Sexwale warns about Malema disciplinary

2011-10-05 09:59

Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale has warned that the disciplinary hearing of ANC Youth League leaders should not be used to settle political scores.

“No disciplinary action should be taken for political or personal reasons. It is not a court process, not a persecution, not a prosecution. It’s a last opportunity given to anyone to solve their issues,” Sexwale told Business Day.

African National Congress officials, including President Jacob Zuma, needed to be made aware of the possibility that they were wrong in charging Malema, he said.

“There is always a possibility the complainant is wrong.”

Youth league leader Julius Malema, its spokesperson Floyd Shivambu, league secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa, deputy president Ronald Lamola, treasurer-general Pule Mabe, and deputy secretary-general Kenetswe Mosenogi faced several charges before an ANC disciplinary committee.

This came after comments that the league would help bring about regime change in Botswana. The six were also accused of sowing divisions within the party.

Sexwale said he had been asked to testify at the hearing when it resumed tomorrow.

He said although he had been asked by Malema to testify, he was not taking sides.

It has been widely reported that Malema was campaigning for Zuma not to get a second term when the ruling party elected leaders next year.

It was also reported that Sexwale and other ANC leaders were plotting to oust Zuma.

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