Malema to step down next year

2010-10-01 07:13

Julius Malema would step down as president of the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) next year, the Witness website reported today.

“My term ends next year and I think those who hate me so much should celebrate,” Malema said yesterday in Johannesburg shortly after a meeting of the ANCYL’s working committee.

Malema was elected president of the ANCYL in April 2008. His term ends in April 2011.

“If they have decided to extend it to June, then that’s fine too. In June next year, I will be done as president of the youth league,” he said.

“The youth league will find its own way around the issue of [a new] president. They shouldn’t worry because there will always be a leader in the youth league.”

It was Malema’s first news conference since ANC president Jacob Zuma rapped him over the knuckles last week during the party’s national general council in Durban.

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