Remove Malema as ANCYL leader: CDP

2011-09-12 18:01
Johannesburg - The ruling party must remove ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema from his position, the Christian Democratic Party said on Monday.

"... Malema himself has proven over and over that he is not fit to play a positive role in the country’s future," CDP leader Theunis Botha said in a statement.

"We trust that the African National Congress will now make haste in removing him from any leadership role."

Botha welcomed a finding in the South Gauteng High Court earlier in the day that Malema's singing of the "dubhula ibhunu" (shoot the boer) song amounted to hate speech.

The last thing South Africa needed was hate speech in a polarised society, said Botha.

The ANC should share some of the blame as the party "went full out" to support Malema in this case.

"[We] trust that the ANC will not only abide by the ruling itself, but also by the spirit of it by not appealing, or simply switching to yet another song with the same message..."
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