Share

Julius Malema suspended for 5 years

Johannesburg - ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema was found guilty of provoking divisions within the ruling party and of bringing the organisation into disrepute on Thursday, and was suspended for five years. He will vacate his position.

His statements on Botswana were "reckless" and brought the ANC into disrepute, the party's national disciplinary committee chairperson Derek Hanekom said.

This was after Malema said earlier this year the ANCYL would send a team to Botswana to consolidate local opposition parties and help bring about regime change there.

Malema later apologised for the remarks, but they were widely believed to have caused serious diplomatic embarrassment for the ANC.

Malema was found not guilty on a third charge of inciting racial hatred and inflaming divisions in the country.

He was earlier on Thursday found guilty of interrupting a meeting of national ruling party officials that included President Jacob Zuma.

That guilty finding related to Malema, ANCYL deputy president Ronald Lamola, treasurer general Pule Mabe, secretary general Sindiso Magaqa and deputy secretary general Kenetswe Mosenogi.

On that charge, the group was suspended from the ruling party for two years on Thursday. The sanction was suspended for three years.
 
- Are you there? Send us your eyewitness accounts and photos
We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
heading
description
username
Show Comments ()
Voting Booth
What do you think will happen if alleged war criminal Vladimir Putin enters South Africa for the BRICS summit in August?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Government will roll out the red carpet
72% - 2697 votes
There will be a court order compelling his arrest
4% - 143 votes
I doubt he’ll enter the country
24% - 882 votes
Vote
Rand - Dollar
18.31
-0.8%
Rand - Pound
22.50
-1.2%
Rand - Euro
19.78
-0.9%
Rand - Aus dollar
12.18
-0.7%
Rand - Yen
0.14
+0.0%
Platinum
973.10
+0.5%
Palladium
1,418.30
+1.2%
Gold
1,957.34
-1.1%
Silver
23.08
-0.7%
Brent Crude
74.99
-1.2%
Top 40
69,785
+0.9%
All Share
75,284
+0.8%
Resource 10
64,924
+1.0%
Industrial 25
102,191
+0.6%
Financial 15
15,417
+1.6%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE