ANC confirms Malema's expulsion

2012-04-24 21:40

Johannesburg - The ANC 's national disciplinary committee of appeals on Tuesday evening confirmed Julius Malema's expulsion from the party.

"In respect of the present disciplinary hearing, the [ANC National Disciplinary Committee of Appeal] NDCA confirms the sanction imposed by the NDC [National Disciplinary Committee] that the appellant be expelled from the ANC," it found.

The sanction was imposed on Malema in November for sowing division in the party and for bringing it into disrepute.

He was found to have done so by unfavourably comparing the leadership style of President Jacob Zuma to that of former president Thabo Mbeki, and for remarks on bringing about regime change in Botswana.

The NDCA ruling also means that Malema is, with immediate effect, no longer president of the ANC Youth League.  

The NDCA also dismissed the appeal by ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu, but rejected increasing his suspension from the ANC to five years, instead confirming it for three years.

The NDCA further rejected the appeal by ANCYL secretary general Sindiso Magaqa.

"The appellant’s ANC membership is suspended for a period of one year, which shall come into operation with immediate effect," it said.

  • marina.poniatowska - 2012-04-24 21:43

    I love the photo! Looks like a big, spoiled and fat child crying.

      jack.oosthuysen - 2012-04-24 21:45

      Crying for the first time ever?

      Burtfred - 2012-04-24 21:58

      So now can we get Zuma expelled for bringing the party, (and the entire country), into disrepute?

      Raymond - 2012-04-24 22:29

      It is an overfed Pie eater.

      jack.oosthuysen - 2012-04-24 22:36

      Tsotsi, you can start by blowing up the toll gates on the Gauteng roads, your enemies pension fund paid for it. Remember it must be suicide bombings so death will come instantly. Good luck.

      rowen.loretz - 2012-04-24 22:50

      @ Tsotsi - i can assure you Malema would not die for you. You mean nothing to him, and so do 99% of his followers- when will you realise that he was just in it for HIMSELF...I agree with Ekfeugo, become a kamakazi and ram a truck full of dynamite into the tollgates- then you will have done the country a great service.

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-24 22:56

      I was just saying yesterday, that the divide is coming wait and see. Civil war is coming. Tsotsi is declaring war.... against who though? the ANC? The whites have nothing to do with this ball sack malema getting, well, sacked! Trouble in the ANC to my ears! Power to the people? I thought they had the power already....did I miss something. Sit back people and watch this divide unfold....

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-24 22:59

      Actually, the above only applies if mal-emma stays out of jail......

      Christelle - 2012-04-24 23:10

      Just to give you economic freedom freaks a quick definition of what economic freedom is: The freedom to prosper within a country without intervention from a government or economic authority. Individuals are free to secure and protect his/her human resources, labor and private property. Economic freedom is common in capitalist economies and must incorporate other civil liberties to be deemed as truly free. Oops - seems as if we have been taught wrong by the mighty Malema!

      rowen.loretz - 2012-04-24 23:12

      Malema has apparently applied for a job to be Helen Zille's garden boy - if he does not go to prison ofcourse

      Tim - 2012-04-24 23:35

      @tsotsi. Why are u hash tagging? Did u also get a G for woodwork?

      Smell - 2012-04-25 01:37

      Tsotsi. So you have internet access. Now let us access logic and reason. Name one African country where grabbing land away from Agricultural Experts (Farmers) brought any prosperity to the people. In Zimbabwe a few friends of Mugabe now have nice, non-productive farms. But the Zimbabwe poor became poorer and hungrier, and "relocated" to South Africa. In light of the above paragraph, please explain why the Zimbabwe type approach (land grabs) would be good for the poor South Africans. In stead of "land, land, land", why not education and birth control followed by prosperity? Then we will finally produce African Lions to compete with the Asian Tigers.

      Daan - 2012-04-25 07:35

      @Tsotsi - And Malema is driving the R1 million car, and you ride a bicycle, I presume?

      Marion - 2012-04-25 07:54

      @Tsotsi - be careful what you wish for. You may just get it and then where are you going to hide your sorry butt?

      craig.thom1 - 2012-04-25 08:19

      The only thing that Mamela grew the last few years is a wasteline and his bank account,Totsi,you are correct he went above individual needs,and looked after himself,the enemy is within?

      Phuti - 2012-04-25 08:20

      This man is powerful cos when he coughs everybody catches a flu virus but he is out & I just wish that all u haters of him vote for ANC.

      theO rAcLe - 2012-04-25 08:39


      Thami - 2012-04-25 09:04

      @Smell stink to what you know. We are happy in Zimbabwe and land distribution is a success

      Thabang - 2012-04-25 12:43

      The ANC should also take disciplinary action against Mantashe for also commenting in public that the ANC would assist ZANU PF to win elections in Zimbabwe. This would prove that the ANC does not take sides when it comes to disciplining their members.

      Amanda - 2012-04-25 12:57

      That is the look someone gets when you have knocked out all you teeth by putting your foot in your once to often!

      Trotse - 2012-04-25 14:49

      If only he wasn't so arrogant and racist, If he had done what his ancestors had done which was LEARN from the elders then he could have moulded himself like Mandela and understood the importance of a true rainbow nation

      Smell - 2012-04-25 15:50

      Thami, you claim that "We are happy in Zimbabwe and land distribution is a success". Yes you did successfully brutalize the majority of successful and productive farmers, chasing them of their land - even took away farms that were bought during Mugabe's rule. Please explain why millions of Zimbabweans fled to RSA AFTER the land grabs, why very few of them have returned to Zimbabwe, why food production in Zimbabwe has plummeted, why the Zimbabwe currency has turned into toilet paper, why there are very few coins in Zimbabwe (no change!), why the ZANU-PF militia has to brutalize the people prior to elections, why the outcome of elections are not honoured and why Mugabe has to travel to Singapore for medical treatment his people do not have access to? Then define the term "moron".

      Smell - 2012-04-25 18:30

      Thami.  You did not even get close to addressing the questions I raised.   White farmers never had land in Zimbabwe – really?  How many generations and effort in toiling the land does it take to have claim to land?  What about the White farmers that bought land AFTER 1980, under the post-liberation constitution, and was chased off their land too?   There has been a massive migration (as in millions) of Zimbabweans to RSA since 2000, when the Mugabe’s land grabs commenced.  Are you suggesting the mining industry in RSA started in 2000?  Laughable.   So why would our Zim brothers and sisters suddenly find South Africa such an attractive destination, when land grabs have not (yet) been effected here?  Perhaps because Mugabe severely sabotaged his own economy?  Perhaps something to do with RSAs farmers continuing their stellar food production?  Perhaps an RSA economy doing well without the shackles of nationalized mines?   The sanctions against Zimbabwe were targeted against the ruling elite – there are no sanctions targeting the poor in Zimbabwe.  Effectively Grace Mugabe now has to shop in Singapore, when she previously shopped in Harrods.   The end result of your game plan for RSA may well be for you and your children to line up to flee to a another well run and safe country.  But unlike Zimbabweans who just walked across the border, you may well have to take a boat.  Your cockiness does not make up for your very anemic sense of reason.

  • Daniel - 2012-04-24 21:44

    Do not pass Begin, and do not collect R200!!! Bye bye!!!

      norah.kwatala - 2012-04-24 21:48

      Go straight to jail

      Christelle - 2012-04-24 21:52

      I think that chapter is coming too. He p'd off the big dogs and they are going all out to get him. However, in saying so, they are also guilty of his guilt - they allowed this circus to go on for far to long - only when he started biting the hands that fed him, did things start turning sour for him. If he did not, we would have had to listen to this person for many many more years!! I am not pro insults, but it appears as it was our saving grace.

      Ken - 2012-04-24 22:05

      @Christelle.....intelligent comment, like a breath of fresh air!

      rowen.loretz - 2012-04-24 22:54

      @ Tsotsi - the power has gone to your head. The only war you will get is that of ANC and ANCYL - hopefully they will destroy each other for good.

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-24 23:02

      Hamba ingalangala......

      charmaine.rowlands - 2012-04-24 23:41

      @Tsotsi... isn't your name really "troll"? The "war" you're preparing for, has been fought and won dude! You won! (or hasn't anyone told you that?). Economic Freedom?? go and get a job, work for a living, pay your taxes, obey the law of the land and you will prosper... how simple is that?

      Sean - 2012-04-25 00:37

      @Tsotsi- Soldier ??? Wtf ?? You on tik ?? You must be a fake trying to take the mickey out of people , if not , then I realy feel sorry for you !

      Raymond - 2012-04-25 06:09

      Big brave tsotsi. Why do you hide behind a false facebook page whilst threatening to spill brains on the floor? You're an irritant, more like a tstetse.

      Brandon - 2012-04-25 07:27

      Ironically, this decision was made 2 days before freedom day!

      Gideon - 2012-04-25 08:13

      R2000 now with inflation

      Marion - 2012-04-25 09:28

      @Totsi - if there are going to be brains on the floor, you're totally safe.

      Nigel - 2012-04-25 10:07

      @tsotsi (thug\robber), so are you threatening war against the ANC, ok....why don't you stand up like a man & reveal your identity, at least Malema had the guts to do this, the people have had power for 18 years, they just have abused it.

      Kenny - 2012-04-25 10:37


      sean.redmond3 - 2012-04-25 15:04

      Tsotsi's comments thankfully have been deleted.

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  • Roger - 2012-04-24 21:45

    Best news I've seen all week; hopefully we can now get on with business and put this chapter behind us!

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-24 23:03

      Talk is cheap Tsotsi aka goat herder

  • - 2012-04-24 21:46

    Great news!!!

      Christelle - 2012-04-24 22:58

      Tsotsi, he really worked you up did he not (Malema that is) You clearly love Zimbabwe....

  • norah.kwatala - 2012-04-24 21:47

    *air punch* so more appeals I hope?

      norah.kwatala - 2012-04-24 21:58

      No more* eish excitement

      EricksonTL - 2012-04-24 22:20

      Create fake profile. Write hatespeech on News24. Get profile reported to facebook. Lose voice.

      malcolm.molver - 2012-04-24 23:04

      Tsotsi is a troll. Ignore the bored child.

      John - 2012-04-25 02:36

      @Thoughtsandstuff, you forgot Create fake profile on computer stolen from farmer. Write hatespeach on News24 all day, never removed. Our comments get removed if slightly controversial. Result professional TROLL

      Brandon - 2012-04-25 06:54

      @norah. Haha! I laughed so much at your 'air punch'. I could literally visualize it! Classic!

  • Zakes - 2012-04-24 21:48

    it was long over due, big up ANC's NDC

  • Chris - 2012-04-24 21:48

    Retirement and JuJu's expulsion all in the last quarter? Now what do I do for fun?

      charmaine.rowlands - 2012-04-24 23:44

      Poor man... don't worry, but next week there'll another corrupt idiot to "entertain" us, o and don't forget the trolls, they're everywhere! Just read some of the rubbish on here :)

  • stephenrfrank - 2012-04-24 21:48

    You are the weakest link...... Good bye,good night and good riddance!

      Sharon - 2012-04-25 06:55

      Did he go crying to mama Winnie this time, or did he get the door slammed in his face?

      Marion - 2012-04-25 08:02

      @Sharon - Winnie and he were smiling and chatting in the footage I saw.

  • Msizi.nyalungu - 2012-04-24 21:50

    Came, talked rubbish and got kicked out....let him go

      Brandon - 2012-04-25 03:38

      Everyone, just ignore this fake calling himself tsotsi.This is not about race. Remember, this was an ANC process. Msizi is right, if a child disrespects his parents, he gets grounded and punished. Can anyone really stand up and say "malema did nothing wrong to the ANC"? Nope!

      Nigel - 2012-04-25 07:38

      @ Totsie, you have just proven you are a racist, you base everything on the color of a persons skin, its not about black or white, its about policies, behavior, principles, actions ... but you are stuck in the dark a neanderthal, still "thinking" like a dumb sheep.

      Marion - 2012-04-25 09:57

      @Tsotsi - Being black doesn't mean one must be ignorant and a warmonger.

  • tshivhombelaf - 2012-04-24 21:50

    How many times is it going to be confirmed?

      Lyndatjie - 2012-04-24 21:52

      Last confirmation is the courts.....

      Brandon - 2012-04-25 04:03

      @Lyndatjie. You are right, but it has recently been reported that Jm's finances is in ruins, so for him to splash out cash on the courts who will undoubtedly agree with the NDC, is just not viable.

      Lyndatjie - 2012-04-25 04:36

      @Brandon - remember he has "political allies" that have been grooming him for greater things and they are not about to let their "investment" sink without a fight. I think the money will mysteriouslly come from somewhere and will remain anonymous...

  • Tlou - 2012-04-24 21:51

    is this the end for juju???

      Brandon - 2012-04-25 07:01

      Thanks to him, maybe the end of ancyl?

  • Eugene - 2012-04-24 21:51

    ...another good reason to celebrate extra hard this weekend.

  • Burtfred - 2012-04-24 21:52

    Pack up all my care and woe, Here I go, Singing low, Bye bye blackbird, Where somebody waits for me, Sugar's sweet, so is she, Bye bye Blackbird! No one here can love or understand me, Oh, what hard luck stories they all hand me, Make my bed and light the light, I'll be home late tonight, Blackbird bye bye.

  • Raymond - 2012-04-24 21:54

    Good News.By time someone cut him down to size.He's got Too much to say...more than the President.So yes,keep him down.

  • Jean - 2012-04-24 21:55

    I used to support this dude but he is so damn racist, sorry juju, just let it go, I WONT MISS U!

  • Piet - 2012-04-24 21:55

    But what about economic freedom for his poor followers?

      rowen.loretz - 2012-04-24 23:02

      first educate them what economic freedom is...they all think it means having a range rover like malema and a pair of shiny shoes.

      Sean - 2012-04-25 00:49

      Either way , sorry to say ,but the poor will just get poorer !

  • kwaaito - 2012-04-24 21:55

    Don't worry, he'll be back

      Sean - 2012-04-25 00:51

      @kwaaito - Maybe you should also listen to the song from Michael Bolton : Back on my feet again ! LOL !!

  • Jean - 2012-04-24 21:55

    I used to support this dude but he is so damn racist, sorry juju, just let it go, I WONT MISS U!

  • Jean - 2012-04-24 21:56

    I used to support this dude but he is so damn racist, sorry juju, just let it go, I WONT MISS U!

  • Bob - 2012-04-24 21:57

    Right...Now I am going to have myself a double Bells!

  • Joseph - 2012-04-24 21:57

    Aluta continua Juls - The game has just begun.

      Marion - 2012-04-25 10:00

      @Joseph - no, it hasn't. Checkmate.

  • Chris - 2012-04-24 21:58

    As a south African I think we are too hard on malema!we should thank him for what he single handed achieved what most of us as a group could not....divide the anc and supporters...may south Africa strive now that the idiot is out of harms way!!!

  • Matt - 2012-04-24 21:58

    Sad end to the YL leader sure it not the end we hear abt Juju

      Piet - 2012-04-24 22:01

      Cry me a tender...

  • thozama.mlindazwendila - 2012-04-24 21:58

    I think that was little bit harsh. Tis will mean tere is restricted freedom of speech.\r\nYes He was so explicitly critical of government but some of His concerns were valid.\r\nOn the other hand He was at the forefront of Mbheki's down fall and he fallowed within no time.\r\nI feel for him though. I would agree totally with him when it comes to issues of land distribution.\r\nOne man for one woman and economic freedom to Black counterparts

      Raymond - 2012-04-24 22:24

      What goes around,Comes around.

      Dee - 2012-04-25 01:11

      Thozama - I agree with you (and I'm not a Malema fan) but do see that he does represent hope to people .... just as Madiba represented hope to us all, and the promises of many leaders have raised the hopes (for 1 voting day at least?!). Whilst hope of real change is important, I worry that Juju gives hope - but e.g. destroys a R3million home to build himself a mega mansion, so does this give any true noble / good leadership and intention to create wealth for all? I really do pray for change and real wealth distribution - but it seems a small elite (of which Juju was one) distribute it very narrowly amongst themselves. We need a new ethos in S.Africa - and new leaders.

      John - 2012-04-25 03:07

      Thosama. This speech impediment thing is catchingr\n\r\n\must be some sort of EC education dept thingr\n\r\n\r Goes with the Economic Freedom mindsetr\n\r\n

      Nigel - 2012-04-25 08:03

      @ thozama, economic freedom starts with education, not pieces of dry land. Black People have had political control of this country for the past 18 years, they have BEE & affirmative action, free access to schooling & 1st priority at universities, & yet black peoples participation in the economy remains marginal. The answer to this is that the foundation has not been laid by the government & its blindly loyal supporters look towards them for employment in return for their vote, government is not the main employer, they are responsible for educating & creating a business friendly environment, both of these they have failed hopelessly. So rather than waiting for handouts from the government, take your destiny in your own hands, take responsibility for your own future, by getting a good education, starting your own business & working hard doing what you love to do, when the majority of blacks start doing this SA will become a success, till then we will continue to become a declining economy controlled by a power drunk complacent, self serving monopoly government. Blacks are in control of their own destiny, if you screw this up, you will have only yourselves to blame.

      Nigel - 2012-04-25 08:05

      @ Dee, we need wealth creation not wealth distribution, jeez when are you people going to wake up. You can give a person a fish & feed him for a day or you can teach him to fish & he can feed himself for a lifetime.

      Marion - 2012-04-25 10:02

      @thozama - if you read the Constitution you will see there are limitations to freedom of speech. Despite what some people think, you cannot just say what you want to and when you want to. Malema thought he could.

      Dee - 2012-04-25 11:49

      @Nigel ... yes, wealth creation. A semantic argument on the point in my post to Thozama. (That I hope was respectful and reasonable? ...and quite in agreement with your own if you choose to read more carefully?) BTW - Your own fairly well reasoned posts spoiled by the 'you people' bit? Do you mean Thozama & Dee you-people-women? Or are you not a South African that you can create a 'them & us' in your argument with me?

  • Bongani - 2012-04-24 21:58

    oh,how I wish it was the weekend so I can buy myself a Bells and celebrate

  • Sandy - 2012-04-24 21:59

    Y pee.................... this is celebration time...

  • Chris - 2012-04-24 22:00

    As a south African I think we are too hard on malema!we should thank him for what he single handed achieved what most of us as a group could not....divide the anc and supporters...may south Africa strive now that the idiot is out of harms way!!!

      Christelle - 2012-04-24 22:02

      Chris, you are so right!!!

  • Tumisang - 2012-04-24 22:02

    His Rhetoric and Mantra on economic freedom will gain more momentum,now you have a highly influential leader without any guidance,with the backing of the media put in that the unemployment amongst the youth is at all time high...that's a recipe for disaster...One of the militant leader who was more radical than Malema was reign in by the Former President Mbeki by simply keeping him closer...let's see if JZ strategy of silencing dissidents will work..Malema can now say what he likes outside the ANC...

      John - 2012-04-25 03:16

      Come on JuJu now is the time to increase the split in cANCer. Start your own party. You can call it DummiesYL Viva DummiesYL

  • Jacqui - 2012-04-24 22:03

    I actually feel sorry for him even though he's done it to himself.

      Sean - 2012-04-25 00:53

      Huh ???????

  • Debbie - 2012-04-24 22:03

    @Burtfred..... I think its grounds for expelling the whole ANC party for bringing South Africa into disrepute! .... :)

  • Paul Maema - 2012-04-24 22:04

    malema's mouth turns 2 be a grave digger 4 himself.

  • steve.mogoru - 2012-04-24 22:04

    Anc national disciplinary commitee expel malema they say he must vacate the position of president in ancyl with immediate effect

  • Thabo - 2012-04-24 22:04

    Rewards of ill discipline. I can not say sorry but you invited all this things unto you. Prepare yourself for rewards of corruption: jail time. Stop dreaming of a come back, after jail term or rehabilitation u must go and get a proper job.

      Christelle - 2012-04-24 22:08

      Amen!!!!Spread the word brother!

  • pjn123 - 2012-04-24 22:05

    Well well well, the puppet thought he was a real boy

  • KCorsar - 2012-04-24 22:09

    the poor little boy, his troubles just get bigger...... No job, well none we are awar eof, but I see issues getting him out of ANCYL offices (watch this space, he will squat there), Incomplete house, with a mortgage no doubt (foreclosure looms), SARS investigation - R10m in fines and taxes payable, Defamation case pending (Zille), SARS will lead to HAWKS investigation, so some asset forfeiture looms, His friends that are left will desert him, as he is of little influence for tenders now, maybe, just maybe he will now truly understand what his followers experience every day, poverty and a struggle to survive. But mark this we havent seen the last of him, so keep a close eye as he will surface somewhere soon enough..................

  • Mtizozo - 2012-04-24 22:10

    Political rulle No.1, Do not upset JZ.

      Marion - 2012-04-25 10:10

      @Mtizozo - nor the leaders of other African countries.

      Brandon - 2012-04-26 05:55

      Rule no 2: Do not irritate Ian Khama by saying you will overthrow his government. Ian and the people of Botswana are well respected. If you have a chance, visit that country, no violent crime, friendly people and a thriving economy.

  • Sonwabile Langa-Nomvalo - 2012-04-24 22:10

    He is comical on twitter. Xolani Gola would welcome him in his crew!

      Nigel - 2012-04-25 08:08

      haha, love Xolani, he is hilarious, maybe you are right, Malema should join the show.

      Marion - 2012-04-25 10:11

      @Sonwabile - He has always maintained that he doesn't have a twitter account.

  • Neville - 2012-04-24 22:13

    Don't forget his backpay

  • Sam - 2012-04-24 22:14

    hopefully dis is d end....

  • Neville - 2012-04-24 22:15

    Zuma job is safe

  • Cassandra Olivier - 2012-04-24 22:16

    Bye bye Racist pig! Wait my bad I forgot only white or Afrikaans and Boer/farmers are racists sorry my bad

      charmaine.rowlands - 2012-04-25 00:25


  • dmokobane - 2012-04-24 22:16

    This is totally unfair to my young president, he was doing all dis 4 us. M all behind u juju.

      Cassandra Olivier - 2012-04-24 22:22

      He is doing it for himself just like Robert did in Zimbabwe if you vote for him i hope you enjoy a country like Zim

      Gift Innocent Muhwati - 2012-04-24 22:35

      well done ANC,the fool must go and rest now

      CombiChrist - 2012-04-24 23:43

      I thought he liked little white boys getting behind him

      Brandon - 2012-04-26 06:26

      @dmokobane. After deciphering your ill written statement, I can understand why you are so easily indoctrinated by thugs. In other words (so that you understand) "M nt suprized ve anc cud nt edukate u in 18 yrs"

  • FinalJustice - 2012-04-24 22:16

    Can he not be granted 1 more final opportunity to appeal, Aaaag pleaZZZe man...

      Marion - 2012-04-25 10:14

      Doesn't he still have two opportunities to appeal? viz. NEC and Mangaung?

  • Thabo - 2012-04-24 22:17

    Give this man (Cyril Ramaphosa) a Bells.

      Sean - 2012-04-25 00:57

      At one stage I thought Ramaphosa was his ``buddy`` , clearly he is not :)

  • mica.gogome - 2012-04-24 22:18

    He wanted a president who he can easily control.He said Mbeki was not good,and he was austed.''We will kill for Zuma'' etc''.Zuma is worse,he is a dictator''etc.Insulting everyone.If u set yourself on fire,the world will watch you burn.

  • Sammy - 2012-04-24 22:18


  • Zebedee - 2012-04-24 22:23

    Come on hawks FINISH HIM

  • Chien-Teng - 2012-04-24 22:26

    Let's just hope this is the final final final decision on Juju, unless there is another appeal process to appeal the appeal process...

      Marion - 2012-04-25 10:16

      Sadly NEC and Mangaung to my knowledge.

  • Edgar - 2012-04-24 22:26

    U cn say wt evr u wnt mara the guy hs our ftr presdnt!!

      rendani.nematshavhawe - 2012-04-24 23:08

      Do u realy thnk dat idiot cud run dis coyntry,then il b da president of usa

      Dean - 2012-04-24 23:11

      Hey Edgar... I'd like to celebrate your feelings by buying you something... Like a vowel

      marnusmnorval - 2012-04-26 10:27

      Or a dictionary