ANC 'closes chapter' on Malema matter

2012-06-12 12:10

Johannesburg - The ANC's national executive committee (NEC) has found no grounds to review the decision to expel former ANCYL president Julius Malema, the party said on Tuesday.

"After long deliberation on whether the NEC should use its discretion... overwhelmingly, the NEC agreed that there were no compelling grounds to review the decision," ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe told reporters in Johannesburg.

"The rejecting of the review by the NEC therefore closes the chapter on this matter."

Mantashe said most of the special NEC meeting, held on Monday, was spent discussing the matter.

The NEC would also not review the suspension of ANC Youth League secretary general Sindiso Magaqa and spokesperson Floyd Shivambu.

According to the ANC's constitution, the decision of the national disciplinary committee of appeal is final, but the NEC can review the decision at its own discretion.

Elective congress

Mantashe said there was no provision in the party's constitution to review the matter at the national elective congress in December.

"There is no provision for congress to deal with the matter.

"There will be no closed session because we are reviewing the case," he said.

However, delegates could raise the issue from the floor.

Mantashe denied earlier reports that there had been fighting between NEC members regarding the decision.

"The discussion was robust [and] open... All members of the NEC who wanted to speak were given the opportunity [to do so], without fear or favour," he said.

In response to a question on whether Bheki Cele or the police were raised at the NEC meeting, Mantashe said only Malema and policy were discussed.

  • julian.booyens - 2012-06-12 12:17

    What? Is juju not going to entain us anymore ? Oh wait the anc is still there to fill the gap with their comedy acts

      julian.booyens - 2012-06-12 12:35

      Look the first comedy act Tsotsi-Baby stepped up to the microphone...

      alan.gernet - 2012-06-12 12:44

      TsotsiTroll Alert.

      Squeegee - 2012-06-12 12:52

      Not the struggle, Tsotsi - you are the joke.

      downwiththeanc - 2012-06-12 12:58

      @ Tsotsi - you can't even kick a football into the goal post you dipstick. Don't be a nincompoop. Go to Zim and offer to clean Mugabe's toilet you plonker.

      Jacqui - 2012-06-12 13:00

      Thotsi, no the struggle wasn't a joke I should know I was there. You on the other hand was just a thought in your father's loins. Don't talk about things way above your head. Twit.

      art.goosen - 2012-06-12 20:03

      I believe Julius will be taking that job at the Union Buildings... He will be HEAD CAR GUARD! The BEEG NUMZAAN!

      RSole - 2012-06-13 14:49

      Hard luck Fatso, let's hope the decision stays final.

  • Helmut - 2012-06-12 12:18

    Let's move on

      poloyatonkim - 2012-06-12 12:30

      Mantashe is an idiot, he actually opened a chapter by chasing Malema away.

      alan.gernet - 2012-06-12 12:45

      nah Tsotsi - not today. Actually - not ever. I had to work and pay for my tiny piece of land.

      alan.gernet - 2012-06-12 12:58

      Tsotsi - Are you implying that I killed Blacks to own a small of land? Hmmm defamation comes to mind. Hope you got your Orange Overall all pressed and ready Tsotsi.

      Jacqui - 2012-06-12 13:02

      Tsotsi is a patient of a head whacker, that's why he calls himself baby. Let's ignore the diaper clad bum.

      Gerald - 2012-06-12 13:06

      TSOTSI Your ancestors said that before and they were chased away by Max's ancestors

  • Phillip - 2012-06-12 12:19

    ooooooo... i wonder, some brightspark will dredge him up at the next ANC rally...

      balan.morgen - 2012-06-12 15:27

      Tsotsi-Baby and Poloyatonkim are toiletrolls.

      art.goosen - 2012-06-12 20:04

      It will be inevitable... Especially in Limpopo Province...

  • andrew.arde - 2012-06-12 12:19

    This is the only sensible thing I've heard the ANC utter in the past decade!

  • Vic - 2012-06-12 12:20

    Good ! Matter closed, so get over yourselves ANCYL.

      Vic - 2012-06-12 12:23

      But just maybe.. I've jumped the gun ! Never know what the clowns act will be next !

      Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-06-12 12:44

      There's going to be a prequel..

      Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-06-12 13:23

      You Tsek man

  • Ringeta - 2012-06-12 12:28

    If ANC could change its mind, . It will mean no respect for the ANC Constitution.

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-06-12 12:31

      maybe, but I don't know if they have any respect for anyone.

      martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-06-12 12:38

      ANC and Respect? That's an oxymoron!

  • mukosit - 2012-06-12 12:36


  • andre.ernstzen - 2012-06-12 12:37

    How many frikkin "chapters" are there? Or is this the final, final chapter?

      alan.gernet - 2012-06-12 12:48

      Still a sequel to Chicken Little coming up.....

  • mphotant.thelejane - 2012-06-12 12:42

    Let him go: who cares! We can't afford to have our white South Africans living in fear due to foolishness of an irrational minded person. Makahambe maan.

      pmahlangu - 2012-06-13 12:56

      really is that the main reason you want him... To remove fear from white people! You ought to read something... Chappies wrapper or something

  • Herman - 2012-06-12 12:43

    yeah right.....blah, blah blah........

  • Langa - 2012-06-12 12:43

    juju want come back! We need him!

      Michael - 2012-06-12 13:55

      Once again a classic example of where a Malema supporter fits in the evolutionary scale. Not quite walking upright yet, but has learnt to chant to use sticks as tools.

  • Ron - 2012-06-12 12:44

    Tsotsi and Poloy, the Fat Boy is FINISHED!! Do you understand? KLAAR, F-I-N-I-S-H-E-D, Kaput!

  • Fanie - 2012-06-12 12:45

    The end is near, or is it? Maybe in Mangaung when it is "raised from the floor", and it will be raised from the floor! They just can't stop and make decisions.

  • mantsho.tlali - 2012-06-12 12:49

    As long as Zuma The Spear is still the president of the Republic, forget about Julius Malema.Now Zuma is about to reshuffle the parliament, all Malema's friends are going to follow him.

  • Rob - 2012-06-12 12:52

    So what now? Maybe he will join Cope.......just to keep the comedy act rolling and the possibility of tenderness open.

  • dhavandran.palavar - 2012-06-12 12:53

    its not final as they can review at its own discretion and the matter can be raised from the floor at the national elective congress in december. whos fooling who? wait for our xmas surprise because theres too many open ended sentences.

  • Phumi - 2012-06-12 12:53

    There is no such thing as NEC anymore in the ANC only a handpicked loyal leaders are there and all from KZN. These leaders are all deployed in the Security Cluster to ensure that there are no descenting voices of reason. Just like the youth of Tunisia and Egypt have managed to topple their autocratic despots we are also encouraged to do the same. The youth of this country will rise and topple this dictatorship in Mangaung like we did defeating the 1996 Class Project! This culture of fear must come to an end in the ANC and our only hope is the conference in December. Provided if that is not also rigged like what Thabo Mbeki tried to do! The battles lines have been drawn and our gloves are off!!

      ignatius.msoki - 2012-06-12 13:07

      Those leaders were elected by us at Polokwane conference they were not appointed swallow ur pride and accept the decision on the highest body in the ANC between conferences.

      Jacqui - 2012-06-12 13:08

      Phumi, the youth of Tunisia and Egypt got their adults to join. Will it happen here?. I don't think so.

      Don.Tandy - 2012-06-12 15:24

      Oh my - sounds like the insolent children that make up the ANCYL want to throw their toys around. Go ahead - show the world what a bunch of ignorant morons you are. We would have hoped that with fatboy out of the picture, someone with some common sense might step up, but it doesn't look like such a candidate exists.

  • nyaku.phasha - 2012-06-12 12:55

    The NEC is the highest decision making body in between conferences, it's true. But, let's see what happens when the matter is raised from the floor in Mangaung. It will surely be raised and the delegates will rescind the DC ruling.

  • Jacqui - 2012-06-12 12:55

    I wish we can close the chapter ANC. What a day that would be.

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-06-12 12:56

    I am not surprised. The JZ camp is removing anyone standing between them and Mangaung. We are likely to see more casualties ie Tokyo Sexwale

  • Bevan - 2012-06-12 13:00

    imagine the political 'fun' if Juju can get some funding and start his own party, it would tear the ruling party apart, now we have democracy...

  • - 2012-06-12 13:02

    hey all, the malema saga is far from over, as mentioned before its just the begining,as history in this goverment indicates...changes in the top brass of the anc will open up the debate to bring him back, grounds of remorse, he has changed, etc, etc. in the meantime malema is going to go on a campaign rebuilding himself for the next 4 years.

  • downwiththeanc - 2012-06-12 13:04

    and we all lived happily ever after

  • john.dough.5836711 - 2012-06-12 13:08

    ANCYL = And Now Comrade, You Leave!

  • Ganon - 2012-06-12 13:11

    This tick won't go away even if you use strong insecticides, the story is not finished, maybe after December. Power, power, nothing else!!!! People are sooooo tired! Please donate cattle, goats, ducks, chickens & dogs, the man has farm to run!!

  • lawrence.mzamba - 2012-06-12 13:15

    Zuma thinks ANC is his,come Mangaung we will send him packing.hes busy protecting his zulu crooks ,mdluli,mthethwa ,his children

      Michael - 2012-06-12 13:49

      And then man progressed from grunts to communicating in intelligible language.

  • Phumi - 2012-06-12 13:15

    We are not suprised by this move by The Spear gangsters who rule our organisation by fear. There majority members of the NEC were never given any ultimatum on this issue! We know that any individual that is seen to be challenging Jacob Zuma will be committing a political suicide leading to Mangaug. We will not be distracted in our call to achieve economic freedom in our lifetime! We have defeated the Spears that came before him and we will crush this one too with its machinery! Malema will remain the president of the ANCYL until we vote him out or retain him in 2014! If there leadership is not happy with that then they must fire the entire Youth League organisation!

      Rob - 2012-06-12 13:54

      Rather than firing the Youth League I suggest that they be allocated a sufficiently large plot of government land somewhere away from existing urban centres. Provided with the planning for infrastructure to create a kibbutz style community. Then please show the world that you are capabale of more than rhetoric, party, and nonsense. Produce a thriving, prosperous and law abiding community as an example for all. Use the massive amount of tax money that you waste on meetings and socials.... Now there is a challenge, are you up to it?

      Omrisho - 2012-06-12 13:55

      Phumi... can you explain to me what "economic freedom in our lifetime" actually means... how does/will it impact on you, what will you achieve, how will your life be better? and then give us a road-map as to how you will achieve this? serious question, can you give me an acceptable answer?

      Omrisho - 2012-06-12 14:58

      nope, just a thumbs down... sigh

      Rob - 2012-06-12 15:00

      Omrisho: You get a thumbs down.....when you ask a valid and reasonable question using reasonable language. Does this demonstrate what might be called a 'barrier to entry'? It is hard to understand the mentality of such a response except by saying that as radical fools become exposed by logic and rationality the conversation will rapidly deteriorate into invective followed by weapons.

      Omrisho - 2012-06-12 15:57

      @ criticallyhonest... 'tis very sad, i so wish our people could vote for South Africa, and not some party, tribe, racial grouping and a far fetch ideology that is not sustainable, we need to put aside our petty differences and celebrate our diversity, that way we just might have a future together... dunno where but i read the other day about a parent dropping off a kid at school, to be greeted with shrieks of delight by 4 other kids, running off, holding hands, 5 different racial groupings together... that is the future, we can learn from this... mouths of babes :)

  • ApSoLuT1 - 2012-06-12 13:17

    there are for more important issues that the ANCYL should fight for rather than an individual who lacks proper leadership qualities. There are millions of South African students who are let down by the inequality of the education in SA. Why not channel the same energy towards free education for all SA students. Why do some young ppl have to work and study to pay their fees while some 'leaders' are driving cars that are worth 10 times their salary and have a watch that can pay for my tuition for 3 years?

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-06-12 13:23

    In other news, Magdalene moonsamey had to be resuscitated after being found floating in her own tears.

      Phillys - 2012-06-12 14:45

      stop press stop press stop press Magdalene moonsamey, or also known as the "moving mattress" will now have to accommodate the Lamola idiot with regards to BJ's. Maggie, you can throw away that magnifying glass now!!!!!!

  • phele.pelezinoh - 2012-06-12 13:25

    Zuma factional has found no ground in reviewing the sentences of youth leaque leaders especially Julius malema,nw that zuma's gonna reshuffle the cabinet,I forsee those who raised this issue being cut off bt we wil c if mangaung can emancipate the youth of SA

      Omrisho - 2012-06-12 13:57

      emancipate the youth... same question i asked Phumi, got any answers for me?

  • Buhle Mjiyakho - 2012-06-12 13:27

    The ANCYL did not start with Juju and surely will not end here. there r other sound members that can lead the youth League. time 2 start dat process of moving on.

      Nicky - 2012-06-12 13:46

      I don't doubt that for a moment... Lord knows the youth of this country needs someone who they can look up too!

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-06-12 13:31

    Now that really is the good news story of the day. Problem is, looks like fatboys successor in the yoof-leak is even dumber.

  • Nicky - 2012-06-12 13:33

    I'm one of the people who get so uptight when I see yet another article on Julias, and I vowed not to read or comment on it, because frankly, he is not worth me getting all uptight or upset about... so let us not give them the satisfation to continue doing so... I bid you farewell JM, and I hope not to be tempted to give you and your followers the satisfaction of my time or energy!

  • Andre - 2012-06-12 13:33

    Good, for once the ANC has been able to stand by their decision to be tough on the ANC Useless League!

  • matthews.bantsijang - 2012-06-12 13:33

    Is it closing it or opening it????

  • Thulani - 2012-06-12 13:34

    I don't care who says what, gwede mantashe is one of the best politicians this country has. Apart from the fact that he is one of the few who have not yet been implicated in any corruption scandals, this old man has balls and he stands for what is right and he is not scared of anyone

      Dr.Ntsele - 2012-06-12 13:43

      I say everything that happens in the ANC involves everyone who is at the top (that includes corruption too)

      Rob - 2012-06-12 13:48

      If these really are the best SA as ever produced it explains why the country is an international joke and is sliding towards implosion. There surely must be more intelligent, better educated and more competent people somewhere, they cannot all have abandoned the country.

  • Dr.Ntsele - 2012-06-12 13:40

    You Guys Are So Funny Here lol, I swear This Is Shifting To Race As Always :)

  • Craig - 2012-06-12 13:51

    congratulations JU Ju - now you can start your own party and soon you will crush the ANC take over the mines and the banks and the whole of South Africa - you've got my vote Ju Ju for president Goforit Fatboy

  • fuzile.matoto - 2012-06-12 13:53

    This is very good news, the ANC might very well be on the verge of being part of the solution. It's time to remove JZ now at Mangaung. This country needs leadership.

  • Helen - 2012-06-12 14:03

    The best thing that bthe ANC did in the last years that they are in Office

  • tshepo.g.kutumela - 2012-06-12 14:16

    ...aow, i thot it was over & final already. aitog, there r so many processes in de anc - there is a process within a process.

  • Jazzy - 2012-06-12 14:16

    Has reason prevailed at last?

  • gandanga.tororo - 2012-06-12 14:19

    the wheel is still turning! in which direction? This is like Willogate -lol>>>>>>>

  • Leonard Mokgotlhwe - 2012-06-12 14:21

    Malema is useless let him go Fatgat

  • Zukile - 2012-06-12 14:23

    Judging by the comments I read in here, clearly prejudice is ripe; and the comments bring back the memories of where we come from as a nation. It is this reason that one of the days, a country that has been applauded by the world for the peace transition to democracy may eventualy find its self in a civil war. words are powerful to build or to destroy people.

  • jafta.rasekhula1 - 2012-06-12 14:25

    I find it interesting that most of whites are so afraid of Julius Malema,is because of the issues of land or mines,or because of white,u r not a Zuma supporter but your hate towards Malema is something else,,,come on give him a break.

  • lelanie.jacobs - 2012-06-12 14:30

    Yeah right! Julius will be back in one way or the other! What the ANC says and what they do are worlds apart! Seeing is believing...

  • Harold - 2012-06-12 14:30

    Malema needs to go join the PAC. All his policies and his beliefs indicate he must go there. The Sangoma also thinks he has a place in the PAC

  • Chaplain Emacous Siphiwe Moyo - 2012-06-12 14:31

    News and news

  • mphogibson - 2012-06-12 14:32

    now hear this