Sexwale denies supporting Malema

2011-11-25 07:21
Cape Town - Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale says he did not appear before the ANC's disciplinary committee to support youth league leader Julius Malema, but to defend the principles that underpin the party's constitution, the Cape Times newspaper reported on Friday.

Sexwale told the Foreign Correspondents Association in Johannesburg that headlines claiming that “Tokyo supports Malema” were misleading.

“People have been saying, ‘Tokyo, you have destroyed all your chances of becoming president’,” he said, referring to his testimony to the ANC's disciplinary committee.

“I didn’t know so many people expect me to be president...Perhaps I look like presidential material.”

He did not need to be president to serve the people. He could do so in any position, Sexwale said.

While refusing to give details of his evidence before the disciplinary committee, he said he strongly believed the ANC constitution had not been properly observed in the manner the disciplinary charges were brought against the ANC Youth League leaders.

All he wanted to see was even-handedness in the ANC’S disciplinary processes.

Asked whether he would stand against President Jacob Zuma or any other candidate if nominated, Sexwale said he would give careful thought and consideration to any such nomination and the motives for it.

“Things fall apart when principles flounder,” he said.

- SAPA
Read more on:    anc  |  ancyl  |  tokyo sexwale  |  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
111 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
SPONSORED CONTENT
Investment tips you need to know 2015-01-29 14:07

Ever wondered how to assess your future potential liability? Feroz Basa, Senior Portfolio Manager Old Mutual Investment Group, weighs in on all the investment tips you need to know. WATCH.

/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to 40% on outdoor accessories!

Tents, sleeping, day packs and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Month End Madness Sale!

Save up to 60% on across a wide range of goods from books to electronics, DVDs and many more. Sale end 31 January 2015. Shop now!

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off fragrances

Get 30% off fragrances for him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off All Textbooks

Save up to 30% off an extensive range of prescribed textbooks for all major universities and FET colleges. Shop Now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Something may come back into focus. You may get a second chance to say what needs to be said. The important focus today is to not...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.