I don’t care whether I go or not – Malema

2011-11-25 08:27

ANC Youth League president Julius Malema yesterday said he would never serve in organisation where it is okay to steal.

Delivering a memorial lecture for Teboho Sikisi – former Free State youth leader who died in a car accident in 2009 – Malema said people who stole from the state purse and were found guilty could remain in the ANC, but those who had a different view were disciplined.

“I don’t care if whether I go or not, I will defend the decisions of the ANC Youth League until I see my grave”, he said.

“Whether I am a member of the ANC or not, in my little corner of the bundus – looking after cattle, I will convince those who are there looking after the cattle with me about the decisions of the ANC Youth League,” he said.

Malema told a packed Kagisanong Hall in Rocklands, Bloemfontein to wait and see what the ANC was going to do about people who did not vote on the Protection of State Information Bill.

“Some people did not vote and they spoke openly in the media about it. Let’s wait and see what is going to happen”, he said referring to ANC MPs Ben Turok and Gloria Borman.

Malema said he wanted people to have the same spirit and courage they used to pass the information bill, to pass the laws “to give people land for free and for the nationalisation of mines and if anyone disagrees they should be disciplined”.

Malema and five other youth leaders were suspended by the ruling party two weeks ago and they lodged their appeal to the sentences on Thursday night.

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