Malema defies suspension

2012-04-06 22:37

Johannesburg - Suspended ANC Youth League president Julius Malema addressed the congregation at a Good Friday church service in Butterworth in the Eastern Cape, according to a report.

This was despite being barred from doing so as per the conditions of his temporary suspension from the ANC.

The SABC reported that Malema had spoken out against what he called "individuals trying to silence him" at a second church service which he had attended.

In a statement on Thursday, ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said: "In celebrating Easter Friday and commemorating the life of Solomon Mahlangu, president Julius Malema will visit the Twelve Apostles' Church in Christ in Butterworth."

Mahlangu was an Umkhonto we Sizwe soldier hanged by the apartheid government in 1979.

Malema was visiting the church in his capacity as league president, Shivambu said.


He said Malema had not spoken at the Twelve Apostles' Church in Christ, but the embattled youth league leader had reportedly attended a second church service, where he did speak. This was Malema's first public appearance since the suspension.

According to the SABC he was accompanied by members of the ANCYL's national executive committee, the provincial executive and National Youth Development Agency chairperson, Andile Lungisa.

On Wednesday, Malema was gagged and temporarily suspended by the ANC's national disciplinary committee (NDC), a move which forbids him exercising any duty as an ANC member, president of the ANCYL or member of the Limpopo provincial executive committee.

Malema's temporary suspension from the party followed comments he made at a centenary lecture at the University of the Witwatersrand last Friday. Malema called ANC President Jacob Zuma a dictator and said he was suppressing the ANCYL.

The ANCYL leader was informed on Wednesday morning of his immediate temporary suspension, and that the NDC would bring disciplinary proceedings against him.

The NDC had instituted special measures because of Malema's repeated behaviour. Malema is appealing his expulsion from the ANC for sowing division in the party and for bringing it into disrepute. The appeals hearing was expected to take place on April 12.

The two disciplinary proceedings are separate.

  • Assis - 2012-04-06 22:52

    For a moment I though I read 'Malema defies logic'.

  • Lacrimose - 2012-04-06 22:54

    The whole Malema issue defies logic

      Den - 2012-04-07 11:05

      you are expecting logic? remember no logic in a dog chasing its tail

  • Gary - 2012-04-06 22:57

    Now now Julius, behave this Easter weekend or you won't get any eggs, or not, it seems you will get your eggs anyway...........face first

      seanpresherhughes_1 - 2012-04-06 23:29

      Gees - Don't worry his "wickets" are already crushed ha ha ha ha.......... :-)

  • seanpresherhughes_1 - 2012-04-06 23:26

    Yaaaaaaaaaawn.................. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz it just carries on and on and on.......... when is the weed-killer going to start taking effect.......................!?

  • Assegai - 2012-04-06 23:29

    As said on here by others, this soap opera actually defies all logic. This has become a fight for the ANC brand name and nothing else. If Malema had an education and understood democracy, he would have walked out last year and formed his own political party. But in his mind and seemingly in the minds of all the primates that follow him, this is a one party state. What all of this has shown up, is level of immaturity amongst our voters. The majority of our voters are truly a danger to democracy and freedom.

  • seanpresherhughes_1 - 2012-04-06 23:32

    Is this a religious day or a party politics holiday - It seems that someone re-wrote the bible!?

      Lacrimose - 2012-04-07 00:45

      Seems like you missed out on the 'separation of church and state"

  • Howard - 2012-04-06 23:53

    Control and guide Julius. He has a great talent but maybe immature

      Brett - 2012-04-07 00:08

      He has many talents, thievery, gluttony,dishonesty to name a few.

      Azande - 2012-04-07 00:25

      He lacks the crucial "talent" that one can never achieve nor flourish any other without, and that’s discipline. All the rest, if there are any, are doomed.

      StephanA - 2012-04-07 06:19

      Yes Howard, he does have a great talent, for public speaking. So did Hitler, and we all know how that turned out. The talent we need in our leaders is vision, empathy and intelligance. Those talents, unfortunately he doesn't have...

      owamin1 - 2012-04-07 07:10

      If only he had some semblance of humility! He has no understanding of how much he still has to learn, and is not willing to submit to those in the know. So, how does the organization guide

  • eyeronix - 2012-04-07 00:01

    I personally believe that education is the only way to economic freedom.

      Lacrimose - 2012-04-07 00:26

      Which is why we should all be alarmed. JM may well be a "victim of apartheid education" but he is equally a victim of 200yr old theories. Theories that were ultimately disproved 23 years ago.

  • Jerry - 2012-04-07 00:24

    Malema is afforded unnecessary coverage. Instead of addressing pertinent issues like socio economic inequalities, unemployment, service delivery, corruption and poverty, we dwell on Malema almost daily. We have lost focus indeed!!!

  • Thozi - 2012-04-07 00:32

    These guys mess up big time, then they run to the churches... Very soon he'll be an ordained pastor as well - but for as long as he's in trouble. I think that's called, "taking the church for a ride", or something like that. But I don't think its ANC policy as yet, or even ANCYL's.

      joubert.joep - 2012-04-07 02:06

      He is making the ANC look like a puppet show - I can not believe that one individual can cause such a big organization so much harm!

  • mmangako - 2012-04-07 00:47

    viva president malema viva,

  • John - 2012-04-07 02:01

    I love it.... the ANC not sure how to tame the dog they bred... ;)

      Adam - 2012-04-07 06:15

      I bet the dog is still going to bite their ankles.

      thamsanqa.moses - 2012-04-07 07:29

      I fully agree with u because they created him during Mbeki era but Zuma forget the say that 'u can't old dog new tricks'. I once read in City Press that Zuma is more ruthless than Mbeki n I fully agree with that statement because he is trying by all mean to get 2nd term as a president . Viva Juju .

  • thulani.sparks - 2012-04-07 04:10

    Its like bringing to order a person serving 2 life sentences 4 being a serial killer whilst in Prison!!!...I mean wot disciplinary action will be instituted against Malema now???I'm so confused is he expelt,suspended,appealing his suspension or appealing his expulsion???its such a wicked twist such convoluted nonsense!!!...I'm sure even the constitution doesn't hv clauses which accomodate Malema's misdemeanor...the NDC is scrambling like rats now...Dis is the funniest saga I hv ever witnessed in since recent history!!!

  • Johan - 2012-04-07 04:26

    If there is a lesson to be learnt for any ANC leader/president from Malema/Zuma relationship is that siding with Malema is extremely dangerous. Malema, by his conduct and strategy, in going after Zuma the way his way, Malema has served notice on any aspiring ANC leader to treat him with utmost caution. That is, avoid him like a dose of HIV/AIDS.

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-04-07 04:50

    Keep digging fatboy.

  • molokor2 - 2012-04-07 07:07

    Malema is subject him self to the wishes of us,zuma when r u going to deliver ur promises?

  • molokor2 - 2012-04-07 07:08

    Malema is subject him self to the wishes of us,zuma when r u going to deliver ur promises?

  • bryan.billy2 - 2012-04-07 07:20

    i think Juju z nt that much wrong, ts only that he had 2 pact wt elders secretly b4 the media nd public, the truth z tha the NDC z one sided.

      Dawn - 2012-04-07 07:33

      Lol could understand a word you were typing...shows you...\Jy is nog nat agter die ore\

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-04-07 11:45

      @bryan. Huh???????

  • Hummy - 2012-04-07 07:35

    Please ANC wake up!!!,leave malema alone you busy distroying the organization...Malema is born as a leader so you cant take that from him.

      Leonard - 2012-04-07 07:52

      And how have you or any other south african benefited from his leadership?

      Cassandra Olivier - 2012-04-07 08:01

      Was Hitler a born leader

      Nigel - 2012-04-07 10:21


      Xulu.Thulany.Xaba - 2012-04-07 14:46

      Hummy U ate too many easter julius bunny 'se'lema eggs seriously!!! U need imbiza n fast

  • Moses Moss - 2012-04-07 07:37

    Anc leaders they show thier weakness,its time to stepdown,with empty promises.people are struggling on there floor,white minority will takeover,next poll.

  • nyasha.mutonono - 2012-04-07 07:40

    \ Come to me those who are lost,I will show u the way \ Jesus said

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-04-07 11:46

      Wrong blog mate.

  • Raymond - 2012-04-07 07:43


  • nyasha.mutonono - 2012-04-07 07:47

    Let the blind say I see,Let the weaker say I m strong,Let the poor say I 'm rich.SEKUNJALO-KE NAKO-ITS TIME - To lead by leaders who fear God. Viva

  • Roy - 2012-04-07 07:59

    Wonder what the ANC/"And No Change" government is going to say about this? This idiot is trying their patience and will get away with it again.

      Hadebe - 2012-04-07 08:08

      Roy, u want change? What about giving up 3 of the farms u so selfishly posses. That wil b a huge change broer

      Mmase - 2012-04-07 08:11

      juju was born a leader!! end of story\

      Grace - 2012-04-07 08:25

      @Hadeb - are you gonna pay for those 3 farms? I don't think so. Are you gonna study agriculture and learn how to farm a certain product? I doubt it. Are you gonna put in 15 hours a day hard labour? Never! Its people like you that want everything for free then waste it. Easy come easy go...

  • Cassandra Olivier - 2012-04-07 08:00

    If he had any since which he doesn't he would finish school get a job and wait for he suspension to pass instead of making a fool of himself

  • Brendan Fritz Backstrom - 2012-04-07 08:01

    Malema is now starting to use religious platforms to further his political agendas...I think that is starting to take things a fraction far in my book...!

  • Edward - 2012-04-07 08:10

    @Lunga. Yes, with your money he will be your tuture. not mine.

  • Paul Maema - 2012-04-07 08:11

    malema is like cockroach u chase it at this side of the cupboard it will come out dat side of microwave.if u want to silence him forever put on yr boots nd kick his ass hard as u can.

  • Musawenkosi - 2012-04-07 08:16

    In as far as Malema is concerned, the Anc is now reaping the benefits. What they have planted in this man is what they are getting back, these are the laws of objective world thAt they cannot bypass. The whole world have witnessed how the Anc used Malem to fight Mbeki in public and continued to wash their dirty linen in public. But the same person they were fighting was the member of the Anc. No body in the leadership on the Anc stood up and condemed that behaviour because what Malema was doing was right at that time. But however as Mr Parlo Jordaan once said that not everything Malema says is wrong but he needs to be listened to, like nationalization (come up with solution and alternative don't just keep quite) and economic freedom also come up with solution and alternative at the moment you are just mum.

  • bashin.monyela - 2012-04-07 08:19

    Oooh!! Now we whispers amongst ourselves wondering what the senile anc is going to do.

  • bashin.monyela - 2012-04-07 08:19

    Oooh!! Now we whispers amongst ourselves wondering what the senile anc is going to do.

  • Priscilla Mumzo Gause - 2012-04-07 08:26

    myself i actually don't blame Malema for his behavior, the top dogs of ANC made Malema what he is today.

  • Cassandra Olivier - 2012-04-07 08:27

    @Hadebe you so blind! Malema is just like old bob in Zim you and all the people that support him want this country to end up like ZiM with no farmers and no food

      amalenge.pi - 2012-04-07 23:27

      Cassandra, try putting yourself in a black man's shoes, and ask yourself: "Who do the white people think they are to come ALL the way from Europe, forced my ancestors off their land, and after many decades of oppression, they still selfishly cling on to it."; I'm no racist, I'm just saying, before you insult/ undermine our black leaders like Mugabe and Malema, put yourself in A BLACK MAN's shoes, only then will you understand...

  • Sarah Mqoqi - 2012-04-07 08:27

    I think we should all just let Malema matter what we say the ANC is not gonna silence Malema!no one can coz he'll just keep going and going he does'nt knw wen to stop so mayb we need to portray a little sense and jst keep quiet and watch this saga unravel!

  • Pixie86 - 2012-04-07 08:35

    i never get why news24 likes to repeat their articles under different headings, but relatively the same content. Did you not write three articles yesterday on this?

  • fungzen - 2012-04-07 08:47

    Your report is wrong and misleading, the anc hasn't barred Malema from addressing church congregations, bt ANC forums. That church is not an ANC forum!

  • Sabelo - 2012-04-07 08:53

    we are waiting for 12 April

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-04-07 11:54

      April 15th, 1912, The Titanic sank. The anc are a 100 years old this year.Lets hope they sink too.

  • Ntsikelelo - 2012-04-07 09:04

    Simple, this guy lacks emotional discipline. I dont understand why the media is still covering him when there are better stories 2 cover.

  • Slyvester - 2012-04-07 09:10

    Like it or not, Malema is bigger than you think and all of you made him. The ANC, DA, the media and you. He is probably sitting back enjoying the comments you are all putting up in here because it proves to him his influence and gives him a basis to grow it further. Oh, how stupid you all are... Cant you see you are the cause of the problem... If you stopped whining and took centre stage you could upstage him rather than follow his back and try to stab him...cowards!

  • Bongani - 2012-04-07 09:32

    This saga will continue \tot Piet kom\. The mother body must just call up a meet with its youth wing and have a discussion period. These youngsters want to be heard. According to report, ANCYL issued a statement,its no longer, JM said.

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-04-07 09:47

    "Malema defies suspension" The springs collapsed? No more shock absorbers?

  • Nigel - 2012-04-07 10:19

    jail !!!

  • S'khumbuzo - 2012-04-07 10:25

    go on malema destroy the image of the anc,it's very obvious that this political party has become a school of corruption.

      methusot - 2012-04-07 12:46

      4sure Skhura they must admit they are failing the country.

  • Greg - 2012-04-07 10:28

    The ANC is imploding and the top brass can do nothing about it as they have lost total power and control over their structures. Political ineptitude.

  • Litha - 2012-04-07 10:49

    Why would African National Congress avoid Youth Leguae President Julius Malema to be suspended? Julius is an generation great leader for ANC or is anything ANC member?

  • Litha - 2012-04-07 10:50

    Why would African National Congress avoid Youth Leguae President Julius Malema to be suspended? Julius is an generation great leader for ANC or is anything ANC member?

      watsongeorgejan - 2012-04-07 13:17

      What are you saying exactly ?

      Xulu.Thulany.Xaba - 2012-04-07 14:37

      Julius is an generation great leader for generation on SABC1 with khaphela (shihvambu)

  • Johnny - 2012-04-07 11:06

    When will JM understand that he is not God's gift to South Africa? He appeared in a Christian church for his own benefit and does not even testify that he is a Christian. He is living the life of a millionaire but the poor and oppressed people he fought for, so called, live in poverty. Where does the money come from to enable him to live like that? He shows no respect for authority and tradition. He is not the ANCYL, when he left the ANCYL will be a better part of the ANC. He should not worry God will look after South Africa, God does not need JM, the ANC or anybody else. Justice will prevail. South Africa is a great country and there are too many people who want this country to reach its full potential. The sooner all the little gods in South Africa realise that the better for themselves.

  • Mcman.aphane - 2012-04-07 11:11

    This headlines is misleading because if u read the condition of the suspension with a sober mind,you disagree with it.The churse service is not a ANC function. He didn't defy the suspension.

  • Glenn Van T Riet - 2012-04-07 11:13

    Why does this guys still speak? Thought you had it you idiot !

  • Deon - 2012-04-07 11:26

    A guy mistakely spilled a drink on the president and he was supposed to be charged, Now Malema speaks the worse about the president, maybe he should be charged to shut him up permanently. He says nobody can silence him, I Sure The Guys In Jail Can????