Malema hearing postponed

2011-10-06 13:43

ANC Youth League president Julius Malema’s disciplinary hearing was postponed until October 15, the ruling party said.

“The disciplinary hearing was postponed due to the hospitalisation of the charged member,” said ANC national disciplinary committee member Derek Hanekom.

“The disciplinary committee wishes comrade Malema a speedy recovery.”

Malema’s lawyers asked for the postponement of the disciplinary hearing this morning.

Malema, who was hauled before the ruling party’s disciplinary committee last month, was admitted to a private hospital in Polokwane yesterday suffering from “flu symptoms”.

Malema was already sick when he made a speech at the University of Limpopo on Tuesday. He told the audience he was not well and that he had cancelled a radio interview because he was sick.

Beeld newspaper quoted an unnamed source as saying that he had chest X-rays taken at hospital.

Malema faced charges of bringing the ANC into disrepute and sowing division within party ranks. He recently said the youth league would send a team to Botswana to consolidate local opposition parties and help bring about regime change.

Charged with him were the league’s spokesperson Floyd Shivambu, deputy president Ronald Lamola, treasurer-general Pule Mabe, secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa and deputy secretary-general Kenetswe Mosenogi.

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