Malema will take ‘ANC faction’ to court

2012-03-25 15:53

Sacked ANC Youth League president Julius Malema says he will take an ANC faction to court over his expulsion from the party.

Speaking at a centenary celebrations event in Nkowankowa outside Tzaneen, organised by the youth league in Limpopo, Malema said he would go to court because his expulsion from the party was certain.

Said a visibly angry Malema: “When I go to court I will not be undermining any resolutions and the constitution of the ANC as I will not be a member of the ANC.”

Malema, who has been expelled from the party for sowing division in its ranks, previously said he would never consider taking the party to court.

Today he said he had no choice. “I had made a commitment earlier that I will never go to court, but from the way these issues are unfolding I’m left with no option but to challenge a faction in court because the decisions are taken by a faction. I do not need the mandate of the youth league to do that because I am going to act as an individual. I’m an individual who has been victimised, his rights violated,” he said.

Malema said he had been the victim of factional agendas: “I have no nightmares. I have not been chased away from heaven, I’m chased away from a political party and I’m chased away by a faction that enjoys legitimacy because it is in power and it is implementing factional agendas through that power.

“I’ve been expelled from the ANC by the New Age group which has announced my expulsion even before the ANC could conclude its own processes.”

He said he had no regrets about what he did while president of the youth league.

“I want to tell you today, I will never be welcomed in the ANC. I’ve been fired in the African National Congress. A decision has been taken to fire me, it was announced by the president of the ANC in a breakfast show of New Age that the youth league must elect a new president. I have no problem with that.
“But I want to tell you I have no regrets (about) what I’ve done as the president of the youth league. I did all I did because I believed in that course.”

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