however, because there are so many ways of apppeal, the ANC haas to be careful to cross all their "t's" and dot all the "i's" which they appear to be doing t present. We mere mortals may not understand the machinations of the ANC but they clearly have some sort of system (even if it is one we'll never understand!)

  • Michil - 2012-04-05 21:51

    Please come back, the newspapers are boring without your action and you are the only one with the guts to take on Zuma. I do not agree with your statements but enjoy your arrogance. Give them hell or join the IFP and build new structures there against Zuma.

      Morne - 2012-04-06 06:36

      Boet, the IFP has more sense than the ANC. I doubt it very much that the IFP will take him in. He's only solution for a political future is to join the ZANU-PF

  • Michil - 2012-04-05 21:52

    Please come back, the newspapers are boring without your action and you are the only one with the guts to take on Zuma. I do not agree with your statements but enjoy your arrogance. Give them hell or join the IFP and build new structures there against Zuma.

  • Michil - 2012-04-05 21:54

    "We are against anyone who takes the ANC to court because we do have a constitution in the ANC and we abide by the constitution," he said. WHAT A JOKE LOL.

  • Muhammed - 2012-04-05 21:54

    Eventually, when Julius Malema is out of the picture several journalists will become jobless. In the past week News24 has published at least six articles on this character - This not news anymore!!! Its a Soap Opera!! This ought to be published under Entertainment News.

  • Muhammed - 2012-04-05 22:02

    Eventually, when Julius Malema is out of the picture several journalists will become jobless. In the past week News24 has published at least six articles on this character. Its become a lucrative daily Soap Opera. This ought to be published under Entertainment News. We want Real news!

  • Pule - 2012-04-05 22:10

    Hanekom own platinum mines In Brits,he is afraid of Nationalisation.

      thozi - 2012-04-05 22:46

      @Pule That was a cheap shot. Only the Malema die-hearts or blind-followers would buy that. I doubt if they are analitic or independant thinkers.

      Nettie - 2012-04-06 14:37

      Ag you are so stupit

      Pule - 2012-04-06 17:18

      Nettie,it has to be stupid and not stupit,pls don't get it flagrant next time

  • Mbuyi Mabuya Maphalala - 2012-04-05 22:32

    News 24 is insulting our intelligence by feeding us news about this has been. I'm sure ther are more pressing issues that can make headlines.

  • petrofect - 2012-04-05 23:39

    long stay juju long stay

  • Lesego - 2012-04-06 06:46

    is there a hiden agenda 2 wats happening now? wen julius malema attacked mbeki they did not suspend him cause it suited them now wen it happens to them its wrong. the anc is not consistant, y cant they just meet to discuss with the ancyl and come up with a solution. malema is not an angel but so r we let us not act like we r better, there is still racism corruption n hipocracy in south africa. it is for this reason dat we will always be divided, let us come together as black and white and build our land.

      Nkitsing Bokaba - 2012-04-06 20:52

      I think de. ANC loose everything an people of southafrica loose hope to de ANC .let us wait for de national an local votes.de. Answer is simple. DA is going to cast a win this time.we are not stupid again for people who rich them self. Mr mbeki never do what we see now. He was a true lead.

      Nkitsing Bokaba - 2012-04-06 20:54

      I think de. ANC loose everything an people of southafrica loose hope to de ANC .let us wait for de national an local votes.de. Answer is simple. DA is going to cast a win this time.we are not stupid again for people who rich them self. Mr mbeki never do what we see now. He was a true lead.

      Nkitsing Bokaba - 2012-04-06 21:01

      I think de. ANC loose everything an people of southafrica loose hope to de ANC .let us wait for de national an local votes.de. Answer is simple. DA is going to cast a win this time.we are not stupid again for people who rich them self. Mr mbeki never do what we see now. He was a true leader

  • Zenzele - 2012-04-06 12:31

    I really can't get it why the ANC they are wasting their time engaging with this senseless thug!!! its finished with him, why can't he understand and accept it. This shows how thick he is.

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