Youth league to hold media briefing

2011-11-16 07:07

The embattled ANC Youth League was expected to brief the media on the outcomes of its national executive committee meeting today, axed spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said.

The committee met on November 12 at the Lakes Hotel in Benoni, Shivambu said in a statement.

The media briefing was scheduled to take place at the ANC’s Luthuli House headquarters in Joburg at 11am.

The ANC’s national disciplinary committee found Shivambu guilty of misconduct for swearing at a journalist and accusing the ruling party of associating with imperialists.

The committee’s chairperson Derek Hanekom noted Shivambu’s “arrogant” behaviour and found that he had breached the ANC’s code of conduct and prejudiced its reputation.

It found that Sivambu put the country at risk and his statement posed a threat to foreign investment.

Shivambu’s membership was suspended for three years and he was ordered to vacate his office.

Five other top league officials had sentences imposed on them.

Julius Malema was removed as the league’s president after he was found guilty for provoking serious divisions within the ANC and bringing the party into disrepute.

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