ANC silences Julius Malema

2012-04-04 12:53

Johannesburg – Embattled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's ANC membership has been suspended with immediate effect, the party's national disciplinary committee (NDC) said on Wednesday.

The conditions of the suspension meant that Malema would not be allowed to exercise any duty as an African National Congress member, president of the ANCYL or member of the Limpopo provincial executive committee, NDC chairperson Derek Hanekom said.

"He will not attend any meeting of the ANC or any of its structures, including the leagues, except for the purpose of the NDCA [national disciplinary committee of appeal] hearing and the pending disciplinary proceedings to be instituted against him."

Malema would also not be allowed to address any meeting of the ANC or the ANCYL.

"He will not make any public statement on any matter pertaining to the ANC."


This followed Malema's verbal attack on President Jacob Zuma on Friday when he called him a dictator and said he was suppressing the ANCYL.

"After due consideration, the NDC was satisfied that this utterance constitutes a very serious violation of the ANC constitution and that the institution of disciplinary action... as outlined in the ANC constitution is warranted," Hanekom said in a statement.

"[The NDC] concluded that such utterance could bring the ANC into disrepute."

Malema was informed on Wednesday morning of his immediate temporary suspension and that disciplinary proceedings would be instituted against him by the NDC.

Malema is appealing his expulsion from the ANC for sowing division in the party and for bringing it into disrepute. The appeals hearing takes place on April 12.

Hanekom said Malema's temporary and immediate suspension would come into effect on Wednesday.

The two disciplinary proceedings were separate.

  • bluzulu - 2012-04-04 13:00

    Malema asked for it, Now he's got it.

      Refugee - 2012-04-04 13:22

      what happened to \you are fired\ , dont people get fired these days ? Did they eliminate \fired\ from the dictionary

      bluzulu - 2012-04-04 14:05

      He had SOME good ideas however He became tainted by Greed and corruption . To top it off he sounds like some of RSA's Right wing Radicals which RSA does not require currently or in the future.

      Patrick - 2012-04-04 14:49

      The preposterous in contempt of the absurd!

      Janice - 2012-04-04 14:56

      I think all he will do is start a "new" party...

      Marion - 2012-04-04 15:00

      Agree with you bluzulu. It is about time they did this. He should have been gagged the minute he was expelled.

      Morne - 2012-04-04 15:04

      Just getting rid of this trouble maker is already a step in the right direction for SA!

      Phuti - 2012-04-04 22:44

      Wht's new,he does not beg this people.why on wud this ANC allow to b let by corrupt people?

  • alanaR.rodriguez - 2012-04-04 13:01

    Finally.... ABOUT TIME!!

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-04 13:28

      Sganja - it looks like you were recently run over by a bus? Is that correct?

      Don.Tandy - 2012-04-04 13:35

      So whats final - yet another suspension on top of his dismissal, his suspensions pending about three hearings, and the circus has dragged on since sometime last year. Perhaps sometime in my lifetime someone in the ANCorruption is hopefully going to have the balls to tell fatboy that he is finally out, but so far no-one has yet had a pair big enough.

      Gigo - 2012-04-04 13:44

      @CharlesDumbwin no i was not

      JuditVictor - 2012-04-04 15:57

      Why is he not being investigated by the police at all?

      Sean - 2012-04-04 19:16

      @Sganja - Lol , what you say now ?? Bye bye !!

  • Lyndatjie - 2012-04-04 13:02

    LOL! I have an industrial size stapler for dem loose lips - you want?

  • nishan.sitlu - 2012-04-04 13:04

    Pack your bags and Go! Do Not pass begin, do Not collect any bribes...

      Vernon - 2012-04-04 13:23

      hey do not use the word 'pass' remember the woodwork story.

  • Kim - 2012-04-04 13:04

    Give it up Juju. You need to go back to the forward for backward school. You a bloody delinquent

      robey.larsen - 2012-04-04 14:04

      malema is the wood from the woodwork class!!!

  • Peter - 2012-04-04 13:05

    Mangaung is our only hope.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-04 13:12

      Yes please, let's finally get rid of Malema and the dysfuntional ANCYL, at Mangaung.

      Njandini - 2012-04-04 14:02

      Peter, You are so transparent anyone can just see you are not who you potray to be. So get a life and be real!

      Nosiphom - 2012-04-04 14:08

      Yes, Mangaung may just rid us of Malema's greatest mentor, JZ, who has now dumped his protege!

      Peter - 2012-04-04 14:11

      @njandini... stick to the language that you understand best. you are embarassing us.

  • Mike - 2012-04-04 13:07

    Julius Malema...the true story of an African queen.

  • Vernon - 2012-04-04 13:07

    damn, now i am going to miss my daily malema diet.

  • Stille - 2012-04-04 13:08

    HAHAHAH - sit down you naughty booi....

  • Helmut - 2012-04-04 13:09

    The ANC + MALEMA is a JOKE, but there govern us, what is even a bigger JOKE

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-04 13:19

      That's what you get when you take a liberation struggle movement, and then give it a country to govern. They whole lot are totally clueless.

  • Hannes - 2012-04-04 13:09

    and will this stick this time or is there a loop hole gonna pop up???

  • Johann - 2012-04-04 13:10

    It's simple how this works. Since he's appealed the Expulsion he technically is the pres of the Youth League. The Suspension is temporary but immediate, which means he is effectively not pres of the YL until the final at least the final outcome on 12.04 of the expulsion appeal is made. I'd say Julius sould get his CV ready.

      Phillip - 2012-04-04 13:23

      no ways our president we will die for him

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-04 13:29

      Then do South AFrica a favour and die

      Johann - 2012-04-04 13:30

      Well Kgalema, I guess you need to then get your matters at home in order then because if you want to join him on that path you should probably start walking. Only difference is that you'll be walking and he'll be on the smelly leather seats of his HSE Sport.

      J-Man - 2012-04-04 13:31

      @ KGALEMA - throwing your life away for a criminal...good luck with that.

      Marion - 2012-04-04 15:07

      @Kgalema - were you also one of those who were prepared to die and kill for Jacob Zuma before he got elected? Talk is cheap...

      TheSkepticDetective - 2012-04-04 15:13

      @Kgalema, didn't Julius say something similar about the "dictator" he helped to bring into power and now so openly scorns? Don't be stupid. These guys are politicians using you to enrich themselves.

      John - 2012-04-04 15:53

      Kgalema:- Please feel free, but do it quietly, please!!!!!!!

      Oom - 2012-04-04 16:26

      @kgalema go ahead and die then, 1 less ANC vote

      Sean - 2012-04-04 19:14

      @KGALEMA PHOGOLE - You are a funny bunny !!!

      Mike - 2012-04-04 21:58

      Kgalema anything we can do to help you to hasten your demise?

      Nigel - 2012-04-05 09:21

      Great Humour CharlesDumbwin....nice one!

  • Lawrence - 2012-04-04 13:12

    "Julius Malema's ANC membership has been suspended with immediate effect" a few lines later..."Malema was informed on Wednesday morning of his immediate temporary suspension" - will someone please grow a pair and make a decision already!

      bashin.monyela - 2012-04-04 13:19

      It seems they are trying to \give him a fair trial\, its all confusing and red tapey.

      Marion - 2012-04-04 15:54

      From twitter: @SAPrezident: BREAKING: The ANC suspends Malema from his expulsion. He can appeal this expelled suspension by appealing the suspended expelled suspension

  • Jan - 2012-04-04 13:12

    Geeft de mens moed! Goed gedaan NDC!

  • EricksonTL - 2012-04-04 13:12

    FINALLY, someone grew a spine. Well done.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-04 13:20

      Let's see. Knowing the ANC this too could be more window-dressing

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      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-04 13:35

      ok bye. no wait, what?

  • Lerato - 2012-04-04 13:15

    ONLY Juju hey- who in this world gets suspended then- Fired - then Suspended again??? like i said only Juju...This guy is very special!!!

      Nosiphom - 2012-04-04 13:42

      Very special indeed. some of us mortals only get one chance at being fired!

      Nosiphom - 2012-04-04 13:45

      I have heard that he can still appeal to the NEC then raise the issue from the floor in Mangaung. My question now is if he is expelled from the party, it should mean that he will not be in Mangaung and therefore cannot raise issues, and if his cronies want to raise an appeal on his behalf and want to put the matter up for review, can that be done for a non-member of the party ? Out should mean out otherwise you basically influence decision from outside.

      Vernon - 2012-04-04 13:58

      they call it 'recycling'

  • Mashudu - 2012-04-04 13:15

    The Road to Mangaung is now long for Malema.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-04 13:20

      I see a book, 'Look Walk to Mangaung'.

  • Humphrey - 2012-04-04 13:17

    The decision was atomatically unfair to Mr Malema

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-04 13:23

      Mr who? Oh, you mean fatboy blubberguts. EXPEL THEM FOREVER !!!

      sampson.mamphweli - 2012-04-04 17:19

      and his comments were very fair, all people shall talk nonsense but not to me, thats what juju says.

  • jackal666.daniel - 2012-04-04 13:19

    So JuJu the first to be silenced under the dictatorship HAHA! Who woulda guessed?

      Mirrorman - 2012-04-04 13:22

      Something tells me that this will not stop Julias... This is going to get interesting!

  • Mgayi - 2012-04-04 13:20

    I don't see what I hear

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-04 13:30

      Yes but can you hear what you see? According to Malema's tea lady, Floyd, the ANCYL 'mean what we say and we say what we mean'. Whatever, or course, that means ...

      Mgayi - 2012-04-04 14:56

      Yes I do hear what I see and Juju's silence is way too loud

      Marion - 2012-04-04 15:56

      I know you think you understood what I meant but what I meant is not what you understood. :-)

  • Pete - 2012-04-04 13:21

    @peter,the showerhead was put in office by malema and the anc league. now it has back fired.

      Peter - 2012-04-04 13:55

      Pete... this is how it works in politics. Athol Trollip was the man believed to challenge the ANC in parliament three years ago. Is he still relevant to those visions?

      trix.duvenage - 2012-04-05 18:28

      @pete and peter: Die hele regering is gatkant vorentoe. Wat verwag julle? Het jy al OOIT van EEN van hulle gehoor wat nie 'n rugsteker is nie? Die hele regering is 'ingeboot' en sodra hulle begin groot geld kry [nie verdien nie] dan verraai hulle hulle eie mense. Tipies reenboogland waar vier vyfdes van die reenboog uit die kleur swart bestaan.

  • bashin.monyela - 2012-04-04 13:22

    What happens to the white homie then?

      Marion - 2012-04-04 15:59

      That white homie has a strange surname (sounds more Arab to me). And he doesn't attend Harvard. Just hoping to get in there.

  • Stephan - 2012-04-04 13:22

    Bet he is still being paid his salary.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-04 13:24

      Lunch Bar ... 'obviaaaas'.

  • Stephan - 2012-04-04 13:22

    Is he still being paid his salary?

  • Zimbobwe - 2012-04-04 13:23

    Two articles already same bull, when is the third coming??? "MALEMA FEELING THE HEAT"!!!

  • matthew.healing - 2012-04-04 13:25

    suspended within a suspension inspension - a movie staring Julius Malema

  • sewsexy - 2012-04-04 13:26

    Again - then comes appeal after appeal after appeal - maybe in the year 2030 they might get it right !!!!

  • Sean - 2012-04-04 13:26

    We'll wait and see how this "temporary suspension" works. I think the ANC underestimates this "loose canon." Malema believes he is above any ANC ruling and the law. To be continued...

  • hummba - 2012-04-04 13:27

    Sorry @ Peter - "Malema is not a loser here, but the public is" You can speak for yourself as the "public". Somebody who has tarnished the countries reputation and who walks around with fancy clothes, watches and has a 20 million Rand house. I, as Joe Public, certainly don't feel any loss. A sense of sadness yes, as this should have come along time ago because of what he does and says and not because its a political solution.

  • mark.bekker - 2012-04-04 13:28

    this all goes to prove that the ANC is toothless, we will be hearing lots more from Juju. he will only be silenced once he is dead, until then he will make a mockery of the ANC and of South Africa as a whole. How can you suspend an already suspended member? lol...he will appeal that and he will appeal the appeal after that, the ANC created this monster and now they have to try and control him. That is why some margin of schooling and intelligence is required when running a country, that is what happens when there is no long term thought mechanisms in place. there is no soap to wash away JuJu so good luck JZ....

      Martin - 2012-04-04 14:52

      Right Mark, No-one illustrates more clearly than Malema, the danger of advancement without merit. I dont think the ANC are toothless (or brainless); they are merely the victims of their own wrong policies.

  • Gregory - 2012-04-04 13:31

    When he sings kill the farmer , the anc does nothing. When he calls a dictator a dictator, they all cry foul. Go figure.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-04 13:33

      If he sang 'kill black farmers', then the ANC would act.

      Sylvester.Mohloli - 2012-04-04 19:11

      yip, he called a sitting president a dead snake and the dickTraitor did niks

  • Linda - 2012-04-04 13:32

    Too late, waited to long for such action, wondering why is the ANC disciplinary process taking so long? It is almost a month after Malema registered his appeal with the NDCA. Surely this movement is not serious with(this)his disciplinary. MY PATIENT IS RUNNING THIN WITH ANC!

  • duettists - 2012-04-04 13:33

    I can't decide whether this is good or bad news. While I do not like some of Julius Malema's utterances, I don't have much faith in many of the ANC big-wigs either.

  • hein.huyser - 2012-04-04 13:34

    Spoken like true. . ? Dictators.

      hein.huyser - 2012-04-04 14:30

      As much as I detest anything Malema and the cANCer stands for, this time he is right. What gives the leadership of this revolution organization an idea that they are beyond comment, especially in the light of the past 20 years' examples of the most pathetic leadership we have seen on this continent. They are a bunch of cleptos and when asked to give account they fall back on dictatorial management styles

      gillian.d.toit - 2012-04-04 19:58

      Oh c'mon. The ANC bigwigs gave him rope and he hanged himself. Show me any other political party that would have allowed a member to go to the lengths they allowed Malema to go to. He walked into the trap with both eyes open, the idiot.

  • Ally Rhandzeka - 2012-04-04 13:35

    i thnk th bustd has made enf money to suprt hmself out of th anc..

  • pastorchris.mukoki - 2012-04-04 13:37

    Please do remember that Julius Malema was not not reperesenting the youth of this country but the youth of the ANC. Do not assume that every young person liked Julius. Good the the ANC finallty silenced him.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-04 13:41

      Yes you are correct. But not even all the youth of the ANC, cause a lot of their Youth League don't even like him and his stupid, radicle ideas. He's support is not as big as he thinks. But let's stand back and watch. Their little ANCYL children have such big egos and big head. Let's what them hang themselves.

      Martin - 2012-04-04 15:01

      I agree Pastor. The only proper opinion poll I ever saw regarding Malema, showed that even among Black youth, his support was only around 30%.

  • ntshembo.brandon.vuma - 2012-04-04 13:37

    there is no chance, left right and centre.

  • pastorchris.mukoki - 2012-04-04 13:38

    can we please move forward?

  • Cassandra Olivier - 2012-04-04 13:40


  • Keith - 2012-04-04 13:42

    The least the ANC could do to the people of south Africa now is to send this premature Donna called Julius malema to his father Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, I'm sure he will be welcomed with open arms like a long lost son over there.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-04 13:45

      No please don't! We wouldn't want the Zim army, under the directionless leadership of Malema, launching a full scale attack on SA. Using the full might of their military arsenal, all 200 13-year old ZanuPF 'veterans', and a pony.

      Cassandra Olivier - 2012-04-04 13:47

      Yes send him to Zim

  • Muhammed - 2012-04-04 13:45


  • jack.kukard - 2012-04-04 13:47

    Its about time , I would say , get rid of the fat kid...

  • Sboniswa - 2012-04-04 13:50

    this idiot should be thrown to the ocean,only trash that always comes out of his mouth, he always vomits...VOETSEK

  • Wendy - 2012-04-04 13:52

    Take a bow Juju. We shall remember your zeal!

      Thandekile Pokolo - 2012-04-04 14:14

      only the ancyl is allowed to fired malema b'coz we vote for him as president of ancyl and most of the time malema he talk the truth and that boy he learn'd all those thing from elders from anc ppl so plz mantashe and you cabinet leave ancyl alone why u so afraid

  • wesselo1 - 2012-04-04 13:52

    Now, will Malema24 ummm News24 be silent about Malema and give us some real news?

  • EmperorNemisis - 2012-04-04 13:53

    I hear the sound of a party (or shall I say a circus), being torn apart!

  • mnikeb - 2012-04-04 13:57

    What is it that the ANC was thinking when don't banned him to make public speeches irregardless? The in-fights within the organization will cause them lot of votes in the coming elections(both National and Provincial). I personally voted for the ANC thought I didn't suffer the apartheid but I think is the time people open their eyes and vote for what they want not for what they think it will be done. I believe if people can vote ANC on the National Level and vote other parties on the provincial ANC will start to take people serious.

  • Bongani Ngcanga - 2012-04-04 13:57

    it is pivotal that we all need to understand what a dictator means , what malema is insinuating of the president is that he actually makes his own laws and controls the state, n presidents zuma is not, what we ought to acknowledge is that the ANC is taking a right step to revitalizing its self. malema needs to understand that no1 is above the ANC or any of its structures. its high time south africans read and try to understand policies, constitutions of structures in the country. as for malema he then needs to read the constitution he claims to lead cos he doesnt know it.

      gillian.d.toit - 2012-04-04 20:07

      Malema's speeches are not supposed to make common sense. Just like these TV programs where you have people commentating on fashion they are intended to be insulting, spiteful, hurtful, dramatic and lacking in substance. I suspect most people go and listen to him to hear what nasty things he has to say about Zuma and not because they agree with it.

  • Graham - 2012-04-04 14:02

    The anc is like a comedy show. It would be hilarious if it wasn't so scary. There arrogance and incompetence not mention the corruption is just out of

      Sylvester - 2012-04-04 14:24

      Dis is like watching de Foster family in the bold n de beautifull , Malema is Rich, we can call it The youths n de veterans

      Martin - 2012-04-04 15:11

      Hi G Its a fact of human life that people's level of arrogance is usually inversely proportional to their level of competence. The less people know about something, the more they long to force everyone else to their viewpoint.