ANC still awaiting youth league appeal

2011-11-24 19:06

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League's leadership had still not submitted an appeals application to the national appeal committee by early on Thursday evening, the ANC said.

African National Congress spokesperson Keith Khoza said around 18:00 that the committee was still waiting, but that the ANCYL had until midnight to lodge the appeal.

The start of the appeal process would then depend on the availability of the ANC members sitting on the national disciplinary committee of appeals.

Khoza said the appeal would probably begin sometime next week, as the ANC was holding its last national executive committee (NEC) meeting for the year in Bloemfontein.

ANCYL president Julius Malema, who was in Bloemfontein on Thursday to address the memorial lecture of Tebogo Sikisi, would attend the NEC meeting only on Friday if he lodged his appeal by the end of the day.

The ANCYL could not be immediately reached for comment.

Earlier, spokesperson Magdalene Moonsamy said the ANCYL leaders would submit their appeal on Thursday but she would not say when.

Malema, ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu, deputy president Ronald Lamola, treasurer general Pule Mabe, secretary general Sindiso Magaqa and deputy secretary general Kenetswe Mosenogi were found guilty and sanctioned by the ANC's national disciplinary committee (NDC) two weeks ago.

Malema was given a five-year suspension and was told to vacate his position as president, and Shivambu was suspended for three years and was also told to vacate his post.

The ANC membership of the other four leaders was suspended for two years, with the sanction itself suspended for three years.

They were expected to argue that the ANCYL was independent of the ANC and that the NDC had relied on the league's "old" constitution when it handed down its sentences.

  • Marius Koen - 2011-11-24 19:19

    Maybe they forgot. Hehehe

  • Mugwanti - 2011-11-24 19:20

    Only witches operate at Midnight..

  • Bobo - 2011-11-24 19:20

    ANCYL: Go to sleep and then attempt to grow a brain...Good night sleep tight and don`t let the bed bugs bite.

  • Shoe - 2011-11-24 19:30

    Let them eat cake.....while waiting, ofcourse

  • Alec - 2011-11-24 19:38

    They will lodge the appeal just before midnight...typical ANCYL tactics.

  • Lordwick - 2011-11-24 20:48

    Malema deserves the award,we never had someone like him before who put it as it is. ALL SOUTH AFRICANS ARE BEHIND YOU,YOU WILL REMAIN OUR LEADER. AMANDLA!!!!

      KCorsar - 2011-11-24 21:06

      Please define "All South Africans" I'm and he will never have my support. So please dont paint 'us' all with the sae brush, be specific in your statement and define your 'support base'

  • KCorsar - 2011-11-24 21:04

    Well I hope the clowns miss the deadline and the ANC Appeals Fourm have the guts to stick to their guns and dismiss the case as unopposed.........teach them all a lesson of PROPER GOVERNANCE

  • Thabo - 2011-11-24 21:13

    They actualy have appealed, lets c how it goes!

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