ANCYL halts queries on Malema’s lifestyle

2010-02-24 12:38

THE ANC Youth League will not take any more questions on its

president Julius Malema’s “media conducted lifestyle audit”, it said


“The chapter is closed, we should move on and members of the media

are humbly requested to respect that we are doing no further enquiries,” read a


They felt that Monday’s press conference and subsequent interviews

had clarified “the misrepresentations and rumours spread in the media about the

leadership of the ANCYL”.

The failed attempt to question Malema’s integrity had re-energised

the organisation and they were now more determined to fight for socio-economic

transformation, including the nationalisation of mines, and a “proper

perspective in 2012”, a reference to the ANC’s next elective conference.

Earlier, spokesman Floyd Shivambu insisted that the Companies and

Intellectual Properties Registration Office (Cipro) had not carried out

instructions to remove Malema from company directorships.

“That thing has been clarified several times – the lawyer even

showed the acceptance by Cipro of the application,” he said.

On Tuesday Cipro insisted that Malema had not applied to be

resigned as the director of three companies and co-director of one which did

business in Limpopo, where Malema hails from.

“It’s just confusion – as far as we are concerned, he has

resigned,” said Shivambu.

The league spent yesterday conducting a media blitz on the

controversy over the league president’s assets and suggestions that he may have

used his political influence to benefit the companies he was associated


They believe it is part of a conspiracy by several forces and say

National Intelligence gave them a list of supporters of President Jacob Zuma who

are being targeted.

They then gave the list to the police to investigate, but would not

say which police station the list was handed in to.

“We are not going to give details of that but that list exists. It

is an official document that is coming from the state intelligence.”


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